Service for the Ouya will be ending next month

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  1. NoNAND

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    if my memory serves me right this ouya thingy was a "console" running on a custom version f android right?
     
  2. Vivisector

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    Yep. Microconsole with a very successful kickstarter that unfortunately did not gain much traction after that.
     
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  3. NoNAND

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    quirks and all it's worth merely for collection purposes.
     
  4. CORE

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    Thought it was already dead like my 1st one damn thing bricked itself No Display Fan comes on no light and even PC wont do anything with it just get device I do have a spare though.

    Be good if a way to fix it.
     
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  5. diggeloid

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    RIP. I didn't enjoy it at all when I owned one. The OS interface sucked, was slow, and felt like a cheap Android app ontop of crappy hardware (which it was). The controller sucked, with the triggers being particularly terrible. It was just overall a mediocre to crappy experience.

    But it introduced me to The Amazing Frog, so I have a soft spot for it.
     
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  6. Sonic Angel Knight

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    Umm so what can we do with it then? :ninja:
     
  7. CTR640

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    It was expected. Look at the cringy controller that will cringe your fingers big time and the name Ouya sounds like you're summoning some ghosts from the death or spirits to answer your filthy questions.
     
  8. CORE

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    It runs pretty well once tweaked unnecessary services turned off and fully rooted and alternative Launcher.

    I used TV Launcher and AptoidTV.

    But need to get a higher Firmware Cyanagen Mod or something.
     
  9. osaka35

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    a prime example of why digital only games has some serious anti-consumer flaws. and internet checks are depressing.
     
  10. Flame

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    had a longer support then the Wii U.

    the king is dead. long live the king.
     
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  11. MikaDubbz

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    The potential is there for it to be an emulation machine, but at this point, if I want a cheap emulation machine, I'd just buy a preassembled Retro Pie system online.
     
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  12. CTR640

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    Exactly. That's why I really don't like it all digital due the mentioned flaws. Requiring internet is a big no-go.
     
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  13. Vivisector

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    Oof
     
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    I forgot
    Didn't even know it was still up and running TBH :lol:

    Nothing important lost, I think all but one of those "Ouya exclusives" has been ported elsewhere, so meh.
     
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  15. raxadian

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    Eh, six years of support ain't so bad.
     
  16. whateverg1012

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    The biggest news to me is that Razer was stupid enough to aquire OUYA in the first place
     
  17. Foxi4

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    Yep, pretty much the same scheme. It's basically leasing an Android console and then selling the off-lease equipment as basic models to offset the cost of the upgrade. It's hard to pull off, for sure.
     
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    yeah, wtf was that about?
     
  19. Joe88

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    Use it to stop papers from blowing off your desk, though that's all it was good for when it was actually working
     
  20. Xabring

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    I didn't even know it was still ongoing to be honest.
    Hack'em all!
     
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