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Submitted by ForeignEarth 1052d ago | opinion piece

Is The Ouya Worth Anyone's Time?

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The Android-Based Console For Under $100

The Ouya is an android-based console that will launch in June. Running at only $99 a console, and promising that at least part of every game released for the system will be free, the Ouya presents a compelling list of incentives. (Android, Dev, Industry, Ouya, Tech)

AmayaAi  +   1052d ago
To be honest, I've totally lost my interest on Ouya. It sounded potential at the beginning. But not anymore.
ApolloTheBoss  +   1052d ago
If it wasn't an Android console it would have had some serious potential.
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caseh  +   1052d ago
It has some appeal, most people look at it in the wrong way though.

This is a $99 piece of kit that can serve multiple purposes. As a great example it will run every single emulator up to the PSOne and all of these emulators are already available as its built on Android.

if you're looking at it as a competitor to the PS4/Nextbox then it aint happening. If you look at it as a powerful, cheap and funtional piece of kit then look no further, its already here.
sergons  +   1052d ago
You can use it as media player, xbmc,iptv,etc.
stage88  +   1051d ago
The only appeal I have in it is:

1. Whether it can have XBMC run on it
2. Emulators e.g. PS1, N64, Gameboy maybe PS2 etc.

Then it'll be worth my while.
hobohunterz  +   1051d ago
I agree and now that they have released that list of games officially supported none of them are even the most popular games for andriod hows that going to attract anyone
zeal0us  +   1052d ago
Ouya is a niche product meaning its not for everyone.
stuna1  +   1052d ago
I think the Ouya will be geared more toward people who are computer literate, meaning have a understanding of programming to some extent.
Realplaya  +   1052d ago
Ouya is a product that should have been advertised as an android attachment.
silvacrest  +   1052d ago
android is open for anyone to use but is owned by google so i doubt it could ever be advertised as an attachment to android
MNGamer-N  +   1052d ago
No thanks. I don't need angry birds. I'll be too busy with my PS4 and WiiU.
Robotronfiend  +   1052d ago
Might be good for a low cost alternative or for more casual gamers who don't already have a console. Families who can't afford expensive consoles or $60 retail discs might be all over this.

I'd also think that it might be nice as a portable system for those who travel frequently or military stationed away from home.
Baka-akaB  +   1052d ago
Even with that in mind i'm not convinced . You'r better off with a real console from earlier generations or old enough pc , for pretty much the same cost , but a better library of titles .

100$ to mostly play old ports and snes emus is a tough pill to swallow imo
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nirwanda  +   1052d ago
I think you will find it can do alot more than that with google not being as controlling as MS and sony, xbmc runs great on it and real racing 3 looks great and its free.
Yes its like an old pc only better and much small and quieter
Baka-akaB  +   1051d ago
I dont see how , there isnt at all any interesting offering in games when compared to the pc and console worlds . None .

Real racing 3 isnt worth squat once compared to console and pc racing ... and with EA schemes cost more in the long run
Mustang300C2012  +   1052d ago
It isn't going to get enough advertisement for regular consumers to notice it. I said from the get go that this thing is going to be a niche product and I could't believe how people seriously thought this thing was going to be a concern towards any of the game consoles. The only people that will notice this is here on N4G and forums and the average person will pass it by.
Godmars290  +   1052d ago
Not if they want - expect - people to buy a new one every year.
talocaca  +   1052d ago
I think it took too much time to come out....it seems already outdated with a Tegra 3.
nirwanda  +   1051d ago
The biggest problem with the tegra 3 chip is that it was power hungry so it was really underclocked to save battery with the ouya that's not a problem and they have added a heat sink and fan too.
pandehz  +   1052d ago
What is this Ouya?
Summons75  +   1052d ago
Simple answer.......no.
nirwanda  +   1052d ago
Have you tried xbmc/navi-x.
How many free games do you get on consoles, lots of games don't need cutting edge graphics to be playable and the graphics are still above ps2 levels (HD etc see real racing).
So its not trying to compete with normal games consoles on even price or game styles
Tiqila  +   1052d ago
not for me
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Oh_Yeah  +   1052d ago
Well...with XBMC it crushes any media service 720, PS4 and Wii U will have.
ElementX  +   1051d ago
Seems like the people here want it because it can run emulators. *yawn*

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