Started as a Kickstarter campaign, OUYA is promised to be delivered by March. Game streaming has now been added through OnLive and it’s expected that OUYA will have the Final Fantasy and other exclusive games too. Building up real fast, it will also have music videos pretty soon with the help of VEVO. A media app by XBMC and efforts of TuneIn and HeartRadio combined will bring music galore to OUYA.
People who love gaming are already having a ball with the introduction of HD TV and digital surround sound which makes playing games an out and out ballistic experience. Games could be of innumerable types- the arcade, the sports games, shooting games, experimental indie games and much more. Though console gaming is the essential platform, not many developers are experimenting in this as they find growth being centric to newer means such as smartphones and tablets.
It’s undeniably true that the best gaming experiences can be made in the living room with your big screen TV. It’s only on TV that you can fight, cheat and make a party out of your game with fellow gamers. Thus it’s kind of upgrading in terms of console gaming. After several makeover promises and renditions, OUYA came about as a new game console for TV and the interesting part is, that it’s powered by Android. You can actually equate it to a little box with a lot of power on its hands.
Now once OUYA is out, developers can go about creating more games for the TV as OUYA has an open design. Best part about OUYA is that it can be counted as a world-class controller, a console and an interface; a total 3-in-1 package. You can try out the games on OUTA for free.
Let me also tell you that all OUYA kits have a dev kit. This means that whoever’s an enthusiastic gamer and developer, he can sit down and design a new game for himself. You don’t need to purchase any sort of license or any expensive SDK. As OUYA has Android backing, most developers know what it’s made of. So all you young developers get down to designing some games and bringing them to market.
Developer like Brian Fargo, founder of inXile believes, “This has the potential to be the game developer’s console. It’s about time!” You can simply forget about paying up the licensing fees, retail fees and publishing fees. Great news is that you could even change the AAA game development.
Another developer Mojang, developer of Minecraft says, “If OUYA delivers on the promise of being the first true open gaming platform that gives indie developers access to the living room gaming market, yes that is a great idea. We will follow the development of OUYA and see how it resonates with gamers. I could see all current Mojang games go on the platform if there’s a demand for it.”
OUYA is also open to hackers. It asks you to root and then explains that rooting would not at all void the warranty. It has listed out that the hardware hackers can easily create their own peripherals and then go on to connect via Bluetooth or USB. But for all this you will need to have a few specifications with you, like the- Tegra3 quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB of internal flash storage, HDMI connection to TV (support up to 1080p HD), WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth LE 4.0, USB 2.0, Wireless controller with standard controls (two analog sticks, d-pad, eight action buttons, a system button), a touchpad, Android 4.0 and Ethernet.
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