The latest Kickstarter craze is for the Ouya console. The Ouya is a small Android-powered console built around mobile phone technology that is meant to be easy to develop for. The console will supposedly come out by March 2013. After a month-long Kickstarter campaign that lasted almost a month and was initially seeking only $950,000, the Ouya wound up with a grand total of (are you ready for this?) $8,596,475. That’s a lot of crowd-sourced money.
-Nick’s take: I don’t see what the big deal is about the Ouya, honestly. I don’t really want to play mobile games–which I have almost no interest in–on my TV. Plus, this whole thing seems a bit shady; how does a small company plan on making and releasing a console in only a few months? Anyone else remember the doomed Phantom console that never made it to market?