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  • #93247

    News
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    Ouya tops $8.5 million as Kickstarter campaign comes to a close

    by Ben Gilbert on Aug 9th 2012 1:03AM

    “We’ve been blown away the whole time,” Ouya CEO Julie Uhrman said this afternoon, just 10 hours ahead of her company’s Kickstarter project reaching its end. It’s an understandable reaction considering the Android-based open-source console aimed to gather just $950K in total – the project lept over $1 million in its first eight hours, and crested over $8 million this afternoon. The final number at time of publishing? $8,580,682 (from 63,277 backers).

    READ MORE: http://www.joystiq.com/2012/08/09/ouya-kickstarter-end/

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

    WEBSITE: http://www.ouya.tv/

    #510030

    News
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    #510031
    Anne Evans
    Anne Evans
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    dang, people like video games!

    #510032
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
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    You can now preorder these systems for $99 + $10 shipping:

    http://www.ouya.tv/buyouya/

    #510033

    bucki12
    Member

    I am a little confused as to the market for this? My andriod phone already connects to my tv via mini hdmi and there are bluetooth game controllers available.

    I assume this would be somehow better than a phone as it is purely designed for games. I wonder though if it would be more like a standalone point and shoot digital camera or mp3 player, they may be better but the multitasking ‘always with you’ aspects of a phone beat them out.

    Am I missing something?

    #510034
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
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    I haven’t compared specs, but I imagine it’s heftier than a phone? But maybe not?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ouya#Hardware

    #510035

    News
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    #510036
    Coremodels
    Coremodels
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    While this system doesn’t particularly hold my interest, the current feedback coming in on Ocular Rift has be very excited. That could be a game changer (literally).

    #510037

    Mister Shifter
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    Hello emulator box.

    #510038
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
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    Coremodels said:
    While this system doesn’t particularly hold my interest…

    I think the Ouya *could* be a lot more interesting to casual gamers than hardcore in the same way that the Wii was so successful.

    #510039
    Coremodels
    Coremodels
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    Walker said:
    I think the Ouya *could* be a lot more interesting to casual gamers than hardcore in the same way that the Wii was so successful.

    I definitely think you’re right on there. The types of gamers who spend a lot of time phone or tablet gaming, a little console gaming, a low cost system like this could be great.

    Here’s the thing I read on Oculus Rift today btw:

    http://www.techhive.com/article/2032500/how-virtual-reality-tech-changes-the-future-of-games.html

    #510040
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
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    I thought I was the only person interested in Oculus Rift…

    Oculus Rift

    ;)

    #510041
    Coremodels
    Coremodels
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    Walker said:
    I thought I was the only person interested in Oculus Rift…

    Oculus Rift

    ;)

    I was really skeptical of it until this recent coverage (including Team Fortress being released for it and a developers kit)…and no, I didn’t search :D

    #510042

    News
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    Ouya launch delayed to June 25, controller defect being fixed
    by Richard Mitchell on May 9th 2013 6:00AM

    The Ouya isn’t going to make its planned June 4 launch. The diminutive Android console will now launch on June 25 (coincidentally the Tuesday following E3). Ouya CEO Julie Uhrman tells Joystiq that the decision was made in order to meet high demand at retail.

    READ MORE: http://www.joystiq.com/2013/05/09/ouya-launch-delayed-to-june-25-controller-defect-being-fixed/

    #510043

    Mister Shifter
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    Reviews looking less than stellar.

    http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2420825,00.asp

    I wanted to like the Ouya. A $100 Android-based game system with a gamepad seems like a great idea. However, even though it’s been released as a retail product, it’s just not ready yet. It’s held back by a mediocre controller and a software interface that, at the time of launch, is unacceptable. Unless you’re willing to go to developer-like extents to load software on the Ouya, it simply isn’t open enough and the game library isn’t large enough to justify it. Its 3D graphics aren’t particularly great even compared with smartphones and its controller is disappointing. We could revise the Ouya’s rating in the future if the company fixes its myriad software omissions. For now, though, unless you’re dedicated and technically savvy, it’s just not worth it.

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