Ouya CEO: 27 percent of Ouya owners have bought a gaem

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  1. BORTZ

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    Well. I can't say this is a surprise.

    Also I'm starting to think that "gaem" is how you Europeans spell it.
     
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  2. Hadrian

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    I don't understand why anyone would want one of these. Even as an emulation console there are far better and cheaper alternatives that also have their own and much much better software. Even my cheap tablet is far better than this, cost half the price, lets me plug it into my tv, lets me use usb/bluetooth controllers/keyboard/harddrive as well as use the Play store that is will not be abandoned next year.

    I'd truly love to see a new console by a small company come out and kick ass, but this one is just a tad amatuerish.
     
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  3. kenenthk

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    I think it was a more of, hey look what chip we have supporting us type of thing, people heard nvidia was partnering with them and thought there would've been incredible HD games for the console.
    Personally if i was going to get a console just for emulation then I'd want something portable I could plug into a tv and take with me like the gcw zero.
     
  4. McHaggis

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    I take exception to that! Don't get me started or I might have to axe you what the heck a nucular missile is. :ha:
     
  5. duffmmann

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    Anyone that honestly wants to buy an ouya, I just recommend they buy an old Wii and softmod it. You could probably get a decent used one for like 50 dollars. A softmodded Wii will take care of all your old emulation needs, as well as movies and music. Not to mention USB loading of Wii, Gamecube, and Triforce games. And plenty of homebrew to boot. Not to mention the Wii gives you many options for controllers, so you can find the one that suits you and your needs best. As far as I'm concerned, that blows the Ouya away for a very nice price be it used or new in this day and age.
     
  6. xwatchmanx

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    Except for no HD support...
     
  7. duffmmann

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    Meh. Not a deal breaker for me, never has been. In fact, I find some movies hard to watch on blu-ray because its almost like watching a soap opera, dare I say too much resolution? Now granted that doesn't apply so much to gaming, but it can be bothersome, the camera can look unnatural, I dunno hard to explain. Regardless, whether or not a game system is HD or not, has never been a deal breaker for me, its not like the lack of resolution suddenly makes playing a game or watching a movie unwatchable to me, that's just silly.
     
  8. xwatchmanx

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    What's silly is the idea that HD resolution in games can somehow be "bothersome" and make the camera "unnatural." :rolleyes:

    Sounds more like you're just not used to HDTVs or HD consoles (I'm not saying that as a criticism, I'm just saying that because it takes everyone time to "adjust" to HD for the first time. I know I certainly did.)
     
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  9. Guild McCommunist

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    I actually watched my first movie on Bluray last night and holy shit I noticed this so much. It seemed almost like it was running at a higher framerate, everything seemed too smooth and too detailed. Kinda ruined the movie illusion for me.

    For the record I was watching Skyfall and I saw that movie in theaters regular, in theaters IMAX, and on DVD, so I'm pretty well rounded with it.
     
  10. calmwaters

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    This... thing... would look good as a decoration in my living room on the table that sits next to a vase of flowers. I could even make a sunflower type arrangement and put the box in the middle. Of course I'd have to paint it a different color if I did that...
     
  11. chrisrlink

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    I guess Ouya gets you with the games unless you root the damn thing not worth buying....unless you can get saint's row 3 and 4 on it emulators are emulators samething as on the olde PC
     
  12. Black-Ice

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    PS2, 360p youtube, Video Cassettes master race?
     
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  13. Guild McCommunist

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    To be fair he has an argument, at a certain level the amount of detail in a movie gets to be so much that it ruins the illusion and becomes almost uncanny. That the characters seem almost too real looking for being on your screen, and there's almost film making techniques that don't translate well to a higher definition and such.
     
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  14. Black-Ice

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    Never actually watched Blu-Ray.
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    Might have to check that out then.

    And on the consoles thing, I tried playing my 360 in standard definition one time, I was disgusted.
    I love my HD too much.
    Although on wii and things that dont have it, you dont notice the difference coz theres no comparison.
    As soon as there's a comparison, bam. HD 4ever
     
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  15. Guild McCommunist

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    Yeah I've seen plenty of movies in HD but I just watched Blu-Ray last night, I don't see any issue with HD.
     
  16. xist

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    Wait a second....are the people in this topic saying that Bluray's offer too much detail actually serious?
     
  17. soulx

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    Same thing happens with too high a framerate. I think Naim Sutherland summed it up best.
     
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  18. Black-Ice

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    I watch TV at my friends a lot.
    His TV's HD is godlike.
    So smooth and beautiful, and some programs look so real. But sometimes the movement and sound go out of sync.
    I guess sometimes something can look so real it seems fake, that's what I'm gathering from this
     
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  19. Guild McCommunist

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    Yes. For gaming and animation I'm sure it's a different ballgame but for films especially it can hurt. Movies are meant to be an illusion, a series of moving images. When you try to break that illusion it doesn't immerse you, it takes you out of it because it's so uncanny real.
     
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    At that juncture I'd have to wonder how people perceive the real world with their eyes. So detailed it looks fake?

    Gaming aside as I have no experience of HD gaming, but in film and television I can't comprehend how making something appear realistic makes it less so. The point of cinematography is often to recreate real life situations regardless how unbelievable those situations may be, so making them appear more realistic should be an imperative.
     
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