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Submitted by DBergmark 571d ago | news

Ouya: the biggest console launch library

Original-Gamer.com: Tomorrow, Ouyas get shipped out to Kickstarter backers and the newest console will have the largest launch library ever. While the public won't be able to purchase the system at retail until June unless you want to shell out $600 on eBay, Kickstarter backers for the Ouya have the potential of purchasing 586 games. (Android, Ouya)

Spawn-KING  +   571d ago
lol. will be DOA .
The_Infected  +   571d ago
"Ouya: the biggest console launch library"

99% shovelware. It's also running lagdroid which sucks as a gaming console OS.
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CaulkSlap  +   571d ago
We'll have to see on that. Having a set hardware spec and OS will at least make it easy for developers to ensure games work well on that system.

But yeah I don't anticipate using mine for anything but emulators and netflix.
zeal0us  +   571d ago
Emulators, netflix, hulu, hbogo(thx to my cousin and her hbo subscription :D) for me.

If i can download the games I already purchase on Google play I could see myself play Shadowgun,FF3, GTA3 and Vice City.
annus  +   571d ago
Why is android bad? The OS doesn't lag, the device does. I'm running 4.2 on my Nexus and it never lags at all.
Yodagamer  +   571d ago
Never had any issues with my 4.2 jelly bean nexus 7 unless you try to run a bunch of stuff. The ouya has an upclocked version of the nexus 7 chipset.
Bigpappy  +   571d ago
Good luck Ouya. You are going to need that and more. I don't know that their is a market to put cellphone games on a TV screen, but I could be wrong.
Axe99  +   571d ago
Not sure about this claim - the PS2 could play PSOne games - that makes for a launch library almost twice the size of Ouya ;). Launch PS3 could play most PS2 and PSOne...
zeal0us  +   571d ago
586 games is most likely the paid android games thats already available on the google play store.

Seeing as you are including emulation into the process("the PS2 could play PSOne games","Launch PS3 could play most PS2 and PSOne").

Ouya can emulate/play systems early as the NES(possibly systems even earlier)and latest as the psp&DS(excluding xbox,ps2,gamecube). Thats a crapload of games altogether if you were to include emulation/games that it can run, into the process.

Well the Dolphin emulator(the emulator that runs Wii and Gamecube games) also suppose to be coming to AndroidOS but the only thing that is holding it back the current hardware. Hopefully the Snapdragon 800 processor and Tegra 4 will help bring hold the gold.

At the end of the day regardless the Ouya can do, it still a niche product. Not to mention its will launch on dated hardware. That company will have its work cut out for them in the coming days.
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Hicken  +   571d ago
That would mean the Ouya would have to come LOADED with those emulators, like the PS2 and PS3 were. No extra software or hardware was needed out of the box for these systems: you popped in the games from last gen, and you played them.

If those emulators aren't present when you take the thing out of the store, your idea holds no weight.
pandehz  +   571d ago
Quantity does not trump quality.
danny818  +   571d ago
Whats an oya
talisker  +   571d ago
Whoa, a nice system for emulat... Wait a minute, here's my phone.
azshorty2003  +   570d ago
Agreed, but now this will be one that plugs right into the tv and has a controller.

Playing games on the touchscreen your phone sucks. That's why I've been using a Sixaxis.

I'm getting one, and I don't particularly care about if it has mind blowing games. A cheap device that can run full XBMC was the main selling point for me. Streaming my entire media library to my tv and easy to use for my family will be much better then the semi-complicated HTPC I have. Plus, if I like it enough, I may buy one for each of my kids rooms. That way they can play all kinds of games for cheap, and stream the kids movies I have.
talisker  +   570d ago
You can get one of those "Android mini PCs" for half the price, they do the same thing. USB adapter for it and you can connect DS3.

I understand there may be advantages of such system but it won't get wide recognition. The fact that is runs Android but you don't have Google Play is a dealbreaker for me.
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Xer0_SiN  +   571d ago
what is this trying to do? compete for last place with the wii u? get this watered down sega saturn out of here lol.
azshorty2003  +   570d ago
It's not trying to win the console race. It's trying to be the alternative with cheap and easy to access entertainment.
InTheLab  +   570d ago
That Saturn was a true console. This thing runs app "games".
Xer0_SiN  +   570d ago
i think my joke was taken out of context a bit. i wholeheartedly agree about the saturn. before sony, i was a sega loyalist. the saturn was one of my favorite consoles of all time. remember dragon force and panzer dragoon saga? damn i miss the sega when they were in the console biz :(. as for the oya (sp)' one word; why?

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