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Submitted by LoudHawk 1217d ago | article

Ouya: How it aims to revolutionize console gaming

In the past two weeks, something beautiful has been happening over at KickStarter. It's only been nineteen days since fundraising for the OUYA has begun, but in those nineteen days, the project has managed to raise more than five million dollars. It has earned so much money, in fact, that as of this moment, the OUYA is the second most-funded product in KickStarter history. However, even though it has that much going for it, many people are still wondering what exactly the OUYA is. (Android, Dev, Industry, Ouya, Tech)

GribbleGrunger  +   1217d ago
first the games that where on phones would kill the console and now these games are on a console, they're going to revolutionise consoles. Where do these people drag themselves from in order to spew this drivel?

here's the truth: Consoles are going nowhere. The 360 IS a success, the PS3 IS a success and the WiiU WILL BE a success. So now instead of admitting they're wrong, they try another angle and claim they have a revolutionary new console.

Look, if you're happy selling to little kids, fashion victims, housewives and ignorant, spotty-nosed thugs, then go ahead. Just don't expect the more mature gamers (those that have dedicated hours and hours into maintaining this industry by buying real games and supporting a console of their choice) to suddenly think that going backwards is a revolution

If this IS a huge success then this industry is in BIG trouble. They'll enjoy huge sales and then, when the fad wears off and the people who bought it move onto another fad (probably fluffy-dice earings or trousers that actually fit) the industry will stall and come crawling to MS, Nintendo and Sony to try and get it back on track.
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Kos-Mos  +   1217d ago
Isnt this industri about making fad after fad like mobile phones? 2 new models every year.
Slapshot82  +   1217d ago
Yes, and that's a big problem for Android developers. Again, this plays into Ouya's favor, as the specs wont change and the developers don't have to constantly update their games to fit every new phone, and it's ever changing OS.
BattleAxe  +   1217d ago
Any console that advocates hacking of the OS ect...ect... is going to be a pretty crappy experience for the hardcore gamer who wants to join into an online game, and play that game the way it was meant to be played. Ouya's hacking problems will be twice as bad as the thanks. Not to mention, I would never buy something called "Ouya".
megacowdung  +   1217d ago
It probably will be a huge success because it can give the little people a voice. Video games are being dominated by corporations and they are just shoving the same games at us every year. All we look forward to is the next CoD, or Battlefield, or Madden NFL, or something. The OUYA is built off of android icecream sandwich so it will be easy for people like you and me to develop video games for it and have our voice in the video gaming world. Yes it's not going to be a HUGE voice that will turn everything around (it might though) but it's a start to show Activision and EA that we can live without them and to get sales they will have to impress us.

Think of the OUYA like youtube. You can have a say in the world if your youtube channel is popular. Some of the people on there are awesome but they would have never gotten a show on mainstream media (TV.) Youtube lets them have their voice in the world for free. That is what the devs of OUYA wanted. Come on now, they said it's fine if you even root/hack the system just because...
SwiftArsonist  +   1217d ago
i guess we have to wait and see. looks good on paper.
Slapshot82  +   1217d ago
This past generation of consoles has indeed been great, many of the triple-A titles have been fantastic, but at the same time, the industry's budgets are shrinking, and that's why we're seeing the indie explosion on digital services.

This is the perfect time for a system like Ouya to launch. While some will desire their online multiplayer, it's the new single player indie games that have me excited about Ouya, and pushed me to back the project. Limbo, Super Meat Boy and Bastion are but a few of the recent indie games that made me proud to be a gamer again in this past generation, and far exceeded my pleasure than the likes of the triple-A titles.

Ouya will be flooded with shovelware, and it will have its issues, but if it get 10+ great indie titles, I'll be pleased with my money spent on the system. But, I'm expecting to gain much more momentum than that. While I don't think it will exactly 'revolutionize' console gaming, I think it will be a central hub for us that enjoy indie games, and that's a good thing for me.
sorceror171  +   1217d ago
I have an Ouya already.

No, really. The Asus Transformer Prime has the same h/w, HDMI out, and can use PS3 controllers wirelessly. I've hooked it up to my TV and played games that way.

