Gamers want a new video game console. That’s the impression you get if you’ve been watching the explosion of activity on the Kickstarter page for OUYA, the hackable, Android-based game console that will retail for $99. To date, the OUYA has raised $5 million dollars from nearly 40,000 Kickstarter investors, with more than 32,000 plunking down $99 or more to preorder a console. It promises to open up the console industry to independent game developers, and lower the barrier of entry for gamers. The community responded, and the OUYA broke its $950,000 funding goal in under 8 hours. The console has lofty goals, but does warrant some deeper scrutiny. OUYA says it will deliver 80,000 units by March, 2013, only eight months after the launch date. Read the full story at Mashable.
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Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.