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Ouya – the Android games console

Ouya - the Android based games console, coming in 2013 for $99

This may not be news to some of you, but there’s an Android-based console in the works for 2013, and the company behind it just launched a kickstarter campaign.

It looks like a brilliant, left-field idea. An inexpensive ($99) console that runs free games, paid for either by in-app purchases or advertising just like Android mobile phones. The controller will have a touchpad as well as traditional joystick and buttons, allowing you to use whichever input method suits the game best, thus neatly bypassing a common issue with ports from mobile to console. In another radical departure from usual industry standards the console is built to be hackable: both console and controllers can be easily dismantled, and some modifications won’t void the warranty.

Could this be the answer to where the console market is being driven by the increased popularity of cheap, mobile games? I just reckon it might. It’s also going to be a big potential boost for Android against Apple. Shame some idiot gave it name that sounds like a banker having sex.

Operation Raccoon City Gets Nemesis Mode

Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City Nemesis Mode

This next trailer is a bit confusing. So, you’re telling me that I get to ‘play as’ a Nemesis or ‘have one’ on my team? As a Resident Evil fan from day-one, there is a HUGE difference.

Oh, and sorry PS3 people. You get the big old shaft this time around, since Nemesis Mode is Xbox 360-exclusive. Who knows, perhaps you’ll get Licker Mode. We all should know by now that Capcom will give each system an exclusive mode, open it up for cross-console sales later, and then make up some lame excuse about how it wasn’t possible at launch.

*Ahem* I’m looking at you Mercenaries Mode. 76KB ‘download’ my butt. Anywho, catch the trailer after the break.