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Submitted by geeniusgee602 369d ago | news

OUYA Nintendo Emulators available at launch?

Will the OUYA Nintendo Emulators be available at launch?
With the public release of the OUYA just over a month away there is talk and worry that the console won’t have enough launch titles. As yet the only big title we have heard about is a 3D port of Canabalt. Now whilst this is a good game, it’s not exactly a major launch title. (Android, Ouya, Retro, Tech)

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Snookies12  +   370d ago
I'd most likely get it for emulation purposes, portability, MKV video support, and for the fact that anyone can create games for it. These are big draw points for me, and it's a cheap little system. So, I might just go for it.
Hellsvacancy  +   369d ago
I thought about getting a Quya for the same reasons, then I learned it easier to just plug my laptop into my TV and play MKV files, or oldskool emulation games
cleft5  +   369d ago
Exactly and you save a $100.
Snookies12  +   369d ago
I suppose you could do that, but I use a desktop PC rig, so I can't exactly haul that around lol.

So, 100 bucks isn't exactly a bad deal for something so portable that I can put it in my pocket. I can also hook up my PC to my TV to watch MKV's or play emulators, but it's a bit of a hassle with the way my room is set up having to switch out HDMIs and all.
Muffins1223  +   370d ago
Why dose Nintendo not do anything?
zeal0us  +   369d ago
Well maybe because they can't. Emulators don't break any particular law.

The law is only broken when users play roms or games in these emulators that they don't actually have.
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phantomexe  +   369d ago
I'm beting this ends up back in court again.
Snookies12  +   369d ago
Why do you have disagrees? This is true. An emulator is not illegal because it's not created by the company. Just because it can allow the use of a certain system's games, doesn't make it against the law. Companies can't own how something is coded after all. It's the stealing of roms that's illegal.
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MultiConsoleGamer  +   369d ago
Sketchy...

Ouya knows emulators are not illegal but at the same time they're not above using their appeal to sell their product. Sony did something similar with the first PSP, before the piracy plague bit them on the ass and they had to rethink their strategy.
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cleft5  +   369d ago
Dude Ouya will be swimming in Piracy almost immediately. Developers will catch on to that fact real fast. The only real question is if other companies will try to hold the Ouya developers responsible for that piracy.
profgerbik  +   369d ago
Well one thing is for sure it is better than a Wii Mini..
Venox2008  +   369d ago
but not better then some Wii games :) but like a console, yes maybe
noobsaibot1700  +   369d ago
all you have to do is sideload android emulators, they work with the controller after mapping. I played Contra 3 and a bunch of SNES games on the Ouya devkit and it worked great. My computer is plugged into my tv, but I'm still looking forward to this

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