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from 1837 days ago

Apparently, gamers are ready for a new kind of console. After only being on the crowdfunding site Kickstarter for less than one day, the Android-powered open gaming system Ouya received over $1,425,000 from backers. The pledges are amazing, considering its 30-day goal was $950,000.

“We never anticipated that it would blow up like this.” said Ouya founder Julie Uhrman (pictured right) in an interview with GamesBeat. ”I mean, we had early support from developers and game industry veterans that an open game console was a great idea, and that it was the right time since there were given no big hardware announcements at E3 and this being the last years of the console cycle. We’ve certainly been blown away by the level of this excitement and support for Ouya. It’s been just an unbelievable day.”

Traditional gaming consoles, like the Xbox 360 or the Nintendo ...


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