OUYA - Coming March 2013

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  • spamdangled 11 Jul 2012 11:54:35 27,441 posts
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    By this point, this probably warrants its own thread. So here we are.

    There's a new games console on the way:

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ouya/ouya-a-new-kind-of-video-game-console

    Since launching yesterday, the company's Kickstarter has already sailed well past its funding goal of $950,000. At time of writing the project has received financial backing totalling $2,446,620 and broken records for the most funding on Kickstarter in the first 24 hours. That means it's well on track to beat Double Fine Studios $3.3m feat.

    Ouya is $99 android-based console using nvidia's Tegra3 line of chips, originally designed for high-performance mobile devices and tablets.

    Ouya is designed to be completely open, with all users able to create and sell apps and games through the machine's own marketplace and add functionality and hardware to the device without restrictions. Each unit ships with a development kit and will allow all users to submit their game or app to the marketplace either for free or using a payment model of their choosing. The only restriction is that all games submitted to the service must include a free trial.

    Notable figures involved with the console are Ed Fries, best known for co-creating Microsoft's Xbox, designer Yves Behar and backing from the makers of Minecraft, industry veteran Jordan Mechner (of Prince of Persia fame) and Brian Fargo, creator of classic game Wasteland (which went on to inspire the Fallout series of games).

    Ouya is expected to launch around March 2013 and will retail for $99 for a console and controller. Additional controllers can be purchased for $30.

    With their goal reached and 28 days of funding left to go, the company have declared that they are now considering "stretch goals" - additional things that they will be able to bring to the project with any money over the original aim of $950,000. With nearly three times that amount already committed to the project, they will have plenty of scope to push their idea even further.

    Edited by darkmorgado at 11:57:12 11-07-2012

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  • BinaryBob101 11 Jul 2012 11:56:57 24,411 posts
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    Stupid name, but I'm very interested in this machine, it sounds pretty damn awesome.

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  • Deleted user 11 July 2012 11:57:11
    I don't understand the point of this thing.

    Playing mobile phone games on a TV sounds like the worst thing ever.
  • BinaryBob101 11 Jul 2012 11:58:38 24,411 posts
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    You didn't really read the article did you, spuds?

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  • spamdangled 11 Jul 2012 11:59:04 27,441 posts
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    It's not just for mobile games. The Tegra3 chip is a pretty damn impressive piece of kit that can put out pretty good graphics and performance. That makes it viable for full-blown console gaming at a ridiculously cheap price, and it removes the barriers of indie devs wanting to get their games onto home consoles.

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  • Benno 11 Jul 2012 12:01:58 10,268 posts
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    I think it sounds awesome

    Threw $120 at it on kickstater, so should get one come launch
  • Dirtbox 11 Jul 2012 12:03:07 79,176 posts
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    Not with 8gb storage it won't.

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  • sport 11 Jul 2012 12:05:14 12,808 posts
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    If it don't got COD or Fifa, it ain't gonna work.
  • Randomlampy 11 Jul 2012 12:06:28 580 posts
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    Sounded interesting enough for a 70 quid flutter, emulation alone would entertain me that much :)
  • Wobble 11 Jul 2012 12:10:00 1,028 posts
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    It's a shame that the shipping is essentially going to be doubled by import duty/handling fees... as it is a reward for backing them for a certain amount, maybe they can be convinced to put 0$ value on the shipping note for overseas orders...
  • Dirtbox 11 Jul 2012 12:11:39 79,176 posts
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    Leave a comment about it on the investor page.

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  • RedSparrows 11 Jul 2012 12:13:10 24,177 posts
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    Sounds like a fun idea, hope it works.

    I don't think I'd buy it, however.
  • spamdangled 11 Jul 2012 12:13:43 27,441 posts
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    Depends on whether they distribute from within the EU or not.

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  • BinaryBob101 11 Jul 2012 12:14:35 24,411 posts
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    I've read nothing to state this is USA only.

