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Submitted by eindeadmiles 457d ago | opinion piece

No Future In Android Consoles

"After the NVIDIA Shield and the Ouya I think it’s about time we called it quits on Android consoles being “the future” and even being in the future." (Android, Nvidia Shield, Ouya)

mewhy32  +   457d ago
Its hard to get a console going when the users don't actually buy games.
eindeadmiles  +   457d ago
That too.
UltimateMaster  +   456d ago
"No Future In Android Consoles"
When you got a console that's outdated like the Ouya, who would even want that?

The fact remains that Android-based games are designed for touch screen first with a game pad as an after tough.

The Ouya is irrelevant, while the shield is quite an impressive piece of machinery.

If Google wants to make it in home consoles, they need to create a specific platform for it, like Steam OS.

Until then, people aren't really going to buy a console that plays the same game they have on their phones.
UltimateMaster  +   456d ago
I'd really would want to see what Google could do as a dedicated gaming console with it's own OS.

They would need a few things first:
-A few First Party Studios and exclusive games.
-A gaming console that matches Next-Gen tech.
-A well tough out, friendly interface.
-Third Party support from Major Publishers.

Get that, and then you're in business.
ATi_Elite  +   456d ago
what's an Android Console?

/sarc

imagine the amount of dust Ouya is collecting while sitting on a store shelf. (although I have NOT seen one on a shelf anywhere)

Speaking of Dust....is ONLIVE DEAD yet?
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The_Infected  +   456d ago
@ATi_Elite

OnLive is supposed to show the next evolution in Cloud gaming this Fall. We shall see what happens I guess. I have no idea what it could be.

On topic: Android consoles will end up just like the phones a fragmented mess.
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badz149  +   456d ago
Android console will never make sense (and money) as it's redundant!

VITA TV...now THAT'S how you make a portable console!
AceBlazer13  +   457d ago
Were there any good games for these consoles?
zeal0us  +   456d ago
Nope just a bunch of hit and miss indie games and games you can get on the Play store like FF3 and Deadtrigger.
cyguration  +   456d ago
Will there be any good games for these consoles?
Hazmat13  +   456d ago
ouya would be nice for like a party thing. i guess. but when PS4 and X1 come out it sells will be non existent
SlapHappyJesus  +   456d ago
They were really hoping for a niche market to carry this. The reason that phone and tablet games are so popular is because they are on the go and they are a nice, cheap way of spending a couple of unoccupied minutes.
The biggest games on those devices are rarely played for more than bite sized chunks of time. Having a platform that asks you to dedicate more than that to them is kind of silly.
Getting developers to actually dedicate themselves to the system seems to be a real issue as well, as it should be. In the days of Steam, where just getting your game on the service markets it to millions every day for free . . .
The only future I ever saw for this was for those looking for a cheap, small emulator player for the living room or bedroom.
nevin1  +   456d ago
I'm still curious of what the Shield offers.

Vita is backed by the PS brand while 3DS is backed by Nintendo games. So what does the Shield brings to the table?
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animegamingnerd  +   456d ago
lets you stream your steam library to it if you got a certain graphics card
LordDhampire  +   456d ago
yeah they need to stop wasting money, you can't compete with tablets for android market, the point of them is to be portable...no one wants to play a shitty android game in there living room, they want to play Xbone and ps4
s45gr32  +   456d ago
or a pc game like outlast, the doors, or amnesia a machine for pigs
Sharius  +   456d ago
i dont even want to play android game on my phone, so i dont see the reason to waste money for these kind of crap
yellowgerbil  +   456d ago
The greatest "PC" system ever was the Phantom, hands down. So mysterious :)
s45gr32  +   456d ago
Ok lol
The_Truth_24_7  +   456d ago
The Ouya is a great idea but had a terrible execution. That plus "mobile" games just aren't that good and don't translate well to the big screen. There are a handful that are really well done and can be passed off as "console quality" but there is just not enough of them.
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