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Ouya Unboxing: The Open Source Console Generation Begins

Kickstarter, and other crowd source funding programs have opened the flood gates for independents in every industry. None more so than gaming. It is a paradigm shift that has brought a Ouya to our attention. It is the first console created with funding from gamers. Using an Android platform that is desperate for a herald to lead the charge of open source os development. Welcome to the open source generation gamers. This is only the beginning. (Android, Dev, Industry, Kickstarter, Next-Gen, Ouya, Tech)

ritsuka666  +   1129d ago
I see no reason to buy this console, give me one good reason to buy it besides the fact that it is hackable.
Knight_Crawler  +   1129d ago
because you might have some family member's over who do not play JRPG's or FPS -_-

This is not meant for the hardcore gamer but more for the casual crowd who wants to take the iPad experience to the big screen.
Kevin ButIer  +   1129d ago
wow no love for Ouya... come on it's a nice 99 dls toy. You can mess enough with it for that price.
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cannon8800  +   1129d ago
can't they already pretty much do that with their phones/computers/laptops/table ts? It really isn't that great.
SonyNGP  +   1129d ago
Who do you think we are? Ouya sales reps?
nukeitall  +   1129d ago
Well for one, wacky games like MindCraft might appear on it and be a huge hit.

That said, I'm not buying it and indie games has a history of being mostly turds. Even when there are some really high quality indie games, I still tend to pick the big AAA games.

In short, it is my personal preference, but there are plenty of people that love those wacky (and great) indie games. They are just not for me.
Kennytaur  +   1129d ago
Media centre.
Blacktric  +   1129d ago
They somehow put a fan...


You have to pay 99 dollars to see how it works though. But at least you'll get to play mobile games on your TV.


inb4 Ouya is more powerful than a phone and games will look better etc.

It's a scam for God's sake and some tards haven't realized it yet and keep acting arrogant like they know two sh*ts about development and acting like Ouya is the second coming and will usher a new age of gaming (GOD FORBID!).


"Media centre."

Why not get a Raspberry Pi then? It costs less, it takes less space, etc.
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Npugz7  +   1129d ago
There is no reason to buy this garbage!
Kingofwiiu  +   1129d ago
I'm not all about power and graphics , but the Ouya is litteraly 2 underpowered. It runs a tegra 3 chip. Which is basically a PoS in a console.

It's not even half as powerfull as a 360 or ps3.
The wiiu has it's gamepad and a powerfull GPGPU.

The ouya is a mobile phone in a box. I hope all these kickstarters vanish and let the big three do what they do.
Sarobi  +   1129d ago
"I hope all these kickstarters vanish and let the big three do what they do."
Won't happen. even if these consoles aren't good.. they will follow the trend of Smartphones and Tablets.. release every year in different models and pretty much do the same stuff. I'm sure somewhere Google is smiling knowing they have a hand in everywhere right now
Janitor  +   1129d ago
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3-4-5  +   1129d ago
ok but that doesn't matter because if they re-released the SNES & Games people would buy it still.
hobohunterz  +   1128d ago
@kingoffwiiu Hmm that username calling a $99 console shit that is not even a threat to the big 2
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Kennytaur  +   1129d ago
Then don't, you narrow-minded fool of a took!
chcolatesnw  +   1129d ago
i honestly think id rather get a apple tv or cable (cheaper) if i really wanted ipad games on big screen. but even so what is the point??? games that are designed for ipad/tablets are also designed to be perfectly playable on the screen that you already have. and if someone would want to play infinity blade on the big screen why not just play a console game that is actually a hell of a lot higher quality in terms of gameplay, story, character development, graphics ... etc??? this thing is useless at 100 bones, maybe if it was like 29.99 then I'd get it just for kicks but even then i'd have a hard time justifying since i don't even play mobile games all that much. only ones i can say i played longer than 5 minutes was cut the rope.
Lior  +   1129d ago
It is very stupid to buy this, the main selling point they are saying is that it is an open "console"(it aint a console) and what big budget games are going to be released if anyone hacks it and gets games for free, what developers want their software out in no mans land open to be hacked.
Janitor  +   1129d ago
PC has a lot of big budget games, and you can easily pirate pretty much all of them. What's the difference?
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Sarobi  +   1129d ago
"and what big budget games are going to be released if anyone hacks it and gets games for free,"
Ouya is aimed to the free-to-play audience.. games that come to it will be made by indie developers and will cost nothing for the most part.
wastedcells  +   1129d ago
The indie scene will love this. Like all consoles it's about the games. All we can do is wait and see what happens.
Sarobi  +   1129d ago
This is basically the first of many annual year to year android based consoles to be released.
NewVegasTroop  +   1129d ago
i would buy it just to be able to play nintendo 64 games in HD
MmaFan-Qc  +   1129d ago
Wait, ...its not like your pc was already able to do it

Anyway, anyone who still 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 but it isnt about the best graphics, its about value. for the ouya to have value, it must do something you can't get from its competitors (or the whole must exceed the sum total of its parts). And on every bullet point the ouya has, someone else does it better.

If you want a low cost system, the wii is already a low cost, low performance gaming console. It is also easily soft modded for emulation and media playback. And it has a healthy lineup of great games. Or you could just go last gen and get a ps2--huge line up of aaa games for rock bottom prices, soft mod dabble for emulation and video playback, and the price tag is virtually nothing ($50 for a refurb model at GameStop). Again, while the ouya has hdmi and theoretically supports 1080p, that tegra 3 chipset is only marginally better than an intel atom processor--it will probably struggle with anything over 720p. Which, again, the ps2 can do.

So again, its cost to value ratio isn't there. If you want great games at a low cost, go last gen. If you want better graphics, for $40 more you can get a refurb 360 at GameStop (plus Netflix and Hulu plus). The ouya does nothing that others don't do better.

It won't be a game changer. It will be a flop after six months. Sorry to disappoint. But feel free to spend your $100 (which is not an impulse buy in my budget) on it. It's a free country, and you are free to throw your money away on whatever you wish.
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Dlacy13g  +   1129d ago
Ouya was the flavor of the month for kickstarter. I have zero faith in this being anything more than a glorified tablet with controller. I can pretty much already do everything that box can on my Asus tablet including hooking up to a tv and using a controller.
gamern4g  +   1129d ago
Waiting for it.
MultiConsoleGamer  +   1129d ago
It began over a year ago when the first android media boxers were released in Asia.
stage88  +   1128d ago
And to top it off they've even managed to get the thumbsticks in the wrong place...
PAYNEinc85  +   1128d ago
It seemed cool at first until I realized how misleading they were being about every game being free.
hobohunterz  +   1128d ago
They arent misleading theyre all free lite versions just like on the phones..

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