This is something that has been causing quite a storm these past few days. Ouya is a new games console that has blown away all expectations by raising over $4,000,000 with 27 days still to go on its Kickstarter Page
. Its designed to be a $99 console running Android that is completely open, meaning developers don't have to buy expensive dev kits and SDK licenses. The openness also means its very easy to hack, meaning you can take it apart (without voiding a warranty!) and make your own changes. they even say you can make your own peripherals, should you choose (and be able to).
While its in its early days, it has already been confirmed that Minecraft will be a title on the platform, as well as an app for Twitch.tv.
The intended specs are:
Tegra3 quad-core processor
8GB of internal flash storage
HDMI connection to the TV, with support for up to 1080p HD
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth LE 4.0
USB 2.0 (one)
Wireless controller with standard controls (two analog sticks, d-pad, eight action buttons, a system button), a touchpad
Obviously this won't be comparable to the next gen Xbox and Playstation consoles (the former of which is rumoured to use a 16-core IBM PPC processor), but then for $99 and running an OS intended for mobile devices you wouldn't expect it to be.