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OUYA is on Kickstarter and it has already got pleaded half the Goal in just few hours.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ouya/ouya-a-new-kind-of-video-game-console

ABOUT THIS PROJECT

We love console games.

There's something about a big HD TV and digital surround sound that fills up a living room. Shooters, platformers, sports games, arcade classics and experimental indie games just feel bigger on a TV screen. It's how most of us grew up gaming.

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But maybe people are missing out.

We get it

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I saw that, get quite a lot of power for the price.

The downside is that apps have to be adapted to work on the system because of its custom interface so its not like you can just jump on google play, buy a game and have it work with the joypad.

The custom interface is nice though, I was going to buy one but I'll keep my eye on it, see what kind interest it gets.

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I saw that, get quite a lot of power for the price.

The downside is that apps have to be adapted to work on the system because of its custom interface so its not like you can just jump on google play, buy a game and have it work with the joypad.

The custom interface is nice though, I was going to buy one but I'll keep my eye on it, see what kind interest it gets.

OUYA developers say its hacker friendly and It's easy to root (and rooting won't void your warranty).

wouldn't it be easier to install play store on it (and make it available through Console)?? I think it matter of time before some hacker do it.

I own 2 PS3 and there is no free games available for it. heck I have spend about $400 for games alone.

I think it would be amazing.

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Yeah I think I'll jump on board with this. I like the idea of what it can do and think it is worth the $100 investment.

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2 Questions.

1. The one rule a game must adhere to for this console is to have some form of free gameplay, and then they go on to mention that you can have a demo, in-game items, or a subscription. Since when is "subscription" equal to "free"?

2. If it's easy to root, and rooting doesn't void the warranty then why do we have to root in the first place? Why not just have the console be totally open, up front?

edit: THREE questions.

3. How do you pronounce "OUYA"?

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2 Questions.

1. The one rule a game must adhere to for this console is to have some form of free gameplay, and then they go on to mention that you can have a demo, in-game items, or a subscription. Since when is "subscription" equal to "free"?

2. If it's easy to root, and rooting doesn't void the warranty then why do we have to root in the first place? Why not just have the console be totally open, up front?

edit: THREE questions.

3. How do you pronounce "OUYA"?

1. I have no idea, they're whole marketing scheme is pie in the sky.

2. Again, a bunch of nonsense, unless you're talking about crap games like Angry Birds. You think anyone wants an Xbox that's "easy to root?"

3. Oooh yah! .... I imagine.

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2 Questions. 1. The one rule a game must adhere to for this console is to have some form of free gameplay, and then they go on to mention that you can have a demo, in-game items, or a subscription. Since when is "subscription" equal to "free"? 2. If it's easy to root, and rooting doesn't void the warranty then why do we have to root in the first place? Why not just have the console be totally open, up front? edit: THREE questions. 3. How do you pronounce "OUYA"?

1. not sure let's see how this pans out

2. Yes its based on android. My guess would be they leave it off by default to avoid confusion, or to anyone who might not have that experience. Having the simple option to root tho is brilliant, open source baby!

3. I think its something like 'Boo ya' :laugh:

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2 Questions.

1. The one rule a game must adhere to for this console is to have some form of free gameplay, and then they go on to mention that you can have a demo, in-game items, or a subscription. Since when is "subscription" equal to "free"?

2. If it's easy to root, and rooting doesn't void the warranty then why do we have to root in the first place? Why not just have the console be totally open, up front?

edit: THREE questions.

3. How do you pronounce "OUYA"?

The others have been answered but in regards to 1 it has to have some form of free content. And then after that it could be a item shop, a flat fee or a monthly sub to get everything.

After finding out how to say the name did anyone say it in this guys voice from Despicable Me?

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2 Questions.

1. The one rule a game must adhere to for this console is to have some form of free gameplay, and then they go on to mention that you can have a demo, in-game items, or a subscription. Since when is "subscription" equal to "free"?

