OUYA: $99 Game Console


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threetonesun

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

It's going to be more like an Xbox Indie box.

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AJerman

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.

I'd be more interested in XDA ripping the software off the console box and porting it to phones. I could use my HTC One X that has the same specs and hook up a bluetooth controller and use HDMI out.

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Twiddle

I'd be more interested in XDA ripping the software off the console box and porting it to phones. I could use my HTC One X that has the same specs and hook up a bluetooth controller and use HDMI out.

See? The possibilities! :rofl:

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Anibal P

Main issues aside from the fake free to play is:

1. By the time this comes out the hardware is going to be old

2. Play games don't always scale up to TV resolutions quite yet

3. more likely no access the the actual Google Play Store

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TruckWEB

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

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DirtyLarry

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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.

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Mike Frett

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.

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torrentthief

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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DirtyLarry

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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Twiddle

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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HawkMan

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.

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TheLegendOfMart

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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DirtyLarry

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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Ryoken

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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Denis W.

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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TruckWEB

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

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TheLegendOfMart

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.

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Noir Angel

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.

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still1

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.

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Noir Angel

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.

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Salty Wagyu

I like this, now developers will hopefully stop making iPhone-only games and realise Android has a larger userbase than iPhone - which it has been for a while now.

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HawkMan

I think devs care more about the paying userbase.

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Noir Angel

Plenty of Android users buy applications. Enough of the ridiculous stereotypes already.

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maxNouya

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.

Yes about some hardware improvments would be great but remember the price tag ... The controler only cost some money to buid and actually the whole console would cost arroud 70$ or so + controler + power cord etc etc.. Than there is the fact that a lot of people are hoping that this AMAZING android console will get a mutimedia center a la PS3 but with better connectivity and plyable files formats. Hope they will do something like that with their extra millions XD. :)

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