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Why Are People Reviewing The Ouya, Much Less Giving It Poor Scores?

FleshEatingZipper writes: I was blown away this morning at the notion that The Verge went through all the hassle of creating a video review for the Ouya, that Android-powered console we’ve been talking about, then gave it a mind-blowingly low 3.5, perhaps the lowest score I’ve ever seen them give a product. So why are tech sites like The Verge treating this obviously pre-release hardware and software as final product and rating it for potential customers?

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aceitman1210d ago

I don't get why this guy is saying for them to wait for the final product , doesn't he understand that is the final product. they gave out the console to people who donated to there project. and if anyone has any reviews can u link them to me I like to read them.

SilentNegotiator1210d ago

They're already calling the next iteration the "OUYA2" for 2014, so Verge can always review that when it releases.

As for what's out there now, it's what the people who made its creation possible are getting...it had better be finished!

die_fiend1210d ago

Because it's an awful product and they want people to know about. Would u rather I pay 99 on this? Never gonna happen

Oh_Yeah1210d ago (Edited 1210d ago )

Something that runs XBMC for under a 100$ isn't a bad deal at all...can't fault you for hating, people just arnt well informed of what a kick ass media hub and retro gaming machine this thing is...it can be a substitute for cable/netflix, any movie or tv show you want it's on xbmc for free... And plenty of emulators from N64 PSP SNES PS1 and so on. For 99$ I'd say it's pretty damn good.

Neonridr1210d ago

There are some things I disagree with when it comes to the review. First off, sure, backers of Ouya will get their units soon, but the thing doesn't retail until June 4th. So in my estimation, they have until then to tweak the heck out of the software and get it up and running for then. Anybody who gets anything early before the general public always has to deal with things not working properly. Take the Wii U. Journalists got their systems several days before the release, however they couldn't use any of the online components because they weren't even active yet at the time.

As for the whole A, B, X, Y thing only Microsoft used that configuration, yet this reviewer acts like they invented it. Nintendo always had the B button to the left and the A button to the right. Take the SNES controller, A was on the far right, same with the Wii U Pro controller and same with the Ouya.

Anyways, there are some awesome Android games that I have on my Galaxy S3, but would kill for a controller to play them with. This is a solution where I can play with a controller and play on my big screen TV, bonus.

Not saying I will get one, but I will keep my eyes on it for sure.

Amazingmrbrock1210d ago

What you say is completely reasonable and accurate to this situation. Most people on this site seem to dislike the idea of the ouya for some reason and dislike it without justifiable reason.

Donnieboi1210d ago

Anything put out into the public sphere is open to judgement. It's called freedom of expression.

360ICE1210d ago (Edited 1210d ago )

Well, yeah...
Not sure if the article, the review or any of the comments disagree with that, though. I mean, it's not like they said "No freedom of speech, please". You can still say stupid things and make dumb decisions even if you have the right to say and do those things, and that again is open to criticism.

GREW50ME1210d ago

OUYA ia getting low scores because it exists, and it sucks. If this surprises you, you must be extremely gullible.

PopRocks3591210d ago

If a product is released in a manner that seems unfinished then it's certainly open to criticism. The Wii U's OS and launch games are another example of this.

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