What We Liked About The Ouya
In regards to its design, the last thing that the Ouya is is cheap. The bronzed-grey color placed against bits of piano finish makes the minuscule device reasonably attractive. Fitting anywhere you can conceive to place it, the Ouya doesn't need an ethernet connection. So as long as it is plugged into an electric outlet and your television, then you can stash it anywhere. Heat and ventilation aren't much of an issue either, since the Ouya's processor uses low wattage.
Combining the power that it uses with the ease of installing makes the Ouya feel like a well-oiled machine. The games are readily available upon completion of installation, and can be played instantly depending on the file size. Upon arriving to the dashboard, you're given the choices to Play, Discover, Make, or Manage. Pretty self-explanatory, but the two that are most intriguing to gamers (and developers) are Make and Manage. Make is for devs who are currently building games within the Ouya's development kit, and Manage opens your console's settings panel.
The Ouya isn't just about playing or crafting games, as it allows modifiers to use emulators to port classic gaming titles from Nintendo (Super NES, Nintendo 64) and enjoy apps that track the weather, or just set the mood (Rain).