Ouya: The Newest Gaming System

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  1. socool True

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    EDIT: The Kickstarter for the project raised it's 950,000 dollar goal in only 8 hours. Wow.

    http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2012/07/10/ouya.aspx

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    Console

    ● Tegra 3 -- Quad-core processor

    ● 1 GB LPDDR2 RAM

    ● 8 GB on-board flash

    ● HDMI connection to the TV at 1080p HD

    ● WiFi 802.11bgn

    ● Bluetooth LE 4.0

    ● Enclosure opens with standard screws

    Controller

    ● Wireless controller with 2.4Ghz RF

    ● Standard game controls (two analog sticks, d-pad, eight action buttons, a system button)

    ● Touchpad, for porting mobile games more easily

    ● 2x AA batteries

    ● Enclosure opens with standard screws

    OS and software

    ● Android 4.0

    ● Custom TV UI

    ●Integrated custom game store -- find and download games (and other apps)

    ● Includes SDK for game development

    ● Ability to root device without voiding warranty
     
  2. Electro UK Can't all be for nothing

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    Yeah, it sounds friggin' awesome. A cheap console where innovation could thrive? Want.
     
  3. Jennifer Walters Attorney at Law

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    This does sound vaguely awesome, but I don't know if I can see it taking off.
     
  4. Soapy Registered

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    This.

    It sounds really cool and it seems like it has the potential to be something special, but we're only seeing the pie in the sky version of it right now. Anytime a new hardware...thing is announced it either A: doesn't live up to its promise, or B: never even materializes.

    I sincerely hope OUYA ends up being a great success because this is exactly the sort of thing that I've been wanting for a long while. However, I'm also fairly skeptical about it currently.
     
  5. ProjectPat2280 SELLING...PERFECTION

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    When it gets the Uncharteds and Metal Gear Solids, ill take a look.
     
  6. Soapy Registered

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    That is another issue, if this basically ends up being phone games on your TV then I'll have zero interest in it. Which isn't to say I want it flooded with AAA games necessarily, but I'm hoping it attracts games of much more substance than Angry Birds and the like.

    Stuff like Braid, Limbo, Bastion, Spelunky, etc. I'm hoping it becomes a dedicated console that sort of upper crust of the indie games scene.
     
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  7. KALEL114 Impending Return

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    Not much else to say. You guys have the same thoughts on it as I do. It's crazy to see it at 1.5mil. with 29 days left to go though. If it gets high enough, it might start to draw the attention of some legit devs.
     
  8. The Squirrel Le Rongeur

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    Are those good specs? 1 gig of ram doesn't sound like a lot.
     
  9. zenith16 Registered

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    compared to Gameing pc's these days it's not. console's ( if we're talking next gen) that has yet to be challenged. There might be added slots for ram to be added later,who knows?
     
  10. KALEL114 Impending Return

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    PS360 only has 512mb, but Next Gen should be higher. This is like a Tablet that hooks up to you TV, spec wise at least.
     
  11. TX85 Registered

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    A new&fresh player in the console war!?Nice!

    With it having Android..I'm guess it'll have all Android apps&features except for obviously the phone!?
     
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    Almost literally what I was thinking of.
     
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    :funny: You think it might have GPS?

    "You are at...home. You're current destination is...home. Remain still for .0 meters."
     
  15. KALEL114 Impending Return

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    Haha. :pal:

    They raised the $99 option from 10k backers to 20k. This thing is going to bring in a bunch of money.
     
  16. TX85 Registered

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    I didn't say I think ALL features would be in,The Digital Comics app would be nice to have shown on my TV screen!!
     
  17. Alchemyst July 2017

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    Calculating...
     
  18. jacobed Registered

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    Haha what a waste of money. It's a nice idea but its going nowhere.
     
  19. jpharrah Superman Fan

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    i dont understand how much is this gonna cost...if its a mix between phone games and nicely made console games such as uncharted etc. with free to play missions or trials..... id be very interested in this...
     
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    It's at 2.7mil now. Wow. The raised the 20k for the $99 option to 80k.
     
  22. metaphysician Not a Side-Kick

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    The biggest problem I see with this is: how many people within the conceivable target market for this don't have a PC that can play indie games via Steam? If the Ouya doesn't provide a compelling advantage over just downloading Steam, I don't see it spreading. Because realistically, that's its competition, not portables.
     
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    Wow, over three million now with 28 days to go.
     
  24. Two-Face Harvey Dent

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    This. :up:
     
  25. KALEL114 Impending Return

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    I'm starting to lean toward getting one now, just for the emulators and media capabilities. Hope we get some comments from the bigger devs to see how they feel about it.
     

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