Information / News A wild Challenger appears - $ 99 Ouya Gaming Console

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  1. dbg

    dbg RAID Staff Staff Member

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    Ouya Gaming Console
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    WE <3 GAMES ON A TV
    The concept is simple, A Tegra-3 powered-Android running dedicated box with a wireless remote plugged, into your HDTV. It costs a total of $99. An ambitious project by small team led by Julie Uhrman, a veteran in the gaming industry and Yves Behar, the award winning designer. Ouya plans to take the gaming back to your couches.​
    "Ouya - pronounced "Oh yeaa" .. is setting up to break the barriers between your favorite gadgets."
    The internet has been abuzz since this product was announced a few days ago and while the debates over this consoles existence were heating up , Ouya has surprised all & managed to pick up over $2 Million in funding from Kickstarter in just one day.
    The Ouya team is promising a beautifully designed, hackable, powerful & cheap Android box with a slick controller to boot. With emphasis to encourage and level the playing field for small time developers, Ouya just might be the carriage for Android to enter our living rooms.​
    Bear in mind this is not a toy .. for the Android community at large this is a perfect device to experiment on.​
    Specifications:
    • Tegra 3 quad-core processor
    • 1GB RAM
    • 8GB of internal flash storage
    • HDMI connection to the TV, with support for up to 1080p HD
    • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
    • Bluetooth LE 4.0
    • USB 2.0 (one)
    • Wireless controller with standard controls (two analog sticks, d-pad, eight action buttons, a system button), a touchpad
    • Android 4.0
    Though we haven't still seen a working prototype from Ouya .. the buzz and popularity fueled by its underdog campaign has certainly struck a chord with a lot of people.

    More to come as this story unravels..
     
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  2. RajaPraveen

    RajaPraveen Black Jeebus Staff Member

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    I saw this today morning, interesting design.
     
  3. MajinBuu

    MajinBuu BORN TO FRAG ~

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    Damn the Funding :eek: !!!
    Guess PS3 & 360 aren't the only consoles out there .
     
  4. dbg

    dbg RAID Staff Staff Member

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    This is being called a developers console .. basically anyone with a computer can now turn game-developer and start earning the bucks.

    It will apparently be a haven for oldies and classic emulator ported games and support the Tegra exclusives that will come by. A standardized platform will aid greater optimization and better User experience.

    Not to mention its Home Entertainment capabilities.
     
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    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    Brilliant share,
    [staff] dbg, keep up the good work [/staff]
     
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    dbg RAID Staff Staff Member

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    QUICK UPDATE:

    The Kickstarter fund for Ouya has now climbed up to $4,359,109. Far from its initial target of $950,000
    Ouya team is now asking its promoters how it can expand on its initial goals..
     
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    Luciffer Satan Spawn Staff Member

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    As interesting as this sounds..
    this is simply Not going to make me hold off from buying the xBox720/8 & the PS4
    I simply Don't expect major developers making too many large games for a openly hackable system
    But should be good for ports of older classics
    So.. now that makes it 3 consoles that I simply gotta buy :cry:
     
  8. dbg

    dbg RAID Staff Staff Member

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    This whole console costs you the same as maybe 2 titles of your high-end consoles.
    And personally I'd rather see good games than good hardware ..

    This console isnt a competitor ..
     
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    Luciffer Satan Spawn Staff Member

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    True... but think:
    IF.. the new PS4/xBox720 isn't backwards compatible..
    (Remember PS3 and xBox360 both aren't)
    Even if they are, like the initial old PS3 was.. it's not going to be able to play hacked versions of the older consoles..

    So then.. I need to have connected to my TV:
    1. PS3
    2. PS4
    3. xBox360
    4. xBox720
    5. the STB
    6. HTPC
    (Don't like/have/care for the Wii)
    And Now you want to add a 7th device?
    How many HDMI ports do you think my poor TV has???
     
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    dbg RAID Staff Staff Member

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    Luciffer Replace 6. with the Ouya

    Android is getting XBMC
     
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    dbg RAID Staff Staff Member

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    U P D A T E
    1. OnLive is coming to OUYA!
    OnLive (the cloud-based Gaming on-Demand) gaming has shown keen interest in partnering up with Ouya to provide its services on the platform. Its also promising Ouya owners with 30 mins of "free-demo" all the games in the OnLive library.​
    2. Console + Controller gets pictured.
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    PS:- Latest figures of the Kickstarted Fund --
    43,495
    Backers

    $5,560,511
    pledged
     
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    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    woah, looks smexy.
     
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    mavihs RAID Rookie

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    WOW!!! when???
    --- Double Post Merged, Jul 28, 2012 ---
    thats a hell lots money & the consol has DANM good looks!!!!
    they might as well release it mass market!!!
     
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    dbg RAID Staff Staff Member

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    XBMC For Android | XBMC

    Some pre-bakes stuff is already out.
     
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