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Ouya hits $4m while Pandora device creator pans the idea

Ouya hits $4m while Pandora device creator pans the idea

This week the meteoric rise of Kickstarter-started Android device Ouya has been the subject of some massive amounts of attention - today the doubts begin. It's Craig Rothwell, part of the team that created the ill-fated open-source handheld gaming device Pandora. His trip down terror lane with the development and production of both the software and the hardware for said device have allowed him to lend some knowledge today to Pocket Gamer on how hard the team behind Ouya are about to have it, $4 million dollars in funding or not.

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With $3m Ouya’s problems are just starting

With $3m Ouya’s problems are just starting

Kickstarter has its latest king, and the Ouya Android console has found itself at the eye of a perfect storm of geek-appeal. Satisfying the retro lusts of console gamers with the open-source idealism of Android aficionados, all wrapped up in a minimal casing the designer cred of which should satisfy all but the most staunch of minimalists, Ouya has unsurprisingly blasted past the $3m mark and, with 28 days left to run, could well become the next poster-child of crowdsourced funding. Make no mistake, though; if previous Kickstarter heroes like Twine and Pebble thought they had problems, Ouya faces a nightmare along with all that cash.

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Ouya aims to rekindle consoles with Android Kickstarter

Ouya aims to rekindle consoles with Android Kickstarter

Console startup Ouya has launched its much-anticipated Kickstarter round, promising free-to-play gaming on a minimalistic and open-source Android box hoping to steal players from phones and tablets. Billed as "a new kind of video game console" and targeting $950,000 through the crowdfunding site, Ouya uses Google's Android OS with a custom controller designed, like the main unit itself, by Yves Behar, and has a target price of just $99.

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Ouya Android device will be a $99 game streaming box

Ouya Android device will be a $99 game streaming box

At least one group of people thinks that Android is a solid platform for video games. There is a new device in development that uses Google's mobile OS specifically for game playback on a TV, and it carries the code name "Ouya." It doesn't appear to have an official license from Google yet, and it's unclear if the developers intend to go that route.

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