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Old 25-06-2013, 00:10
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Should be interesting to see how it does.
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Old 25-06-2013, 08:32
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Can't make up my mind as to whether I want one or not.

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Old 25-06-2013, 11:00
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give about 6 months you will be able to get 1 for about 60 on the 2nd hand market
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Old 25-06-2013, 11:37
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When it was announced I was really looking forward to this console, but times have moved-on quickly and the tech inside it (Tegra 3) is looking quite old now. I can see a price drop very soon, and then I'll be tempted.

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Old 25-06-2013, 11:37
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Got one (was a kickstart donor) and it's shit.
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Old 25-06-2013, 11:38
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Also if people concerned about problems with early hardware iterations from Sony & Microsoft, wait til they get a load of this!

If I was going to get one it'll be at least six months, probably a year, before bother.
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Old 25-06-2013, 13:30
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Got one, I will use it for XBMC mostly anyway.
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Old 25-06-2013, 13:53
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Also if people concerned about problems with early hardware iterations from Sony & Microsoft, wait til they get a load of this!

If I was going to get one it'll be at least six months, probably a year, before bother.
The hardware is not the issue with the device. The OS and quality of software is absolutely scrub level.
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Old 25-06-2013, 14:10
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The fact that it's open and requires no modding interests me i'll need to wait and see what emulators become
available for it before i decide if i'll buy one or not
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Old 25-06-2013, 14:14
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The hardware is not the issue with the device. The OS and quality of software is absolutely scrub level.
Surely both can be improved then? I thought all the big game companies are now jumping on board?
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Old 25-06-2013, 23:41
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I'll wait for the Ouya 2.

The fact that their official Twitter today promoted their console with an image of Mario Bros says it all.
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Old 25-06-2013, 23:57
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I'll wait for the Ouya 2.

The fact that their official Twitter today promoted their console with an image of Mario Bros says it all.
Pretty insane move by them to be honest. Not smart legally.

It's one thing to allow backdoor emulation/piracy of retro consoles(plenty of hardware does)......another entirely for a manufacturer to actively promote it and use someone elses IP to do so.

It's something that's supposed to be kept in the shadows..advertising it as a feature to sell hardware opens them up to a world of pain.

Nintendo could certainly take legal action and win just for the use of that image alone.
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Old 26-06-2013, 09:14
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Surely both can be improved then? I thought all the big game companies are now jumping on board?
Havent heard anything about the big game companies being involved - as it's android based I dont think they publish for the OS.

Also, lots of news about kickstart donors not receiving their consoles before it hit the shelves. The entire release has been a complete mess.
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Old 26-06-2013, 10:25
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I'm guessing they are making money on the consoles as I would not expect to make much on software sales. Being open source. Means people will just pirate games.

If this had a tegra 4 chip I'd probably buy one.
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Old 26-06-2013, 10:57
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Also, lots of news about kickstart donors not receiving their consoles before it hit the shelves. The entire release has been a complete mess.
I get the feeling the Ouya makers are a relatively small company who's unexpected kickstarter success has put them out of their depth. Sure they wanted their product to get released and do well, but the attention and funding they got was so huge they find themselves doing a global launch, without the experience or resources to manage it.
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Old 26-06-2013, 11:23
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The hardware is not the issue with the device. The OS and quality of software is absolutely scrub level.
Why on earth would a big Apple user fund a project using Android if they were not even used to stock Android?

It seems obvious to anyone that standard Android will continue developing leaving these, old on the day they are born, niche devices in a sort of limbo.
Even the Kindle is hardly moving forwards.

To be honest I find kickstarter weird.
My cynical mind tells me there are plenty of serial kickstarters delivering goods and then moving onto the next project.
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Old 26-06-2013, 20:27
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I get the feeling the Ouya makers are a relatively small company who's unexpected kickstarter success has put them out of their depth. Sure they wanted their product to get released and do well, but the attention and funding they got was so huge they find themselves doing a global launch, without the experience or resources to manage it.
Probably the truth!!
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Old 27-06-2013, 00:31
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- as it's android based I dont think they publish for the OS.
Don't spend much time in the Android Play Store, do you?
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Old 27-06-2013, 00:55
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I like how the opening OUYA title sounds like it's from Far Cry 3.

That is all
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Old 29-06-2013, 21:10
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Got one, I will use it for XBMC mostly anyway.
How does XBMC perform when streaming HD videos from Icefilms etc?
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Old 30-06-2013, 00:32
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Funnily enough,I 'd suggest the Pebble watch though rather limited is a better bet.
'Pebble' could end up as an extremely popular fashion brand if they play their cards right.
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Old 30-06-2013, 11:44
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Funnily enough,I 'd suggest the Pebble watch though rather limited is a better bet.
'Pebble' could end up as an extremely popular fashion brand if they play their cards right.
Eh? Is this in the right thread?
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Old 30-06-2013, 11:46
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Eh? Is this in the right thread?
A pebble watch is a watch with a computer in it.
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Old 30-06-2013, 12:26
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I quite like the OUYA. I spend quite a bit of time with my Nexus 7 and play a lot of games on it, and there are a lot of wonderful indie developers in the Play store. Not to mention the brilliant retro stuff available. A lot of Android games are much better than many give them credit for. I love it, and it feels like in some ways the reset button has been pressed again, much like when the DS and Wii arrived, and games can be simple, creative and fun. I often find I spend more time in those games than I do with stuff like Zelda etc. But deeper stuff is now starting to turn up too, like Final Fantasy and GTA.

OUYA has to get a lot of stuff sorted, like the their OS and marketplace, I get that. But if they get their act together I would consider getting one of these. I am very disappointed though, that it doesn't link in to your Play account, but then who's to say this won't come further down the line?
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Old 30-06-2013, 16:17
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A pebble watch is a watch with a computer in it.
Some people probably need a bit of a 'kickstart' in the mornings.
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