OUYA: A New Kind of Video Game Console

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Post » Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:51 pm

Also why not just make a mobile or tablet that can plug in to a TV, with wireless controllers?Ashley2012-07-19 14:34:06
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Post » Wed Jul 11, 2012 12:04 am

That's what I though too. Most of us have a mobile and tablet that have most of the games that probably will be realeased on the Ouya. With the iPhones you could use airplay with the apple tv and with android you could just hook the phone up to the tv and use a bluetooth gamepad. PNTR2012-07-11 00:05:09
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Post » Wed Jul 11, 2012 12:05 am

[QUOTE=Ashley] I guess a few people remember the vaporware Phantom console. Lots of PR but never released. The company just makes keyboards now.

Also why not just make a mobile or tablet that can plug in to a TV, with wireless controllers? Sounds like if another big company did that, it would make the Ouya redundant.[/QUOTE]

Reminds me of the new device Wikipad Wikipad 3D FREE GLASSES & Nvidia Tegra Quad-Core Detachable Dual Analog Game Console

mini HDMI
10.1-inch screen
Multi-touch (10points)
screen allows for 2D and 3D viewing
Android 4.0.3
dual joysticks
USB 2.0 ports
8GB flash storage
micro SD expansion port
front and rear facing cameras.
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Post » Wed Jul 11, 2012 12:23 am

over 1.4 million

now even featured on GameTrailers

http://www.gametrailers.com/side-mission/20978/ouya-raises-over-1-million-in-one-day
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Post » Wed Jul 11, 2012 12:37 am

I love consoles and also love console hacking. So this is really exciting. I also think this gives everyone a fair chance to do as they please.
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Post » Wed Jul 11, 2012 1:24 am

Nice, they reached goal, i wonder about SDK. I think it's only for Android Development like Java.
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Post » Wed Jul 11, 2012 2:06 am

[quote="Ashley"]Also why not just make a mobile or tablet that can plug in to a TV, with wireless controllers?[/quote]
The entire point of this thing is to make a "console", not a tablet.

Making it a tablet would also be kind of dumb. First, they would have to incorpotate a screen, increasing production costs further. Second, the tablet market is pretty saturated. Everyone seems to be making tablets. Microsoft, Gamestop, Amazon, etc etc. The console market is anything but saturated. There's three consoles, period, and to get on one of those you HAVE to be backed by a publisher.
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Post » Wed Jul 11, 2012 2:27 am

there are plenty of gaming tablets but the problem is they are all expensive, Fragile also very fragile. You have to get a special carrying case and specialized accessories, Charge is usually an issue after a year or two so replacing batteries and cords that become lost or damaged. Screen becomes scratched and blurry, Plus you cant play with 4players in the same room on a tablet I think.

149 dollars delivered to my door.
plus two nice looking touch screen gamepads.


Most likely to be expandable so upgrading
flash and Ram shouldn't be a problem.Erndog2k2012-07-11 02:38:58
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Post » Wed Jul 11, 2012 2:36 am

[QUOTE=inkBot] [quote="Ashley"]Also why not just make a mobile or tablet that can plug in to a TV, with wireless controllers?[/quote]
The entire point of this thing is to make a "console", not a tablet.
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Most tablets already have a HDMI out so you can plug it into a TV, and there are ways to have a wireless controller with tablets.

It appears to me that this is just a tablet without a screen. From what I gather from their FAQ, development on this is identical to developing for android tablets and any existing android app will work with it. The only tweaks needed for existing apps would be to provide a way to control them with the controller instead of a touchpad. Their specs do say that the controller has a touchpad, but I don't think a touchpad without a display is very usable.

On the other hand if this console is made bulkier than a tablet then it could be made fan cooled which in turn would allow overclocking with less risk of overheating.
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Post » Wed Jul 11, 2012 2:41 am

@inkBot and @Erndog2k, exactly what I think.
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