It’s been somewhat of a dark era for console gamers as of late, as we are going on what is almost our 7th year without a new console.
It is becoming natural to see iconic figure heads and creative masterminds in the gaming industry abandon their high profile homes in pursuit of the creative freedom that is offered in mobile game development. But a new Kickstarter project that hit its 1M Dollar mark in less than 8 hours might step in and change all that.
“Be Thou For The People” is something that comes straight out of one of my favorite animes, but is a philosophy that makes the Ouya so outstandingly different that it has the gaming community in an uproar! It’s because of the simple fact that the entire system has been designed to be hacked, and its developers are asking for just that by its users and other developers.
That’s right, cracking this baby open will NOT void your warranty. In fact it’s encouraged. What’s more impressive is that the Ouya will be launched by March 2013! This means that even though we didn’t receive news of the Xbox 720 or the Playstation 4 during E3 this year, we will actually see a new console hit the market before E3 2013.
- 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 (one)
- Wireless controller with standard controls (two analog sticks, d-pad, eight action buttons, a system button), a touchpad
- Android 4.0
What do you all think? Is this console something you’re interested in picking up and trying out? And is this just the type of innovation that the console market has needed to give it a boost?