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    <h2>The Ouya console offers you Android gaming on your TV for a mere £100.
    But can it really compete with the big boys?<br /></h2> <p class=”byline-section”><span class=”article-timestamp article-timestamp-published”> <span class=”article-timestamp-label”>Published:</span> <time datetime=”2013-07-27T22:00:00+0100″> 17:00 EDT, 27 July 2013 </time> </span> | <span class=”article-timestamp article-timestamp-updated”> <span class=”article-timestamp-label”>Updated:</span> <time datetime=”2013-07-27T22:00:22+0100″> 17:00 EDT, 27 July 2013 </time> </span> </p><p> </p><div id=”articleIconLinksContainer”>

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    <span></span> <p class=”count-number”></p> <p class=”count-text”>View <br /> comments</p> </div> <br /><p></p><h2><font style=”font-size: 1.2em;”><span style=”color: rgb(0, 177, 166);”>Ouya  </span>      £100                                         <span style=”color: rgb(255, 0, 0);”>★★</span>★★★</font></h2><p><font style=”font-size: 1.2em;”>Ouya is the sort of cartoon sound effect Walter the Softy might emit when Dennis the Menace scores a real stinger with his catapult.

    <br /></font></p><p><font style=”font-size: 1.2em;”>If you’re wondering why anyone would pick this clanger of a name for a product, Ouya’s CEO has the answer – it’s the company’s ‘battle cry’.</font></p><p><font style=”font-size: 1.2em;”>I just thank God I don’t have to go to their board meetings.</font></p><div class=”clear”> </div><div class=”thinCenter”> With a bit of fiddling, you can load Android apps such as Netflix onto the Ouya to watch films <noscript> With a bit of fiddling, you can load Android apps such as Netflix onto the Ouya to watch films </noscript> <p class=”imageCaption”><font style=”font-size: 1.2em;”><span style=”color: rgb(0, 177, 166);”>MOVIES AND MORE: </span>With a bit of fiddling, you can load Android apps such as Netflix onto the device to watch films (quite a bit of fiddling: unless you know what an ‘APK’ is, steer clear).

    There’s also a (pretty dire) web browser – fun, but it won’t exactly replace your home PC</font></p></div> <p><font style=”font-size: 1.2em;”>‘Ouya’, though, hails from the looking-glass world of gaming, where it’s seen as perfectly ordinary to have a games console called ‘Wii’, and where the Japanese gleefully churn out games with names like Revengers Of Vengeance and Jesus: Deadly Bio Monster.</font></p><p><font style=”font-size: 1.2em;”>The Ouya is a big idea, and not for the usual reasons trumpeted by games-console PRs – ie, ultra-powerful 3D graphics chips hewn from wondrous ores by Japanese funsmiths.

    It’s a proper, plugs-into-your-TV console, and it’s a hundred quid.</font><font style=”font-size: 1.2em;”><br /></font></p><p><font style=”font-size: 1.2em;”>I should make it quite clear, though, that if Santa is asked for a PlayStation 4, but due to economic conditions in Lapland, drops off one of these instead, parents may well be saying ‘Ouya’ as tiny fists pummel their sensitive regions.</font></p><p><font style=”font-size: 1.2em;”> It doesn’t play Call Of Duty or other ‘big’ games – it plays Android phone games, just on a big screen.</font></p><div class=”clear”> </div><div class=”thinCenter”> There¿s a real cult feeling about the Ouya, with the Discover screen showing what games are 'trending' <noscript> There¿s a real cult feeling about the Ouya, with the Discover screen showing what games are 'trending' </noscript> <p class=”imageCaption”><font style=”font-size: 1.2em;”><span style=”color: rgb(0, 177, 166);”>COMMUNITY SPIRIT:</span> There’s a real cult feeling about it, with the Discover screen showing what games are ‘trending’.

    It’s like being into CB radio, or vinyl – except bringing either of those up isn’t a conversation-stopper like saying, ‘I was really bashing my Ouya last night'</font></p></div> <p><font style=”font-size: 1.2em;”>The Ouya project was a massive early success on crowd-funding site Kickstarter, raising $8.6 million in weeks from fans in a wave of enthusiasm so huge it briefly had me believing in it.

    <br /></font></p><p><font style=”font-size: 1.2em;”>Sadly, Kickstarter’s waves of excitement often recede pretty quickly when they hit the cold, rubbish-strewn beach of reality. <br /></font></p><p><font style=”font-size: 1.2em;”>The Ouya is a potent reminder that a few million quid is chump change up against Sony and Microsoft.</font><br /></p><p><font style=”font-size: 1.2em;”>There’s plenty to like – it’s 3in cubed, whereas the Xbox One is the size of an aircraft hangar – but there are blips and hiccups as you download games via Wi-Fi, and the controller is a cheap, plasticky horror, with buttons that constantly stick down. This isn’t ideal when you’re saving the universe.</font></p><div class=”clear”> </div><div class=”thinCenter”><div class=”thinArtSplitter”> <div class=”splitLeft”> Game <noscript> Game </noscript> </div> <div class=”splitRight”> Fight! <noscript> Fight! </noscript> </div> <div class=”clear”> </div> </div><p class=”imageCaption”><font style=”font-size: 1.2em;”><span style=”color: rgb(0, 177, 166);”>BLASTS FROM THE PAST: </span>The Ouya’s processor is slower than those in many phones, and comparing it to the PS4 is like pitting a Smart Car against a tank…

    </font></p></div> <p> </p><div class=”clear”> </div><div class=”thinCenter”><div class=”thinArtSplitter”> <div class=”splitLeft”> Game <noscript> Game </noscript> </div> <div class=”splitRight”> Game <noscript> Game </noscript> </div> <div class=”clear”> </div> </div><p class=”imageCaption”><font style=”font-size: 1.2em;”><span style=”color: rgb(0, 177, 166);”></span>…Hence most games look more like PS2 titles.

