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The Ouya is a compact package smaller than its gamepad (pictures)

The Ouya is a small, cube-shaped video game console. It's so small, in fact, that its included controller practically dwarfs it.

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Small

The Ouya has one of the smallest console footprints I've ever seen. The Android-based device connects to your TV and runs games specifically tailored to its included controller.
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Looks like a 360...

The Ouya's controller looks like an Xbox 360's, but feels cheap and hollow in comparison.
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Buttons

The Ouya's face buttons are fine, but they don't have the tactile springiness of the Xbox 360's. They have also been known to get stuck from time to time.
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Squeaker

I've nicknamed the left analog stick on our unit "Squeaker," because, well, do I really need to spell it out?
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D-pad

The directional pad feels imprecise although I've yet to actually try a one-on-one fighting game (the true test of any D-pad) on it.
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Ugh

I really, really dislike the trigger buttons. Sure they're in the spot where you'd usually find trigger buttons on a controller, but they hardly feel like actual triggers.
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Touch

The touch pad (located below the lights) is a neat idea, but using it to control the onscreen cursor is incredibly frustrating.
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Batts

An AA battery (included) is located inside each handle.
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Connect

HDMI, Micro-USB, USB, and Ethernet are the included ports.
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Vents

These vents keep your Ouya from burning a squarish hole in your entertainment center.
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Panel

The top panel can be removed after four screws are removed. Then the modding can begin...

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