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Kickstarter sensation Ouya could be dead on arrival

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  1. The new Kick starter Ouya

    Let’s look at what they got critically:

    25.000 lousy preorders. Hands up, who will program for that install base?
    $4 Million in funds, which is the daily marketing budget of the big boys they try to go up against.
    Not enough money to produce enough units to produce what Apple sells in a day.

    I can’t see developers or publishers committing the large scale resources required to make modern AAA titles on a console that is billed as being rootable from day one.

    This project is nothing more than putting a marketing spin directed at gamer on the flashflood of Android devices that are being currently sold. All the Gooseberries, VIA Android PC, HDMI “Sticks”, etc.

    Just consider, if Microsoft took preorders for their next console today, they would have 2.5 MILLION preorder in 48h, not 25.000. They would have retail chains lining up to process them. They wouldn’t necessarily have a better trailer, so kudos for that.

    Some links on the topic of Android PCs:

    http://www.androidauthority.com/remember-the-74-android-pc-now-it-has-a-53-little-brother-95354/
    http://androidonpc.com/via-arm-ds-android-pc/

  2. This will be brilliant for developers! Really looking forward to seeing how this turns up. Exciting times for the games industry once again!

  3. “Just consider, if Microsoft took preorders for their next console today, they would have 2.5 MILLION preorder in 48h, not 25.000. They would have retail chains lining up to process them. They wouldn’t necessarily have a better trailer, so kudos for that.”

    Invalid. Microsoft has been a big part of the computing world for near on 40 years now. Of course they would have massive pre-orders for their next console as they are well established and well known. Most gamers would not have seen Kickstart or the project. I for one didn’t find out about it until a couple of days ago. Then we are not forgetting the casual gamers that wont go on the internet to look up gaming news.

    Its a great step in the right direction for gaming. Hitting an unexplored market. Getting indie developers into the living room. You don’t need big games or titles to push this one. Its exciting and fresh. Most of the ideas are better than same old Call of Duty or whatever.

    Lets give this a chance and give credit where it is due.

  4. Not saying not give the console a chance … i hope it does take off however the facts are, there no way can they create a system for a price tag of 99$ – 60£ with the Nvidia Tegra 3 chip on its own, and still have funds to create everything else…. unless they are giving the machines away for free.. this will be a pure miracle if it takes off.

  5. The OUYA is obviously interesting.. Here is Orangepixel’s upcoming game running on a current Android phone, hooked up to a HDTV :

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKD1ZfSy0q4

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