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17. Re: Ouya is not a scam, but it's not much either. Sep 6, 2012, 10:41 hb3d
Verno wrote on Sep 6, 2012, 10:30:
Android itself is "hackable" yes but they were talking about their own distribution platform.
Throwing up a website to buy and download Android game files is not that complicated. All of those various indie game bundle websites for the PC and Android games have proven that and done it with a lot less than nine million dollars.

People want to know what is going to be on there, not what is possible.
The Ouya is most likely going to run standard Android games and be Google Play and Amazon Marketplace compatible which is all you need. The Ouya website might have a selection of featured Android titles that are guaranteed to be compatible with the box, but so long as users can buy and play games from Google Play and Amazon marketplace, that is all the games that users would ever need.

Android itself just received basic controller support, there aren't many applications that will take advantage of it.
The game Riptide GP is a great example of an Android game which has been out for a while, and that has standard gamepad support. I've bought the game from Amazon and played in on the PC with Bluestacks so I know that it works.

You have no idea what my personal expectations are so
Your comments in this thread make your expectations pretty clear.

Although when you use language like "revolutionize the console industry" it is not difficult to see why people might have some expectations of something other than a very basic emulator box that might be able to play some Android games in the future.
It's not going to be an emulator. It's going to be a cheap Android PC natively running the Android OS not unlike all of the other cheap Android PC-on-a-stick's that you can get from China right now.

Has the company overhyped the thing? Of course it has, but it wouldn't have gotten eight million dollars more than what it was asking for if it hadn't.

This comment was edited on Sep 6, 2012, 10:48.
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