Gamers want a new video game console. That’s the impression you get if you’ve been watching the explosion of activity on the Kickstarter page for OUYA, the hackable, Android-based game console that will retail for $99. To date, the OUYA has raised $5 million dollars from nearly 40,000 Kickstarter investors, with more than 32,000 plunking down $99 or more to preorder a console. It promises to open up the console industry to independent game developers, and lower the barrier of entry for gamers. The community responded, and the OUYA broke its $950,000 funding goal in under 8 hours. The console has lofty goals, but does warrant some deeper scrutiny. OUYA says it will deliver 80,000 units by March, 2013, only eight months after the launch date. Read the full story at Mashable.
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Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).