I just watched the video in Alex's report and once I heard Julie Uhrman start talking my bullshit detector started going wild; indie games are having problems getting on consoles? veteran of the gaming industry? Julie Uhrman
They don't even have a website, their url is a .tv address(they don't have the .com!?!?!) and it just links back to the kickstarter page.
They only registered it less than a month ago:
Based on what they have shown in their promo video; one would think they have been at this a lot longer than a month.
Now for the actual hardware; the specs that they are selling: tegra3, 1gb ram, 8gb internal storage, ICS; it's exactly the same as the other android darling that was recently announced, the Nexus 7 which will cost at a bare minimum $200; a price that most tech journalists seem convinced that Google is selling at a loss. How could an unproven small company possibly expect to undercut Google by half? While there is no screen or battery these components do not make up half the cost and there is still the controller that Ouya includes with the console. It's easy to see why Google would do this, and even Amazon with the Fire, but there appears to be no angle here and that is troubling.
These guys aren't the first ones to try something like this either Zeebo was supposed to be a cheap console for 3rd world countries, it sold for 500 Brazil reais = 245 U.S. dollars when it came out and it failed.
It's funded now, I guess we'll see what happens when December rolls around and these things are supposed to ship, good luck to anyone that got in on this.