So I finally invested in a new video game system. I thought about all of the pros and cons, and the big thing was that I don’t play a lot of games – Mostly just games on my phone. I was digging through Kickstarter and came across a system called the OUYA (pronounced Oooh Ya). It’s an Android powered system with an HDMI out and the ability to connect up to 4 wireless controllers (PS3 controllers included). All of the games are free to try, or free in general.
- Free games – A large number of the games available are freeware, and the rest have demos, or pay to play type stuff in them. Plus they are adding new games all the time.
- Make menu – Games can be sideloaded through the built in browser. The easiest way is to laod up a bunch of APK files onto your Dropbox app and access them through the browser. Then just install the DropBox app, and ou are good to go. (Pro tip – Look for an app called “App Share/Send Pro” for your Android phone and you can quickly upload any installed app from your phone to DropBox!)
- Extremely Hackable – Word around the internets is that the device comes pre rooted, but it didn’t have the SuperUser app preinstalled. I found an APK that can be sideloaded into it to add that capability.
- HD Video – Streaming video is great, right to your TV in full HD!
- Controller – Feels a little cheap
- Freezes up – Occasionally when I am hacking an app not meant for it it will freeze up.
Overall I am very happy with it, though. What are your thoughts?