Ouya Game Console Available to Pre-order, Starts at $109 with Shipping

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Rift2

You might have to talk to Randy Macho Man Savage about stealing his
OOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHYYYYYYYYYYYYYAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!

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jaygregz

$109 dollars for a full functioning XBMC.. I'll take 4 please. As for onlive.. I'll pass. I love the idea of the technology and the fact that it's even possible to stream games but the latency is what bothers me. I could care less that it's only 720P. Story>Graphics any day. Single player gaming is fine for onlive but without major multiplayer capabilities the gaming on it just isn't for me. Add that in with the fact that you don't actually own the titles you purchase and it's shortcomings are pretty obvious. I suppose having Onlive for single player rentals that I could beat in a couple days wouldn't be a terrible idea.. but it's not like I don't have a 360 in the other room and a butt load of redboxes nearby that stock all the major titles.

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aarcane

If I can run cyanogenmod on it, and still install the ouya store, It sounds like a brilliant idea. Time will tell. XBMC on android support may make or break this device though.

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satrain18

Yeah, but cat it run XBMC?

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Gezzer

Add me to the rest of the fence sitters.
It's interesting, but at this point that's about it.

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B.A.Frayd

I've got 100 games in my steam library that I haven't even played yet. More Steam sales will be coming.
I don't need a console for my TV that plays mostly third-rate games.
It would be nice if it killed the MS crap BoX and Sony P-station business model though...

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bling581

"I've got 100 games in my steam library that I haven't even played yet"

Every sale I try to hold back but I just can't help it either.

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Scatter

So if it's an open platform does this mean that they only make their money on the hardware sales and don't make anything off of games that play on it?

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Peanut Fox

It's my understanding that they'll be taking a cut of anything sold in the Ouya store. I doubt they have even ironed out anything concrete for that at this point.

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ahamling27

It's just like Apple's App Store. They get 30% of all sales.

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UrbanSmooth

The unfortunate thing about streaming game services (cloud gaming) is that you are at the mercy of their hardware and servers, and thus, can only run their settings. Also, no mods.

So, we now have four avenues of e-gaming these days:

1. Glorious PC Gaming Master Race
2. Console Gaming
3. Mobile Gaming
4. Streaming/Cloud Gaming

Guess which one gives you the most control and highest quality?

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RaptorJohnson

I hate how we get picked on for knowing that our platform is objectively superior.

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Peanut Fox

I'd say one, two, and three are about the same when you levy some of the outrageous DRM schemes available exclusively on the PC.

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Khoiboi

Am I doing my math right?

Console = $99
2 Controllers + Console = $139
2 Controllers = $40
4 Controllers + Console = $199
4 Controllers = $100

2 Controllers = $40/$20 per
4 Controllers = $100/$25 per

Why? Maybe I missed something?

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LevierPekinese

Yes, you did. Miss something, that is.
Console + 1 Controller = $100 + $10 shipping
Console + 2 Controllers = $130 + $10 shipping
Console + 4 Controllers = $190 + $10 shipping
If a controller costs $30 and the console costs $70, the pricing was extrapolated properly.

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jgottberg

Anyone know if the controllers are wired or wireless? At that price, I'd imagine wired but haven't seen anything one way or the other.

For $109 or even $129, it's a low-risk price of admission to try something different.

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Gauntylgrym

Controllers are indeed wireless.

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kixofmyg0t

Ouya+OnLive=PC level gaming for about $120.

OnLive is how I play most PC titles anyway.

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Xenite

OnLive will die off and fairly soon. It was a bad idea to begin with, they are burning through investor money and so far not much profit insight.

And seeing how according to their TOS you don't even own the games you buy, it's a terrible investment for gamers who will have zero access to titles they purchase after the close down.

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CaptainFabulous

Have you read your Steam TOS recently? You don't own those games either.

OnLive isn't going anywhere. Many hi-tech companies go for upwards of 5 or more years before they start turning a profit.

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maverick knight

Whats your source for that financial assessment? Investors want their money within a year. If projections are at a loss then investors wont invest, period. Some investors stick to the end because thy know once they are doomed they get to keep the company or part of it. 5 years to see the return is very bad. Some companies and publishers that budget their own project can survive not getting profit the first year because they do not own investors. But not for 5 years.

Ouya is a starting company so they need the profit.

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kixofmyg0t

OnLive won't die off....and certainly not soon. Its a great idea! I'd rather pay one flat fee every month to play whatever I want instead of spending hundreds of dollars on games I don't play all the time and need stupid DRM schemes in place to even play.

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satrain18

...until you hit your monthly cap...

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vrmlbasic

Isn't OnLive still only at "720p" resolution?

That's a far cry from "PC level gaming", if so. That's not even half of the now ancient 1920*1080, and is literally only 25% of the resolution that these Korean monitors on eBay run at.

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CaptainFabulous

If by "720p" you mean the same resolution as your XBox 360 and PS3, and roughly the same resolution as most laptops, then yes.

OnLive isn't meant to supplant gaming rigs that can crank out 2560 x 1440 resolution. It's meant for people who have older machines or laptops that aren't powerful enough to play games. Since no hardware is needed it's a pretty cheap option.

I wouldn't call it "pc level gaming", but it's definitely "console level gaming".

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Neufeldt2002

Don't know about the xbox since I don't have one, but the PS3 can run at 1080p, mine does, I just checked the settings. We have some games that run at 1080i resolutions too, granted though the majority is 720.

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kixofmyg0t

Well considering the tablet I play most of OnLive on has a 1280x800 Res anyway....guess I'm not missing anything am I?

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jgottberg

Yikes... 720p??? If that's the case, it's a definite pass... At least until a higher res becomes available.

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wolfing

I tried Onlive when it was in beta, but three things I didn't like so I haven't checked it after it went official...
- Lag: The quality wasn't stellar at all (and no I wasn't downloading anything at the same time)
- Catalog: Pretty much none of the titles available at launch were of interest to me (I got 2 free games don't remember how, couldn't decide at the time which games I didn't like the least).
- Controls: Lots of those games looked like they required a controller to play (guess you could play with the keyboard but they were not configurable and the buttons were all over the place), which I don't have and am not interested in having.

Have these problems been improved?

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kixofmyg0t

Onlive is the only way I can play Batman Arkham City and Splinter Cell: Conviction. Everything else I have on PS3.

Lag isn't bad if you have something other than DSL.

The list of games is pretty decent, at launch it wasn't stellar.

Controller? Yeah you CAN play like that. I do on my tablet. But you can use mouse and keyboard too.

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Exarkun1138

Meh, I'll stick with the superior form of gaming, The PC, thank you!

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Valor958

All will bow to the PC Master Race.

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RaptorJohnson

Not sure if serious.

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Straegen

Lots of potential here but like a lot of people will take a wait and see approach.

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Brett Schealler

"International customers are charged a $20 shipping fee, so the price for the console with one, two, and three controllers is $119, $149, and $209, respectively."

is it really three controllers for $209, or is it supposed to be four?

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Paul_Lilly

It's four controllers for $209, thanks for the catch.

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wolfing

I don't think there is an option for 3 controllers, it used to be 1 and 2 (+$30) and recently they added the four controller setup

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big_montana

I will let others beta test this unit first, before I decide if I want one or not.

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ultrapain

Hats off to Android for continuing to gain traction for the open source world. Thank you for building onto the foundation that Linux created!!!

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Ashton2091

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