Think i read about it, it will probably be to small to really hit big and attract devs to it, it got funding, alittle but probably won't fly. but thats just what the article said so maybe it'll be good.
If they can manage to get it set up with Google Play support the thing will fly right off the shelves. If you buy a game on GP, you pay for it once, and can then play it on all devices you link to that account, if it is compatible.
Seems pretty meh to me. It just seems like a cell phone that you plug into your tv and can't make calls with. I'm hoping people actually do something more interesting with it but right now I'm not convinced it will be worth getting anytime soon.
It has way too much competition. The Wii U was just released, along with the PSV. I'm expecting the makers of Xbox to release a handheld console also (although I have no official news on this, I am expecting it).
Unless it has the ability to compete (which I highly doubt) it is gonna have a nice warm welcoming, and die within the month it is released.
Let's look at what every console has: The ability to play games of the generation before it Virtual consoles where you can buy both old games and No Export for You games The ability for constant replay Constant updates Great games that will only be released for that console Many other things that differ person to person
Seriously. This thing will die out in the month it is released.
The Ouya is built for all of that though. It's also not a game phone, but a really tiny stationary device where all games are downloads. It's also made towards the mod crowd so you'll be able to tinker with it if you have the knowhow.
It's really niche and probably won't do anything that Valves rumored "livingroom pc" won't do on a larger scale. But its interesting to see how it will turn out for the first crowdfunded console.
I think the idea behind Ouya is sound. Google Play support should be a priority. A game system that you can play the android games you already own, at no additional charge? Yeah, I'll bite! I'd love to play Dead Trigger and Modern Combat 3 on a big screen.
I don't own a fucking android or any crap like that. I'm not into stuff that just sucks money out of your pocket just because there is a new upgrade every two months.
Plus, also, I'm not gonna get anything where I have to have an internet connection to buy stuff. Especially now when I now have a GB allowance, and not only games, but system updates eat at stuff like that.
Not everyone it out to burn every single cent they own, ya know? I have never owned an Android, and there is a chance I never will. I'm not even sure if I'll ever own a tablet. So no, I've never played an Android game, because I've never had an Android anything.
You repeated yourself like four times there. I'm not accusing you of anything, just explaining what went into the thinking of it. (The "hacker friendly" thing is the same way as your computer or smartphone. It's what an open platform is, open for people to tinker with and make things on.)
There is also no such thing as a "quick money maker" when even big multinational companies take years to make profits on their releases. Its an independent team taking their bets. Square Enix and Bandai Namco are on it though. It seems like the perfect place to port Final Fantasy Dimensions for those who want to play some retro FF on their TV with a controller instead of a touch screen. [link]
I still think all they are trying to do is make money.
I can't really appreciate it. I know many who can't play this kind of crap just because they don't have an active internet connection.
I don't see it having any actually big titles either. I don't see it having something memorable. Square Enix has went down the drain of shitiness and everyone who wants FF3 has it. And I think FF3 has been released in the DS form and the NES version on the virtual console.
Even when it does release, what does it have? From the sounds of it, it has games that everyone else has...
I can't see it working. Every single game console that has been released over the years did have the same exact things that others have had, and they never did work out either.
It isn't gonna work out. I can tell you this right now. And with the other digital console... A nice number of the population will buy them, then the companies will forget about the upkeep, and the game releases will just stop.
History repeats itself. I can't see this working. Like all of the other concoles they have tried to release over the years.
I imagine the Xbox handheld doing better than this thing.
Every single commercial creative pursuit EVER wants to make money since the people who work in them has to eat, pay bills and loans. That isn't FF3 or 6. It's a new oldschool style game. Again, I'm not accusing you of anything. I agree with you on Squeenix sinking shitship status. We are having no argument here.
I won't even give them that. It is just a nice try at getting money. Anyone who is trying to get into the console wars now with the big three, they have to really make it something, or have a couple aces up the sleeve, to make it the big four.
I think it's pointless, and simply the byproduct of some opportunists trying to make a quick buck through scamstarter... I mean kickstarter. A tiny system that lets you play Angry Birds on your TV? Holy shit, I could like just get a smart phone that does the same exact thing.
Anything to shake up the current business. I'd say it has a chance, as it's already setting itself apart and that's one thing gamers like to see.
That said, I read about it in an issue of Game Informer awhile back and totally forgot about it up until now. Any idea what the status is? Any proposed release date? The more information (that's actually useful,) the better it will be.
Lest it end up like that proposed Final Fantasy Versus (I think that's the one.) Where nobody even knows if they're gonna finish it or not.
It certainly will have an edge, due to being intentionally hacker friendly, heavily supportive for the indie gamer market, having games using the same free to play model as most PC games(like TF2), and being one of the first consoles to have digital-only games.
only issue is that they may have huge competition from Valve, who is also entering the market with a digital-only console(SteamBox), so it may steal the Ouya's attention. however considering how big the cult following is(their Kickstarter asked for $950,000 and ended with $8.5 Million) they may have a fighting chance.
Having developed for the Android myself and knowing what is inside of it, I can see one good start and two bad things.
For starters, it might get a rather healthy amount of launch title due to it being Android and Android has this "if it works, it can run it" view of running apps (there can be a few exceptions to this but that seems to only be the major developers.)
The problem is that at the current moment, most people develop apps and games for cell phones and not tablets or controllers. Yes, just cell phones. And despite that Android has a general setup for controller input, very few people use it and there is instead almost exclusive support for small touch screens only.
The second problem lies with the fact that apps have limited resources. Frankly, with Android as is, having 8 GB of memory with a quad 3.0 GHz CPU is a waste of resources as apps can only be so big, so all of the raw data (i.e. textures and sprites) are limited to where they can't really compete with even portable consoles unless they pull off something amazing. Sure, you can have a massive SDD and do games in chapters, but the ability to put all of Skyrim or any open world and non-linear game on an OUYA with the needed processing power is pretty much not happening due to app size limits.
So unless the OUYA can make apps extremely profitable at day 1, it will be viewed as a gimmick really quickly.
I think it's funny how Angry Birds is being sold as a console game. That's the negative association I have with phone games, and I think the Ouya will need games it can claim as its own, as well as being higher-quality than phone games, to be a success.
That and some of the pay-for games are $60 quality at a fraction of the price. The Modern Combat series blew me away. Yeah, its a shameless COD: Modern Warfare series clone...which is why its so damned impressive. This cost me five bucks [link]
If the kickstarter is anything to go by, it'll hopefully shake things up enough for the big 3 to get their heads out of their asses. Nintendo will hopefully realize that we want a well designed console and not an oversized paving slab with a tablet that makes up most of the system value since its specs are that of 7 years ago.
Sony will hopefully learn to respect consumers with not having propitiatory everything that ruins their otherwise strong systems, and hopefully Microsoft's Windows 8 will flop badly enough that they don't integrate it into the next system.
Doubtful, if the KS is any indication, it's never going to succeed. It's not a fraud, but the claims they've made are completely contradictory. And the promise of "free games" and open do not combine well with having a thriving commercial market place. On top of that, they're definition of free is just having a demo.
They went for the KS way too soon, they had neither the details of the software shop or the controller finalized. Those are two of the most important components of a system like this.