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 zima on Sun 15th Jul 2012 19:17 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Ouya killer app."
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I laughed and considered it nothing more than a way to shorten the life of the system's DVD-ROM drive, thereby reducing the life of the system to do what it was meant to do to begin with--play games. I still view it that way; I would never stick a DVD movie in a gaming console

Though playing CDs and, I imagine, DVDs differs a bit from reading game disks - it's very linear, with little seeks, and relatively permissive of read errors (with audio CDs, the drive will just skip it or repeat the preceding fragment; those are typically small fractions of a second, which we don't even hear). Quite easy on the drives, overall.
(and as far as personal anecdotes go - playing audio CDs on my PS1 didn't harm the longevity of its drive)

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RE[5]: Ouya killer app.
by Kivada on Sun 15th Jul 2012 19:54 in reply to "RE[4]: Ouya killer app."
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Very true, it was your idiot brother that yanked on the disk to get it out till he damaged the spindle that damaged the PSOne drives, if you taped down the disc it would still read fine though, my Dualshock edition PSOne still works fine today after more then a decade of use.

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RE[6]: Ouya killer app.
by zima on Sun 15th Jul 2012 20:02 in reply to "RE[5]: Ouya killer app."
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Yanked on the... what?! ;)

And I believe all PSOne shipped with Dualshock, it was introduced as standard already in some late "classic" angular PS1 models.

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