Ouya Gaming Console Set for Shipping; Gaming Arena to Get Pumped Up this Christmas Season

December 1, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

The Ouya gaming console is getting geared up to get shipped by the upcoming Christmas season. Funded via Kickstarter, this device has raised $8 million, becoming the website’s second highest earning project in its history.

The Ouya will feature an exclusive Ouya store for applications and games designed specifically for the Ouya platform. Out of the box, Ouya will include the TwitchTV application and access to the OnLive video game streaming service.

On October 31 last to be precise, Boxer8 announced that the first development run of Ouya PCBs, plastic prototype cases, and that they are currently in the Engineering Verification Testing phase of production.

There are currently 19 exclusive Ouya games to come with the Ouya, along with approximately 300 OnLive games, and over a thousand from Google Play’s Android games.

Utilizing a Tegra 3 processor and backed up by 1 GB of RAM, this might be the console many gamers have been wanting all these years.

Expected to run on a modified version of Android 4.2 Jelly Bean this device will be open to rooting without voiding the warranty at any level.

The console’s hardware design will allow it to be easily opened up, requiring only a standard screwdriver to allow easy modding and possible hardware add-ons. All systems can be used as development kits, allowing any Ouya owner and gamer to also be a developer, without the need for licensing fees.

All games will be required to have some kind of free-to-play aspect, whether that be completely free, has a free trial, or has purchasable upgrades, levels, or other in-game items.

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