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Game-o-rama => General Gaming => Topic started by: Tupin on July 10, 2012, 04:19:41 PM

Title: Ouya.
Post by: Tupin on July 10, 2012, 04:19:41 PM
So, there's this thing:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ouya/ouya-a-new-kind-of-video-game-console (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ouya/ouya-a-new-kind-of-video-game-console)

Android Tegra 3 powered, 1 GB of RAM,  with a bunch of games, designed for launch next year. Every game released for it must include a free to play demo.

I just hope that it doesn't have too many microtransactions, and that it actually gets real support. I wonder how much it will get with the power it has. But for $99, should be interesting to see how I turns out. I probably should fund it that much, even if they already have met their goal in less than 24 hours.
Title: Re: Ouya.
Post by: Neerb on July 10, 2012, 05:29:26 PM
Looks pretty sweet; I may pick it up if it gets enough support from both indies and 3rd party regulars.

That controller though... those buttons don't have anything to distinguish them but color! It's quite unsettling.
Title: Re: Ouya.
Post by: Tupin on July 10, 2012, 05:51:53 PM
Quote from: Trevelyan on July 10, 2012, 05:29:26 PM
Looks pretty sweet; I may pick it up if it gets enough support from both indies and 3rd party regulars.

That controller though... those buttons don't have anything to distinguish them but color! It's quite unsettling.
It's not that hard to memorize button placement, but it would have been better if the buttons were a solid color instead of a ring of the color. Probably would have messed up the design choices.

Though since they are encouraging open software/hardware, I doubt that you'll be stuck with the controller if you don't like it.

The console is apparently roughly the size of a Rubik's Cube. 8 GB of storage, but you can add as much as you want with USB. Here's what the Tegra 3 can do:

Title: Re: Ouya.
Post by: zephilicious on July 10, 2012, 06:17:06 PM
Quote from: Trevelyan on July 10, 2012, 05:29:26 PM
That controller though... those buttons don't have anything to distinguish them but color! It's quite unsettling.
press red doesn't strike me as any more or less intuitive than press a.
Title: Re: Ouya.
Post by: Neerb on July 10, 2012, 11:13:49 PM
Quote from: zephilicious on July 10, 2012, 06:17:06 PM
press red doesn't strike me as any more or less intuitive than press a.

I didn't say it would be difficult (heck, they're the same colors as the 360 buttons), it just looks a bit weird.
Title: Re: Ouya.
Post by: RX-78-2 on July 11, 2012, 01:50:34 AM
This is really cool, actually. I'll probably wait for a subsequent shipment after the initial one, and if the price stays what they claim, I might just buy it.
Title: Re: Ouya.
Post by: Tupin on July 11, 2012, 06:48:35 AM
Quote from: Trevelyan on July 10, 2012, 11:13:49 PM
I didn't say it would be difficult (heck, they're the same colors as the 360 buttons), it just looks a bit weird.
Being open source, I doubt this thing will be out 24 hours before someone makes a 360 controller work with it.
Title: Re: Ouya.
Post by: zephilicious on July 11, 2012, 08:46:00 AM
As long as this thing has usb ports, wired 360 controllers will probably work out of the box. support is built into the linux kernel in the latest versions of android.
Title: Re: Ouya.
Post by: Tupin on July 28, 2012, 10:47:41 PM
So, now this thing will support the cloud gaming service OnLive.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ouya/ouya-a-new-kind-of-video-game-console/posts (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ouya/ouya-a-new-kind-of-video-game-console/posts)

Adds a ton of games it can play in addition to the ones announced for it.
Title: Re: Ouya.
Post by: jaydee on July 29, 2012, 01:26:32 AM
Quote from: Tupin on July 28, 2012, 10:47:41 PM
So, now this thing will support the cloud gaming service OnLive.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ouya/ouya-a-new-kind-of-video-game-console/posts (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ouya/ouya-a-new-kind-of-video-game-console/posts)

Adds a ton of games it can play in addition to the ones announced for it.
This just made it a lot more interesting for me. I'll still give it a bit though. If they can wow me with one more thing, then I'm pledging.
Title: Re: Ouya.
Post by: on August 03, 2012, 10:43:09 PM
That is a lot of money pledged
Title: Re: Ouya.
Post by: jaydee on August 04, 2012, 06:23:05 AM
Quote from: Mayhaps... Revelry? on August 03, 2012, 10:43:09 PM
That is a lot of money pledged
Especially for something that could just as easily suck as it could be a good product.
Title: Re: Ouya.
Post by: Viewtifulboy on March 03, 2014, 07:04:33 AM
I strongly doubt that thing will have the power or game library as the systems that actually matter.
Title: Re: Ouya.
Post by: Super on March 03, 2014, 10:50:05 AM
Quote from: Viewtifulboy on March 03, 2014, 07:04:33 AM
I strongly doubt that thing will have the power or game library as the systems that actually matter.
Well it's probably a great emulator box.
Title: Re: Ouya.
Post by: Viewtifulboy on March 04, 2014, 09:41:42 AM
Whatever that means.
Title: Re: Ouya.
Post by: Custom on March 04, 2014, 09:45:59 AM
Quote from: Viewtifulboy on March 04, 2014, 09:41:42 AM
Whatever that means.

