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The 'Ouya I just got a Android Console' Thread.
What we know so far?

It looks like this.





It's controller looks like this.
(no better pic at this stage, also has a touch interface on the controller)



Ouya Specs
Console
- Tegra 3: Quadcore ARM CortexA9 + GPU
- 1GB LPDDR2 RAM
- 8GB on-board flash
- HDMI connection to the TV at 1080p HD
- Wi-Fi 802.11bgn
- Bluetooth LE 4.0
- Enclosure opens with standard screws
- No disc drive

Controller
- Wireless controller with 2.4Ghz RF
- Standard game controls (two analogue sticks, d-pad, eight action buttons, a system button)
- Touchpad, for porting mobile games more easily
- 2x AA batteries
- Enclosure opens with standard screws 


OS and Software
- Android 4.0
- Custom TV UI
- Integrated custom game store — find and download games (and other apps)
- Includes SDK for game development
- Ability to root device without voiding warranty

Futher reading
$99 Pricepoint
http://www.pocketgamer.biz/r/PG.Biz/...ws.asp?c=42933
Interview with Company Rep, comfirming March 2013 shipdate
http://www.pocketgamer.biz/r/PG.Biz/...ws.asp?c=43010
Kickstarter Link
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...nsole?ref=live

I'm not sure how this will fare, I'm excited though at the prospect of the device... to play emulated games.
What does everyone else think?
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lol fruit ninja on my massive screen can't wait!
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The XBOX360 already has fruit ninja...
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this'll be pretty attractive to devs especially smaller ones imo. No big licensing fees etc

though because they take a cut of in-game microtransactions i predict a lot of the games will end up being pay to win steaming crap.
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The XBOX360 already has fruit ninja...

serious? damn i knew i should have got that instead of a playstation.
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old / take it to the android thread

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I'm happy to edit the OP and give you credit if that's what youre craving, otherwise I think the prospect of a new console may just deserve its own thread.
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I don't see what they are hoping to achieve apart from being a sweet box to run SNES emulators and media centres.

No decent game developer is going to waste resources developing for a console with small market share when they already have XBOX/PS3/Wii-U/PC to develop for.

Ports of android phone games won't be enough to keep it alive

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It's called being a tradie, dickhead.

Eh... my gay friend that works in IT recommended them to me

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I think the prospect of a new console may just deserve its own thread.

maybe. it's more of a general tech news thread-type post at this point.

there are some big names backing this thing. the hardware itself is very tempting at the price point but i don't see it having a huge impact if it gets released. biggest potential is in modding imo

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I absolutely adore the developer potential, but don't like how the financial/market side of this will translate...

Stupid bold prediction: Ultimately it'll fail, yet be a gem. Just like the Sega Dreamcast.
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Well, Im staying optimistic at this stage and think this is a interesting development which acknowledges the growth markets in gaming, utilising one of the leading platforms - and competition is always a good thing in this space.

In terms of games, the Freemium and Free to Play model form a major percentage of the revenues in mobile, it makes sense this would attempt to capitalise on what the current consumer spend patterns are.

And if they force updates to the latest Android firmware watch dev's support it even more, so they don't have to committ to so many different builds of a game and having to support them.
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Stupid bold prediction: Ultimately it'll fail, yet be a gem. Just like the Sega Dreamcast.

Whoah there, let's not get too excited and put the dreamcast in the same box just yet.
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what sort of games are you going to run on that hardware? because even the fancy 3d games on the play store look medicore.
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$99 htpc imo. i'd buy one

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would too, but preorder with that many other backers you're going to be waiting a very long time.. longer than Greaux and his retro handheld linux thingy.

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Pre-order is up for April 2013 delivery.
1 console and 2 controllers is $149 inc delivery.
I'm going to get one to satisfy my curiousity - i'll share my experiences in May, 2013.

Stay tuned.

http://www.ouya.tv/buyouya/
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I want one with the Swahili-English translation of Ouya displayed on it.
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START A BLOG WHITEY

I would but honestly, who's got time for that?
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What we know so far?

It looks like this.





























It's controller looks like this.

































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