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Old 07-13-2012, 09:18 AM  
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A $100 game console called Ouya is smashing records on Kickstarter (Video)

Ouya raised its first million in just 8 hours on Kickstarter. Now it’s over four. Is this the future of gaming?

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Old 07-19-2012, 01:05 PM   #16
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Make a console that can use a keyboard and mouse and I'll care.
You apparently cared enough to post that drivel.
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Old 07-19-2012, 01:07 PM   #17
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You apparently cared enough to post that drivel.
Well considering I've never heard of the console system and I was interested in learning about it, yes.

But since it's still supported by a controller I think I'll pass.
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Old 07-19-2012, 01:46 PM   #18
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Well considering I've never heard of the console system and I was interested in learning about it, yes.

But since it's still supported by a controller I think I'll pass.
It will have one or multiple USB ports so someone will figure out a way to make a keyboard and mouse work with it.
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Old 07-19-2012, 01:53 PM   #19
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It will have one or multiple USB ports so someone will figure out a way to make a keyboard and mouse work with it.
Xbox's have 2 USB ports as well, not sure about PS3 but I would imagine it does as well.

I'm talking about keyboard and mouse support for the games.
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Old 07-19-2012, 02:08 PM   #20
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Xbox's have 2 USB ports as well, not sure about PS3 but I would imagine it does as well.

I'm talking about keyboard and mouse support for the games.
Xbox and PS3 are not open-source, the Ouya will be. Screwing around with the console is encouraged so I could see all kinds of things being potentially possible.
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Old 07-19-2012, 02:15 PM   #21
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Xbox and PS3 are not open-source, the Ouya will be. Screwing around with the console is encouraged so I could see all kinds of things being potentially possible.
Maybe. I would imagine it wouldn't take long for Microsoft to buy them out if it came to that.
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Old 07-19-2012, 02:17 PM   #22
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I'm predicting failure for this device. Kickstarter is a really awful company, and an awful concept in general. There's a shit ton of ideas/devices that have had a great start just like the Ouya, that never made it to production, and screwed lots of people out of money.

Check out some of the criticism that's already starting about the Ouya and Kickstarter...

http://penny-arcade.com/report/edito...-should-be-ske

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2407046,00.asp

http://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain...funding-crash/
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Old 07-19-2012, 02:49 PM   #23
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What kind of graphical power will this thing have? I'm not paying $100 to play angry birds a bigscreen.
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Old 07-19-2012, 02:52 PM   #24
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What kind of graphical power will this thing have? I'm not paying $100 to play angry birds a bigscreen.
It's a secret. Because this doesn't even exist yet....
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Old 07-19-2012, 03:06 PM   #25
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I'm predicting failure for this device. Kickstarter is a really awful company, and an awful concept in general. There's a shit ton of ideas/devices that have had a great start just like the Ouya, that never made it to production, and screwed lots of people out of money.

Check out some of the criticism that's already starting about the Ouya and Kickstarter...

http://penny-arcade.com/report/edito...-should-be-ske

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2407046,00.asp

http://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain...funding-crash/
Odds are it will fail.

But even if they can only do a bit of what they are promising they will cripple ms and sony and bring the power back to the players.
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Old 07-19-2012, 03:10 PM   #26
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I'm predicting failure for this device. Kickstarter is a really awful company, and an awful concept in general. There's a shit ton of ideas/devices that have had a great start just like the Ouya, that never made it to production, and screwed lots of people out of money.

Check out some of the criticism that's already starting about the Ouya and Kickstarter...

http://penny-arcade.com/report/edito...-should-be-ske

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2407046,00.asp

http://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain...funding-crash/
Kickstarter is awesome, what are you talking about?
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Old 07-19-2012, 03:43 PM   #27
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Odds are it will fail.

But even if they can only do a bit of what they are promising they will cripple ms and sony and bring the power back to the players.
Cripple MS and Sony? The companies that already have actual successful products in the market? LOL... how?

Do you think developers and game distributors are going to drop their successful profiting contracts they currently have to create games for an open source environment? Why on earth would they?

The only thing that Kickstarter has done with Ouya is take people's money and make promises. That's it. They have no distribution system in place, no manufacturing at all, and no existing customer base.

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In many ways both Ouya and Kickstarter face a similar problem.

On a gaming console devoted to free, open-source games, one major problem will be ensuring that the best games float to the top rather than floundering amidst the vast majority of lousy titles.

The same problem exists at Kickstarter, where it’s often impossible to say which projects deserve funding, which are great ideas with inexperienced teams that have no way of following through, and which projects deserve your hard-earned cash. Democracy is lovely, but the traditional funding model has its benefits, too, including a much harder screening and sales pitch process carried out by people with real business experience.

Kickstarter for game development may represent a break from the traditional publisher-developer relationship, but it’s also ultimately the most risky form of pre-ordering a game imaginable. You’re basically paying for a game that doesn’t exist, or in Ouya’s case a gaming console that doesn’t exist.

Penny Arcade’s Ben Kuchera points out that “not only is there no finished hardware, no service at the moment, no controller, and no games—although we’re being asked to take their word that they can create each of those things in eight months—but focusing development costs on an incredibly risky platform with a small installed base and features that make piracy all but given makes no sense for most developers who release games you’d like to play. It’s an environment that not makes little sense for commercial development, in many ways it’s actively hostile to people hoping to create games for it.”

Industry analyst, Kevin Dent, took to Twitter to list reasons the Ouya may be too ambitious for its own good, listing everything from a lack of experience and content to the very real hurdles that will need to be crossed in order to sell the console in the first place. “ They have zero distribution into retail,” Dent writes, “do you think Amazon will be promoting this?”
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Old 07-19-2012, 03:49 PM   #28
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Kickstarter is awesome, what are you talking about?
Kickstarter has already been caught scamming the shit out of people. The company is on a bubble, and it's gonna burst soon.

Have you heard of the Mythic scam that Kickstarter got caught with?

http://www.pcworld.com/article/25477...d_as_scam.html
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Old 07-19-2012, 03:50 PM   #29
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Eh I figure it's a cool story either way. I gave money in the initial rush, so either I will be part of the launch of a really cool new console or will be part of an infamous swindle. It's not like I emptied my 401k for it.
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