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Wii U's new contender: Ouya Android console

Discussion in 'Wii U' started by stickmode, Aug 7, 2012.

  1. stickmode

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    Hi, this console has praised enormous success in kickstarter.com. Why this happened?, well this is due high expectations for gamers to a OPEN-SOURCE video game console. What that means?. It means that the developers and publishers will have total control over their creations (games), and it also support On-Live cloud service, it has fully integrated the Android iOS and the 4G network like any smartphone. This is for sure the best example of what is called "cloud-gaming", with lower game prices and a huge variety of games for every one. As I said, this not only represent a threat to Wii-U but also the other next-gen consoles or whatever are called.

    What you think?...
     
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    Hello, here are some console pics:

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    What you think about the console design?
     
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    Yep, I've read all 'bout this thing. Truly interestin'.

    Is the OUYA a threat itself to the Wii U? Unless the Wii U fails my expectations radically, no, absolutely not. The concepts that the OUYA have been built on, however? Abso-****in'-lutely. The OUYA is half the price of a bloody Wii. Games will also be cheaper. It's completely open source and easy to mod 'n hack. It's wallet friendly, user friendly, hacker friendly. There's a reason why Square has actually partnered up to bring FF3 to the OUYA.

    The OUYA has a shitton of support on the 'net. It ain't mainstream in the media yet, but I'm not even sure it needs t' be to sell successfully at this point. Hell, since they're cheap in comparison to EVERY other game system I damn-well might get one if both Sony and Microsoft's next gen consoles turn out to be utter ****, as is currently bein' speculated.

    It's certainly a step in the right direction to evolve gaming, in a way.
     
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    Where as I dont like the WiiU, the Ouya (Pronounced OHHHH YEAHHHH! In Machomans voice RIP)has more promise to me.

    If I had £99 laying round it would be a day one buy, the WiiU has yet to spark any interest in my mind
     
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    The Ouya is more a Steam based "console" it isn't gonna play discs at all. Having less features the current consoles.
     
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    Digital gaming is the future, bro. Cartridges phased out into discs. Discs are gonna phase out into downloadable.
     
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    Sounds like that rumored steam console that turned out to be fake. Like all consoles, does this have any games? Nintendo succeeds through it's games. 360 has a built fanbase over Halo which turned into the CoD fanbase. PS3 has.... no games.
     
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    ^Its Android powerd, games do need to be ported to it for them to work, but so far Squaresoft and up for it and Namco are tempted
    And yet with all the funding its gotten people want it, it seems that there is a market for a open source console. People are starting to get fed up with the same old copy paste machines and copy paste games.
    At the end of the day its a $99 PC thats made for games, ok it has cancer (Onlive), but that can be cured
     
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    Then why not just get a PC? What does this have that the PC does not?
     
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    A $99 PC probably wont run what that one dose
     
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    Call me a Tig ol'Bit if you want, but I like discs more then downloadable. Just cause it's good to have a game, instead of a download which could refer to lags and stuff. And imagine what they will ask for does downloads, maybe they're gonna ask per month or worse.... as in "Your ass is served, sir. And there is no way back, soooo you're screwed.".
     
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    You made Valve sound evil.
     
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    Never take conspiracy too lightly, my friend!:lol:
     
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    That's true. There's one going around that Valve is composed completely of trolls. That would actually explain their problem with 3 and some of their TF2 decisons, particularly weapon balance.
     
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    We all prefer the realy thing, but the next gen is going to have more download only things, so id rather have them so I can back them up
     
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    I'll really stop gaming if they are going charge me 60 euro's for downloadable games, I'm not lying.:yikes: I mean that kind of stuff just begs for getting hacked by someone. That would mean that "Watch Dogs" is going to be real life.:lol:
     
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    Who said the games are gonna be £60 each?
    A lot are gona be free for the Ouya
     
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    I keep reading stuff saying the games of the future are going to be totally digital download or cloud gaming. I just can't bring myself to get excited over something like that. I am like the "touch & smell the disc and booklet" sort of gamer. I want something in my hands to feel. I want to look on my shelf at the box art. To me it is part of the experience. I am just too old school I guess. Hearing these things causes me to draw back into my retro gaming shell. I have grown too close to things that I expect when purchasing a new game. I know deep down at some point this is the way gaming is going. Technology is changing the gaming culture perspective of the "now" generation of gamers. To them the way we did things in the past has become a museum piece. The future is something I find hard to swallow.

    How successful this concept in gaming becomes will impact the way we game in the future. If this takes off and flies, you could see the next generation of gaming have a very short lifespan (remember the Sega Dreamcast). That economic squeeze will guarantee it. Especially if the games are a lot cheaper than the big three consoles.

    :wiifit:
     
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    Welcome to my world, At least most the games will be free or cheap, im ok with getting something at those prices, its when places start charging full price for them is when its arse
     
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    I can't say I'm a fan of the new downloadable options I've been given as a gamer as well (the Wii's Virtual Console, the PSP's downloads store, etc.). I also honestly miss the days when manuals were quite thick 'n actually had information in 'em. Nowadays they ain't even manuals, they're just small pamphlets with a summary of a game's storyline...

    Considerin' it wasn't like this 'till a couple of years ago (and the fact I'm complainin' 'bout not having a manual of all things), my complaints over a lack of manuals must be a tad odd.
     

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