What the Hell is the Ouya?!

So there’s this new console in development, but what exactly is it?

“OUYA is a powerful, beautifully-designed game console for the tv. It’s priced at $99 and all the games are free-to-play” is what the official website states. So what we can gather from this is that it is a cheap and affordable console, that has completely free games. Am I hearing this right?

The site the goes on to explain that the Ouya is powered by android, which in itself makes the machine seem powerful, but they then go on to state that the Ouya will be compatible with a 1080p tv. The developers have partnered with NVIDIA, which is typical responsible for creating the internal graphics for laptops and desktops.  With that kind of graphical power, games will look beautiful. I couldn’t find any info on the actual processing power of the system, but it can be assumed that it will be top-of-the-line awesomeness.

Lastly, and in my opinion, best of all, this console is completely open-source. That means fully open resources and games. Best of all, you can modify the console to your heart’s content. The Ouya is built using standard screws, which makes access to the internal components easier than ever. They designed the console to be altered and hack. How awesome is that?!

UPDATE: I just found the specs for the console.

-Tegra3 quad-core processor

-1gb ram

-8gb of internal flash storage

-HDMI compatible

-WiFi 802.11 b/g/n

-Bluetooth

-USB 2.o

-Wireless controller with touchpad

-Android jelly bean

-Ethernet capabilities

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Posted on November 16, 2012, in Gaming and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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