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Any thoughts on this ???
« on: July 26, 2012, 09:34:01 PM »
Anyone else heard about this....a mate at work told me about it today:

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

What do you think ???

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Re: Any thoughts on this ???
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2012, 10:25:05 PM »
Interesting, I like the idea of an open system so people can write games themselves and get them on the system easily.

Could be like the Amiga & ST PD scene was in the late 80s, early 90s.

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Re: Any thoughts on this ???
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2012, 07:18:43 AM »
Hmmm. I'm a little mixed about this one... Everything looks good to me apart from the Android bit. I have no huge problems with Android btw (I dev for Android) but it does bring certain issues with it.

My gut says that this project will never amount to amount to anything, but the idea of a reasonably open console/TV box is definitely appealing. I like my Apple TV but even us developers can't really do much with it, and console manufacturers have really made life difficult for indie developers, so something like this would likely get a lot of techie interest. But I struggle to see anyone who doesn't know what Eclipse is buying one.

Scalett, do you think it's still possible in this day and age to create a scene like we experienced with the Amiga and ST? I'm a cynic, but all I can think right now is 'what if...?' :D

I'm tempted to back it and see.

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Re: Any thoughts on this ???
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2012, 03:19:09 PM »
I hope it's possible, I can't see why it isn't and it would be amazing. just think of the  variety of games and applications it would encourage, make a change from Call of Duty 14 or whatever wrinsed out franchise they're updating next :D

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Re: Any thoughts on this ???
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2012, 09:22:01 AM »
I've seen the backlash already on Penny Arcade about Ouya's claims of who are backing it, what it will do etc.

Personally I'd buy one - even more so if there is a scene for it. I'd rather one if these than a Pi.

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Re: Any thoughts on this ???
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2012, 05:20:32 PM »
I've seen the backlash already on Penny Arcade about Ouya's claims of who are backing it, what it will do etc.

Personally I'd buy one - even more so if there is a scene for it. I'd rather one if these than a Pi.

You won't say that when you see the Pi running android! :)
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Re: Any thoughts on this ???
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2012, 10:51:08 AM »
I await a demo of such an event then ;-)

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Re: Any thoughts on this ???
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2012, 05:24:03 PM »
Already done mate . . . :) 'tis on youtube . . . :)
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Re: Any thoughts on this ???
« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2012, 07:24:28 PM »
Already done mate . . . :) 'tis on youtube . . . :)

Interesting...may have to look into this...have you done it Andy ???

(link to vid please ???) found one ;)
« Last Edit: July 29, 2012, 07:30:12 PM by billdooruk »