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Ouya…an $100 Gaming System, and You Can Hack It Too!

Concept design of the Oyua
(Source: The Verge)

In a surprise story today, an $100 Android gaming system created by Yves Behar was announced today, and has spread like wildfire around the web from The Verge. This gaming system will be connected to the TV, has is described as a high-concept developer ecosystem that’s as free as can be.

“Any developer will be able to publish games, claims the listing, and all games will be free to play. Even the underlying hardware is “built to be hacked” — every customer who buys a retail box will get a dev kit in the bargain.”

This gaming system will be interesting to see how it will fare in the gaming market. I’m very interested to see how it will compete against major gaming consoles such as the XBOX 360, Playstation 3, and the Wii (U). Although I can see a market for this console, I predict it will not be able to sell as much as the XBOX or Playstation, even at it’s low price. It seems like this product is geared towards more of a specific target market of a developer or hacker, rather than the everyday consumer. But what are your thoughts about this? Leave them in the comments below, and visit us on FacebookTwitter, and Google+  for the latest tech news, reviews and updates.

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About Jordan Yep

Senior Editor and President of Jordan's Tech Stop. From a young age, he has always been fascinated by technology, and enjoys reporting and checking out the latest in the tech world. Jordan has an IT Essentials certification from Cisco, which he received in 2012. Email Jordan at: jyep@jordanstechstop.com

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