Submitted by HyperBear 910d ago | news

Ignore Those Early Negative Ouya Reviews. It Wasn't Ready.

While the Android-powered Ouya isn't hitting retail until early June, early backers have received their preview units, and some of them don't have very positive things to say about the great open source console hope. That's to be expected as, according to the console maker, the system isn't review-ready yet.

In a statement issued to GamesIndustry late last week, this early preview period is a time of testing and refinement, gathering user feedback in preparation for the June release. But last year's ridiculously successful Kickstarter campaign drawing investments from more than 60,000 backers, several of which are in the business of reviewing pieces of hardware just like this one. (Android, Casual games, Industry, Ouya)

Godmars290  +   910d ago
Doesn't it not being ready make the reviews true?

If anything it means that the way reviews are done in the industry - since patching has become common - need to be reexamined.

"Launch" and "Day-one" have become invalid since anything wrong with something can be fixed later. Hopefully.
rustyspoon80  +   910d ago
Some of the reviews complained about the way the controller fell apart due to the interchangeable sides.
Suppose we'll have to see if they change that for final release.
GribbleGrunger  +   910d ago
Yeah lol. This is the most irrational and bizarre situations I've seen in a long time. This is the SECOND article to come at it from this angle. Take note Sony and MS, you can just put any old junk out there as long as 'it's not ready.'

... This is just incredible.
admiralvic  +   910d ago
The sad reality is that some people (typically fans) come up with whatever crazy logic they want to justify why they're right or wrong. Regardless of what the future holds for the Ouya, they should have planned ahead with reviews in mind. Even if the reviewers reevaluate it with every update, most people will lose interest and move on due to a low opinion of the product.

Its like me and the stuff "hardcore" Borderlands 2 fans were telling me. Namely I should PRAISE them for not just giving me the level cap increase, but including it with the Season Pass (something that was never said to be part of said pass). I really think it's sad that these people can't see they're making things overall worse by supporting silly policies and backwards logic.
ApolloTheBoss  +   910d ago
A product should be "ready" when it's out the box. Period. Whether it goes to a customer or reviewer, somebody paid for it, and they deserve the full package.
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scotchmouth  +   910d ago
Can't agree more
ThanatosDMC  +   910d ago
Completely agree. I dont understand why people would defend companies who sell bad/broken products.
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jetlian  +   910d ago
actually reviewers dont pay for it. And its not out for consumers for a couple of months
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Hicken  +   910d ago
But it's out for review, which is for the consumer's edification. So if it's not ready to be reviewed, it shouldn't be out for review.

Since they DID ship it out for review, however, reviewers are completely justified in tearing into it. The making have no one but themselves to blame if people shy away, because they're the ones that shipped an incomplete product for review, which would, in turn, influence sales.
jetlian  +   910d ago
I think ouya was looking for internal reviews to see what needed fixing but for whatever reason they didnt embargo the reviewers.

Im not supporting ouya at all but seeing its 2-3 months away im sure they knew it had some problems and was using them to find issues before launch
NeoTribe  +   910d ago
If something is not ready, it should not be released.
ziggurcat  +   910d ago
don't give bethesda's PR any ideas... now they're just going to release games, and then say that it "wasn't ready" when people report the myriad of bugs that usually come with bethesda games.
admiralvic  +   910d ago
How is that different form now?
lodossrage  +   910d ago
Why should they ignore the early reviews?
Truth be told, if it's not ready, then it shouldn't have been sold yet.

Stop making excuses
noobsaibot1700  +   910d ago
not necessarily defending here, but it's not out until June. Kickstarter models don't count as a purchase, I've got one at work (devkit) and another I'm going to use at home for a nice little emulator box, I have no regrets for the $100 pricepoint.

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