Indie game console, the Ouya, might be lacking awesome system-selling games right now, but it makes up for that shortcoming with its ability to emulate retro consoles.
If nothing else, this is a great use for the Ouya, especially at the relatively low price point of $100.
It really isn't that bad.
We couldn't agree more. We are not being paid by Ouya to say this, since other users might disagree, but we love the Ouya. We supported it during its KickStarter days and reviewed it. It still has a bit of work to do but its getting places.
OH YEAH!! I think they are 10 years too late. If the technology existed years ago it would dominate the casual market as we speak.
I'm liking it a lot, works very well with the FPse/MD emulators!
All can play emulated games just fine on the Nexus 7 I already own. I can even hook up my DualShock 3 to it quite easily (Protip: all you need is a USB OTG cable, which will run you maybe $5 on Amazon). Maybe the OUYA has some potential buried deep within it, but the simple fact of the matter is that right now it's a piece of sh*t. If they could improve the controller to make it not a flimsy cheap feeling hunk of plastic with buttons that actually get stuck inside the damned casing, I could ALMOST see it doing okay. As it stands that thing is dead in the water.
It's called use your PS3 or 360 controller. Sold out everywhere = Dead in the Water? Are you being serious? lol I don't believe want you're saying has any logic behind it. BTW, emulation via HDTV screen > Your Phones tiny screen
I'll do this in order. "It's called use your PS3 or 360 controller." Which I can already do with literally every mobile device I own (Galaxy S3, Nexus 4, Nexus 7). Don't need the Ouya for that. "Sold out everywhere = Dead in the Water? Are you being serious? lol" It being sold out everywhere doesn't mean anything without actual numbers behind it. As far as anyone knows right now they only made a few hundred thousand of these things; more people bought the Virtual Boy than that. When there's actual numbers to back up your argument, I'd be more than willing to hear you out, but until then 'sold out' doesn't mean jacksh*t. "I don't believe want you're saying has any logic behind it." Believe whatever you want; doesn't matter to me one way or the other. "BTW, emulation via HDTV screen > Your Phones tiny screen" Ever hear of a MHL cable? I regularly hook my phone up to the 50" in my front room for all kinds of things, gaming included. And as a bonus, when I'm out and about I can still play my games; try that with a OUYA. You even making this argument says to me that you really don't know technology all that well. Everything the OUYA can do I can DO ON THE DEVICES I OWN ALREADY. Why would I buy something else to do the same exact things I'm already doing? I just don't get who this thing is marketed towards. If it's your thing, hey, good for you, but the mainstream is crapping all over this thing. Go read the reviews and see for yourself. If you seriously think this thing is going to sell well enough to see any kind of real support, you're living fantasies.
You mean you can use it on newer phones or older rooted phones. Which is also completely irrelevant because you were crying about OUYA's default controller. Sold out means it's selling, period.. The price point alone will sell it to most parents buying a console for their children. Why bother doing emulation on the phone & buying extra cords when I can hook my PC to my TV and do the samething, I guess if OUYA is pointless so is your damn phone as far as gaming goes.. Unless you want to play hypocrite. OUYA is about convenience, rather then hooking up cords to your phone when you want to play it's already there waiting & ready to go.
yes... the device that was being touted as being a revolution in gaming... reduced to nothing more than a device that plays old, antiquated games.
Is there an Amiga Emulator? That would define retro for me.
Unfortunately no, people have been trying to make an Amiga emulator for years without success.
Shame. I'm using a little known Amiga emulator on the ipad called AmigaPad 2.0 its not legit release and was cobbled together by some guys who got hold of the source of the never released iAmiga and is now lurking in the dark side of Cydia. Works like a charm for anything kick 1.3 compatible and I use it with a bluetooth game pad.
Wouldn't a PC be the ultimate retro gaming emulator?
True but this would be more convenient.
A PC is great but not for the average user. With the Ouya emulation of old school consoles is basically plug-and-play.
I was thinking about getting one of those Sega Genesis Firecore consoles, but this sounds like a much better option for just $40 more. Firecores are a POS anyways from what I hear.
Although cheap,from my exp with tegra 2 this wont run games like gta3 etc on everything turned up. Wait for tegra 4 2 gbs ram etc
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