This is the Android You’re Looking For

A simple $950,000 Kickstarter project to develop an Android-based gaming system raised $6 million.

It’s called Ouya. It’s success has landed the developer a major game: Final Fantasy III.

They encourage you to mod, hack, and root.

“Have at it: It’s easy to root (and rooting won’t void your warranty). Everything opens with standard screws. Hardware hackers can create their own peripherals, and connect via USB or Bluetooth. You want our hardware design? Let us know. We might just give it to you.”

This is a system designed by gamers, funded by gamers, and open for gamers to make games, peripherals, and as many other add-ons as they can imagine.

This sounds cool.

The Gamespot article that led me there.

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One thought on “This is the Android You’re Looking For

  1. I saw an article a few weeks ago on Ouya, which the author made sure to include, “pronounced like booyah without the b.” They did make a good observation that encouraging hacks/mods/roots will give online gamers the ability to cheat in multi-player games.

    Other than that, it sounds pretty good.

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