The rumour of Google’s game console have been surfacing as of late.
Great another Android console with google play games.
Just cause it can play Android games, doesn't mean the buck stops there. My Android Galaxy plays Android games too, but some games look as good as games on my Vita. The only problem is that there are no buttons and all the damn microtransaction pay-to-win schemes. But in terms of graphics, we shouldn't assume that google would bother to make a home console if it's only goal is to bring [only just] cell phone games to the living room.
I don't know why you got disagrees...There are quite a few good mobile games that are making their way to consoles in the form of "indies" anyway. Some are actually quite enjoyable with the right controller or control scheme. I had a blast with Riptide GP and that's coming to XBO anyway.
Yay! More Competition! :)
Google should have done this 3 years ago when the term "android console" wasn't practically a running gag.
Android gaming devices are far too common. You can play games on games and tablets. Why would I get a TV console to play those games when I have my phone AND my PS3?
Of course there are mobile games looking better than some PSVita games but Killzone Mercenary destroys every Android-Game in terms of graphics. The PSVita is far more powerful than any other mobile device
@KeeseToast Don't forget Soul Sacrifice.
@KeeseToast: I love the Vita as much as the next guy, but it is hardly the most powerful mobile device, the Shield for example beats it quite easily along with most of the new high-end phones. Then again thanks to optimisations and such, there are few if any titles which can match Killzone Mercenary. @johndoe11211: Soul Sacrifice is hardly the game you'd want to use to showcase the Vita's graphical prowess.
If Google are going to do this, they should do it properly, and have a full fat home console. Rather than what seems like the inevitable mobile style low power box aka Ouya. If they can have a box that does integrate a Google play account and mobile games running android, as well as a serious games console with PC level hardware it would be much more interesting.
People keep saying Microsoft should get out of gaming. Big businesses know that they all should be getting in. Gaming is getting bigger and bigger. Smart money is on getting in.
will it be free like everything else from google? /s
i actually dont play any type of games on my galaxy s4, it doesnt feel right. no buttons not anything, well im not a huge supporter of mobile gaming anyways including vita and 3ds.
Would rather a Sega console...
yes sir! sega!!!
crap with tv or streaming a good version of apple tv.. i'm calling it out now
Somebody take this story down. It's complete crap. The article has no source links at all. The quoted trademark doesn't exist. The console Nexus Orbit was a mock up design from a few years ago. Not by Google. The source website suffers a credibility issue. It's no secret that google has some set top box planned, but the article is a waste of everyone's time.
I wouldn't say that it will play Google Play-only games. Look at Amazon, they've got a rather impressive studio, looking to build some AAA games. Google is one of the richest companies in the world, and Amazon has deep pockets also. The clock is ticking for Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft, as more serious competition is about to enter the fray. I'm willing to bet that both Amazon and Google won't be charging subscription fees for their respective consoles, which is a bonus in my books. Once Sony went down Microsoft's path of charging a subscription fee, my allegiance switch 90% to Steam. If Google and Amazon can manage to make quality exclusive games that I want, then I'm all for it.
Do people actually buy these android based consoles? I feel like they're popping up everywhere, but then they all slowly die away. Whats the point?
I dont think there is room for so many consoles two or three max, with amazon also rumored to be working on a console that would make it what 6. Ps Xbox Nintendo Google Amazon Valve
Can I root it, install TWRP, and run omnirom? if so I'll pay 70 bucks for one
Probably. Google has a habit of making their hardware easy to manipulate.
You don't really have to manipulate Google's hardware unlocking a nexus device is literally a minutes long adb session if that, its your Samsungs,htcs,ect that you need to manipulate
Google cannot make it big on name alone,they have to be involved fully in the process,make their own games,or it'll be just another system with such and such specs,etc.
Free google fiber to all early adopters ;)
Can I have Google Fibre in London? Didn't think so...
Why do I need Google Fibre when I have my Sega Genesis and its blast processing? http://www.youtube.com/watc... On a serious note, Google Fibre isn't exactly available everywhere. So it won't benefit the people who get it, but can't the free Google Fibre. But it is good that you pointed that out.
This seems so pointless.
Why? Do you think a multibillion dollar company like Google would take the risks into the already successful mobile sector if it was merely pointless? Don't count them out just yet.
But why would anyone get this when they can play most if not all of the same apps and games, if not more, on their phone or tablet? It just seems like the market is overflowing with these devices.
At random. What makes you think it'll be ONLY mobile games?
Not to mention their top notch data/market analysis. Makes me wonder if this will actually happen.
No market. Why Google?
Cue the Tumbleweed.
Actually Google is in the process of removing Google+ requirements I think. I read something about it just yesterday.
We need a 3rd console to rule them all. Not sure Google is the one to do it, but they do have a lot of money. I would hope if they are going the console route, that it wouldn't be some of these tablet and phone app devices. I can't understand the interest in these. At the very least a successful 3rd entry would at least shut up some of the fanboys.
I know it's not really selling well, but Wii U is technically the third or (chronologically) the first gaming console of this generation.
I want one too, just bad wording on my part.
Perhaps some of these new contenders are sensing the vacuum being created due to the Wii U floundering... Amazon and possibly google?
Yay another game console! Wait what, I thought consoles were dying... Now Apple needs a game console too, so we can finally play iOS and Android games on TV, don't know who the fuck wants to do this but hey there surely are some people out there waiting for it...
