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Ouya Now Accepting Non-Kickstarter Preorders

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If you didn't catch Ouya's Kickstarter, you can still preorder from the console's official website.

Android indie console Ouya has just finished successfully fundraising for its Kickstarter, which closed at $8,596,475, garnering the console the second spot on the most-raised spot in Kickstarter.

For whatever reason, if you didn't get a chance to throw your money into the Kickstarter, you still have a chance to preorder the console before it lands next year. You can find the preorder details at Ouya's website.

The preorder will set you back $109 if you're in the U.S. and $119 international, just a tad pricier than Kickstarter adopters who are only shelling out $99. You'll be paying for the console, along with one controller. Unfortunately, Kickstarter donors have a leg up on those who preorder now, as they'll be getting the console in March 2013, a whole month before current preorder customers.

The Ouya was first dubiously received earlier when it was unveiled just a few weeks back. However, the well-known industry names behind the console, along with a clever deal with OnLive, has turned many doubtful about the indie console's success into believers.

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    Anonymous , August 10, 2012 4:47 PM
    I still don't get the fascination with a piece of hardware that would've been decent 12 years ago.
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    antilycus , August 10, 2012 5:01 PM
    Right now, the hardware is more advanced than the developers. The greatest technology con, ever, is that more cores = more power however the limitation is still pipelines, registers and cache. Regardless of the amount of cores, these are still the underlying issues. Right now the limitation is the GPU (just like computers) not the CPU. The Tegra chipset is geared towards this. TV's don't go higher than 1080p so there is no need for 2400x1600 w/ 8x AA. TV consoles aren't PC's. I think OUYA is great. 99 bucks and if/when the next DX/OpenGL come out, release the next OUYA for 99 bucks again. Not 600 that only multi million dollar corps can make games for.
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    whimseh , August 10, 2012 7:02 PM
    No thanks, I would never waste money on a crappy Android machine when I've got my awesome PC that beats out all consoles 10x over.
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    molo9000 , August 10, 2012 7:13 PM
    OUnopeI still don't get the fascination with a piece of hardware that would've been decent 12 years ago.


    It's cheap as chips and will probably make a great HTPC.

    Still doubt there will be all that many games developed for it, but it's a good piece of hardware for the money. More powerful than similarly priced set top boxes.
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    alidan , August 10, 2012 8:12 PM
    OUnopeI still don't get the fascination with a piece of hardware that would've been decent 12 years ago.


    12 years ago i was still using a p2 333mhz processor with a video card that... well... it could play everquest, but had trouble with luclin.

    12 years ago, this would have been amazeing for 110$
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    ojas , August 11, 2012 8:14 AM
    alidan12 years ago i was still using a p2 333mhz processor with a video card that... well... it could play everquest, but had trouble with luclin.12 years ago, this would have been amazeing for 110$

    true, a pII system cost us £2000 back then.
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    hardcore_gamer , August 13, 2012 12:42 PM
    antilycusThe greatest technology con, ever, is that more cores = more power however the limitation is still pipelines, registers and cache.


    So wrong.
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    Anonymous , August 13, 2012 8:24 PM
    Why the hate? Now you can play Android games on your TV. At $109, its cheap enough to be a kids Christmas present.