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  • Randomlampy 11 Jul 2012 12:16:12 580 posts
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    Wobble wrote:
    It's a shame that the shipping is essentially going to be doubled by import duty/handling fees... as it is a reward for backing them for a certain amount, maybe they can be convinced to put 0$ value on the shipping note for overseas orders...
    That had been my thought also, maybe an extended goal could be to have shipping from EU for EU backers.

    Not the end of the world for me if not though.
  • THFourteen 11 Jul 2012 12:22:56 34,463 posts
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    I thought this website was all about rampant lefties wanting to give more tax anyway, so surely we'll all happily give another 20% VAT on import. right?

    :)
  • spamdangled 11 Jul 2012 12:23:50 27,441 posts
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    Yeah I put free EU shipping in the suggestions email this morning, along with multiple colours, more/easily expandable storage, and some other bits.

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  • Randomlampy 11 Jul 2012 12:25:23 580 posts
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    darkmorgado wrote:
    Depends on whether they distribute from within the EU or not.
    For now the FAQ and some of their comments last night state they're happy to ship "internationally" i.e. outside the states but that it costs $20 for the privilege. So I assume no distribution from outside US.
    When I backed it I assumed you'd get stung with VAT and obnoxious post office fees, on top of that. Thats why I resisted the temptation to go for the $200 backing.

    As I say though would be nice if a reach goal addressed this.
  • neilka 11 Jul 2012 12:27:01 16,527 posts
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    One of the most impressive specifications related to the project is the width of Julie Uhrman's mouth relative to the width of her face. It's got to be a 1:5 ratio, at the very least.

    BAAANG!!!!! EXPLOTION!!!!!

  • BinaryBob101 11 Jul 2012 12:29:18 24,411 posts
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    Already sorted:

    16586 BACKERS Limited Reward (3414 of 20000 remaining)
    GET AN OUYA: console and controller. Guarantee we will have one available for you, before it gets to stores. Plus the rewards above. We're figuring out how many we can make! (We have to ask you to add $20 for shipping outside the U.S.) Please add $30 if you want a second controller.

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  • grey_matters 11 Jul 2012 12:30:16 3,863 posts
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    neilka wrote:
    One of the most impressive specifications related to the project is the width of Julie Uhrman's mouth relative to the width of her face. It's got to be a 1:5 ratio, at the very least.
    :D

    They seem to be asking donors for "Stretch goals" now that they have more money than asked for. More Memory surely. Second USB?
  • Deleted user 11 July 2012 12:31:58
    Ooyah!
  • THFourteen 11 Jul 2012 12:32:25 34,463 posts
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    speaking of USB, i guess this thing will run off a standard USB cable?

    with an SD card, if its small enough you could take it on hols or business trips with you and use as a gaming / media device.
  • spamdangled 11 Jul 2012 12:35:13 27,441 posts
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    engadget said it comes with an SD card slot, but it's not mentioned on the Kickstarter page. A bit of clarity there would be nice.

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  • Blotto 11 Jul 2012 12:44:00 2,777 posts
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    Hate to be that guy, but how does the hold up graphically? We talking IPhone, PS2 or 360 levels?

    /graphics whore
  • Scurrminator 11 Jul 2012 12:49:31 8,465 posts
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    looks a bit crap to me.
    what was that thing called...phantom?

    You dare to strike Scurrcules!?

  • WrongShui 11 Jul 2012 12:51:10 6,622 posts
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    Not as good as the 360, not as bad as the iPhone 4S or what ever we are at now.
  • Deleted user 11 July 2012 12:55:02
    THFourteen wrote:
    speaking of USB, i guess this thing will run off a standard USB cable?

    with an SD card, if its small enough you could take it on hols or business trips with you and use as a gaming / media device.
    .... You mean like your phone?
  • CosmicFuzz 11 Jul 2012 12:55:17 25,609 posts
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    I predict this will fail.

    Come listen to us discuss the Playstation Experience in Episode 11 of Open Source. zoolophage writes in!

  • CosmicFuzz 11 Jul 2012 12:55:37 25,609 posts
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    I predict this will fail. Especially with that name, Christ.

    Come listen to us discuss the Playstation Experience in Episode 11 of Open Source. zoolophage writes in!

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