Now this is how to do a Kickstarter. Today’s craze on Kickstarter is OUYA, a new game console for the TV — and it’s powered by Android. Oh, and it met its $950 thousand goal in less than 24 hours.
I see its "advantage" as its downfall. Hackability will lead to unbalance MP and no dev profit or sharing behind the back of whoever needs to make the consoles. That along with a $99 entry price for $500 in hardware is sure to lead to failure as there is only money to be lost.
I have no idea how they plan to make a profit off this when they're selling it so cheap. However, it's not an Xbox and it's probably not getting Call of Duty. I imagine the sorts of games people will want to play on the Ouya console will be indie games and things like that. Think Super Meat Boy, Minecraft, Fez, etc. rather than CoD. In that case, the moddability isn't as big a detriment as you think it could be.
WTF is with the disagrees. Pay $99 for more expensive hardeware...maker looses money games that I am supposed to be paying for...hacked annnoying pop up ads...hacked microtransactions...hacked companies using system notice no revenue...system is dropped company selling the console looses millions FAIL By MP I was thinking co-op and leaderboards anyways...also hacked If you think there will be any other outcome with a mass market and an easily hackable system, with that power, and that price your kidding yourself. Hell, I'd buy one so I can sell the parts for profit...lol Also the average consumer would never buy enough $1 games to make up the price difference. "I have no idea how they plan to make a profit off this when they're selling it so cheap." Come back when you have a reasonable anwser for that.
It's brilliant and it's only the beginning. It will most likely make money through advertising etc. But, it's open for everyone. At the very least, it will force the big boys to make better decisions.
Shoulda named this thing Indiebox. It's going to be amazing for smaller devs. Can't wait.
Yep, it will give indie developers more and also be hackable so people can probably make mods and share. Now that would be awesome.
I'm about to contribute $99. I'm very interested in this.
I already donated $130. I'm getting two controllers.
I just did too lol $129. I'm excited for this. It sounds like a great idea.
sure if u love playin silly flash games
I'm really hoping they come out with good games, i mean i saw Minecraft on there so i'm hoping it will be included free.
Quite a great thing that indie devs are getting a console that won't cost an arm and a leg to develop for... it may very well redefine mass gaming. Most indie games that are worth a damn don't get TV advertising or fancy boxing at Gamestop. They get talked about on Reddit and neogaf. So many possibilities and honestly, it could very well undercut Valve if they can get a worthy distribution platform.
Can someone pls summarize what it does? tl;dr
Imagine what could be done with such a flexible platform. I can't wait to see what "develops".
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