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http://www.itechpost.com/articles/7477/20130404/ouya-console-review-compete-ps4-xbox-720-sony-microsoft.htm
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A new video game system is shipping to players, and although the Ouya console is not a PS4 or the Xbox 720, it's a unique platform that seems to capture the feeling these days that the game industry is wide open.

As the first versions of the Ouya console start making their way to those Kickstarter backers who funded the project, though, that feeling is about to be put under intense scrutiny. Ouya, a fully hackable gaming platform for $99, sounds pretty fantastic as an abstract, pie-in-the-sky Kickstarter dream. How does it fare as reality?
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Unfortunate, but I don't think this is going to be a shock to anyone. I'm not really sure who they're marketing to. Pretty much anyone who might be tempted to buy this already has a smartphone with the same games on it and most of those people would probably rather get a better gaming experience at home then the Ouya can provide.
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Can it compete with PS4 or the 720? Uhh...no. It's not meant to compete with them either.
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the point in this would be what exactly ?

compared to a smart TV with android and a decent dual core and the ability to play games on a Bluetooth remote
Or a rasperry Pi running XBMC
or a smart phone running games sending video to the TV
or a tablet doing the same thing
or a ROKU, or a WDLive, or a million other streamers with the increasing ability to tap into the Andriod play store and hook up a controller

Man, its actually looking bright for PC gamers. You get to build what you want, on what OS you want, at the price point you want. It can look like you want it to and stream any format you want. You can play games with the best mods and graphics and still fit the system in an ITX format under the TV

The Ouya is just 'another' one of those android things and consoles are a kneecapped pc
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Yep, without developers behind it it's just a cool gadget running on novelty.
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Sensationalistic title, didn't read. The Ouya isn't meant to compete with consoles.
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reviews seem awfully harsh... its $100... its meant to be a hackers console...

Obviously anyone gaming on their smartphone will know, batteries die QUICKLY even when plugged in via charger (which makes it awkward to hold). A standalone android gaming box still sounds cool... Specially for those without the $600 Galaxy S3 and newer.
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Sensationalistic title, didn't read. The Ouya isn't meant to compete with consoles.

not compete with them directly, just like a tablet doesn't compete with a PC, yet it's no doubt that a tablet takes some of the thunder away from the casual PC market. Same connection could be made between Ouya and the consoles. Some people buy consoles for just a little gaming, but then love the media aspect of it. They would see Ouya as a viable option. The reviews go on to say that it's still basically in a beta stage, no where near a tightly tuned experience, and that consoles have nothing to worry about
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I usually make fun with the Elite PC Gamer Master Race thing to mess with my console gamer friends, but DAMN, those reviews are tendentious and elitists like I've never seen before.

The "Duh, you can have all of those games on your Galaxy S3" argument is one of the most elitist and ridiculous arguments I've seen in a while.
The Ouya costs 1/5 the price of a Samsung Fancy Galaxy, and that's EXACTLY the point of Ouya = Play smartphone games without spending a kidnee on a smartphone.
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I usually make fun with the Elite PC Gamer Master Race thing to mess with my console gamer friends, but DAMN, those reviews are tendentious and elitists like I've never seen before.

The "Duh, you can have all of those games on your Galaxy S3" argument is one of the most elitist and ridiculous arguments I've seen in a while.
The Ouya costs 1/5 the price of a Samsung Fancy Galaxy, and that's EXACTLY the point of Ouya = Play smartphone games without spending a kidnee on a smartphone.

sure but is there actually a market for this? people play smartphone games casually, mainly as time wasters or for the gimmick of "oh, it's on my phone and it's a game." i really doubt this will see success....
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