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Old 07-13-2012, 08:18 AM   Topic Starter
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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 07-13-2012, 12:21 PM   #2
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I started a thread about this the day the kickstarter happened. It's a really cool idea, and since the console will be completely open to both software and hardware tinkering, it will be up to the users to see what it can be capable of. Some top indie developers are already on board so I can see it gathering momentum really quickly.
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Old 07-13-2012, 12:33 PM   #3
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Here's the link since no one else feels like posting it:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...o-game-console

30K consoles purchased already? Yowza.
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Old 07-13-2012, 12:36 PM   #4
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Something makes me think this will be a big dud
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Old 07-19-2012, 03:57 PM   #5
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Don't you have OnLive?
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Old 07-19-2012, 09:36 PM   #6
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Don't you have OnLive?
This isn't Onlive. I also spent all of about $20 for the Onlive console and a couple games.

Onlive already had a working product when they went public while this thing is still vaporware.

Not to mention, Onlive has been great for being able to test drive full games for a full 30 minutes. Not just demos but the actual game.
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Old 07-27-2012, 07:14 AM   #7
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This isn't Onlive. I also spent all of about $20 for the Onlive console and a couple games.

Onlive already had a working product when they went public while this thing is still vaporware.

Not to mention, Onlive has been great for being able to test drive full games for a full 30 minutes. Not just demos but the actual game.
2 For Friday: OnLive comes to OUYA, Controller Makes Full Frontal Debut

http://kck.st/PQMMB2

Hey Kickstarters!

We’ve got an awesome update to kick off the weekend.

We know you’ve been dying to see more of OUYA and its controller -- and today, you just might get lucky.

But first, we have some big news... we have been telling you that OUYA can deliver a great gaming experience, and some of you asked about one app in particular. Well, we are proud to reveal...

OnLive is coming to OUYA!

Through OnLive, OUYA will offer hundreds of playable titles from great publishers. Hundreds of games, streamed right to you, on demand. Pretty sweet.

But you don’t want to hear us drone on and on. Let’s hear it straight from OnLive:

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When OnLive first heard about OUYA, we were excited to see console gaming becoming more available and open. Like OUYA, we came to gaming with a new vision for making top-quality gaming accessible to more people, and we continue to look for ways to expand on that vision.

OUYA is rethinking the console business, making waves by using standard technology to make gaming for your living room accessible, affordable and more innovative than ever. In OnLive's case, we pioneered a groundbreaking, cloud-based system that instantly delivers games to any device on demand.

We are pleased to announce that OnLive will be available on OUYA at launch, extending and building on our commitment to make the best games available to everyone, everywhere.

What does that mean for OUYA backers?

OnLive will deliver a full console-class experience, bringing hundreds of top-tier games from more than 80 publishers to the OUYA console for play on demand.
OUYA owners will be able to jump in and play any of these games both at home on their OUYA console, and on the go on PCs, Macs, tablets and phones, never leaving a game behind.
Instant demos will be available for nearly every game in our ever-growing library—from eagerly anticipated indie titles like Ravaged, to hot blockbusters like the upcoming Darksiders® II. Players can experience up to 30 minutes of each game for free before deciding what to buy. If they like it, they can continue playing where the demo left off.
OnLive already delivers a premium gaming experience to tablets, smartphones, PCs, Macs, connected TVs and HDTVs via the OnLive® Game System or dedicated streaming devices like the VIZIO Co-Star. We’re pleased to deliver the same OnLive experience on the OUYA console when it launches next year.

—Bruce Grove, General Manager, OnLive

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We know some of you guys will like this news. People like Marios Santos Ramos, Thomas Iwancio, and Phil (That’s right, he wants to be known as Phil. Just Phil.) took to the keyboard to suggest an Onlive partnership.

“Having a dedicated and open console and being able to log into your OnLive account would make this machine a dream in the living room. ” -Marios Santos Ramos

“Any chance you could talk to OnLive about supporting their service through this box?” -Thomas Iwancio

“This is awesome. Let’s get an OnLive app here.” -Phil

Well, I guess that about wraps it up--what’s that? Oh yeah! The controller! Silly me.

Scroll down, my friends. Scroll down. Feast your eyes upon the latest images of the OUYA controller and console. Please note that the design is still in progress--but we couldn’t hold out any longer. We needed you to know that the controller has two handles. You can hold it in both hands.

P.S. We're still deciding on the buttons. For now, we've stuck with the colored circles as placeholders. But don't fret, we won't leave out colorblind gamers.
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Old 07-13-2012, 12:37 PM   #8
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I like it, but 8GB storage and 1GB of RAM? That's not going to cut it for a console.
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Old 07-13-2012, 12:39 PM   #9
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I like it, but 8GB storage and 1GB of RAM? That's not going to cut it for a console.
It will have one or multiple sd card slots so you could push storage up above 100 GB potentially. As for RAM, PS3 has 256MB and 360 has 512MB, so 1 GB is plenty in comparison.
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Old 07-13-2012, 12:45 PM   #10
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It will have one or multiple sd card slots so you could push storage up above 100 GB potentially. As for RAM, PS3 has 256MB and 360 has 512MB, so 1 GB is plenty in comparison.
The PS3 was released in 2006, the 360 in 2005. To say 1GB is enough in 2012/13 is silly, especially with the price of RAM today.
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Old 07-13-2012, 12:47 PM   #11
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The PS3 was released in 2006, the 360 in 2005. To say 1GB is enough in 2012/13 is silly, especially with the price of RAM today.
Consoles are not multitasking machines like laptops or desktops. They run basically one thing at a time, so extra ram would be wasted, regardless how cheap it is.
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Consoles are not multitasking machines like laptops or desktops. They run basically one thing at a time, so extra ram would be wasted, regardless how cheap it is.
RAM is for more than just multitasking. Less RAM = lower res textures and more frequent load times. Also makes it less futureproof.
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Old 07-13-2012, 12:40 PM   #13
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I like it, but 8GB storage and 1GB of RAM? That's not going to cut it for a console.
you will be able to plug extra storage in via usb and sdcard.
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Old 07-13-2012, 12:46 PM   #14
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