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Ouya, the new $99 games console that's already been funded four times over on Kickstarter is now suddenly a world of possibilities. With $4million already pledged and still some 26 days to go until the kickstarter closes at the time of writing, the team behind the new machine is re-evaluating what it can actually do. So it's made a survey.
The survey is asking a simple question: Tell us which games you want to see on OUYA. But we're not talking about typical Android fare like Angry Birds, or ports of iOS games like Infinity Blade. We're talking about big hitters like Final Fantasy, Grand Theft Auto and even Skyrim.
Above: Look out, Skyrim! You're being kited with a new shout: "OUYA!"
It is truly amazing how quickly this console concept has taken root in the collective gaming consciousness. A cheap base price, USB ports, controller support, HDMI out and an Android OS that's 100% open and hackable - even the screws that hold it together can be undone with a regular screwdriver. It's everything modern consoles have tried so hard not to be, and it's massively refreshing.
But can a game like Skyrim really run convincingly on a $99 Android-based console? With the pledged amount increasing so rapidly, it is possible that the machine's specs will get a boost. But whether Bethesda spends the time and money porting the game to Android remains to be seen. Sounds about as likely as an iPhone port to us. And how would you make Skyrim 'free to try'? One of the console's big selling points is that everything on it has to be free or free to try.
Above: Way more successful than anyone could have hoped. Now come the questions
The 20 games (some of which appear to be series, not actual games) on the list are: FIFA, Limbo, Battlefield, Skyrim, Timesplitters, Call of Duty, Need for Speed, Final Fantasy, Bastion, Mass Effect, Grand Theft Auto, League of Legends, Fez, Assassins Creed, Minecraft, Super Meat Boy, Terraria, Torchlight, Battletoads and Dungeon Defenders.
We're not sure why Battletoads is on there (and it does ring a few alarm bells when TimeSplitters is written as 'Timesplitter') and Minecraft has already been announced for the machine. But if there's any possibility of fare like Skyrim coming to the machine, we're interested.
There are also spaces underneath the list where you can put your own requests. We want Shenmue III. Apparently anything can happen with Kickstarter.
What do you think the likelihood is of seeing Skyrim (or Battletoads) on the Ouya? Let us know in the comments.
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