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.