OUYA Game Console
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Ouya can play NES,SNES,SEGA MASTER SYSTEM,GENESIS,NINTENDO 64,ATARI, COLECO VISION,WONDER SWAN AND MAME(WHICH IS ALL THE ARCADE GAMES) WITHOUT A PROBLEM.I HAVE DOWNLOADED OVER 200 FREE ROMS TO USE ON THE SYSTEM SINCE DAY 2 OF HAVING THE OUYA. THEY ALL WORKED FINE, WITH EXCEPTION OF ALTERED BEAST ARCADE WHICH WAS BUGGY. YOU HAVE TONS OF ANDROID BASED GAMES. STREAM MUSIC, AND THE CONTROLLER HAS A TOUCH SENSOR. MOST PEOPLE DO NOT KNOW THAT THE BLACK BOX IN THE CENTER OF THE THUMB STICKS IS ACTUALLY A SENSOR, SO YOU CAN TAP OR SLIDE LIKE WITH A ANDROID PHONE. IT IS A SIMPLE SYSTEM TO USE AND INVITES FOR HACKNG AND MAKES IT EASY FOR YOU TO MAKE GAMES OF YOUR OWN FOR IT. WE MAKE OUYA. THE GAMES ARE GETTING MORE AND MORE IMPRESSIVE AND YOU CAN PLAY ALL THE CLASSICS SMOOTHER IF YOU GO TO SETTINGS AND CHANGE THE D PAD EMULATION TO THE LEFT STICK. ALL IN ALL YOU WOULD SPEND MORE ON BUYING 10 CLASSIC GAMES OR INDIE GAMES FROM XBOX LIVE OR PSN. I DOWNLOADED OVER 200 IN 1 DAY. THINK ABOUT IT AND THEN HAVE FUN WITH IT.
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Fun In A Cube
I love this cube. It's not a traditional console, true, but the quality of the games and system is better than you may think. Some of the games are really fun. All games are worth checking out. Unlike the traditional consoles, you can demo every game before buying. In fact, they require you demo all games before buying, cool huh.
Backer review: cheap fun for party gaming
I backed Ouya on Kickstarter and got my backer unit about a week ago. My kids and I have been having a blast with it. For reference, I am an old school gamer going back to the days of Space Invaders, Pong, and the Apple II. I played Bungie's Marathon FPS on the Mac way back before Bungie got bought by Microsoft and developed Halo. Our most recent console was a Wii.
The Ouya is probably not going to satisfy hard-core gamers. The graphics can be very good (depending on the game), but they won't match the PS4 and Xbox One. The games are quirky, often fun, and mostly small. There's a lot of variety, although massive first-person-shooter games are currently under-represented.
For the rest of us, though, this is a great console. Especially if you like "party gaming" where a bunch of friends can get together and play on one screen, the Ouya is cheap fun. The "free to try" model is awesome - you can download ANY game and play it for free, at least to a point. If the game stinks (or just doesn't appeal to you), delete it. No pay, no harm, no foul.
I read one reviewer a while back who called Ouya the "infinite garage sale," and meant it as a compliment. He was right. This is kind of like stumbling upon an old Atari and a milk crate full cartridges at a garage sale. Sure, a lot of the game are "meh," but there are some real gems, and the price is right!
My personal favorite right now on the Ouya is BombSquad. Think Looney Tunes cartoon violence (punching, running, tossing bombs, plummeting to bloodless death from great heights), but with up to eight(!!) players in a variety of mini-games. The developer is a Pixar artist by day, so the animation, sound and humor are top notch. You can use old PS3 and Xbox controllers, or even your iPod or iPhone, as spare controllers. My kids (13-year-old boy and 16-year-old daughter) love to play with me. I haven't laughed so hard or so much in ages. The game cost me $5. This game alone has made the Ouya worthwhile.
I have seen complaints about slow loading, laggy controls, WiFi and Bluetooth problems. I've had none of these issues. The hardware seems surprisingly well made. The console is small and elegant. The software gets better with every system update (remember it is still pre-release), which takes maybe 10-15 minutes via my cable modem.
