A new game console for those who love games. It operates on Android and it has a unique name OUYA. If you have never heard of OUYA, then you must have never checked out Kickstarter. I heard about this months ago and didn’t want another gaming console, but I see that this might just bring in a change allowing gamers to create their own games.
Whether you’re racing in Flashout 3D, answering trivia in You Don’t know Jack, exploring an RPG in Chronoblade (an OUYA exclusive from the creator of the Grand Theft Auto franchise), testing patience and agility in The Little Crane That Could, or getting friends over to compete in couch gaming fun with games like Towerfall or Hidden In Plain Sight, OUYA has something unique for everyone gamer. It also has something great for those non games like streaming services Twitch.tv, Crunchyroll, iheartradio, TuneIn, XBMC, Plex and Flixster all pre-loaded on this little box it will answer every digital entertainment need
Included the OUYA console is the Make Channel, which enables developers to build and test games right from the hardware. The company says more than 10,000 developers worldwide have signed on to create content for the OUYA, so you can expect new titles “every day, every week.” OUYA offers those who purchase the console access to 177 games for free. OUYA is building a new kind of video game experience for the television. Created in 2012 by video game industry veteran Julie Uhrman, OUYA is enabling any game developer to bring their most exciting, creative, and inventive game play experiences to life – in 1080p HD – for $99, and all games are free-to-try for consumers. Uhrman and an initial team of game developers and industry advisors brought the concept to life with the help of award-winning designer Yves Behar. OUYA is available in the U.S., U.K., and Canada. Visit ouya.tv for more information.
However, both U.S. and U.K. Amazon webpages for the console list it has sold out in the U.S. and up to a three-week wait for the U.K., b you can also check out the OUYA store, Best Buy, Target, Amazon Canada, GAME, and GameStop, or you could wait for reviews to see if it would be worth your money and time.
The specs on this little device are:
NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 chip
For those who don’t know the NVIDIA’s chip it is a Quad-core, with 5th battery-saver core. Up to 1.7 GHz single core /1.6 GHz quad-core.
1GB of Ram
8GB of internal storage (expandable via USB)
I myself haven’t got my hands on one, but I would love to test this little gaming console out and see what all the hoopla is all about. I do enjoy the size and well, the OS.
However, if you’re not a huge gamer and just seek to use it for viewing videos, I have heard good things about CX-919 RK3188 Quad Core ARM Cortex A9 Android 4.1.1 Mini PC TV Box 2GB Ram and 8GB of storage. You can upgrade to Android 4.2.2, but if you’re not a techy then keeping it like is, is just fine. It can range between $60 to $90. This device does allow you to play your already purchased games through the PlayStore when linking your Gmail account. You would just need something like a Mele F10 Fly Mouse.
Be it OUYA and the controller, or CX-919 having to purchase the Mele F10. The choice is yours.
The Video below is a review of the CX-919.
By: Forrest L. Rawls