Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 28th Dec 2012 16:05 UTC
Games "We just licked the stamps and waved a fond farewell to 1200 OUYA Developer Consoles. These are the early versions of OUYA that developers will use to start making games. They're on their way to developers around the globe - by land, air and sea. OK, only by air - we want you to get them quick. Devs, expect them on your doorstep within the next few days." The SDK has been released as well.
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OUYA
by Casey99 on Sat 29th Dec 2012 01:18 UTC
Casey99
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2011-07-14

As much as I want OUYA to succeed, I highly doubt it will. The whole idea of being pro independent and pro open source always equals a big negative in the eyes of major developers due to the piracy. Piracy made a major blow to the Dreamcast. What is going to stop an even more open console such as the OUYA from suffering the same fate? The OUYA won't have the major games the Dreamcast did either, such as Soul Calibur, Sonic, and Skies of Arcadia. And major developers drive the gaming industry. They have the resources to make the high quality games people want to buy. Independents do not. An independent company would have a hard time making a game like SoA even now days, nearly 12 years after the original release. The price of the console doesn't matter if the console only has games of quality equal to games on the iPhone.

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RE: OUYA
by JLF65 on Sat 29th Dec 2012 02:15 in reply to "OUYA"
JLF65 Member since:
2005-07-06

Yes, because piracy is a HUGE issue on a console whose games are ALL free. ;) ;)

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RE[2]: OUYA
by Casey99 on Sat 29th Dec 2012 04:33 in reply to "RE: OUYA"
Casey99 Member since:
2011-07-14

Actually, it will be. Huge in fact.

They don't have to be free, they have to have some sort of a free to play option. Trials included. Major developers are not against offering free trials. But when pirating the full version will be so easy and practically encouraged, that will be a deal breaker.

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RE: OUYA
by kurkosdr on Sat 29th Dec 2012 10:17 in reply to "OUYA"
kurkosdr Member since:
2011-04-11

The whole idea of being pro independent and pro open source always equals a big negative in the eyes of major developers due to the piracy. Piracy made a major blow to the Dreamcast. What is going to stop an even more open console such as the OUYA from suffering the same fate?


OUYA won't have more or less piracy than Android phones and tablets. Which have games by companies like Electronic Arts and Gameloft. Also, OUYA can always use the on-device encryption Android is supposed to support if things get really ugly.

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RE: OUYA
by Soulbender on Sun 30th Dec 2012 02:58 in reply to "OUYA"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

The whole idea of being pro independent and pro open source always equals a big negative in the eyes of major developers due to the piracy.


That's why there are no big PC games, right?

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RE[2]: OUYA
by Casey99 on Sun 30th Dec 2012 21:24 in reply to "RE: OUYA"
Casey99 Member since:
2011-07-14

The PC is not a console. Nor is the hardware designed out of the box to be hacked. The OUYA is.

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