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#31 vetDirtyLarry

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 19:00

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It's impressive the amount they are getting. People must really like the idea.

As I said earlier today, I love the overall spirit of the project, and the possibilities.
Is it perfect? Far from it, but people really take video games way to seriously by the responses in this thread. Way to seriously.
I could wind up with a useless piece of hardware (which I highly doubt because at the very least I think people will get emulators working on it almost instantly) and I am willing to take that risk.
Why people are so adamantly against what is just another option I truly cannot comprehend.


#32 Mike Frett

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 19:22

I asked one of the people running this show, how fun it's going to actually be if all these free-to-play games are going to be pay-to-win. They told me to think of the games "Free-to-try"; whatever that means. I think It'll be a great machine to hack for a media box or flavor of Linux. I may get one anyway.

#33 torrentthief

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 19:24

Tegra 4 is out in Q1 2013, they should use that instead, the graphics are twice as good. Tegra is Cortex A15 quad core upto 2ghz, whereas cortex a9 is in tegra 3 and upto 1.4ghz i think. Lets hope they change the processor as tegra 4 supports the newer open gl and is based on kepler.

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 19:26

I asked one of the people running this show, how fun it's going to actually be if all these free-to-play games are going to be pay-to-win. They told me to think of the games "Free-to-try"; whatever that means. I think It'll be a great machine to hack for a media box or flavor of Linux. I may get one anyway.

Free to try means just the way XBLA games require all games to have a demo version that is usually limited in some capacity. If you want the full game, you purchase it.

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 19:51

Tegra 4 is out in Q1 2013, they should use that instead, the graphics are twice as good. Tegra is Cortex A15 quad core upto 2ghz, whereas cortex a9 is in tegra 3 and upto 1.4ghz i think. Lets hope they change the processor as tegra 4 supports the newer open gl and is based on kepler.


They want to have it out by April/May of 2013. That would take more time, and it wouldn't be released in their timeframe.
Besides, that is why consoles generally have older graphics hardware. If they tried to switch every time something new came out/was coming out, the console would be in infinite production, because there is no way they could keep up with developing it with a different card, every few months. This stuff takes a lot of time.

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 20:11

Tegra 4 is out in Q1 2013, they should use that instead, the graphics are twice as good. Tegra is Cortex A15 quad core upto 2ghz, whereas cortex a9 is in tegra 3 and upto 1.4ghz i think. Lets hope they change the processor as tegra 4 supports the newer open gl and is based on kepler.


they can't just swap core components at this time, just getting to where they are now with design board design, board testing and quality controls takes years. switchign now means redoing a Lot of work and big delays. and since they're not aiming for anything more than being XBLA or Xbox india games console. it's not important to them. you're not going to play Gears on this thing, you'll be playing Trials and such.

#37 TheLegendOfMart

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 20:15

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.

Personally its more for the hardware than the software, rooted with a stock launcher means i can use an air mouse with it and get access to all the apps on google play as well as use it as an on demand video player and media streamer.

$99 for quad core cpu and 12 core gpu is pretty cheap.

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 01:36

Personally its more for the hardware than the software, rooted with a stock launcher means i can use an air mouse with it and get access to all the apps on google play as well as use it as an on demand video player and media streamer.

$99 for quad core cpu and 12 core gpu is pretty cheap.

Exactly, even if this thing winds up being a media server or something along those lines, it is pretty damn cheap at the end of the day. Like I said, a little less then 2 full retail console games.

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 02:06

If at the end of the day, this can just run a NES/SNES Emulator so I can play all my old games.. I'd be happy..

If it can do more, great..

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 02:21

Hmm... this could best the Pebble watch for the Kickstarter funding record.

This seems quite interesting! Technically you could mold this to something a la Nexus Q or Apple TV but be more open.

Oye... delivery in March 2013. Quite a ways to go it seems. I'll put in a backing for now just in case...

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 17:12

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I wonder what they will do with the money....

#42 TheLegendOfMart

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 17:15

Most of the pledges get a console so I'm guessing most of the money will go into producing the units for those that have pledged.

#43 Javik

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 17:22

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


It's not really a scam. Many commercial games work on a similar ideal, you play a demo of a couple of levels and then pay for the real thing.

#44 OP still1

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 18:03

Asking for all games free is bit too much. Game development cost money and i am happy to pay for games as long as its cheap.

At least its not like PS3 and Xbox where all games cost and will rip you off.

#45 Javik

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 19:17

They're not asking that they be entirely free, just that they have a free to play element. You can still do a setup where you release a free demo and then ask the customer to pay for the full version. I'd guess they will also allow ad supported games.