OUYA will make its way to Retail Stores

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  1. IBNobody
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    Because I am an OUYA backer, I received this e-mail last night.

    Apparently, Amazon.com, Best Buy, Gamestop, and Target will be carrying them.

    http://www.amazon.com/ouya/
    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Video-Games/Ouya/pcmcat294500050003.c?id=pcmcat294500050003
    http://www.gamestop.com/browse?nav=16k-3-ouya,28zu0
    http://www.target.com/p/-/A-14471484

    Now, the question is... Will OUYA's hacker-friendly approach (root != voided warranty) last now that it is being sold by major retailers?
     
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  2. Guild McCommunist

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    Can't wait for its all of nothing.

    $100 Netflix device but I already have a PS3/Xbox 360/Wii/PC/Vita for that.
     
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  3. ShadowSoldier

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    That shit will never be released in the stores near here.
     
  4. Guild McCommunist

    Guild McCommunist (not on boat)

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    There's not a Best Buy near you?

    Or Amazon.ca.
     
  5. Another World

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    that's pretty amazing that they were able to get those 4 retail outlets. i would love to talk to their marketing guy and find out how they pulled that off. they recently did a coding compo thing, and in 10 days 150 games were produced. as much as people want to hate this, this might actually be the android device that brings more gaming into our homes. at that price, considering what it does, there is a strong possibility that it will develop a scene of coders looking to update current android emulators. kids these days are addicted to the games their parents have on their phones. i've seen kids take over phones and make their own areas just for the games they download. this device would bring those games to the big tv, give parents back their phones, and allow for a family gaming environment. soccer moms love this stuff, they proved it with the wii.

    -another world
     
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  6. gamefan5

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    Well, this'll be interesting.
     
  7. ShadowSoldier

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    Nope :)
     
  8. IBNobody
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    You can buy one direct from OUYA. They ship internationally.

    EDIT: http://shop.ouya.tv/
     
  9. Foxi4

    Foxi4 On the hunt...

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    Can't wait to play all those games made for Smartphones, I'm sure playing them on a huge HD screen is going to be buckets of fun.
     
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  10. ShadowSoldier

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    No I can't. I don't have a credit card or a way to buy online. If they want me to buy one, they need to put them in stores near me. Otherwise they won't be getting any money from me.
     
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    I can see potential for this thing. It's pretty cool for them to get retail stores to sell it.
     
  12. Another World

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    you can't buy pre-paid credit cards in canada? the only issue there being that its sometimes difficult to conduct a return, as most can not be reloaded.

    -another world
     
  13. Hadrian

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    This will bomb hard, I wish them every bit of success but it's not offering anything I can't already get.
     
  14. Another World

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  15. ShadowSoldier

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    Not here. Well anywhere near me, I'm sure if I travelled to the bigger cities I might, but the ones here can't be used for online purchases. It's fucked.
     
  16. narutofan777

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    ye, ouya came too late. next gen is coming soon.
     
  17. raulpica

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    Man, someone's even listed them on Wikipedia as a "8th Gen Console". Oh gawd. The laughters. Can't stop 'em.

    Ahem. Anyway, has someone already said that this thing will bomb hard? It will run games that tablets run, without the appeal (for kids) of a tablet.
     
  18. emigre

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    In B4 LightKD.
     
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  19. IBNobody
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    I bought mine for the hardware. It's powerful, small, and hopefully quiet. (If it isn't quiet, I can replace the fan without voiding the warranty.)
     
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  20. Foxi4

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    Quad-Core Smartphones are just around the corner - the OUYA is a "home console" that'll be bested by portable devices within a year or two - that's hardly a good thing.
     
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