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.
Android sells good in Phones, anything else it laggs behind. And the reason they sell well in Phones, lets admit it - its dirt cheap.
Android doesn't exactly sell phones... You realize it's an operating system, not a phone manufacturer.
you realize the answer is still no.
Actually, Google bought Motorola to manufacture their own Nexus-branded phones. So that argument is debatable. Regardless, console games will always thrive
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.
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.
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.
NO. Next question
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
Nope. That was easy.
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.
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.
Android games at this point aren't even comparable to console games at this point. So no.
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.
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.
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 :)
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.
Core gamers disagree!
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.
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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