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Ouya "Built To Be Hacked" Android Console Hits Kickstarter

Jonathan Lester
Android, Ed Fries, F2P, Free to play, Games consoles, Ouya, Yves Behar

Ouya "Built To Be Hacked" Android Console Hits Kickstarter

"It's Time To Upend Console Gaming"

Are you excited about the "hackable" $99 Ouya console that promises to deliver free games through its Android-based OS? If so, you may have to prove it. Yves Behar, Muffi Ghadiali and Ed Fries have started a Kickstarter campaign to crowd fund the early development costs, seeking $950,000 over the next month.

The Ouya plans to "upend" traditional gaming by offering a cheap living room console that teems with free and cheap titles, and thanks to its "easy to root" Android software, will act as its own dev kit. As such, it could potentially become a springboard for innovative indie titles and hardware hackers who can design their own peripherals. More details on the Kickstarter page, new trailer and hardware details below.


  • Tegra3 quad-core processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8GB of internal flash storage
  • HDMI connection to the TV, with support for up to 1080p HD
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth LE 4.0
  • USB 2.0 (one)
  • Wireless controller with standard controls (two analog sticks, d-pad, eight action buttons, a system button), a touchpad
  • Android 4.0


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Kopite211  Jul. 10, 2012 at 18:39

Built to be hacked? Multiplayer sounds like a right larf!

Jaffo  Jul. 11, 2012 at 09:45

This is what the Nexus Q should have been.

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