The Ouya console has been in the news quite a bit this week. The upstart company has shattered their kickstarter threshold of $950,000 and as of this writing are at $3,666,476 with almost 30,000 backers. Ouya's concept is a breath of fresh air for gamers and quite honestly a cause for concern for major companies because lower cost games are gaining traction. I personally am excited to see what Ouya has in store for gamers and how will the big three will react when the console hits the market.  Here is a bit more about Ouya's milestone from Complex.

Free-to-Play Android Game Console Ouya Kickstarts $1 Million in Under 24 Hours

By Michael Rougeau | Jul 10, 2012 | 6:54 pm | Permalink In yet another story of Kickstarter success, a project called “Ouya” has far surpassed its goal of $950,000 in under 24 hours. It's currently sitting well above $1 million. What is it? Good question.

via: www.complex.com

What kind of hardware are gamers getting for $99 ?

Specifications:

    • Tegra3 quad-core processor
    • 1GB RAM
    • 8GB of internal flash storage
    • HDMI connection to the TV, with support for up to 1080p HD
    • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
    • Bluetooth LE 4.0
    • USB 2.0 (one)
    • Wireless controller with standard controls (two analog sticks, d-pad, eight action buttons, a system button), a touchpad
    • Android 4.0

Besides offering gamers low-cost gaming they are also embracing the hacker community by making the system easily accessible on the hardware side and also easy to root.
Ouya has game changer written all over it and I am sure countless others will back this before the month is over. If you would like to back this new technology you can start for as little as $10 which reserves your username all the way up to 10k which makes you a member of the angel list and gets your name engraved on the first production run. Here's the link
What do you guys think of Ouya?
Would you buy one?
Video/Image Credit: Ouya Kickstarter Page