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At my small town local gamestop
I decided to stop into my local GameStop today (something i haven't done in about 4 years), to pre-order myself yet another OUYA (bringing the total of Ouya's i have pre-ordered up to 5). First I asked the chick at the counter if they were taking pre-orders for the OUYA. and she said quite clearly to me "The What?" I repeated myself and she told me she didn't have a clue as to what that was... but the guy at the other counter was ringing up another customer told me to hold on and hurried to finish the customer up and motioned me over. He told me not to pay any mind to the chick because she was pretty much "Phoning it in when it comes to working here" anyway he said he could pre-order the ouya for me and went on to ask me what my interest in the OUYA was. I told him that i was in love with the potential of it, and that i hoped to eventually release my own RPG on it which i pretty much have all outlined and decided, but is much too big in scope for me to handle on my own within any time frame feasible to get it done in the first 2 or three years after the release of OUYA. Long story short, he's a college student specializing in Computer Sciences, particularly Computer AI and he and a bunch of his fellow student since hearing of the ouya have been trying to come up with a project to do on it. So he gave me his number and told me to call and if the other guys (and girls) decided they liked my ideas they'd throw in to get it done.
I also asked him how many people had pre-ordered the ouya in his particular store, and he told me 129 people had (which is not bad for no press at all in my little backwards southern small town) Most of those being students In the Computer Sciences program at the college he goes to. So it does look like the OUYA is making a decent splash with those who are studying computers and are particularly interested in programming games.