ouya

A little over a year ago, a new kind of gaming console called the OUYA popped up on Kickstarter and took the crowd-funding site by storm. The project promised to bring all of the benefits of mobile gaming to the living room, and went on to collect more than $8 million.

The OUYA officially hit the market in late 2012, to mix reviews, and has since seen several updates to fix prominent user complaints. So if you’ve been wanting to try it out, there’s never been a better time than now — especially since it’s on sale right now over at Stack Social

First, let’s go over the system and what it can do:

– We’ve outfitted OUYA with NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of internal storage (expandable via USB). So don’t hold back. Whether you use WiFi or Ethernet, download games or stream your favorite videos or music apps in beautiful 1080p HD. And since OUYA is the first totally open video game console, we welcome you to unscrew it and have a look around.

– Boasting both award-winning developers and up-and-comers, you’ll always be on the cutting edge of game releases, as OUYA delivers every genre you love, from shooters and action adventures to RPGs and puzzles. And since OUYA downloads all its games directly, that means no compact discs cluttering the coffee table. Hope you have some sick days stored up.

– All that 1080p goodness isn’t just for gaming. OUYA brings all your favorite apps to the big screen, streaming shows, movies, and music directly into the living room. We’ve already partnered withTwitch.tv, Crunchyroll, iheartradio, TuneIn, XBMC, Plex and Flixster and are adding more to our list daily.

And here is a list of everything included in the bundle:

  • OUYA game console with 8GB storage, 1080p HDMI 1.4, USB, 802.11b/g/n, and Ethernet
  • One (1) OUYA game controller with AA batteries included
  • $25 Digital Coupon for purchasing games (you’ll receive this in your user account after your purchase is confirmed)
  • Access to a fast-moving, open-source gaming community

And finally, here’s a video showing the OUYA in action:

Now, normally the 8GB OUYA costs $99. So when you add that to the $25 Digital Coupon that you get with this bundle, that’s a total of $125. But, if you take advantage of this current promotion from Stack Social, you can grab both for just $85 — good for a discount of 32%.

The good news is the above price also includes shipping. The bad news is, it looks like the promo is only open to folks within the continental US. There are no refunds, but the OUYA does come with a one-year limited manufacturers warranty. For more information, click here.

  • Guest

    hello guys, i found a bug in virtual home tweak. i’ve send the developer a email but no answer. do you have the same problem? (sorry for my english)

  • Uhm, you do know OUYA runs on Android and there’s no compatibility with iOS devices, right? While you’re at it, start sharing discounts on other Android devices.

    • ✪ aidan harris ✪

      Which is exactly why it’s tagged appropriately with the tags “Android”, “Deal” and “games”

      • Android-only news with no relation to Apple/iOS gets posted on an Apple dedicated blog? Sounds inconsistent, considering we’ve not been seeing all the discount news on other Android handsets; that’s as related to Apple/iOS as this is…

      • ✪ aidan harris ✪

        “While the main focus is Apple, iDB sometimes covers major industry-related events and companies that play in the same space as Apple’s, including, Google, Microsoft, etc…”

        Please don’t say this isn’t something that plays in the same space as Apple because it so is considering the recent rumours of the new Apple TV…

      • So are the other Android SmartPhones; they’re as related to Apple/iOS as this is, considering the recent rumors of the iPhone 6, but haven’t seen any discount news on them. Perhaps this is the start of such news…

  • On second thought, thanks for actually sharing this. Was on the look-out for a reasonably priced Apple TV 2 ’cause of the ability to watch live TV on it via XBMC when jailbroken. This here can do the same when rooted, and like every other Android device, it can be rooted easily

    • felixtaf

      is XBMC really good? I tried few times in Pc… Poor streaming even in 1MB/s speed..

      • I’m new to this stuff. Thought that’s what jailbroken Apple TVs use in order to get live TV? Or is there something else they use?

        Regarding poor streaming, might just be your router. Was using a single-band DIR-655 for the past 4 years until I finally upgraded to a dual-band RT-AC66U, the difference was easily noticeable on YouTube (with YouTube Center) and other video sites. Videos were buffering faster than they were playing; thus there’s barely ever any pause in the video, until I have like 30+ tabs open in Chrome

      • felixtaf

        I recently upgraded my router too. Its a Dual channel from Cisco. And I have no problems in 1080p streaming via youtube.
        In fact I do watch REAL football live from websites. But, XBMC always streams poor on my PC. No idea why.

        Reg Chrome, Its a good browser. But it sucks RAM. Usual traffic will be 500-600MB for few tabs. Still I use Chrome now ;-).

  • Snailpo

    I like hearing about competitor stuff

  • deepdvd

    99+25=125 huh… Are you sure?

  • R4

    That’s cute but my iPhone could run all those games and much more. And I’ve got a read console to play other games.