OUYA - A new kind of game console.

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  1. BoxBrownie macrumors newbie

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    With all the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 talk going on around here I'm wondering if you have heard about the new OUYA console? You might think, no, not another console we have enough! OUYA is something different. You can buy it for only $99 and its mostly focusing on small indie games, however because of its popularity rising, big game publishers are already working on some projects.

    The great thing about this is every single game is free to try and if you enjoy it you may then purchase it, that is because the creators believe that you shouldn't "buy games or in-game items unless you absolutely love them." It's going to be interesting to see how this works and I'm looking forward to it. Now another cool thing that I have seen from people who got early access to this console is that you will be able to install Nintendo 64 emulator and play your favourite Nintendo games on your TV with OUYA's controller. I personally cant wait to invite some of my mates for a game of Mario Kart.

    If you are one of those people that like creating games not just playing them, OUYA is for you, and all the required "tools are free and come with every OUYA" console. I like this idea because it brings game development on consoles to everyone who desires to give it a go.

    With the affordable $99 price tag it's definitely going to be a console that everyone will buy especially the indie game lovers.

    http://www.ouya.tv
     
  2. firstapple macrumors 6502a

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    Ouya is a joke!

    I'm sorry to say, but Ouya is a joke. Their customer service is non existent and the company could care less about the people that backed them and did pre-orders. I would never suggest Ouya to anyone I know. The concept was great, but implementation is one of the worst I have ever seen.

    No one should click on that link and give this company anymore money. Chances of you actually getting the product seem to be slim to none.
     
  3. Dagless macrumors Core

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    Eh, I love indie games so I have Steam to cover that. And the best of the bunch make their way to consoles anyways.

    I've never understood the point of the Ouya.
     
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    I'm interested in Ouya for its media capabilities. I want to stick XBMC with my external HDD on there and hide that thing in the back of my TV.


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  5. gkarris macrumors 604

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    Seems interesting as a new class of consoles.

    Downloading Nintendo games on anything but a Nintendo modern console purchased from Nintendo is illegal (unless you own the original carts)....
     
  6. irnchriz macrumors 65816

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    Its not exactly new. It was announced months ago and early backers on kickstart have already taken possession of their consoles. It has been reviewed and gets around 3 out of 10 at this time. Its got fairly shakey backing from devs who have not made games before. Its powered by an out of date CPU and runs an old version of Android. The interface is flakey and their is a lot of doubt surrounding whether it will be around this time next year.

    As for using it as a media centre wouldnt anyone be better off with a raspberry pi?
     
  7. peskaa macrumors 68020

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    I don't get it to be honest. It has taken so long to come to market that the chipset being used is out of date, and given the speed at which the mobile market is moving, it will be obsolete pretty fast. To combat this, Ouya are going to need to release a new hardware unit every single year, without the huge delay.

    But then you're asking £99/$99 every single year. In four years you'll have equalled the cost of a PS4, for a unit that is definitely inferior.
     
  8. gkarris macrumors 604

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    I assume the OP is a rep? Maybe you can be this forum's rep for those who get one?

    A photography forum I frequent has a rep from a major Online/Retail Camera shop and customers can just post there if there are any questions/problems. Extremely effective and convenient.
     
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    Do you work for Ouya or something?
     
  11. BoxBrownie thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I dont work for them and I'm not associated with them in any way I simply saw the console read up on it and found it interesting. It's cool to see others opinions about this. Thanks for sharing.
     
  12. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    If the rumors of Google creating a game console (aka adding a gaming feature to their Nexus Q) are true then the Ouya would be pretty much pointless, would it not?
     
  13. gkarris, Jul 5, 2013
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    Depends on how Google markets it - a console? An AppleTV competitor?

    Depends on what Apple does with the AppleTV v.3 - add the App store? Allow gaming? Design a 1st party controller (or just use 3rd party ones)?

    I'm more inclined to get a computer-dekstop-centric machine such as as the new MiiPC:

    http://www.miipc.com

    Android desk/set-top box competition should be interesting...
     
  14. Psychj0e macrumors regular

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    OUYA.

    It's junk.

    Like most stuff on Kickstarter, which is just one big Ponzi Scheme.
     
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    Illuminating.
     
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    I probably won't be getting it. Haven't heard good things.
     
  17. gkarris macrumors 604

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    Reviews are wildly mixed (check on Amazon).

    They are available locally at all the Gamestops I've been in.

    Has anyone here gotten one?
     
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    I have a phone for Android games :p

    I'll stick to the real quality consoles from Sony/Nintendo/Microsoft.
     
  19. musicpenguy macrumors 6502a

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    I really don't get the appeal of this box. Especially once MFI game controllers come out with iOS 7. That'll eliminate not the Nintendo/Sony/Microsoft market, but this Ouya and competitor market.

    Pretty soon this market will be all Apple TV with local games or Apple TV with AirPlay games and an MFI controller.
     
  20. gkarris macrumors 604

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    That's making the assumption that the AppleTV will get an App Store - which is a pretty big assumption to make...
     
  21. musicpenguy macrumors 6502a

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    Not at all the assumption is that AirPlaying of video games will be a huge thing once MFI controllers are released.
     
  22. gkarris macrumors 604

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    Lag?
     
  23. Dagless macrumors Core

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    A friend got one to port his games to, but he's not liking it so far. It's woefully underpowered, and the thought of needing to get a new one every year puts him off, as he'll need to test his games on all these new machines.


    It's crazy how bad value it is.
    £99 for the console that will be updated every year, £50 for additional controllers. In the life of a current gen console (7 years) that's nearly £700!
     
  24. gkarris macrumors 604

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    I thought the whole point of the processor it used was that it can run at full speed with all cores since it is not in a phone where battery life is an issue.

    Maybe your friend has to optimize his game for that processor - or is that the job of the OS?
     
  25. musicpenguy macrumors 6502a

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    If the developer does it right there is no lag problem - Real Racing 2 had success with that.

    You don't need to show it on the iPad or iPhone - if there is nothing to compare it to you'll be fine - HDMI cables would also accomplish the same thing OUYA is doing once MFI is out there
     

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