emulators
things that emulate consoles
you know
Title: Re: Ouya.
Post by: Viewtifulboy on March 04, 2014, 06:37:25 PM
You mean like the Virtual Console?
Title: Re: Ouya.
Post by: Custom on March 04, 2014, 08:08:52 PM
Quote from: Viewtifulboy on March 04, 2014, 06:37:25 PM
You mean like the Virtual Console?

yea and you can get emulators on your pc
Title: Re: Ouya.
Post by: Tupin on March 04, 2014, 08:46:11 PM
Apparently they're integrating Ouya into normal phones and tablets now?
Title: Re: Ouya.
Post by: Viewtifulboy on March 05, 2014, 12:06:15 PM
Quote from: Custom on March 04, 2014, 08:08:52 PM
yea and you can get emulators on your pc
Yeah, but not for all games.  You can't play SNES games on your PC.
Title: Re: Ouya.
Post by: Super on March 05, 2014, 12:08:54 PM
Quote from: Viewtifulboy on March 05, 2014, 12:06:15 PM
Yeah, but not for all games.  You can't play SNES games on your PC.
Snes9x and ZSNES say hello.
Title: Re: Ouya.
Post by: Viewtifulboy on March 05, 2014, 08:00:49 PM
But those are illegal. :|
Title: Re: Ouya.
Post by: Neerb on March 05, 2014, 08:09:35 PM
Quote from: Viewtifulboy on March 05, 2014, 08:00:49 PM
But those are illegal. :|

Yeeeeeeeeeeep

We used to have a sick NES arcade right here on the site, but SOMEONE got rid of it.
Title: Re: Ouya.
Post by: Tupin on March 05, 2014, 10:08:28 PM
Like it's hard to emulate.

Seriously, the Ouya is a pretty good emulator box.
Title: Re: Ouya.
Post by: Custom on March 06, 2014, 11:14:45 AM
Quote from: Viewtifulboy on March 05, 2014, 08:00:49 PM
But those are illegal. :|
nah man just roms of games are
don't be a dummy, know your rights!!
Title: Re: Ouya.
Post by: Super on March 06, 2014, 11:49:14 AM
Quote from: Viewtifulboy on March 05, 2014, 08:00:49 PM
But those are illegal. :|
Emulators aren't illegal, the ROMs are (for the games you don't actually own yourself). Nice try.
Title: Re: Ouya.
Post by: Viewtifulboy on March 06, 2014, 03:00:45 PM
But if they just play ROMs, then they're nothing but a system for illegal piracy.
Title: Re: Ouya.
Post by: Custom on March 06, 2014, 03:54:57 PM
Quote from: Viewtifulboy on March 06, 2014, 03:00:45 PM
But if they just play ROMs, then they're nothing but a system for illegal piracy.

what if you make an original rom and then play it on an emulator THEN WHAT
Title: Re: Ouya.
Post by: Viewtifulboy on March 06, 2014, 05:50:31 PM
Then it's your own game.  However, it is illegal to use assets from pirated ROMs.
Title: Re: Ouya.
Post by: Custom on March 06, 2014, 06:25:04 PM
Quote from: Viewtifulboy on March 06, 2014, 05:50:31 PM
Then it's your own game.  However, it is illegal to use assets from pirated ROMs.
i win today viewtifulboy
Title: Re: Ouya.
Post by: Viewtifulboy on March 06, 2014, 09:09:22 PM
What?????
Title: Re: Ouya.
Post by: Zero on March 06, 2014, 10:11:52 PM
why do you guys even respond to him
Title: Re: Ouya.
Post by: Super on March 07, 2014, 02:15:11 AM
Quote from: Zero on March 06, 2014, 10:11:52 PM
why do you guys even respond to him
'Cause I get boners from humoring idiots.
Title: Re: Ouya.
Post by: Viewtifulboy on March 08, 2014, 07:35:56 AM
What are boners?  And who gives you them?
Title: Re: Ouya.
Post by: Super on March 08, 2014, 01:08:44 PM
Quote from: Viewtifulboy on March 08, 2014, 07:35:56 AM
What are boners?  And who gives you them?
Bacchus, god of wine.
Title: Re: Ouya.
Post by: Flying Chickens on March 08, 2014, 09:17:55 PM
Quote from: Zero on March 06, 2014, 10:11:52 PM
why do you guys even respond to him
Because he is our userbase.
Title: Re: Ouya.
Post by: TheRealLoli on January 23, 2021, 06:42:55 PM
I think about the Ouya more than I think about the Wii U