Kickstarter star, OUYA, will be shipping out later this month to the people who backed this project back in August of this year.

Generating funding of over $8,596,474, OUYA promises to be the mini-TV based console powered by Android with open source design for developers to take advantage of.

Many developers such as inXile’s Brian Fargo, Karateka’s Jordan Mechner (creator of Prince of Persia) and Mojang (the developers of Minecraft) have all praised this console as the new evolution of gaming.

OUYA has produced a lot of controversy, with some claiming it was a scam, whilst others were generally skeptical of the long term success of the product.

Personally, I believe the idea of an open source console that many can develop on and play on their TVs with a proper gamepad controller (shipped with the console) slightly enticing. However, there is a major factor could affect it's future, and that's if the console starts living off the profits made from independent games without making AAA publisher’s products available.

Regardless, the support for OUYA has been remarkable and we can only hope to see where the console goes. If anything, more games and games consoles is always a good thing - as the saying goes, the more the merrier!