A lot of people write retro software. A few people mod retro hardware. Even fewer design custom hardware, and designing and building a completely custom personal computer platform is, well, kinda awesome.
Steve Chamberlain did that. By hand. For real.
So, Ouya hired that guy. This cannot be a bad thing. As well as a few other rock stars of the videogame and computing industry.
Can’t wait to “waste” some time on writing for this thing. (Still waiting to see the API docs, though… they say the developers’ kit will be out for Christmas.)