Ouya has had a pretty rough launch year despite coming into the gaming arena with a lot of momentum. It was pushed back from the original date, there was a little controversy with Free the Games, a misunderstanding about the origin of Ouya’s games, and there were some press issues leading up in actually selling the Ouya to people.
If you’re still uncertain about if you should pick up the Ouya consider that the $99 Android-powered console is available for $10 on Amazon. On top of that, if you’re a fan of modding, considering dipping your feet in game development, and retro gaming, Ouya might be up your alley.
It’s pretty much a combo of an old school console with Android’s openness. This means you’re free to either play the console as you normally would or tinker around with it.
As for titles, Ouya says there are 500 games on the console right now. One of the important things to note here is that the games aren’t from Google Play, but Ouya’s own store. Most of these are platformers, beat ‘em ups, and physics games but there are more genres in development as well as some heavy hitters in indies. Sega and Square Enix have a presence on the Ouya as well.
If your interest is piqued or you want a fairly inexpensive gaming gift, take a look on Ouya’s store front.