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    Default OUYA: A $99 Android Linux Game Console

    Phoronix: OUYA: A $99 Android Linux Game Console

    In the hours today while being pre-occupied with Debian-related matters in Nicaragua, a new Android-based sub-$100 Linux game console received over one million dollars in funding from the community...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTEzNzU

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    Awesome.... still gonna get a wii u but gotta get one of these as well.

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    Wow, I will definitely get one of those. Nearly 1.8 million dollars in the first 24 hours, the people seem to really like the idea of cheap and open gaming.

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    There's a MASSIVE market for people just wanting a decent console that allows you to download through its interface like you do a phone and not fork out stupid amounts of money. Not everyone enjoys playing on those things. But if you could play the same game on both...did anyone see the specs on this thing? Was that a pandaboard in the video?

    It would be especially brilliant if they sponsored (not monetarily specifically) educational software as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stiiixy View Post
    It would be especially brilliant if they sponsored (not monetarily specifically) educational software as well.
    They stated that they want this machine to be open for developers, so it shouldn't be difficult to develop/port educational software for that. If there is a market for such software it shouldn't take a long time until such software is available.

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    Before watching the video
    Oh joy. Another half baked open source gaming console

    After watching the video
    Holy shit they might actually be on to something. Im actually slightly interested in buying one of these

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    The controller is too bland. Yeah it's got aesthetic design, but lacks being viable for certain games. Why on earth do they keep making boomerang shapes. You only need at most one handle, and that should be on the left side, leaving the right for direct hand access, as was available in the SNES controller, one of the best controllers ever released, especially for fighting games like Street Fighter.

    I think this project could work, but they really need to set standards. The controller is one standard they need to cement. Another allow keyboard and mouse for advanced gaming, like mmorpgs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TobiSGD View Post
    They stated that they want this machine to be open for developers, so it shouldn't be difficult to develop/port educational software for that. If there is a market for such software it shouldn't take a long time until such software is available.
    Thank you, and I understand that; Ultimately what I was suggesting was going to that extra bit of effort for those with (approved?) educational goals; create a portal/live chat with higher priority for extra assistance, input from dev's (expensive, but I'm just putting out suggestions=) etc. Regardless, looks like a fun box!

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