2. If it's easy to root, and rooting doesn't void the warranty then why do we have to root in the first place? Why not just have the console be totally open, up front?

edit: THREE questions.

3. How do you pronounce "OUYA"?

1. I think they are trying to bring more free games like freemium.. developers have to make some money. game development is not cheap.

2. security issues. root can have a lot of security risk so for average users it come locked but geek hackers can easily root it too.

3. OOOO YA!

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2 Questions.

1. The one rule a game must adhere to for this console is to have some form of free gameplay, and then they go on to mention that you can have a demo, in-game items, or a subscription. Since when is "subscription" equal to "free"?

2. If it's easy to root, and rooting doesn't void the warranty then why do we have to root in the first place? Why not just have the console be totally open, up front?

edit: THREE questions.

3. How do you pronounce "OUYA"?

Because leaving it root as default opens it up to potential security risks. Users that know what they're doing can root it, users that don't won't need to.

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2 Questions.

1. The one rule a game must adhere to for this console is to have some form of free gameplay, and then they go on to mention that you can have a demo, in-game items, or a subscription. Since when is "subscription" equal to "free"?

2. If it's easy to root, and rooting doesn't void the warranty then why do we have to root in the first place? Why not just have the console be totally open, up front?

edit: THREE questions.

3. How do you pronounce "OUYA"?

All of these answers are in their FAQ.

1. When you say "free games," what does that mean exactly?

We want you to pay only for the games you love. A

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I 100% would have done the $99 backer option, but it is already sold out. So yeah, guess I will have to wait until it is on sale. But really like the overall premise, and the price is definitely right. There is a reason they reached their goal so damn fast. Nothing but the best of luck to them. (Y)

EDIT - NVM, the $95 option was sold out, just did the $99 one. (Y)

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The "free" games thing is a bit of a scam. The developers have to give out a free "demo" but the game can require some form of payment at any point in the game

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Seem like a linux idea. Seem cool at first but everything that will comes on it is second ranted. Interface is a bad rip off from Xbox Metro. The controller is almost the same as PS3 controller. The game graphics looks like it for mobile size. Also, no real good story design and game play will compare with titles with Xbox or PS3. Multi-million budget games vs thousands to 10 thousand budget. At least on Xbox Arcade, they have guidelines for those low budget games. OUYA will not have that. The only reason why mobile games with low to no budget works because it's just for the casual gamer and not the hardware people.

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I'm IN! Gonna have a OUYA! Now, what are they going to do with the extra cash on hand?

I hope they use the fastest Tegra3....

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I won't touch this "thing" with gloves on. Why? Because I'm with Jonathan Blow on the "free-to-play" "content" real value: these are not games but just cogs deformed to make money. And I'm a gamer since 1989, not a consumer, not a customer, not a "casual" player. A gamer.

http://venturebeat.com/2012/07/10/indie-devs-quality-content-trumps-following-trends-free-to-play-is-kind-of-a-slum/

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Nevertheless, Blow said that he wants to do a free-to-play game at some point. However, it won

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Noo! You beat me to it. I was going to post this the other day but I waited. :p

The concept of it sounds awesome... But we'll see how good it is when it's more then just a prototype/concept.

Hopefully it does well, because I'd like to see something new as opposed to the usual corporate greed dominating the market.

P.S. Open source FTW :D

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2 Questions.

1. The one rule a game must adhere to for this console is to have some form of free gameplay, and then they go on to mention that you can have a demo, in-game items, or a subscription. Since when is "subscription" equal to "free"?

2. If it's easy to root, and rooting doesn't void the warranty then why do we have to root in the first place? Why not just have the console be totally open, up front?

edit: THREE questions.

3. How do you pronounce "OUYA"?

1. it's basically XBLA in a dedicated console. there won't be free games, there will be demos just like XBLA. and i doubt you'll see much more advanced games, soif you have an xbox, it's useless.

