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#16 OP compl3x

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 02:44

The controller looks awful:

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 07:21

Why do a feel people on this site are becoming unrealistic in there expectation of things? A little elitist at points aswell.

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 08:14

Why do a feel people on this site are becoming unrealistic in there expectation of things? A little elitist at points aswell.


Care to elaborate on that or are you just happy with insulting all of us with generalisations?

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 14:40

No surprise this isn't really going to "wow" anyone.

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 14:49

Garbage/10

After reading the reviews, I've canceled my pre-order , needs more polishing before I'll reconsider.

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 21:49

Care to elaborate on that or are you just happy with insulting all of us with generalisations?


It seems to me like people are expecting a full-blown MS/Sony/Nintendo competitor for a third of the price, and from a startup with no prior experience. It's a friggin' Tegra 3 chip with 1GB of RAM, it's not going to win any awards for being a powerhouse, but it has the potential to be a nice little low-power device that can serve up games (and streaming maybe?) for a fraction of what we'll pay for an Xbox or PS4 or Wii U.

People expecting it to be a revolutionary console to out-gun the XBox and/or PS4 are going to be disappointed, but then their expectations are so unrealistic that they were always going to be disappointed.

#22 bgjerlow

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 22:16

Most of the "Bad stuff" that The Verge mentions will probably be fixed in the future though. I still believe that Ouya will be popular in the long run, and I might get it myself. They just need to bring out some more/better games and fix up their interface.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 01:54

It seems to me like people are expecting a full-blown MS/Sony/Nintendo competitor for a third of the price, and from a startup with no prior experience. It's a friggin' Tegra 3 chip with 1GB of RAM, it's not going to win any awards for being a powerhouse, but it has the potential to be a nice little low-power device that can serve up games (and streaming maybe?) for a fraction of what we'll pay for an Xbox or PS4 or Wii U.

People expecting it to be a revolutionary console to out-gun the XBox and/or PS4 are going to be disappointed, but then their expectations are so unrealistic that they were always going to be disappointed.

Sure it's a fraction of console gaming, but it's also a fraction of the console gaming experience. You're essentially playing mobile like games on this. I have a phone and tablet for that, and my PC/360 for true gaming. I just don't see how/why this device is even relevant and can't fathom people wanting this. Guess it's just not for me.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 02:51

It seems to me like people are expecting a full-blown MS/Sony/Nintendo competitor for a third of the price, and from a startup with no prior experience. It's a friggin' Tegra 3 chip with 1GB of RAM, it's not going to win any awards for being a powerhouse, but it has the potential to be a nice little low-power device that can serve up games (and streaming maybe?) for a fraction of what we'll pay for an Xbox or PS4 or Wii U.

People expecting it to be a revolutionary console to out-gun the XBox and/or PS4 are going to be disappointed, but then their expectations are so unrealistic that they were always going to be disappointed.



I don't think anyone is expecting any of that. I think half of the problem is people don't know exactly what to expect. I think a lot of people jumped at this in the concept stage and now are regretting getting so excited about it.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 02:57

this thing is way too expensive for what it is. rumors are a new xbox360 will be released for $99 this year. maybe for $25-$30 it would have a market,and could compete with a raspberry pi,but other than that, good night sweet princess.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 04:36

For me it should be around PS2 style of graphics. Would be good for like a system for the kids to play games on.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 06:29

It seems to me like people are expecting a full-blown MS/Sony/Nintendo competitor for a third of the price, and from a startup with no prior experience. It's a friggin' Tegra 3 chip with 1GB of RAM, it's not going to win any awards for being a powerhouse, but it has the potential to be a nice little low-power device that can serve up games (and streaming maybe?) for a fraction of what we'll pay for an Xbox or PS4 or Wii U.

People expecting it to be a revolutionary console to out-gun the XBox and/or PS4 are going to be disappointed, but then their expectations are so unrealistic that they were always going to be disappointed.


This along with what seems like folk simply jumping on bandwagons after being told what to think by supposed "Pro" reviewers/testers etc and not just in this instance but in many game releases aswell. I just feel that as a whole people, especially quite recently on here need to dial down there massive expectations of what "good" is.

There was once a time when we all went mad for a 1 stick controller, with 2 buttons and a game in black and white. Now were so far removed from it that people just seems to have these sky high expectations of everything straight out the box. A little humble pie is needed in a big way.

If you take offense to that then sorry, but hey thats my opinion, live with it.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 08:11

Well you can't release a 2007 console in 2012 and expect it to be praised ad to sell millions.

#29 OP compl3x

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 08:58

This along with what seems like folk simply jumping on bandwagons after being told what to think by supposed "Pro" reviewers/testers etc and not just in this instance but in many game releases aswell. I just feel that as a whole people, especially quite recently on here need to dial down there massive expectations of what "good" is.

There was once a time when we all went mad for a 1 stick controller, with 2 buttons and a game in black and white. Now were so far removed from it that people just seems to have these sky high expectations of everything straight out the box. A little humble pie is needed in a big way.

If you take offense to that then sorry, but hey thats my opinion, live with it.



Companies hype these products like crazy, if they are released and fall flat then they deserve honest criticism. It is a double-edged sword. If you hype a product you better make sure it matches expectations. Don't phone it in and then expect consumers to be excited you created anything at all.

This article was about initial impressions. I think some people should actually bother to read the article before commenting.

#30 Javik

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 09:10

This is Neowin, and it's not a Microsoft product. End of explanation.

Seriously though, what did people expect for 99 bucks?