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Green Throttle Games wants your Android device to become your next console (video)

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Early next year, the traditional console giants will face a new challenger in the form of crowd-funded OUYA, and now Green Throttle Games has arrived to show you its take on the future of sofa-based gaming. Founded by familiar names such as Charles Huang of Guitar Hero fame, and Palm’s Matt Crowley, the company asks why buy an expensive console when your Android phone or tablet has all the hardware you need? The idea is that not only can you play games on your touchscreen device, but when in range, hook it up to a TV, pair a couple of the Bluetooth Atlas Controllers, and have yourself a makeshift console. Green Throttle is making its own games for the platform, and already has some third-party developers on board, but wants more to bulk up its “Arena” app catalogue. From today, the free SDK is available for download, and hardware development packs — complete with controllers — released for purchase, although stocks of these are limited. More news on the consumer launch is expected “in the near future,” but while you wait, let the founders walk you through their vision in the video above.

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