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Submitted by GreenRanger 663d ago | news

Makers of $99 Android-Powered Game Console Ship First 1,200 'Ouyas'

news.yahoo.com: Ouya's makers, who are preparing the console for its commercial launch, encourage interested gamers to pop the case open and use it in electronics projects ... or even to write their own games for it. Especially if they're among the 1,200 who are about to receive their own clear plastic Ouya developer consoles. (Android, Ouya)

aquamala  +   663d ago
I'll probably never get one but welcome the competition, good work guys.
-Mika-  +   663d ago
Once this thing gets a ps2 emulator. I buy one.

@Ritsuka

I can't believe im saying this but I agree. The concept of this console is pointless. PC and the IOS are the indie platforms. So Im not sure where this would fit in. I think the only useful thing that will come out of this console is emulators.
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SandWitch  +   663d ago
PS2 emulator on current Android specs? Keep dreaming
fossilfern  +   663d ago
Lol youll be waiting a long time to get a PS2 emulator on an android device.
DeadlyFire  +   663d ago
2014 and beyond ARM CPUs might have enough juice for that, but at the moment I am skeptical.

Ouya is an interesting system. Basically HD Cell phone or PSN/XBLA type games on your TV. Could help some start up developers make some cash though as $99 price point is certain to shift numbers out to the public. This first batch is basically development kits.
MmaFan-Qc  +   662d ago
Ok, first off, anyone who believes that a Tegra 3 is gonna run at 1080p for anything but maybe video playback and nes emulation is living a pipedream. 99% of the stuff on the ps3/360 runs at 720p. And those are considerably more powerful platforms. Second, when people are asking why they'd want this, what they are saying is "what does ouya do that my current hardware doesn't do?". The answer is "nothing."

Emulation: You can emulate on just about everything. Hell, my old psp emulates everything up to the n64. Want to emulate on the big screen? Get an original Xbox and soft mod it, and you're into everything including psone and n64.

Video: you can get an original Xbox and xbmc and watch everything. If you want Netflix and Hulu plus, they have apps for every platform on the planet. Ouya does nothing new.Indie games: xbla, psn, and wiiware brought indie gaming to a mass market years ago. And the pc has had indie gaming since its inception.

Open platform: pc anyone? You can run "unsigned code" and tweak hardware to your heart's content. You can even tweak things like clock speeds and voltages. The i5 and i7 k series CPUs are completely unlocked and ramp way up from their factory defaults.

Playing tablet/ cell phone games on the tv: begging the question of "why," you can do it now. My tablet has hdmi out. Dunno about the other tablets out there, but I didn't get a cheap out on my tablet--you get what you pay for.

Playing AAA games: if you think ouya is going to get platform exclusives then you're high. Devs will go where the install base is.

The ouya provides nothing new or useful and will bomb. Sorry ouya fans (I can't believe I just said that).
IAMERROR  +   663d ago
Can we even say its competition? No offense to the Ouya, it's an interesting concept but who in their right mind thinks this is even going to be competition for the Wiiu/Xbox/ps4 or even steambox/PC/smart phones? I hope it does end up doing well, who knows what the future might hold if it takes off.
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morkendo23  +   662d ago
"WHO IN THEIR RIGHT MIND THINK THIS IS EVEN GOING TO BE COMPETITION"

anyone "general public" will, comparing prices of 720 an ps4 when launched. consumers ALWAYS!!! looking for cheap entertainment.
MikeMyers  +   663d ago
Competition is always welcomed but I have a feeling it won't get the support needed to become mainstream. It will also be hard for game developers to make money on. They will allow anyone to release games on it so there won't be much quality control. On top of that Android has shown consumers are not willing to pay as much as compared to IOS devices when it comes to gaming.
ritsuka666  +   663d ago
There's already a platform that's attractive to indie developers.

It's called a PC.

All you're going to get here in Ouya is the same shit we get in phone games, which is: a soulless piece of shit that tries to cash in on the popularity of a superior game.
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jaymart2k  +   663d ago
Wii U

Dev picks price, sale date/price, no fee to put on system or update

Unlike PS3 & Xbox 360 that charges for updates & sets the price.
Yi-Long  +   663d ago
Android COULD be great for those games and genre's....
... which are now appearing on XBLA/PSN.

Think of top-down racers, of which Reckless Racing 2 is supposedly a very good game. Machinarium also has an Android version I believe.

What if quality games like Super Meat Boy, Fez, ilomilo, Spelunky, etc etc etc will be released for Android insteadof for PSN/XBLA!? Would you still call it crap!?

I'd love for those developers to turn to Android for more freedom and hopefully for us gamers lower prices.
sdozzo  +   663d ago
There is a reason you have one bubble.
DestinyHeroDoomlord  +   663d ago
Sound cool.
josephayal  +   663d ago
That is one tiny game console
poo342947294792  +   663d ago
1200 in one go lol that's more then open Pandora did in 5 years, I like this thing at 99bux if its crap who care its half a days pay a small gamble ect...
Tzunoy  +   663d ago
One Pc to rule them all.
sonicsidewinder  +   663d ago
Oh Yeah?
Rageanitus  +   663d ago
If it can run the same apps as your android on your TV, I don't think its too shabby. The should include in the package a wireless touch pad.
Kennytaur  +   663d ago
The controller has a touch pad.
Kennytaur  +   663d ago
A perfect media centre. I look forward to getting my brown one.
WitWolfy  +   663d ago
Almost perfect.... I dont see chance for ex hdds while using this device
Kennytaur  +   662d ago
Why not? It's got a USB port.
WitWolfy  +   661d ago
You miss understood me, see i already have a server i converted into an openelec device with internal hdd... So having something like this is kinda a step backward
MasterCornholio  +   663d ago
I would probably use this thing as an N64 emulator.
chukamachine  +   663d ago
not needed, not wanted.
aquamala  +   663d ago
With Waling Dead and Journey winning goty's it proves the masses don't need powerful consoles, Ouya is perfectly fine for them
cleft5  +   662d ago
Glad to see the console is making it to the market. Ultimately it will be a huge failure, but hey at least they fulfilled their promise.
That-Guy  +   662d ago
How the hell do I pronounce this thing.
Bimkoblerutso  +   662d ago
Maybe I'm missing the point...but you can already find ways to distribute content "openly" on PC.

I think if they really wanted to improve the gaming environment, they could have simply created an open, PC-based distribution service that gave indie developers an easy, viable means for spreading their work.

Instead, I feel like the Ouya is ultimately going to function as little more than an extension of the Google Play store. The vast majority of content is going to be ports of games designed for the flood of mobile devices already on the market.
baph777  +   662d ago
Well if it has some success; hopefully, that will prompt Apple to release their own relatively inexpensive ($200) console for playing ios games on your television.
G-cis  +   662d ago
I could see steambox steamrolled this little guy

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