Digitally Downloaded writes: "It’s not the first indie project, of course, and it won’t be the last, but Ouya has a better chance of making some real changes happen in the games industry."
Yeah, how about we wait until it actually succeeds before we talk about who should be worried.Nintendo and Sony have been in the gaming industry for years so I don't think you will be able to edge them out as easily as you think.
im worried alright worried about all the crappy troll articles this will bring
I don't see how this will be any different than most other Android devices, except it has a controller. Most games on Android are made with a touch screen in mind. On top of that, this is cheap hardware and the *free* part, means only some gameplay is free. A demo would qualify as part of *free*. I guess if developers will support it, it will at least circumvent the nasty fragmentation issue to some degree affecting Android.
Sony and MS would of known about this Ouya thing a LONG time before we did
another generic "give me hits, my shitty blog/site need it, type of article" . No they should not be worried
Exactly what I was thinking.
I'm sure a console that you can hack is not much of a threat to regular consoles. But we don't know, we have to wait and see what its about.
I like how people see the word 'hack' and assume it is just going to be CoD lobbies full of hackers. It is Open Source, so you can 'hack'/change/modify anything. Want to add mods? Well you can. Want to support a file type? Well you can. Want to add a new applet? Well you can. Don't like the menu? Well guess what? You can change that. Want to play old PS1/PS2 games, and GBA/NES/SNES games? Well then, add an emulator. Open source is a HUGE deal (look at what managed to come out on the PS3 in the first few weeks of it being hacked). Examples of things that 'could' have been done on PS3 with open source: Better web browser (how long did the PS3 have that crappy one that barely worked?) In game music to every game. In game party chat. In game XMB (yeah it was added later, but could have been done prior). Support other video file types. Emulators. Dynamic themes could have existed long before they were released. Completely change the menu. I'm not going to keep going on and on, but I think you can understand. Also before you say it, no, Open Source does not mean hackers in games (assuming OUYA even has multiplayer games), with moderating and good security games will be fine. Go check out Counter Strike and see how little hackers there are in the lobbies that don't allow hacking.
Androids and other mobile devices and your PC can do everything Ouya does. For all those hyped over Ouya takea look at this http://i.imgur.com/75MEN.jp...
How could anyone disagree with this?
I doubt it'll catch on, imo.
This morning.. "Right now, the Kickstarter campaign stands at just under $ 300,000 (and rising very rapidly) of their goal of $ 950,000" http://clickgamecenter.com/... This after noon.. "Oh yeah! Ouya receives over $1M in crowdfunding in less than 8 hours" http://arstechnica.com/gami... I think this might be a record. Seeing that the console is $95.. How many will be shipped out now??
And if it does will you cry like a baby. I hope it becomes the #1 selling console in the world. Stupid Sony and MS with so much restrictions.
"cry like a baby" what are you talking about? I was simply stating my opinion. It's not as if I'm against the idea or product or anything like that. I'm just expressing skepticism regarding its adoption.
My PS3 needs a buddy.
I gave them 100$ : ) LOL, they didn't even need it.
Should be worried about what? Ayayeyua is that how you pronounce it?
Ouya is a great concept and I will buy one, heck at $95 why the hell not? But while Microsoft and Sony should be worried, Nintendo has nothing to fear. Nintendo's first party IP combined with their brand recognition is far to strong to be over taken by Ouya. An open source console is essentially begging for piracy to occur day 1 and since the console is design with hackers in mind, the system will be hacked. That might sound like a cool idea on the outset, but when you think about all the developers that will want to actually sell games on the Ouya platform this becomes a huge problem. I have seen jail broken iPods and iPhones, you can get all the software for free on those devices. Guess what people, developers don't make games and put price tags on them because they want them to be stolen. Piracy is going to be a huge issue for the Ouya platform and if they aren't able to come up with a solution to this issue than no matter how good the console is it will fail because developers, indie or retail developers, will not release games for that platform due to rampant piracy. It is easy to point out that there is rampant piracy on the PC but games are still developed for PCs. I would agree with that, and I hope developers will support Ouya. Understand, I would love for the Ouya to succeed. The next issue would be one of game distribution. I am assuming that Ouya will be download only. This would be the only way for them to get around the restrictions that the current hardware consoles face. Lets be honest, there will be adult games for the Ouya and if the Ouya is as open source as they make it out to be then they will allow these games to be made and sold on their platform. Once they have made that commitment it will become a polarizing decision and some of the bigger publishers will distance themselves from the Ouya console. On top of that, you can't walk into WalMart, Target, or even Gamestop and buy an AO title. If they don't allow for adult titles on their console than they have gone back on their promise of a truly open source platform for anyone. Needless to say, the backlash for this would be incredibly negative and the self righteous hacking community will turn against them in a major way. Just look at the debacle that Sony got into when they remove Linux from the PS3. If the Ouya platform is able to overcome these challenges, then and only then can they become a true threat to Sony and Microsoft. Even if the console fails they will have made so much money off of this kickstarter that even a failure would be a huge success for them. In fact, it might even be better for them if this open source platform failed and they just kept the money they made from the kickstarter investment. While this is an incredibly cynical thing to say, I do believe it is valid. Ouya is a great concept, but I do think this is just one great big scam and that these Ouya developers are going for one big money grab. I hope I am wrong and I hope that this system will be a success. Like I said, I will certainly be buying one day 1. Life has made me cynical and I know too much about gaming to not understand the difficulties of launching a new console, especially an open source one.
I love how the video mentions the game Canabalt and how they want to bring it to the TV yet it's on the Playstation Network as a Mini which can be played on the PSP, Vita and Playstation 3 aka the TV. Also, the interface looks strangely similar to Microsoft's Metro so I can foresee future lawsuits.
This can easily take the casual market away from the big 3.. If the right support from developers gets on board, it will succeed in the market.. Nintendo if anyone should be worried.. All those ppl that bought wiis prolly wont care for wii u but this, its $100 for market games that they love...
You know this could be a good idea if it turns out well. The hacking community and the infamous "Anonymous" will be, lets just say, much busier.
A Dreamcast 2 might have them running for their money. Thisssss...We'll see.
Well we're not even sure this will have good developers making games. For all i know, they could just make indie copys of games that are already out or already used the concept.
I love my console systems. Ouya can go straight to hell. XBox 360 and PS3- FTW! Ouya do not have the unlimited resources to compete, market and develop products to a mass audience. Nintendo, Sony, Microsoft and Apple all have billions of dollars to spend.
Because an advertise hackable platform is reassuring to big time publishers who spend millions funding their ips.
* sigh *... just like Onlive right. And a LOT of other miscellaneous half assed attempts. Jeeze, it won't happen.
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