Ouya, the crowd source funded android console has finally hit the shops and currently has an impressive 206 games to choose from with more being released on a daily basis.
The console is on sale for £99.99 and comes with a 15 button Bluetooth controller. Games are available to download directly to the pint sized machine and all games come with a free trial so that gamers can make sure that the game they want are worth buying with games starting from as low as £2 each. Additional controllers for multiplayer games are around £40 each.
Being an open sourced machine means that anyone can develop for it, from established publishers to bedroom coders so expect some quirky and innovative titles to come out alongside some of the established franchises with the games all in 1080p high definition.
The console doesn’t just play games though as being android based means some of your favourite apps will now work on your TV including video and music streaming apps. Firefox developers, Mozilla are developing an optimised of the Firefox browser for the Ouya as well.
The Ouya comes with 8GB of storage as standard for games and apps to be stored on which can be expanded via a USB memory stick and is connected online via Wifi or Ethernet. Reviews have been mixed so far, however with any new console things normally pick up once developers really get to grips with the machine and whilst being nowhere near as powerful as the PS4 and Xbox One which are out later in the year it looks like it will fill a gap between generations or for those that just want to take the casual aspect of mobile gaming on to the TV.
The Ouya is currently available at Game and Amazon in the UK and is also available in the US and Canada. If you have already got one let us know how you’re getting on with it in the comments below.