INTRODUCING the “Ouya”; The First Open Source Home Gaming Console

That’s right, move over PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and the soon-to-be released Wii U!  Here comes the Ouya to knock you off of your respective roosts. /sarcasm. Still, this a very interesting little gaming console.  The Ouya was announced on July 3, 2012 as a new home video game console, made by a team of design and tech know-hows led by the CEO of Boxer8, Julie Uhrman. On July 10, Ouya started a Kickstarter campaign to see how many people were interested in the project and wanted to donate. Boxer8 confirmed having a working prototype with in-progress software and user interface, and is expected to have their own online store for applications and games. The prototype runs on a modified version of  the Android 4.0 operating system (a.k.a., “Ice Cream Sandwich”), features many high-end specs, and a budget price tag of $99.  As of July 18, 2012 at 3:00PM CST, the Ouya kickstarter had raised US$5,072,076 with 21 days to go in the fundraising, far FAR ahead of its goal of US$950,00.   Continue reading “INTRODUCING the “Ouya”; The First Open Source Home Gaming Console”