Review: What's Ouya's Place in the Suddenly Crowded Video-Game Space?

Review: What's Ouya's Place in the Suddenly Crowded Video-Game Space?

The following video is from Friday's installment of The Motley Fool's Weekly Tech Review, in which host Chris Hill and analysts Eric Bleeker and Jason Moser take a look at the biggest stories driving the tech sector this week.

In this segment, Eric gives a review of the $99 Ouya gaming console, powered by a modified version of Google's Android operating system. He discusses the system's massively enthusiastic Kickstarter crowd-funded beginnings, many of the niche features that will be particularly attractive to gaming enthusiasts, and some of the main problems with the system as well. He then tells us to what extent this could be a disruptor for the game console space.

Finally, Jason chimes in on whether video games are more interesting for consumers than for investors. Mobile gaming companies with big hits are priced to perfection, while laggards who have fallen behind aren't exciting investing ideas. Meanwhile, larger stalwarts in the space such as Activision Blizzard have seen trouble with their hit franchises such as World of Warcraft. Is there any safe haven for video-game investors?

The full video is available here.

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The relevant video segment can be found between 11:38 and 17:13.

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