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The Ouya's Tegra 3-based innards are getting a little old, but the console is finally starting to get a respectable game library and the controller has been tweaked since launch. Okay, maybe you don't want to spend $99 on it, but how about $85 with some free games?

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Through February 26th you can pick up an Ouya bundle from Stacksocial for $85. That includes the 8GB console with a controller and $25 in credit to spend in the Ouya store. If you expect to buy some games on the Ouya, it's sort of like getting it for $60.

Remember, the Ouya store includes free trials of all games, so you can spend that free money well.

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Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

  • Cherokee4life

    This is a really good deal. $60 for an OUYA.

  • Dani R.

    And here we go again... Great deal, US only...

    • Wazzifer

      This is getting really fucking old. Get over it.

      • Primalxconvoy

        I agree with the OP. It's a global and increasingly smaller world. Perhaps you should get over the world interfering in "my America"?

  • Cat Astrophy

    Jesus no the Tegra 3 was an ancient PoS when the OUYA launched. Where the **** is the Tegra 4 version?

    • YNWA

      Well since they are having a sale like this I would say it is coming soon...

    • Primalxconvoy

      Incorrect. Many to aaa android games look and play great on the ouya. The main point is that those same games are not being released officially onto the system.

  • Guest

    It hasn't lived up to it's hype. This is a pretty useless piece of obsolete hardware that they are trying to recoup costs on lol

    • jm9843

      It's only useless if you're an idiot.

      • David Peterson

        OH SNAP!

      • Matthew Fry

        Even if you're an idiot it could still be used as a blunt object.

    • Joe

      It's great for xbmc media player I have one for that purpose and it works great I control it with my iPad

  • Matthew Fry

    You know you're not interested when it is (effectively) 40% off and you still don't want it.

    • dude

      I kind of prefer to get moga controller. I would be more interested if it had more custom rom support, I could use it to run a home media server.

      • Carla John

        Would you think this would be a good buy for just early console emulators?

        • Primalxconvoy

          SPAM BOT ALERT!

      • Primalxconvoy

        It doesn't support moga controllers

  • Josh Williamson

    Im kind of tempted to get it just for playing emulators of sorts like SNES, NES, GBA games on my tv. Would you think this would be a good buy for just early console emulators?

    • dude

      Tegra 3 will handle all those fine so this will do nicely. But the controller ain't that good, you might want to use your own. And you don't worry about detractors. If you call Nintendo office themselves and asked about old games roms they would they you they don't even care. SquareEnix might though,

      • dude

        ughn.. that was crappy typing.

      • Primalxconvoy

        Using a ps3 or xbox 360 (wired for both) is recommended but those controllers are not supported by the majority of ouya games (emulators will be fine though).

    • Primalxconvoy

      For those emulators, you will be happy. PS1 emulation is serviceable but openGL isn't supported very well. N64 looks OK but burin mapping and a full list of game emulation isn't quite there yet. Sideloading the first release of Drastic (ds emu) is also recommended.

    • kevgret

      I'm using my surface RT to run my emulators.. works great with an xbox 360 controller

  • renz

    so when we can expect OUYA 2? i thought they intend to upgrade the console on yearly basis

    • Matthew Martino

      They are. But not until its been a year. Oh btw thats a year from release. Not a year from the kickstarter or anything.

  • DD0011

    $125 value is kinda debatable.

  • Primalxconvoy

    I'd avoid the stock (silver and brown) ouya with 8gig memory; that's the one with the original controller and bluetooth issues. If you want an ouya less likely to fail, get the black version.