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Double Fine and Words with Friends co-creator Paul Bettner developing for $99 console
New versions of tny Android console Ouya will be released on a yearly basis, the company’s CEO has said.
Speaking to Engadget, Julie Uhrman said the firm would be following a strategy similar to mobile companies, and launch a new iteration every year.

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Will games be backwards compatible?
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Will games be backwards compatible?
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Despite the plan to release annually, she stated that all future consoles would be backward-compatabile, with games tied to users in a similar way to digital distribution platform Steam – rather than tied to specific hardware.
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Can anyone tell me what's the big deal with this, because all i see is box capable of doing things which every smartphone can do + controller.
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The iPhone of consoles. The hipsters will think it's cool, and everyone will think it's the best thing since sliced bread. It will be another mandatory upgrade. Hit the Apple store for the new iPhone, then hit the Ouya store for this year's model on the way home.

(I know I'm exaggerating here, and Ouya's don't have a BAM store. This scenario in the future just wouldn't surprise me.)
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I'm really hoping we see quality games on Ouya. Even from big dev houses. Looking at how many have adopted iPhone and Android online Stores, I see no reason to believe they would ignore the Ouya.
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Can anyone tell me what's the big deal with this, because all i see is box capable of doing things which every smartphone can do + controller.

Your smartphone isn't hooked up to your 1080P 60" LED TV. Not exactly convenient for friends to watch you play either on the phone.
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Regardless of how good it is I'm wary against buying hardware with a wowel as the first letter in the name. Since this is all wowels it's a no buy. Much like anything with a Z in it's name.
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Yep.

On topic though, 99 dollars of new hardware every.. yeah sure that will embetterize the gaming experience. Just like writing embetterize makes a sentence sounder.
 
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While I like the idea of an faster update cycle for a cheap console but isn't 1 year a bit too fast? It will surely splinter the user base very fast and it will be hard for the developers to keep pace and offer graphics options for the different year models. 2 year cycle would have been more reasonable. I wonder how much they intend to charge for the updates thinking.gif If they are smart they will sell drop in replacements cards for the cheap so that you can upgrade your existing Ouya.
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