Submitted by pat_11_5 968d ago | opinion piece

Are Android consoles the future of video games?

As a gaming platform, Android is still in its infancy. But as a relatively open operating system ripe with opportunities for simple pick-up-and-play games, it quite possibly could be the platform of the future. (Culture, GameStick, Ouya, Project SHIELD, wikipad)

iNathan  +   968d ago
Android sells good in Phones, anything else it laggs behind.

And the reason they sell well in Phones, lets admit it - its dirt cheap.
pat_11_5  +   968d ago
Android doesn't exactly sell phones... You realize it's an operating system, not a phone manufacturer.
yeahokchief  +   968d ago
you realize the answer is still no.
juandren  +   968d ago
Actually, Google bought Motorola to manufacture their own Nexus-branded phones. So that argument is debatable. Regardless, console games will always thrive
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Viper7  +   968d ago
If you claim Android phones only sell so well because of the cheap price, you fail to see the big picture.

They sell so well because there's wide array of Android phones available from all price ranges ranging from budget to premium models, basic to customized models, small to large sized models.

You get what you pay for so to speak.
The_Infected  +   968d ago
Absolutely not! Why would anyone ask this stupid question? It's a phone in a box and like Ouya you buy a new one every year which sounds like a disaster to me. I will always stick with the big boys when it comes to hardcore gaming as far a casual I'll never go that route.
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Ju  +   968d ago
I played around with the Ouya a little. I give it no chance. It won't sell enough to warrant a second gen. No worries. They are living in a dream world. It's so outdated already it's not even funny. Nobody will buy this thing. Sorry guys, just reality.

From a developer standpoint it is a nice idea. An open console which replaces a PC. But who has one? Without market you can't build specific for one device all you want. You won't sell your games.
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The_Infected  +   968d ago
Thanks for the info Ju. I haven't played one at all and never will. I'd say your dead right about this thing.
Blacktric  +   968d ago
Couldn't agree more. It's so blatantly obvious that it'll be a failure (in terms of replacing consoles or being the future of video games), it's just painful. Too bad some people will support it while thinking it's the future though...

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kayoss  +   968d ago
So the ouya will play Android base games on your tv instead of your phone or tablet??? Do I want to play cut the rope on my tv or phone???
pat_11_5  +   968d ago
I don't think it will be a disaster. There's a certain audience out there that would definitely be into something like this.

I don't see it taking off with hardcore gamers though.
CommonSenseGamer  +   968d ago
Give it 2-3 years and will offer more diverse and richer gaming experiences. The Tegra 3 is capable but Tegra 4 is a game changer in a $99 price range.
Software_Lover  +   968d ago
NO. Next question
Kevlar009  +   968d ago
I can't imagine another console competing with Nintendo, MS, and Sony. Sure it will meet hobbies or casual gaming, but it will be a long time before you get high quality games with a small box
yesmynameissumo  +   968d ago
Nope. That was easy.
cervantes99  +   968d ago
So a lot of people give the Wii U crap for being under powered and a phone in a box is suppose to be the future?

I'll play The Last of Us instead of this thank you very much. I like the idea of the OUYA but it is not the future.

It drives me nuts when every new piece of hardware is suppose to be the future EXCEPT for anything from the big three.
Godmars290  +   968d ago
Not if there's going to be a new model every year.

Yeah, people have been complaining about ten year console cycles since some PR douche first used the term, but this isn't the iPhone we're talking about. People aren't going to go out and buy the next thing just because its the next thing.
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SolidDuck  +   968d ago
Android games at this point aren't even comparable to console games at this point. So no.
TukkerIntensity  +   968d ago
The best 2 games I played last year were The Walking Dead and FTL - both could easily exist on an Android based machine. I say it's going to be exciting to have in my living room especially if indies can have easy access to it. The OUYA is the console I'm looking forward to the most. Indie devs are doing exciting stuff - AAA games are all the same boring crap repeated over and over. They never focus on gameplay or game mechanics but instead just more of the same boring game play with better productions / graphics etc.
SolidDuck  +   968d ago
FTL and the walking dead are great games. But I need depth and replay ability . For example I'm playing ni no kuni, borderlands 2 and dark souls right now. Those are games I'm going to put 50 maybe even 100 plus hours into. Android has nothing really like those games. Sure FTL has a lot of replay ability but its a short experience for the most part. The games just aren't comparable. I'm not saying u can't get fun great experiences on android tho.
TukkerIntensity  +   968d ago
I play a lot of indie rogue likes - which are small indie games that give me hundreds of hours of play. Dwarf Fortress alone - would keep me happy for life lol but I understand your point. I don't think that the OUYA is going to be the console to rule them all - just the one I'm most looking forward to. Give me 20 great indie games over 2 or 3 AAA games any day :)
darx  +   968d ago
Because your a true gamer like myself. I too will be getting one. The thing is going to be $99 so replacing every year or two will not be a huge issue.
jjb1981  +   968d ago
Core gamers disagree!
Jamaicangmr  +   968d ago
cee773  +   968d ago
I know of android mini pc dongles that will put this under clocked tegra 3 processor to shame, android has a better chance of cannibalizing all casual windows usage, you just wait til everything is compat with android like school apps and browsing within school directories doing school work tablets will already overtake notebook sales this year.

windows is discounted more than ever this year microsoft losses so much just off the free word processing apps they used to make billions off word alone.
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tweet75  +   967d ago
Not until most of its games are better in every way than games on consoles and it is far from that now

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