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Submitted by bigGUNSfowler 611d ago | opinion piece

Five Reasons You'll Use your Ouya, Even If One of Them Isn't Games

Even if third party support doesn't pan out and you never play any fresh games on the cheap, new console, there are a handful of reasons you'd want it, anyway. (Android, Ouya, Tech)

Baka-akaB  +   611d ago
"With its wireless controller and connection to the TV, Ouya would make for a much better way to play classic platformers and fighting games than the PC could ever hope to be."

Lol with less than the price of an Ouya you can do that on PC . And without dealing with android emu limitations AND a bigger and better fighting game library , pirate or legal.

And the rest of the described features are so standard now on many devices , i dont get how it can be such a strong argument
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PeaSFor  +   611d ago
"Five Reasons You'll Use your Ouya, Even If One of Them Isn't Games"

First, i would need one reason to own the Ouya, because right now its a totally futile product.
Knushwood Butt  +   610d ago
I totally forgot this thing existed.
stage88  +   611d ago
I'm getting an Ouya. Not for the crappy mobile games but for

1. Tons of emulators
2. XBMC

It's worth it just for that.
GREW50ME  +   611d ago
Umm... your pc can already do it cheaper.
ChickeyCantor  +   611d ago
i don't think he wants to put his pc in the living room. there are some other mini pc,s out there though. Even dual core arm devices that com at the size of a thumbstick
MikeyDucati1  +   611d ago
Ok what's with the "Buy Ouya" campaign as of late? Or should I say the "Convince you to buy Ouya" campaign?

Here's my problem. What the author mentioned as good reasons to buy Ouya can be cancelled out with just one look at your gaming rig.

Now we all might not have the biggest budgets or ability to buy all the new nice tech toys, but I'm pretty sure everybody has this one thing...

Some type of device that is a media entertainment hub.

And that's what bugs me. All these tech devices are saying the same thing, we can be your entertainment hub. Well buddy, I got a PS3 that does that. I got an Xbox 360 that does that. I have a computer desktop hooked up to the TV that does that. Why in earth would I want to buy an Ouya?

About the mobile gaming for home; I'm utterly confused. So someone has the idea to take all those games that we play on our android phones (or if you got the iphewey, lol I only kid) and put it on a small console for you to play at home? So then its no longer mobile gaming, right? Yea maybe that's some sarcasm but it brings me to another point. I'm not interested in playing those games when I'm at home. On rare (and I do mean rare) do I whip out my phone to play some mobile games because I wanted to. Those games are great for when I'm on the bus to work. Or if I sit at the bar with friends and I want to play a quick game.

The emulators are pretty much the same story as the previous paragraph. I don't hardly play em but if I do, its on my android or my PC.

I just don't see what everybody is talking about when it comes to Ouya. I feel its a product being pushed on the consumer as something that they need to have but actually they already have an Ouya, across several electronic devices. Now your entertainment center is beginning to look redundant.

Ouya is great for my aunt who likes the cute little games but don't want to be intimadted by an actual console like PS3 or Xbox. It's good for those who just dabble in games here and there. But how good is that even for Ouya? Cause those dabblers are not hardcore players, their buying rate will be slower than PS3 and Xbox players. It looks like a console so they might stray from it just to buy something that looks more simpler. Say like one of those plug in a Atari joystick and play 100 games type product.

I really think this product is nothing more than a paperweight.
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bigGUNSfowler  +   611d ago
As the author, I can explain a bit more about why people might prefer the Ouya as a media center.

A lot of people don't have their PC in the living room. Even if they do, like me, they may prefer to have something under the TV running, something quieter than their gaming rig. Even if they're fine using the PC, maybe they get V-sync issues when using HDMI to pipe movies onto their TV (as I do). They may also prefer using something other than a keyboard/mouse combo as a remote. I know there's phone apps that make your device a remote, but not everyone has the smartphone option either.

Maybe they have a console in the living room already. Again, I have this setup, but PS3 and XBOX 360, on top of being slow, don't access all my files quickly and run them well, if they run some of my odd file types at all.

Anyway, whatever the problems are with the current setup, $100 bucks is a pretty cheap solution, especially if it works as well as I've seen in some youtube videos.

And as far as games, I think you may be underestimating the system. While a lot of the first run of games are ports of Google Play Store titles, there are lots of PC ports too. It may not run the next COD, but it will be able to do more than we've seen any do with it yet.
MikeyDucati1  +   611d ago
Possibly dorm room purchase? I see what you saying. I still don't quite agree with you but the future isn't the present so we shall see.

"If they run some of my odd file types at all"

Isn't that the truth. Thanks for your reply.
wastedcells  +   611d ago
Looks better then an Xbox one.
azshorty2003  +   610d ago
That can be their campaign slogan.

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