The graphics are *not* as good as my PS3's, but they're all right. A bit better than the original XBox, say. (Tested with Shadowngun THD, Dead Trigger, and Max Payne (but that's a PS2 convert).)

For $99... *maybe*. It *might* find a niche. The Prime costs... rather a lot more.
WeskerChildReborned  +   1217d ago
I think it would be good for people who have interest in either Onlive or just indie games cause you're most likely not gonna see a AAA title being made except for the ones that will exist through Onlive.

Also can you play online games through Onlive or no? Cause Onlive wouldn't use Xbox Live or Playstation Network so what kinda service would they use?
Slapshot82  +   1217d ago
Yes, according to our last Ouya update, you can play Onlive games straight through the Ouya console.
The_Infected  +   1217d ago
What do you mean what service would OnLive use? OnLive runs their own service and online games through their servers.
WeskerChildReborned  +   1216d ago
I didn't know it had it's own online community service, i never hear of Onlive online or anything like that.
faysal  +   1217d ago
these days the word "revolutionize" being used on everything... the meaning of this is word is completely dead.
OmniSlashPT  +   1217d ago
Revolutionize console gaming by bringing mobile gaming to tv screens? yeah right, sounds like a revolution /s

Stop overhyping it, you'll just kill the project with all this articles...soon this same websites will be making doom articles about the OUYA and why it failed.
newsguyjjrox  +   1217d ago
Did you even read the article? Furthermore, did you even read the headline? "Aims to revolutionize" is not the same as "revolutionizes". This is due to the fact that every new console that has come out in video game history has attempted to revolutionize gaming. If the OUYA does fail, then we shall be reporting it. Why? Because we're journalists, and it's our duty to report on the latest news, regardless of our personal opinions on it. Unlike some major publications (Whom I will refrain from naming), the staff at Solidus are honest and unbiased.
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sonicsidewinder  +   1217d ago
Oh yeah?
Welshy  +   1217d ago
Of course this will revolutionize gaming! after all, who didn't want phone apps on their TV? what publisher would be stupid enough to pass up a console that openly states being hackable and supplies free games? /s

This thing has fail written all over it and it's backers will disappear back into the Xbox/PS crowd.

Yes, the makers will make money from the hardware, but on a serious note, what company THAT WANTS TO MAKE MONEY will publish and develop on a free console!?
Awesome-Xanto  +   1217d ago
We have to put up with article after article about how Onlive is the future, I guess now we have to put up with article after article on Ouya revolutionizing the console business. Sigh.

When did taking a step back in tech become a good thing in the industry... please just be quite for once.

Developers & the Media need to learn to be quite and just make or report on games instead of trying to predict the unpredictable.
TABSF  +   1217d ago
"The OUYA solidly whips the Xbox 360 on RAM and processing."

As much as I think this is a good idea and that the Next Gen should be out by now, there is no way this Ouya has more processing power than Xbox 360.

PC is just walking away, if PS4 and Next Xbox is not out by 2015 Sony and Microsoft have got a mountain to climb.
Myself and a lot of people I know have switched to PC this Gen and use PC as their main platform or only platform.
mushroomwig  +   1217d ago
Why would they have a mountain to climb? Believe it or not but not everybody is obsessed with specs, people enjoy consoles because of the games they offer. I'm all for Ouya but I can't see it ever providing the level of exclusives console gamers currently enjoy.
tiffac008  +   1217d ago
Well at least its a positive article unlike what I've been mostly seeing from a Vita or Wii U articles.
GREW50ME  +   1217d ago
Why do people assume that the lady collecting this money will actually make anything? She will just pocket the $6 million and run IMO... The whole thing reeks of a massive scam to me. Intentional vaporware.
newsguyjjrox  +   1217d ago
Please keep in mind, ladies and gentlemen, that this is only a speculative article. I assure you that when the OUYA releases, we will review it in the most unbiased manner possible. Additionally, please refrain from making comments that take things out of context, or comments that were provoked by carefully studying the headline, whilst ignoring the article. Thanks!

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