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Submitted by Arai 815d ago | article

“Big boy indies” support Ouya only because they’re paid to.

Tiswaz Entertainment CEO claims developers are only supporting Ouya because they are paid to support the platform. (Android, Casual games, Dev, Indie, Industry, Ouya)

Snookies12  +   816d ago
Well, that's disheartening to hear...
EthicalHacker  +   815d ago
This is what one person said, who was acting more like an angry fanboy than a reasonable company executive.

I wouldn't doubt that some studios are getting paid by Publishers or even Ouya to port games, but not so many... plus as long as they are coming at reasonable prices, we shouldn't complain ;-)
DarkBlood  +   816d ago
a trick that won't work on me to get that machine
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PopRocks359  +   815d ago
Ouya has to prove itself as a viable machine. Having a truly open source (and cheap) console is a pretty cool idea on paper, but I have no idea how it can play out in action.
Adolph Fitler  +   815d ago
Who gives a crap how they get games & developers on board.. I mean, nobody complained when MS were paying for exclusives & exclusive content, like the massive fail of $50 million for some extra gameplay sections in GTA4, & the like.
Not to mention MS are still paying developers for the same fickle crap....like Activision's deal with COD content coming to 360 a "Whopping whole month" before going to PS3.

As long as the thing gets good games, is all that should matter to any gamers.....the rest is all behind the scenes crap, that we neither need to know, or should care to. I mean, if Ouya gets a range of truly awesome games that are must have's on any system, & they are exclusive, well, then I'd have to think about getting one, as I just want to experience THE BEST GAMES.
So, stop worrying about why & how the system is getting support, & wait & see if developers just bombard this system with shovelware, bad smartphone conversions & such, or if the thing truly ends up a viable console choice.

I mean, anything that isn't MS or Nintendo these days, seems to cop a never ending slew of crap.
coolasj  +   815d ago
It's only important because of what it means for future support. You can't KEEP paying studios to make games for you. They have to start wanting to make games for IT, at some point.
porkChop  +   815d ago
Exactly. If they're only making games for the Ouya now because they're getting paid to do it, then why would they continue making games once the money stops rolling in? This is bad news for the Ouya.
Skate-AK  +   815d ago
The Kevin dude came off as a bit of an asshole.
Theangrybogan  +   815d ago
Agreed, however the whole article seems like a butthurt vent over a twitter argument, so just two douchebags going at it, nothing to see here.
Cueil  +   815d ago
it's worse then the twitter beef on who was the best CB in the NFL when clearly Charles Tillman wasn't tweeting either of those guys
Adolph Fitler  +   815d ago
It's a new system, it's called Ouya & even though not as bad a name as Wii or Wii-U, it doesn't have the benefit of the Nintendo before the Wii (although, that benefit may not work the 2nd time over with Wii-U), so, these guys may need to pay developers to come aboard, at first.
The point is, that if they get enough great games on the system coming from the more prominent & big developers, as well as some great, unique exclusives through the whole user funding thingy, then it betters the chances of the machine being successful & selling lots....once the machine has a decent install base, then more & more developers jump on & make games for it, until Ouya gets to a point where they could almost charge the developers to put games out on it.

So, in time, if Ouya gets great games, great support & a big install base, then they won't be having to pay developers to put there games out on the system.

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