I had to sit back and ponder what the entry of Ouya will bring in the video gaming scene. The old school gamer in me says, “Not another console, please!” Then, I started to dig more info about this $99-hack-away-open-system console. You know what. Looking at the specs; this could be good. But I’m not looking at the games. What’s intriguing to me is the potential adaptation of motion and gesture-sensing devices and having the Ouya give birth to a hybrid. According to the Ouya’s specs, it will have WiFi 802bgn, Bluetooth LE and a wireless game controllers. It’ll only be a matter of time when hardware hackers will modify existing motion controllers to this console.
The Kinect has proven to be a hacker-friendly device. So, this is almost a no-brainer adaptation. Wiimotes? Oh yeah. I’m assuming that LEAP, from Leap Motion will also be in the mix since it’s design with the PC in mind. The Playstation Move? I don’t know.
I have all the video consoles but I can squeeze this one in for $99 and that chance to tweak and modify games and hardware. Yes. I’m a geek. I know ; ) If you are interested in funding the Ouya kickstarter program and check out their Ouya video you can visit: