OUYA: A New Kind of Video Game Console

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  1. majnu

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    OUYA is a new game console for the TV, powered by Android.

    We've packed this little box full of power. Developers will have access to OUYA's open design so they can produce their games for the living room, taking advantage of everything the TV has to offer.

    Best of all, OUYA's world-class controller, console, and interface come in one beautiful, inexpensive package. All the games on it will be free, at least to try.

    Specifications:

    Tegra3 quad-core processor
    1GB RAM
    8GB of internal flash storage
    HDMI connection to the TV, with support for up to 1080p HD
    WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
    Bluetooth LE 4.0
    USB 2.0 (one)
    Wireless controller with standard controls (two analog sticks, d-pad, eight action buttons, a system button), a touchpad
    Android 4.0
    ETHERNET! (Announced by Muffi 7/18)

    New American Gaming Console on KICKSTARTER OUYA


    OUYA: A New Kind of Video Game Console by OUYA — Kickstarter
     

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    A potential winner certainly, in the US at least. In the US it's been confirmed it will have a price of $99 which sounds great value for money.

    AFAIA there has been no confirmation of it being released in the UK or even Europe, and personally I doubt we'll see it released this side of the pond this year. Also when it does release that price will likely translate to £99 which would of course be less great.

    I'd like to be able to grab one, but not holding my breath.
     
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    It will be £99 here and it's due next month

    http://www.denofgeek.com/games/24014/ouya-priced-and-dated-for-uk

    Not sure how I feel about this, seems a nice idea but will really need to get done decent games for it, it should do the indie scene some good though. I hope with it using tegra 3 it will work wish splash top and let you run a remote connection to you proper gaming PC, if it can I may be tempted but otherwise I might wait for next years refresh
     
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    Just not powerful enough for my liking.

    Games of this type work well on handhelds but on your main tv I'm just not sold.

    Hope it does well as it's nice for the console makers to get a bit of competition but I can't see it myself.
     
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    Agreed 100% these games are suitable for phone/tablet sized devices and the kind of resolutions they allow, when you connect this up to a big screen, the graphics will be absolute turd. This device will sink fast.
     
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    Maybe it's best to wait for a release and for someone to purchase one of the things before we post predictions, someone who's tested it can bump the thread later?

    :)

    Then again for daring to attempt to connect to a tv, maybe it deserves a premature bashing in advance...

    :rotfl:
     
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    Really? Surprises me that as beyond that initial sale they stand to make no money on software. You'd think by this point a games retailer would have a way to distribute digital games by now
     
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    I'd be up for giving this a try. The key thing for me is getting other Android apps working OK, such as those for catch-up TV. For instance on my HTC One X Android phone, there is no Demand 5 (and it won't work for me on a browser) and no ITV Player (although STV player works). It's an occasional use thing, but just within the price range of 'give it a try'. We'll see :)
     
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    A shame our local closed its doors a couple of months ago(and Gamestation before it), would have been up for a bit of "price beat" trading in towards this.

    Can buy online of course but that means paying full price and time are tight right now.

    Will be interested to see how people get on with it, nice to see GAME are going to be stocking it, that should give the console a boost.
     
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    Games also announced this morning they will stock the game stick, seems like they are throwing their weight behind these android consoles, still unsure how they will make money on this but I suppose waterstones sell kindles so there must be a model in place to make money this way. If game had some foresight they could have worked with ouya and game stick to help them develop the online game stores and make some money there
     
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    It ticks all the boxes for an impulse buy.

    £65 for the console and the games will cost pennies. It also has such a tiny footprint so might as well stick one in beside the PS3 or whatever.
     
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    It's £99 here, £65 is the direct conversion from $99. That said install xbmc and splashtop thd and you could have an interesting little box that's a htpc that can stream your gaming PC in to the living room as well as play the games designed for it. I'll wait and see how it fares when released but if someone makes both of these work it could be a compelling addition for those after a cheap htpc and the gaming community
     
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    It's a gaming device and in the rise of Apps these days, it's in Games interest to stck it. Saying that, they were going to stock Onlive consoles which never happened
     
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    I don't get it.

    A console so you can play android games on your TV. Why would you want to do that?
     
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    I've backed it on kick starter so awaiting delivery. massive impulse buy but ability to use xmbc on it means it wont be wasted
     
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    Can I use my own Google account and re-download all my purchased games or do I have to use their own store?
     
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    Emulators alone (MAME, Amiga, Spectrum etc) would make it worthwhile I reckon (with legal ROMs of course).

    Also there's plenty of decent little mobile games generally available for pennies that Sony, MS & Ninty seem to be trying to leverage £10ish out of us for.
     
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    I'm 99.999% sure you'll be paying again.
     
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    If it has the play store you will get them free, I've never had to pay for an app again across several android devices, the only ones you might want to are those with versions optimised for the tegra chip, the normal app would still work though
     
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    It's a seperate store.
     
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    Even less point to it then!
     
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    For now, you can bet the play store will be side loaded on there before it reaches general release
     
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    There is to me. I'm iOS but don't mind shelling out a few pence for (admittedly generally throwaway) games on a dinky little Android console.

    However, MAME would be a killer app for me. Worth £99 for a dedicated little MAME box under the telly I reckon.
     
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    I'm out. Not worth investing in a product with no Google Store support.
    Main point about having a android gaming device is the ability to re-download your games.

    Don't see the point of paying again for the games. I know the games are cheap but not worth paying for again.

    This is something that OUYA needs to re-consider.
     
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    Dont see the appeal myself. And anywhere, There will just be loads of chinese clones for about 20 quid before long. Thats the problem using an open os.
     
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    I don't see the appeal.

    Pay a bit more and get a PS3 or 360 which also have a huge game back catalogue.
     
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    Surely even the original xbox is more powerful than this console from a gaming perspective and PS3's and 360s can be easily purchased £100 or less secondhand. Also by inflating the price slightly they have made themselves even more in direct competition with these established consoles. £65 plus 20% VAT is £78. £79.99 would have been a more logical price point as it creates more distance from 360 and PS3. Also how does it compare to wii? I would of thought the wii was more powerful.

    A quick online states the ouya and wii gpu's perform about the same at 12 gflops. Original xbox gpu is about 20 gflops. The so called underpowered wii u gpu is about 350 gflops and the next box gpu 1,300 gflops, ps4 gpu 1,800 gflops. I think combined the ps3 has 400 gflops including the cpu. I don't think the arm cpu's in the ouya will up that figure much. I realise gflops is a very rough guide to comparing performance but its often the only one that can be used most of the time.

    I'm not saying I don't fancy an Ouya but you wonder what it can actually achieve beyond android games which are mainly **** poor. If its really just a console that has has modified android games that work with its joypad then it could be very limited.
     

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