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Service for the Ouya will be ending next month

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  1. the_randomizer

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    The Ouya is truly the Wii U of Android devices.
     
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    Have you guys ever gone back and rewatched the colorblind and tone deaf temperature reading of the room when this thing was announced? Yikes dawg.
     
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    Well, you tried. That's all that matters..
     
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    Anyone looking for a cheap emulator box, get it. It's still a really good emulation box für everything up to 32bit.
     
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    Really a waste. Glad that I didn't bought it. I knew it would failed miserable. Good bye and nice knowing you, Ouya.
     
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  8. kuwanger

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    Odds are good it'd be a good little Android box even today. Just don't jailbreak it or you'll void the warranty*.

    * The joke being that I did precisely that and my Ouya broke after less than a week, so I ended up returning it to the retailer because Ouya support told me that.

    Edit - Jokes aside, Iooked it up to confirm what I suspected. The Tegra 3 A9 CPU in the Ouya clocked at 1.6/1.7GHz is probably faster than the Raspberry Pi 3B+'s A53 CPU clocked at 1.4GHz. It's hard to get clear stats on it, but ARM themselves implies that at best the A53 is only marginally faster than the A9 per clock. Funny how the press at the time was rather harsh on the Ouya for its relatively poor performance. The comparison, of course, was to other Android smart phones and devices, not the wave of SBC. That's the reason I bought the Ouya, too. Of course, it always seemed Ouya was hoping to have its own Android store to support itself, and so I was never going to be of much help.

    Edit 2 - And since I figured, hey, why not? Looks like you can get a Gem Box on Amazon for like $23 with slightly worse performance to a Raspbery Pi 3. Same basic story with Ouya, except they seem to have been pushing more the "game streaming box" idea. So, yea, we know how that works out $99 -> $23 after several 2-3 years. It uses an A5 S805 at 1.5GHz. So, if you want to add to your collection of unopened boxes. :)
     
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  9. Idontknowwhattoputhere

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    stupid microconsole
    Why bother with this when you can buy a pie with retropie on it
    useless
     
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    worst console for worst girl
     
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  11. Foxi4

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    I bought it for the same reason why I bought a GameStick for, like, a fiver - I collect consoles. For all I care, it could be dead out of the box, it's meant to sit on a shelf. I might even play a game or two sometime, but I literally have Android and more processing power in my pocket, so why would I? I have it for the novelty factor. :)
     
  12. kuwanger

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    Except for the "more processing power in my pocket", I mostly agree. The novelty factor for me is getting the device working and hacked. That's why I just bought a Gem Box to see if Lakka will work on it. Clearly if I were aiming for useful, I'd avoid Android mostly.
     
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    Someone better put LightyKD on suicide watch!
     
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    I'm glad I didn't back this at the last minute.
     
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    i thought you was watching him.

     
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    I'm surprised the service was kept online for that long.
     
  17. Foxi4

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    Your average Android phone can beat the Tegra 3 fairly easily, it's a really outdated chip by today's standards. There's really not much an Ouya can do that a smartphone can't.
     
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    goodnight, sweat prints
     
  19. kuwanger

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    Well, it all comes down to if you're going to buy a phone anyways and how much you're going to pay for it. Since I'm not in the "smart phone" camp, the analysis for me is down to total cost. The Ouya as original sold was powerful for what it was and included. For what it's sold for now, it's still pretty comparable to a Raspberry Pi 3.

    If I already had a phone, then like you say it'd be almost certainly more powerful than a Tegra 3 and I'd at most be shopping for a controller. At that point, I'd probably forgo getting a modern console entirely--well, I've done that anyways. *shrug*

    To each their own, of course. Without the novelty, I'd probably only own one PC and that's it. From that perspective, everything else is pretty under powered and overly expensive.
     
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    Alexa, this is so sad. Play Despacito 2.

    For what it's worth I could have sworn they already HAD turned off services for it. I'm legit surprised to be wrong.
     
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