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OUYA is Already Dead on Arrival

The early reviews of OUYA are out and they are not good. I never had any high hopes for OUYA and there are some obvious reasons for that. Hardware business is not something that you can start on some crowd funding website and even if you have started, you should take lesson from Sony and Microsoft, OUYA guys have no idea how punishing this business can be and even if money is not everything, OUYA does some horrible mistakes in the design department.

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DaThreats1594d ago (Edited 1594d ago )

lol, I saw some other reviews praise it. http://www.ign.com/articles...

It takes time for games to show up with about all console releases. Also, their official launch hasn't happened yet, it's in June. You have to wait before you make a statement like that.

MasterChief36241594d ago

I'm fairly certain this is not supposed to be treated like another "console" launch. It's a console, yes, but it, from what I understand, only plays cheapo $1 games like Angry Birds. So it already has quite the library. But the library sucks.

Mottsy1594d ago

Ya they should of integrated the controller to play all of Androids games instead of making their own app store. I know the article talks about that and out of everything that is what I agree with 100%.

Play Store has some quality titles coming out for it and just having that at your disposal would have been a huge sales factor, but like someone mentioned before you have to start somewhere and who knows what third party hardware or developers will bring to this system.

Bigpappy1594d ago

I don't see why anyone who already have a smart phone will want one of these. But I am not going to predict its failure. Just wouldn't be surprised.

R6ex1594d ago

Tegra 4 needs to be in OUYA.

harv0521594d ago

Why do people still use "should of"....Should've is from should have. I know this and i'm french for crying out loud!!!

pixelsword1594d ago

We will make the console, but we will not make games for the console...

Oh,
Unless
You
Ask.

g2gshow1593d ago

people will buy this as a alternative for young kids as a starter console. away from all the angry gamer's would be safer but kids should be out side. playing with parents an enjoying life not siting in front a screen

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The_Infected1594d ago

All stuff like Ouya is just a niche product. The market will soon be over saturated. Competition is good but to much isn't good at all.

I stay stick with the big dogs. The ones who've been in gaming for years bringing you great games and learning from mistakes the most. Also the more wealthy companies with better resources can afford to give you better gaming for your money. "Sony and Microsoft"

Legion211594d ago

Everyone had to start somewhere

Gamer-Z1594d ago

"All stuff like Ouya is just a niche product. The market will soon be over saturated. Competition is good but to much isn't good at all."

agreed, i think thats what caused the games industry to crash a long time ago (i think).

cyguration1594d ago

@Gamer-Z

Game industry crashed years ago because of crappy products pushed out to over-saturate the market. Crap like E.T. that no one bought because it was...well...it was crap.

If the industry crashes again it's because of crap, but of a different nature, mostly with the anti-consumerism and the money gouging going on.

OUYA will be for a niche group who just want fun living room entertainment that isn't expensive. It's not a bad console if you don't want all the crap companies like EA, Microsoft and Capcom cook up.

I might get one myself because sometimes, as a gamer, I just feel like turning on a game console and playing my games...not watching ads for crap I don't want, or paying for online services you get free everywhere else, or worrying about a game not getting patched because the dev can't afford the certification and patching approval fees.

Ju1594d ago

It's as expected. While I am all for giving a new startup a chance I fear they won't last long. The gaming business is a rough turf. Money is everything here. Cash flow to produce a machine which can be powerful enough, cheap and yet not look cheap. And Ouya doesn't have the breath to keep up with that. The prototype console was a much higher quality, but they had to really cut down to reach the $99. No surprise there.

I might just get me one...but not really to play games. To code. And first big mistake they made - especially when they want to attract indie devs - no NDK support. But, w/e. It's still Android, and I don't care so much about what's on the machine as long as adb runs and I can install apks I'm good.

That is, if I can get one before they die.

Axe991594d ago

@ Cyguration - you could also get a PS3 or a gaming PC ;). Ouya looks interesting, but its specs are too low for its games to be cutting edge. Will be great for indie stuff, but most indies will try and release on PC as well (and stuff that'll run on Ouya should run on most PCs, not just ones built mainly for gaming).

I wish them luck of course, and if they've got a business model that's designed around being a niche product then they'll be fine (gaming flight sticks hardly sell in the tens of millions, but the people that make them do just fine, because they charge for and market it as the niche experience it is). If they expect to sell 100 million, then they might be in trouble. Same story for the Piston and Steambox, and I'd wager the Gamestick and Shield as well.

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LOL_WUT1594d ago

Another one bites the dust ;)

lsujester1594d ago

This review does seem particularly harsh, like someone who was dead set against this machine upon first hearing about it. However, I also don't trust IGN when it comes to previews. I've seen way too many times they love a game... right up until it's release date.

Lucreto1594d ago

From another site

Julie Uhrman used to work at IGN, specifically at their Direct 2 Drive digital game download service, and the very first person to invest in the company was the president of IGN, who is now chairman of the board. So expect a lot of OUYA coverage on IGN in the coming days, and IGN was the first site to break news about the OUYA.

http://ouyaforum.com/showth...

pixelsword1594d ago

Explains why they also went ape-scat over it. I also expect them to give a lot of good rewiews for indie games and possibly a section on the site.

GraveLord1594d ago

Many people already have the Ouya though and it is incomplete.

Blacktric1594d ago (Edited 1594d ago )

"You have to wait before you make a statement like that."

Buyer's remorse at its best...

Gh05t1594d ago

"You have to wait before you make a statement like that."

Yes you have to wait to form an opinion for yourself. How dare the author have an opinion after actually using the product.

Its an opinion and I am pretty sure that just because you disagree with the opinion doesn't mean he doesn't have a right to make one... especially since he actually used the product, regardless of "official release."

maximaz1594d ago

He missed the point of this console - emulators.

Persistantthug1593d ago (Edited 1593d ago )

I'st probably locked out of brick retail, but I'm Just curious if anyone's seen or heard anything.

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clarkdef1594d ago

Oh well it might be my next console if MS and Sony both decide on the "always online" move. Just out of principle.

Parapraxis1594d ago (Edited 1594d ago )

Sony?
They already said PS4 wouldn't need to always be connected.

delboy1594d ago

Like it was this gen with DLC and Online passes.
In the end it will be left to the publisher to decide.

BoNeSaW231594d ago

@delboy
If your console is not online why would you need to redeem a online pass?

Knight_Crawler1593d ago

They said it was up to the developers.

Dlacy13g1594d ago

why would you reward them for putting forward a poor product? Ouya appears to be far from the dream promised and much closer to the nightmare some envisioned.

Lets not forget, this console is a "connected" device as well so if you are trying to take a stance against that kind of ideology...I think you money is best left in your pocket.

Snookies121594d ago

Huh? It's not always connected... You can connect to the internet with it, but I don't believe it's required...

logan_izer101594d ago

I wouldn't say it's poor. It's $99. I'd say it's cheap

Dlacy13g1594d ago

@snookies12... its connected as in any game on that system is downloaded...any app you run will be connected to internet... honestly if you are trying to use this device offline I would say you aren't exactly using it as intended.

krazeecain1594d ago

You can download games and play them offline. There's no BS requirement to always be connected to the internet. If your internet is crappy or whatever you can still play games on the Ouya.