“Let’s open this sucker up! It’s time we brought back innovation, experimentation, and creativity to the big screen. Let’s make the games less expensive to make, and less expensive to buy. With all our technological advancements, shouldn’t costs be going down? Gaming could be cheaper!
We’re handing the reins over to the developer with only one condition: at least some gameplay has to be free. We borrowed the free-to-play model from games like League of Legends, Team Fortress 2, Triple Town, and many others. Developers can offer a free demo with a full-game upgrade, in-game items or powers, or ask you to subscribe.”
This new Android powered gaming console is really something to watch. They are going for free gaming and ingame purchasing. This will get people to start to play a lot of different games since there is little upfront charge. The gaming industry seems to be going this way with the many free to play games like Runescape, Command and Conquer, and others. I personally do not like the in app purchases but i can see them being quite popular. There seems to be some support for the idea as Ouya raised 6 or 7 times as much money as they planned to. Check out the game console, maybe even preorder.
- 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
- ETHERNET! (Announced by Muffi 7/18)”