...poor. What a shock! And THIS is why I refused to back it. I'm not sure what people thought this was going to be but a cool console it was not. The IDEA behind a publicly funded, $99 open sourced console was interesting. Not the actual thing. It's only early days and they did say this is a long term project so I won't write it off instantly but will kickstarter funders? Will gamers? They aren't known to be a patient bunch.
The Verge - 3.5/10
Ouya isn't a viable gaming platform, or a good console, or even a nice TV interface. I don't know what it is, but until Ouya figures it out, it's not worth $99.
So, is the OUYA a revolution in console gaming? No, it isn't -- not yet. But it's early days still. As of this writing there are roughly two months until the system launches at retail -- time enough, we hope, to flesh out the interface, fix the controller and maybe, just maybe, line up a few new games worth getting really excited about. We'll be back with a full review of that version when it ships.