July 12, 2012

The $99 Ouya Game Console Is Doomed

Joel Hruska, Extreme Tech


he new, Kickstarter-funded Ouya console has gone from unknown project to red-hot popularity over the past few days and has already blown past its $950,000 fundraiser goal — it’s actually the fastest-funded Kickstarter project of all time, beating out Double Fine Adventure and the Pebble watch. The goal of Ouya’s project leader Julie Uhrman reads like a love letter to hackers, makers, and open-source enthusiasts: Build a $99 game console that’s explicitly designed for hacking, modding, and development. All of the platform’s games will be offered with demo versions or will use a freemium price structure, rooting the console won’t void your warranty, and the Tegra 3 SoC, HDMI output, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of flash storage are a pretty good deal at...

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Peter Suciu, Fortune
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