6-29-13: Initial release.
Unless you have been living under a rock for the past year, the new Android game console OUYA is officially out right now. It is sold out at Amazon, but if you are in the USA, you can try to get it at local retailers such as Best Buy, Target (online only I think), Gamestop, and the official OUYA.TV site.
I won’t go into all the details about OUYA, as you can find more about it at the main website. The most attractive thing about it is the price. Now in this day and age with expensive game consoles (PS3, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360), this might get a lot of attention and cause a ripple in the gaming community.
If you been watching tech news, there is rumor that Google is also working on its own Android powered game console too.
One of my brother’s friend has an OUYA since he was one of the earlier kickstarter pledgers for this product, but I haven’t been able to see one just yet in person, minus the videos I saw on Youtube.
Will I get one? Not sure yet, maybe one day yes. Right now there are complaints that the firmware upgrade process is super slow, even on the fastest internet connection. The reviews on the product are mixed right now, some love it, and some are disappointed in it.
I’m sure give the OUYA a few weeks, and the firmware process will be better with fixes, and improve the performance.
Another cool thing about OUYA is that all games are free to try before you buy. The CEO promotes hacking the unit too, and I know it is a great tiny XMBC box too.
For the time being, I am using a raspberry pi tricked out with all kinds of mods, so having an OUYA right now is less of a priority to me. But one game that really looked badass is Towerfall, which is a 4 player local game take on similar game Smash Brothers where you kill each other. Read more on it below:
So what do you think? Do you have one? Might get it? Wait until the hardware is better? Let us know!