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Ouya: Great Idea but what about....

Just a couple concerns about the new Ouya console. With over $3 million raised it will exist but just how much will it change the game. (no pun intended)

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miyamoto1863d ago (Edited 1863d ago )

Gameloft must be jumping with joy as we speak!
Wikipad not much.

The reason I will support Ouya is because I want The Big Three to lower the prices of their games. More games to play for less.

Long Live Play!

sjaakiejj1863d ago

I don't see Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo getting intimidated by this console. It has no major publishers backing it, it has very low specs compared to even the current consoles, and it's delivered by a company which we know very little about - build quality may be shoddy, components may not resonate very well with each other - a lot of problems that may occur.

Most of all though, they're basing it on Android, an Operating System for mobile devices, and uses Java in its back-end.

I'm not sure if Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo are looking at this console, but if they are, I'd say it's more likely that they're laughing than frightened.

miyamoto1863d ago (Edited 1863d ago )

" I don't see Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo getting intimidated by this console."

Who said they are intimidated by Ouya?
Any reference?
We haven't heard any comment from the Big Three yet.

This is competition that actually compliments the established institution by the Big Three.

While many console critics are predicting the demise of consoles & console gaming in favor of mobile devices, out of nowhere comes these group of console gaming enthusiasts in preserving this age old tradition and keeping it alive.

On this note, Android which is thought of a huge threat to the demise of console gaming, may actually be helping rather than destroying.

Is this Chapter 2 of the ever growing power of Android as the dominant OS, first in the mobile arena & now in the gaming arena, both mobile & home?

But we have to look at this not on graphics power terms but on the wider platform standpoint not just the hardware. The $99 price point screams casual gaming & we know how much the casuals make up the total gaming market.

Who knows maybe some other OEMs like Samsung, Asus, Acer, HTC will come up with their own version of an Android gaming console.

Lenovo has already equipped their HDTVs with Android OS for gaming making their OLED TVs as a big ass gaming tablet.

Samsung now made a deal with Gaikai to bring gaming on thier HDTVs.

Same with Apple TV. Its rumored that games made for the iOS are playable with that platform.

If there is one platform big enough to compete with the likes of Apple, Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo it is Google Android.

sjaakiejj1863d ago (Edited 1863d ago )

"Who said they are intimidated by Ouya? "

You suggested it by saying
"The reason I will support Ouya is because I want The Big Three to lower the prices of their games. "

"On this note, Android which is thought of a huge threat to the demise of console gaming, may actually be helping rather than destroying. "
Lol

Android is _not_ a gaming operating system. It was built from the ground up as a mobile operating system, using a linux kernel for system calls and management.

Why these guys haven't devised their own Operating System (based on the Linux kernel for instance, like Chrome OS, Ps3 and Android) for the device, but instead use one which is completely inappropriate for what they're trying to do is beyond me.

DBLDeathDealer1863d ago

Yeah, it would be nice for them to lower prices but this just not seem like the system to do it honestly.

Indie games will have a field day with this, but major game developers, not so much.

Also, don't forget it is on Android and I am pretty sure that is based on touch gaming still.....so, going to be interesting to see how they do this.

I am all about supporting a new system, but let's make it something that is truly innovative and can actually compete with the big guys.

PrisonedBeast1863d ago

Yeah I am interested with where they go with this but until I know more I think I will watch from a distance.

WeskerChildReborned1863d ago

Same here, at least wanna see what the games will be like.

WeskerChildReborned1863d ago

Yea, you probably wont see any third party developers like Crytek, Epic, or anyone else joining. It will most likely have indie games from indie developers.

Fishy Fingers1863d ago (Edited 1863d ago )

Based on touch gaming? It has an ordinary pad. Android itself is as open to traditional inputs as it is touch. Purely down to the developer and of course what device it's planed for.

@wesker, Epic and Crytek ARE indie developers, but yeah, I won't expect their flagship titles to run on this.

ziggurcat1863d ago

it's going to be terrible no matter what it ends up being like.

Nerdmaster1863d ago

The idea is interesting, but I don't see why anyone would want that. Casuals won't buy it and hardcores already have PCs, consoles, handhelds and smartphones.

shutUpAndTakeMyMoney1863d ago (Edited 1863d ago )

why would casuals not buy it? I am sure they like phone games. so who are the people buying are they not in your list of categories? You know who will buy it? Whoever wants to.. Which is unpredictable but thank for trying!

Nerdmaster1863d ago

Exactly. They like phone games. That they play on their phones. Why would they buy a console to play the same games? It's not appealing to either casuals or hardcores.

You seemed offended by my comment. Why is that?