"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."
Its hard to get a console going when the users don't actually buy games.
"No Future In Android Consoles" When you got a console that's outdated like the Ouya, who would even want that?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.
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.
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?
@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.
Android console will never make sense (and money) as it's redundant! VITA TV...now THAT'S how you make a portable console!
Were there any good games for these consoles?
Nope just a bunch of hit and miss indie games and games you can get on the Play store like FF3 and Deadtrigger.
Will there be any good games for these consoles?
ouya would be nice for like a party thing. i guess. but when PS4 and X1 come out it sells will be non existent
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.
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?
lets you stream your steam library to it if you got a certain graphics card
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
or a pc game like outlast, the doors, or amnesia a machine for pigs
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
The greatest "PC" system ever was the Phantom, hands down. So mysterious :)
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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