    There are a few 3D offerings, but most are ‘homages’ to far superior console games – like own-brand cornflakes as opposed to Kellogg’s</font></p></div> <p><font style=”font-size: 1.2em;”>There are 250 games; not a bad tally, until you actually look at them.

    <br /></font></p><p><font style=”font-size: 1.2em;”>Final Fantasy III is the star – a game that’s been recycled so often, even Greenpeace would have mercy and bin it. Many of the best new Android games are missing.</font><br /></p><p><font style=”font-size: 1.2em;”>The best Ouya games are the ‘indie’ titles such as Deep Dungeons Of Doom – 2D games made for geeks, by geeks.

    <br /></font></p><p><font style=”font-size: 1.2em;”>Many are deliberately made to look pixelated, like ZX Spectrum games blown up to fill the unforgiving vastness of a Full HD screen.</font><br /></p><p><font style=”font-size: 1.2em;”>This is great for people like me – ie, ageing, nostalgic geeks who grew up with 1980s consoles and savour a reminder of the brief, glorious time when British programmers led the world in home-baked games.

    <br /></font></p><p><font style=”font-size: 1.2em;”>Today’s youngsters, I suspect, will be left cold.</font><br /></p><p style=”font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;”><font style=”font-size: 1.2em;”>ouya.tv</font></p><p style=”font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;”>Click here to purchase</font></p><div style=”font-weight: bold;” class=”cleared art-ins home”><div class=”ins cleared xolcc bdrcc”><p><font style=”font-size: 1.2em;”><span style=”color: rgb(0, 177, 166);”>The good </span>Exhilaratingly cheap – though sadly, children will probably throw it about rather than play the games <br /></font></p><p><font style=”font-size: 1.2em;”><span style=”color: rgb(0, 177, 166);”>The bad </span>The controller seems to be made of egg boxes and sticky tape <br /></font></p><p><font style=”font-size: 1.2em;”><span style=”color: rgb(0, 177, 166);”>The verdict </span>Fun, but niche – Sony and Microsoft won’t be having sleepless nights</font></p></div></div> <p><br /></p><div class=”moduleThinArticle”>  <div><div itemprop=”video” itemscope=”itemscope” website content=”OUYA launch gameplay reel for a mere £100″ itemprop=”name” /><meta content=”PT01M12S” itemprop=”duration” /><meta website itemprop=”thumbnailUrl” /><meta website itemprop=”contentURL” /><meta content=”2013-07-25T19:54:15+0100″ itemprop=”uploadDate” /><meta content=”242″ itemprop=”height” /><meta content=”444″ itemprop=”width” /><meta content=”The Ouya is a proper, plugs-into-your-TV console and for just £100″ itemprop=”description” /><div class=”item”> <div class=”vjs-video-container vjs-responsive event” id=”v-2566132535001″> <video controls=”” class=”video-js vjs-default-skin” website on Sunday","playerId":"default","title":"OUYA launch gameplay reel for a mere website Ouya is a proper, plugs-into-your-TV console and for just website preload=”none”> <source website type=”video/mp4″></source> </video> </div> </div> </div></div> </div> <p><br /></p><div class=”clear”> </div><div class=”thinCenter”> AN OLIVE-WOOD MOON CAM? IT'S LUNAR-CY <noscript> AN OLIVE-WOOD MOON CAM? IT'S LUNAR-CY </noscript> </div> <p> </p><div class=”clear”> </div><div class=”thinCenter”> INVISIBLE TOUCH <noscript> INVISIBLE TOUCH </noscript> </div> <p> </p><div class=”clear”> </div><div class=”thinCenter”> YOU'VE GOT...ACTUAL MAIL <noscript> YOU'VE GOT...ACTUAL MAIL </noscript> </div> <p> <br /></p><h2><span style=”color: rgb(0, 177, 166);”>GAMES</span></h2><p><br /></p><h2 style=”color: rgb(0, 177, 166);”><font style=”font-size: 1.2em;”>HUNDREDS</font></h2><p style=”font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;”><font style=”font-size: 1.2em;”>£2.99, iphone/ipad; £3.25, Android</font></p><div class=”clear”> </div><div class=”thinCenter”> Hundreds: You blow up balloons  to score, but they burst if they touch. Fun - but not for nervous people <noscript> Hundreds: You blow up balloons  to score, but they burst if they touch. Fun - but not for nervous people </noscript> <p class=”imageCaption”>Hundreds: You blow up balloons to score, but they burst if they touch.

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