Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 14th Jul 2012 17:52 UTC
Multimedia, AV "We have been keeping a little secret.... The kind that is so much fun to share when the time comes. Today we announce XBMC for Android. Not a remote, not a thin client; the real deal. No root or jailbreak required. XBMC can be launched as an application on your set-top-box, tablet, phone, or wherever else Android may be found." So, this just made Google TV useful, right?
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RE[4]: Ouya killer app.
by Jondice on Sun 15th Jul 2012 15:55 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Ouya killer app."
Jondice
Member since:
2006-09-20

I mostly agree with you, though hacking systems can be fun.

This is all the more reason to do PC gaming these days; all a console gets you is sub-par hardware locked down tighter than Fort Knox, and no Steam sales.

Of course, co-op/multiplayer same-room gaming is always fun on consoles, but the number and type of games that support this is becoming limited since publishers apparently think it is more lucrative to sell network-only co-op games so that everyone has to buy a copy.

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RE[5]: Ouya killer app.
by zima on Sat 21st Jul 2012 23:59 in reply to "RE[4]: Ouya killer app."
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

all a console gets you is

free from fiddling (with drivers, OS, and such) couch experience (not limited to one couch - its variant of portability). Even better around ~pub time (yeah, maybe the proportions of such games have declined, but what matters is the presence of sufficient number of good ones - and that includes titles from a generation or two ago, they are still damn good)

And overall, only recently an average inexpensive PC (which means a laptop with integrated gfx) became comparable to present-gen console.

Edited 2012-07-22 00:07 UTC

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