2. because regular people don't root, don't need it, and it should't be rooted. it's as stupid as running windows XP as admin. rooting is only marketing to the geeks. if they actually sell this thing in reasonable numbers. the amount of people that will root, hack and mod it, will be a mere fraction of the userbase.

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I won't touch this "thing" with gloves on. Why? Because I'm with Jonathan Blow on the "free-to-play" "content" real value: these are not games but just cogs deformed to make money. And I'm a gamer since 1989, not a consumer, not a customer, not a "casual" player. A gamer.

http://venturebeat.c...kind-of-a-slum/

Wow. So okay, since you felt the need to mention it, I have been gaming since 1979 when the Atari was first introduced by my father in my house. Have owned pretty much every major console since, a Commodore 64, the list keeps going and going. Only mention it because you do. So tell me, what does the invention of this console have anything to do with that at all? If anything, it should mean you know that smaller games can still be good. But apparently you have forgotten games from 1989 and remember them as some glorious productions.

And what the hell are you on about? Not a consumer? WTF does that even mean? If you have ever owned a console, any hardware, or purchased any software or games, you are a consumer. Maybe because you are leet press you get your video games for free now, but you have no doubt been a consumer at some point, or else you would have never been able to be a gamer.

Oh I get it, you mean you hate games that only want you to spend money. So if a game has a model that it requires micro transactions in order to get the most out of it, then simple, do not purchase it. That has been my approach on things. But you make it out that all of these games are set up on that model, when that simply is just not the case. Some of them are going to be absolute rubbish, but again, you make it out like they are only cash grabbers? Really, a game like Minecraft revolves around microtransactions? Same with Canabalt?

Not only that, if you have been gaming for so long, then you should be the first person to know big budget and graphics do not mean jack ****. It is the gameplay. And these smaller games have the potential to have great gameplay and be inexpensive. And who is to say people will not start releasing $15 games on this console? people keep misconstruing the whole free thing without realizing all that means is at the very least all games are required to have a demo version, just as XBLA does. So yeah, way to blow that out of proportion.

And I am actually not the biggest fan of the whole mobile gaming craze, I have gone on record stating that multiple times, but to make it out like this console is some awful machine, when it seems to me the intent is to allow smaller developers to get away from just being on the smaller screens of mobile/tablet devices and get them into what is more the gaming experience of the larger screen, seriously, what is so bad about that? That is why I funded it, for the potential it has to get smaller developers more recognition. And I also personally purchased it because I believe once rooted it is going to have crazy potential.

Honestly for $99 even if it winds up being a flop, that is a chance I am willing to take as it is still less in price then 2 retail full console games. It is the spirit behind the console that I support. And I really am not sure why anyone who calls themselves a gamer would not support that spirit. because there are no doubt going to be games that are just money grabbers? Those games exist on every platform do they not?

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Up to nearly $4 million dollars.

Wonder what they will do with the overflow :p.

That is awesome though. A lot of people have support in this thing. :laugh:

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Up to nearly $4 million dollars.

Wonder what they will do with the overflow :p.

That is awesome though. A lot of people have support in this thing. :laugh:

The support is for low price and open hackability. with free contents.

All, MS and Sony do is rip us off with games. I really regret buying those $50-60 games.

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How is more money to the hardware makes going to lead to more free content from independent game developers...

As I said, this will just be an XBLA box. if you have an xbox it's worthless.

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How is more money to the hardware makes going to lead to more free content from independent game developers...

As I said, this will just be an XBLA box. if you have an xbox it's worthless.

The fact that it is completely open to do whatever you want to it (and still be under warranty) and being as cheap as it is.

I can only imagine what the hacking community or the guys over at XDA are going to come up with for this thing.

I've rooted and flashed my phone multiple times with different ROMs, but this is a console. I really think we are going to see some really, really great content come from this thing, whether it be games, apps, or maybe something no one has thought of yet to do with a console. And like I said, it is so cheap, that bricking it, unlike bricking an (overpriced) phone or tablet, you would be less worried, due to the fact it is so easy to get another one.

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