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Possible Images of the Amazon Game Controller Appear, Speculation runs rife…

Speculation of Amazon’s gaming gadget for our living rooms has today gained more weight, the release of what is said to be the game controller for Amazon’s new Android device.

As game controllers go this one looks to be designed to meet a budget, not create a revolution. The controller is very similar in design to the Ouya’s controller, and at the very least it should be dirt cheap to produce. The Bluetooth game controller has all of the right features in the right places but it somehow seems to have come from the world of Minecraft with its large blocky style.

Amazon’s plans for worldwide content domination is now be focused on our TV’s, can their Kindle for living rooms succeed?

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Ouya, the Open Source Android Game Console…

Sing along everyone, “Android, Android, Android, Android, android everywhere”. Android is slowly taking over the world, now it is preparing to invade our living rooms, taking its place on our big screen TV’s. The $99 USD Ouya Android based game console is the spearhead of this invasion.

While big screen gaming in the living room has been ruled by the big three consoles PlayStation, XBox and Wii, a new player has entered the scene. A new player that has bought a gun to a knife fight. Ouya have from the outset taken a different approach to console gaming, when compared the the established names, adopting an open source and mobile inspired approach.

Raising $4.5 million in 4 days Ouya is one of the fastest funded Kickstarter projects in history. With the majority of investors (29,000) pledging the $100’s required to secure a console. The huge amount of early interest and influx of cash has also allowed Ouya to increase the initial production run to 80,000, enough to make a decent impact on the market. Set for full release Q1 2013 Ouya is preparing to change the console world.

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