OUYA celebrates its 500th game

ouyaFor all of you out there who placed bets on the Ouya console crashing and burning, I think it’s about time to pay up.  The little console that could has surpassed a significant milestone: 500 games available for download.  The folks behind Ouya have put together a little video to celebrate, so read on and check it out.

In case you’re wondering what the heck an Ouya is, lemme give you a little refresher.  The Ouya is an open source, crowd funded gaming console.  Originally funded through Kickstarter, the Ouya is the antithesis of modern consoles in many ways.  Games played on the Ouya are downloaded through the Ouya store, and every game listed in the store can be played (or at least tried) for free.  Ouya runs a custom version of Android’s Jelly Bean operating system, and every console doubles as a development kit.  The console can even be rooted without voiding its warranty, and can be opened up with just a screwdriver. So you can pretty much play a game for free, and if it sucks, you can make a better one and become rich and famous and date models and stuff.  Oh, and the whole thing costs $99.  A lifetime of dates with models for $99.  Or maybe just a lifetime of really cool games for free.

Anyway, now that we’re caught up on what Ouya is, check out the video below celebrating the platform’s milestone 500th release.

True, many of the games on Ouya tend to skew towards the casual market, but that doesn’t mean they’re not fun.  If you’re still on the fence over what next gen system you’re drop a pile of cash on, or if you’re just going to wait out the initial rush, maybe this is the perfect time to check out an Ouya.

About the Author: (@Joe_of_the_Dead) Lead Editor, Writer

Joe was born in a time of war. A console war. Two electronic titans were locked in a heated battle for the living rooms of America. Which titans, you ask? Well, the Fairchild Channel F and the Atari 2600 of course. You see, Joe is old. So many of his favorite games tend to be on the older side as well. But that hasn’t stopped him from developing unhealthy obsessions with such modern franchises as Halo and Mass Effect. Just don’t tell him how long it’s been since the original Metroid was released. His aging heart can’t take the shock.

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