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OUYA works with Xbox 360 and PS3 controllers, great 1080p mkv media streamer too

Pocket-lint: It has been reported by others before, even confirmed by the team behind OUYA themselves, that the forthcoming Android games console is capable of working with USB controllers from rival machines. Now Pocket-lint has learnt exclusively, from its good friends at games development company Puzzl, that many of the wireless controllers already on the market also work too. And that includes the Xbox 360 controller.

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majiebeast1275d ago

This is just a lawsuit waiting to happen.

Yi-Long1275d ago

... pretty sure MS and Sony would love to see as many controllers being sold as possible.

Anyway, great news keeps coming from the OUYA front.

inveni01274d ago

Yeah, this is no big deal. PS3 and 360 controllers work with PC, too. In fact, I use a 360 controller to play most of my PC games, and I don't even own a 360.

LKHGFDSA1274d ago PersonalAttacksShow
dakunclear1274d ago

I agree with you and there would be no lawsuits considering my ps3 controller works fine on my Asus Transformer android tablet and my 360 controller works fine on my galaxy s3

inveni01274d ago

Name calling hurts my feelings, but it also encourages me to think more rationally and make better decisions about related topics. /s

I mentioned PS3's controller, too, you know.

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3GenGames1275d ago (Edited 1275d ago )

For writing software to work with hardware you own? In what world? That's complete BS. I buy something, I can hack it, interface with my own hardware, or use it as a doorstop if I like. You can't do anything about it. If you tried to sue, you'd be rightfully bankrupted.

I'd love if they put up some more documentation on how the USB 360's controller protocol is, as information when I searched last year was SCARCE. There was the packet information but no documentation on how the modified USB protocol worked....oh well. ETA: Found a linux driver with a source, seems it's been cracked open. Nice.

cee7731274d ago

considering ps3 controllers is compatible with android and has been for quite a while it seems like a no brainer

George Sears1274d ago

@LKHGFDSA

So what's your point? Do they own the DualShock 3? Because I can use it on Steam and emulators with no problem.

DivineHand1251274d ago

if lawsuits were to happen, they would have to sue google or the ones who made the drivers for those controllers because those 2 controllers work with nearly every android device.

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Snookies121275d ago

Man... Wasn't interested in this at all, but this is intriguing for both the controller and the MKV playback reasons. I hope their MKV will support soft subs.

b_one1275d ago

you should try www.dx.com they sell plenty of models on android boxes that are capable of this and more, cheaper.

Clover9041275d ago

Thanks for the link. I'll probably wait and see if the next generation of consoles support mkv before buying a dedicated media streaming device.

blackblades1275d ago

MKV got my attention, no more hassle on converting to make it the work on ps3.

Sucitta1275d ago

ps3 media player has been converting my mkv's on the fly, seamlessly for years now.

it's free and works on 30gb mkv/dts

Snookies121275d ago

That's exactly what I'm interested in. MKV playback is very nice for me personally.

blackblades1274d ago

@Sucitta
Nothing working for me at the moment converting take way to long, my fastest ways that doesn't involve converting doesn't work anymore.

Dark_Overlord1274d ago

I'm interested too. I find the PS3's lack of container and codec support disappointing, and that CINAVIA shit means I can't back up my movies to mkv's >:(

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MmaFan-Qc1275d ago

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).

Kennytaur1275d ago

Somebody can't afford an OUYA, it seems.

aquamala1275d ago

you seem to miss the part that this is a $99 product and now we find out you can just use your existing controllers. so what current gen consoles are more powerful when they cost 2-3 times as much? and it actually has 1GB of RAM, double of current consoles.

and using tablet hdmi out on TV is just not the same thing, can you use Xbox 360/PS3 controller to play games on it? and how much does that tablet costs you?

and when cloud gaming takes over... this is pretty much all you need. don't need a powerful machine when all the processing are done on the cloud.

Qrphe1275d ago (Edited 1275d ago )

I agree with your take on its power. Go visit reddit and youtube where people talk about this device and expect it to be able to run games like Assassin's Creed, Day Z, Planetside 2, Mass Effect, ect.
You'll get a good bittersweet laugh.

Liquid_Ocelot1275d ago

You can even run OnLive on this little thing.

SilentNegotiator1274d ago (Edited 1274d ago )

"anyone who believes that a Tegra 3 is gonna run at 1080p for anything but maybe video playback"

Duh. That's what it SAID. "great 1080p ***MKV MEDIA STREAMER***"

The real appeal is it being the ultimate non-phone/tablet android device. No one expects it to be the next Xbox at $99.

Qrphe1274d ago (Edited 1274d ago )

@SilentNegotiator
"No one expects it to be the next Xbox at $99."

I don't think you understand the delusion of these Ouya fanboys

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CatXFlash1274d ago

WIN! OUYA will also support Oculust Rift for does who are budget players have no fear OUYA is here. It will have tons of new games made by indie devs you will have a blast with this little power house machine.

Lou Ferrigno1274d ago (Edited 1274d ago )

OUYA has some VERY intense competition with Nvidia's Project Shield on the Horizon .. And if i'm correct OUYA has a Tegra 3 (+?) chip insited whilest Nvida's PS has their newly announed T4 chip.. sooo OUYA is already outdated..The price is their only selling point imo :)-

mttrackmaster381274d ago

If Nvidia can get Project Shield out for less than $250, it will be a must-have.

Lou Ferrigno1274d ago

agreed man,both will be determined by their price points .. i think the sub 300 for Project shield would be ideal if they wanna make any dent in the Mobile gaming atmosphere ..OUYA has even more on its shoulders since PS was announced so im excited to see what the team behind OUYA does about it =)

TBONEJF1274d ago (Edited 1274d ago )

Why are they even talking bout OUYA when they haven't even release their boring console available? I'd prefer NVIDIA PROJECT SHIELD

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