A NEW CHALLENGER HAS ENTERED THE RING… It’s called Ouya, it runs Android it costs $99 and it’s a brand new open home gaming console ready and raring for modders, hackers, devs and of course gamers.
Running a Tegra3 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, Wireless controller with standard controls (two analog sticks, d-pad, eight action buttons, a system button), a touchpad
all running on Android 4.0
“OUYA is a new game console for the TV, powered by Android.
We’ve packed this little box full of power. Developers will have access to OUYA’s open design so they can produce their games for the living room, taking advantage of everything the TV has to offer.
Best of all, OUYA’s world-class controller, console, and interface come in one beautiful, inexpensive package. All the games on it will be free, at least to try”
“This has the potential to be the game developer’s console. It’s about time!” — Brian Fargo (founder of inXile)
“Who wouldn’t want a beautiful piece of industrial design that sells for $99, plugs straight into your TV, and gives you access to a huge library of games?” – Jordan Mechner (creator of Prince of Persia, Karateka)
“If OUYA delivers on the promise of being the first true open gaming platform that gives indie developers access to the living room gaming market, yes that is a great idea. We will follow the development of OUYA and see how it resonates with gamers. I could see all current Mojang games go on the platform if there’s a demand for it.” – Mojang (developer of Minecraft)
“I’m excited for OUYA! I am a firm believer that there is always room to challenge the status quo.” — Jenova Chen (thatgamecompany, creator of flOw, Cloud, and Flower)
“The prospect of an affordable, open console — that’s an idea I find really exciting.” — Adam Saltsman (Semi Secret, creator of Canabalt)
“Our games will work so well on a TV, we just need an easy way to get them there. OUYA could be it.” — Marek Rabas (Madfinger Games)
“An open game console that gives independent game developers the flexibility to experiment with their games and business models on the TV, is something that’s long overdue.” – David Edery (Spry Fox, creator of Triple Town)