EnGeniux OTON
Type Console Prototype Developer EnGeniux
Proposed Date 2013 Region(s) N\A
Proposed Price $279 / $379 / $579 Games Released N\A
     by Marriott_Guy
The OTON is a video game console that is currently being developed by EnGeniux, a newly formed company spearheaded by Derrick Samuels.  The project, internally known as the Genesis Project and codenamed "EVO Touch", was first started in in 2010 and is currently in the fund raising phase, with a goal of $1 million USD required to finance the remaining steps to bring this system to market.  The official prototype is scheduled to be released in February or March of 2013.
The hardware is powered by a Quad-core ARM Cortex-A9, sports 2 GB of RAM with 16 GB of internal Flash Storage.  Ports include three USB 2.0 (2 standard, 1 micro), two SD Card slots and stereo analog and multi-channel digital (SPDIF).  The OTON supports both a standard Ethernet connection as well as and WiFi 802.11 a\b\g\n.  An optional rear laser projection camera enables content to be displayed on virtually any flat surface.  For those wanting to hook it up to their HDTV, an HDMI 1.3 connection is standard.  A front facing camera is included for voice and motion recognition (ala Microsoft Kinect).  The OTON does not have an optical drive for game media - all content is streamed, downloaded or internally created.

The key selling point for this console is the ability to generate games on the fly with minimal interaction from the user.  The details at this point are limited, but the OTON is reportedly able to accomplish this through the OTON Creation Automation Engine, a software program embedded within the modified Ubuntu OS named Otonomous.  From what I am able to gather, the program seems to create its own games using parameters, objects and basic instructions as set by the basement game developer.  The official release also states that OTON X (Otonomous Operating System) will be able to modify classics and other content, like adding additional levels to a title.  This is a very ambitious undertaking to say the least.  The console also supports Linux and Android software, providing an open environment for game developers.  See the Other Media tab for videos of the prototype in action.
Some may call this an overly adventurous project, but this is not foreign territory for the developers.  You may be familiar with Mr. Samuels through his work with Envizions and the EVO Smart Console, the first Linux-based video game console.  The goal of that system, and its successors the EVO 2 and EVO 2 DX, was to allow the gamer to experience the many Linux and Android based games and applications, normally reserved for the PC or handheld devices, on the big screen television.   Many of the contributing members for those projects have been retained to work on the OTON.

We will keep a close eye on the progress of the OTON and will update this page accordingly.
     Officially licensed releases
OTON Promotional Pictures

Special White Limited Edition OTON

     Non-licensed hardware releases
This system has not yet been released.
     For the hardware enthusiasts out there - all the detail you\we love.
Processor Type  Processor Speed  Other Processor Information RAM \ Video RAM
Quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 micro-architecture 1.2 MHz None 2 GB
Screen Resolution Color Palette Polygons \ Sprites Audio
480i \ 480p \ 720p \ 1080p \ 1080i 32-bit Unknown Unknown
Media Format Media Capacity Games Released Other Supported Formats
Digital Varied N\A Android, Linux
Internal Storage External \ Removable Storage Game Controllers Other Game \ Peripheral Devices
16 GB Internal Flash Storage Cloud Storage (up to 2 GB), USB Storage Device Two shoulder buttons, 4 action buttons, two Analog sticks, D-Pad, Start button and Power button Rear Projection Camera, 2 built-in front microphones /camera for voice and motion game play (optional)
Controller Ports Network Ports Other Ports Audio \ Video
Wireless (2.4 GHz) Ethernet port,  WiFi 802.11 a\b\g\n SD Card slots (2), USB 2.0 ports (2 standard, 1 micro), HDMI
Power Supply - External Other Outputs  Other Details \ Notes
Unknown Stereo analog and multi-channel digital (SPDIF)(3 port channel) Otonomous X operating system (OTON X) which is a modified version of Ubuntu 12.10.
Not available.

     Peripherals, Promotions, Commercials, Brochures, Etc.
OTON Video Promotions
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