OUYA's vision of an open source, free to play console world is a bold one. MWeb GameZone takes a look at the current status of the Android console and finds out whether it can live up to the promise?
I'm very excited abt the OUYA, it's gonna give the console market a run for its money
Well, an Android-based console is certainly going to be interesting. It was big news when the concept launched, but it was nice to get an update on where its at. First time I have also see a new pic of the console - its looks nice too!
It will only give them a run for the money if they get software support. Which means software consumers are interested in.
and it looks pretty cool to boot!
I'm excited about it too but I'm hoping it doesn't wall-ed garden the thing.
The potential is good and anticipation is high. All the pieces are in place. All that remains is to assess the synergy of these elements...
Given that it's only $99, even if it fails as a console, the fact that it supports full XBMC, Netflix, and the others, makes it a great little media stream device. Likely better then most on the market with being more powerful and at the same price point or cheaper.
Dont forget its small cube shape and size. Its literally a portable console seeing as you can just carry it around with your hands!
agreed. just bought my daughtera Roku XD , would totally prefer to buy her this, cause it has more games, and this has Onlive so you know that it has at the very least a decent web browser. If not the best on consoles.
Article is quite shallow. Example: "All OUYA games are free to download. There is no such thing as a “paid app” This means games will have a free demo or level before a paid experience begins. This model used to be called “shareware”" No, the games are not free to download, and are not actually sharable. They simply have a demo. This model is called "having a demo", and it is employed by many games since ever, and practically every XBLA game today also has a demo.
I don't get your point, some games, depending on the developer could be 100% free, some games could be free with a microtransaction model a-la Dust 514? maybe I'm just not getting your point. like the article says all games have to have some kind of free-to-play structure, so none of them employ the "paid-app" model, where you have to pay a fee to get any access whatsoever to the game.
The point is, the statement of "there is no such thing as a paid app" is incorrect. An app can charge for a full purchase, just like any game, but they are also required to have a free demo or trial version available as well.
I really don't see how this will pan out. Android games are designed for portable screens, not a 46" HDTV. There will be rampant piracy and developers will just get frustrated. I also thought OnLive was going under? The value of the company dropped like 90% or something.
That's what makes it exciting! It could fail terribly, but I don't want to miss out on what could be a cool part of future gaming history.
there is a high probability OUYA wont make it, android and IOS games are successful because you can play them everywhere.... people will rather spend a bit more to play real games on their living room.......
"OUYA's vision of an open source, free to play console..." it's not going to be free to play. they more or less said in the promo video that the *games* weren't free, the demos were.
I could see it being huge if it catered towards 2D-3D Platformers.
Until it actually comes out, a lot of conjecture is moot. As far as the "free" model goes, this is also up in the air until it is actually released. As it stands, the information on how games will be presented (free vs paid) comes from Boxer8 so whether we like it or not, that is the official take until they say otherwise... :)
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