Ouya Android Games Console: See the Changes When it Turned Black
If you have yet to hear about the Ouya, it’s a $99 gaming console based on the Android OS. It received a total funding of over 8 million dollars when it was posted on Kickstarter (a ‘crowd’ funded website,) as a brand new idea. It is powered by the same chip you will find in a HTC One X+ and a Nexus 7 tablet but it also features 8GB worth of Internal storage and a 1GB RAM. It has a very sleek design and all the games have a “try before you buy” option but don’t get too excited because it has many flaws which have been heavily criticized on.
Ouya goes black
There’s now an all-black version of this system which is designed to address the short comings of the first one. For starters, they increased the internal storage to twice its original capacity, a massive 16GB. Well, you may think 16GB isn’t that much, especially for something that is designed to play games. You would usually be right about this but Ouya’s library doesn’t have graphics intense games like you would find on a PC or an X-Box. It features indie games which usually don’t have a file size of over 1.5GB. A limited edition was released during the holidays which also had the same storage capacity but they were all sold out in a matter of weeks.
Ouya’s refined controller
After the original Ouya was released, people complained about the controller being very ‘laggy’, it even felt like a low quality product. The black version features a refined controller which has an enhanced Wi-Fi system. Ouya’s spokesperson stated that the new controller has an updated firmware and better connectivity than the original one.The thumb-sticks on the new controller has a textured finish and it definitely feels a lot better than the older one as it has tighter triggers and non-sticking action buttons. This pretty much gets rid of the “cheap” feel the older controller used to give off. The buggy Ouya controllers were withdrawn last year but they are still in circulation so if you’re unlucky – you may end up buying one as they come in the same box.
Upgrades in the all-black Ouya console – it’s a bit too expensive
Don’t be misled though, the new upgrades have increased the price of the system by a good amount. The all-black Ouya will set you back $129. It might be a hefty increase but if you were to ask me whether I would buy it over the original one – my answer would be yes. I would definitely pay the extra 30% in order to get a system I can actually have fun with. Don’t get me wrong, I am not saying that the old Ouya is too buggy to play with but it does have quite a lot of room for improvements and the all-black version tries to cover that up and still remains within a nice budget range.
Overall, the Ouya has a great philosophy and the price is very attractive but when it comes to delivering what they promised, their original product doesn’t fare so well. This is where the all-black version comes in and steals the show. The double storage capacity of the new Ouya gaming console is certainly appealing, yet we still can’t compare the controller with a PlayStation console. And still, some people are buying the device. The all-black version looks chic, polished, and all the technical changes performed to bring it out of anonymity should convince a lot of people to make a sensible investment. Would you spend $130 to have the new Ouya Android gaming console?
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