Truly, I think this system is not about the hard core gamer who wants to sit in the dark playing FPS games for hours by herself or himself. The Ouya's best potential is for inexpensive party gaming, with a bunch of buddies in the same room playing games together.
$99 is pretty cheap fun, especially if you already have some spare controllers. I recommend the Ouya!
I like my OUYA.
If you're going in to this expecting a PS3 or Xbox, you'll be disappointed, but if you look at the OUYA as a way to find original indie games (that are amazing BTW), emulate nearly every console in the history of gaming, and publish your game to the television, you're going to love your OUYA just as I do. As a personal story, my dad used to play ToeJam & Earl on his Sega Genesis. Upon a release of a Genesis emulator on OUYA, my dad spent hours playing a game he hadn't seen since the 1990s.
One required DRM? OUYA requires your credit card.
Now, the console and controller are both a great value. You can get play light games, browse the internet, use apps like Netflix, and soon have friends list, achievements etc. Now, for the real bad part. You need a credit card to play ANY game on the OUYA. ANY Game, even if it is entirely free. This is going to be a problem not only for younger gamers but older gamers who don't want to put their credit card information. Some people are even reporting purchases being made without their consent. They have said PayPal and prepaid cards will arrive in the future but until then, if inputting your credit card information is a problem, hold off on buying this console.
OUYA VS. GAMESTICK
Ouya was funded through kickstarter at the end of august 2012 when GameStick was announced on Kickstarter shortly after. GameStick ($79) and Ouya ($99) are basically Identical systems which are android based but Ouya allows modding the system versus GameStick in which the entire system is in an HDMI USB style stick which doesnt allow modding. These two systems will definitely begin a new era of Sony VS. Microsoft. I personally may buy the Ouya because of the modding. I am a funder of GameStick as well. The best part about both systems is that you can build your own XML games/Flash games and upload them to the main server for download. I cant wait for the competition to heat up!!!
Ouya definitely wont replace the console and I'm glad that Ouya's devs realize that. Because with Steambox coming out soon for core PC gamers and the next gen consoles from Xbox and Playstation for core console gamers, Ouya's devs would be foolish to think otherwise. Ouya seems like a good alternative for casual gamers and families, social get togethers, etc. aswell as for indie game devs and modders. So, I'm sure they will do well in their target demographic. However, if the Steambox retails relatively close to Ouya's $99 pricetag or just slightly more, I think most people would spend the extra few dollars for a Steambox (which is more than just a casual gaming device, it's a full pc in mini form). Personally, however, I am already deadset on buying a new Xbox and maybe either a Steambox or an Ouya, but right now I'm leaning toward a Steambox as my second device. Who knows, things might change later.
High excitement and expectations
This new console really sounds like the real deal for all types of gamers. I only hope it will meet up with most of the hype. I hope it will not only basically close the gap between and of the cross console games but will also include computer games such as diablo and bring the to the t.v. as well and I know I'm not the only person expecting that. I mean it would bring a whole another fantastic area in for the game. I have such high hopes for it and even though they will come out with a new one every year its the same thing with most gaming companies anyway so I don't see the big deal plus the 100 dollar price doesn't seem to shabby.
Oh, you wanted an XBox or Playstation?
Then you shouldn't go cheap and howl about quality and such for a machine that performs beyond expectations for what it is. It's a Tegra 3 smartphone without the screen - in a cube - that plugs into your TV or HDMI-socketed monitor. And as that, it's fantastic. I've had it for a few days and already torn into it more than I expected to be able to. Is it perfect? No. It launched on the skimpy side and has built up from there, for a new company it has to grow like the others have, but it's got a great head start. I've loaded and sideloaded bigger titles on it, even what you can get from their Store and test for free and buy far cheaper than the Big 3's titles cost has some impressives like Shadowrun. I don't feel ripped off, I anticipate what more will be done with it! Good for kids 8+, great for teens to play and mess with, solid for adults even if you don't have big skills to take it all the way.