If true, Google should give these out for free for people who use Google Fiber.
Next month Facebook game console :d
Oculus rift is pretty much a FB console as it will be coming with an ARM processor.
I thought Google already had a console, Ouya was it?
Ouya is a game console that play Android games, Google created Android, not Ouya.. Ouya is like a tablet/phone using Google OS, its like saying Google owns Samsung because Samsung uses Android.. Hope you get my point.
I want another console contender but I want them to do an SNK Neo Geo and make it ridiculously more powerful than everything else available. Yes I know it would be expensive but I'm sure there's enough hardcore gamers that would buy. How much more powerful was the Neo Geo compared to the SNES and the Megadrive anyone like to have a guess.
I want them to buy all the "forgotten" franchise (Crash/MegaMan. ..etc), make a high quality of them and watch their sales skyrockets! Seriously i cant believe non of the big 3 thought of it.
Neo Geo was pretty beast for the time.
This rumor, which is true, is older than Methuselah. I've been beating the drum for this product and the gaming capable Apple TV for the past two years.
there's already so many consoles coming out with the x1 and ps4 obviously. then there's multiple steam consoles at varying prices and performance. I hope this isn't a competing game console, because there's enough as it is.
I don't think is a home console. It could be something to compete with Amazon fire tv.
Here is the company who will take the Microsoft place for the 9th genration. bye bye M$.
Why not, they make everything else
Google certainly has the money and developers to make a good console and extremely flexible and optimized OS. If they can get some good game development teams together then this could be a good product.
if they make a console with really powerful hardware then it could be great
I like what the big three to be honest. This is good for those who are into the Google OS, but I don't think that makes up a lot of core gamers. The experience seems pretty different if you ask me.
this might work if they didnt try to push their own OS or software on it which would require devs to port their games to it and be more trouble than its worth. will probably just be another pushy microtransaction invested heap o junk
Honestly, who does this benefit? There are plenty of Android game consoles (and most are failures...) on the market. The Ouya, Game Stick, Amazon's console (not out), and various Android tablets with their accessories. Maybe Google will think of an extra feature, but nonetheless it will be an Android console. Can not wait to see what Google does /s.
So the big question everyone is wondering: Can it do 1080p/60fps XD
a giant spy machine that will probably add spyware on every game you put in...awesome yea no thanks.
I'd rather have Google Fiber in my area "coming soon".
I wonder how you will be able to tilt your 42" TV when playing games on this thing.
i will never buy a home console to play lousy android mobile/tablet games. i have a tablet & a phone that can play these mini games,even calling them mini is an insult to the psp's own mini games. super mini maybe ?
It baffles me as to how large corporations STILL want to make Android game consoles, even after EVERY SINGLE ONE has flopped horribly. People play mobile games because they are a captive audience -- they "choose" to play mobile because it's the ONLY THING AVAILABLE at the time. Mobile-based devices are designed to run on TINY BATTERIES, and will NEVER dominate the livingroom. It is unbelievable how many non-gamers still don't understand this. Playing mobile games is like BEING IN GAMING JAIL, where you, and all the other kids forced to play in that playroom, have the same cruddy toys to play with until you get out and get to a real console/PC. Yeah, they are there. That's all they have going for them! Isn't the Tegra 4 the *first* mobile GPU that actually trumps the X360's GPU (barely)? And it came out what.. 8 years afterwards? And it is 28nm, rather than the 90nm that the Xenos debuted at? 1/10th the scale! (warning) Technical reasoning ahead: By the numbers, mobile GPUs won't match the XB1 or PS4 until mobile tech is shipping at 10nm... which is gonna be a long time, given that even with finFET transitors, the electron leakage is so bad at that scale that battery-powered GPUs, at that performance level, are basically out of the question. On top of that, 14nm fabrication is costing fab companies like TSMC billions of dollars in investment (each 14nm fab machine reportedly costs over $500M USD, and each factory has a fair number of them -- that's like 5-10x the cost of a fab machine at 28nm). Which means, for us (the consumer), that it'll be a LONG while at 14nm before we switch to 10nm. The companies have to recover their investment -- we're talking decades here. That upgrade will only happen, at first, for high-end devices that also cost a fortune (high-end GPUs may cost $2-5K at this scale), to pay for a slow rollout. End result: Mobile GPU that competes with even mid-grade PC GPUs? No. Not feasible from either a raw financial or common-use-case (battery) standpoint. It's not some dude on the internet saying "no" -- its the known laws of physics and economics! Android game consoles -- No. Biggest joke ever. These devices simply cannot compete. They cannot be built cheaply, AND be better than a decent phone at the same time (unlike actual consoles). Android console gaming is the pipe dream of the tech-dumb businessman, and nothing more.
I don't know what you just said but it sounded pretty smart so I'll click agree.
Sighs..just another Android console to fail. I'm not sure there will ever be another Sony/Microsoft/Nintendo...
take my money plz
Diversity is good for the Industry, but to much really isn't. With all these consoles coming in like the Steam Machines and possibly this Google console, which may make Apple come in as well, I could understand how a crash might occur again. I know what most who see this will think, I'm just some doomsayer, however one of the many things that caused the 83 crash was the amount of consoles being released. There were a lot of failed consoles that made people lose faith in supporting any of them. and with the failure of the Ouya (kinda) I fear somewhat for this beloved industry