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View Poll Results: Do you plan to purchase a OUYA gaming console?
Yes. 214 47.87%
No. 107 23.94%
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The OUYA console... is it doomed? Inquiring minds want to know...

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27th July 2012, 08:27 PM   |  #1  
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I just wanted to bring up a few thoughts I've had about the upcoming OUYA console, and see what you guys think.

1. I still don't really understand how/why all of this couldn't have been handled by simply creating a GoogleTV-specific OUYA app...?

2. Besides the OUYA's dedicated game-centric market, and their custom controller, what does one really gain that is not already available in the Android ecosystem?

3. How do they plan to prevent their entire custom OS (Or their individual apps) from being ported to other Tegra-based GTV devices in the future? Or, given their outright support for hacking the device, would they even care?

4. And then there's this: Google reportedly making a Game Center for Android
http://www.phonearena.com/news/Googl...droid_id30026/
If one was to pair the above (hypothetical) "GTV Game Center" app with a Google-branded "Nexus Controller," wouldn't the entire OUYA become pointless? Would you prefer an app/service that is fully integrated with the entire Google ecosystem, rather than a custom version of the OS and functionality that are outside of (or weakly tied to) said ecosystem?

That said, I still plan to buy a OUYA, but only because I'm a sucker for shiny new toys -- especially of the Android variety!

What are your thoughts? Am I "over thinking" this console? Do you think it will be made pointless by an evolution of the GTV?

I'm just looking for friendly debate, so please keep it civil...
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28th July 2012, 01:51 AM   |  #2  
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150+ views and nobody has any thoughts on these questions? lol...ok, fair enough, was worth a shot.
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29th July 2012, 06:30 PM   |  #3  
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I think best case scenario they can hope for is becoming a niche platform for android-nerds. Why? Because there is no market for such device. Casual gamers are quite happy with what they get from smartphone industry and PC-facebook-gaming stuff. More hard-core gamers will want bleeding-edge graphics and high-end performance. Without any real GPU on board OUYA will just stay behind. From the software standpoint, Android is a great system but, with sandboxing and multitasking environment, it is not very well prepared for running performance-demanding games.

But still.. I think I will buy it.
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I think best case scenario they can hope for is becoming a niche platform for android-nerds. Why? Because there is no market for such device. Casual gamers are quite happy with what they get from smartphone industry and PC-facebook-gaming stuff. More hard-core gamers will want bleeding-edge graphics and high-end performance. Without any real GPU on board OUYA will just stay behind. From the software standpoint, Android is a great system but, with sandboxing and multitasking environment, it is not very well prepared for running performance-demanding games.

But still.. I think I will buy it.

Without a real gpu? The ouya has a twelve core tegra 3 gpu with quad core cpu, one of the best you can get, how is that not a real gpu?

It is not aimed at hardcore gamers as it can't beat a ps3 but it can attract casual gamers and even general gamers.

It can handle all the current top android games at max quality settings which is just fine for a lot of people and the ouya can be a multimedia device too so should be fun and useful too.

By your reasoning about casual gaming the wii shouldn't have sold well but it did, I don't think it will be a mass hit but it will do ok at least.

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I hope someone releases an overclocked kernal for it, so we can get some real power
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29th July 2012, 09:04 PM   |  #6  
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1st August 2012, 10:23 PM   |  #7  
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Without a real gpu? The ouya has a twelve core tegra 3 gpu with quad core cpu, one of the best you can get, how is that not a real gpu?

It is not aimed at hardcore gamers as it can't beat a ps3 but it can attract casual gamers and even general gamers.

It can handle all the current top android games at max quality settings which is just fine for a lot of people and the ouya can be a multimedia device too so should be fun and useful too.

By your reasoning about casual gaming the wii shouldn't have sold well but it did, I don't think it will be a mass hit but it will do ok at least.

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I hope you are referring to mobile device gpus/cpus because they are nowhere near the best you can get in desktops or even laptops or that matter.
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It seems interesting and I do want to have one but I kinda want to see what games it gets first before buying, if it doesn't have anything that'll interest me then it would be a waste.
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I hope you are referring to mobile device gpus/cpus because they are nowhere near the best you can get in desktops or even laptops or that matter.

Of course, I was referring to mobile gpu's and pointing out that this could easily handle the highest quality android games.

I should have been more clear on that but thought as the discussion was about android that people would realise I meant gpu's that android works with.

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I think it all really has to depend on the support of developers that are willing to make develop for that hardware. But i understand where you are coming from.

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