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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RE: OUYA
by JLF65 on Sat 29th Dec 2012 02:15 UTC in reply to "OUYA"
JLF65
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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"
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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[3]: OUYA
by JLF65 on Sat 29th Dec 2012 19:21 in reply to "RE[2]: OUYA"
JLF65 Member since:
2005-07-06

No, it won't. A trial is plenty of time to see if you really want the game or not. Piracy has never killed a platform - it's been rampant on the PC since day one and PCs are still here and stronger than ever. Most developers see piracy for what it is - free advertising. I hate when people claim piracy killed the Dreamcast when nothing could be further from the truth. People keep using it because it's the ONLY example that people won't laugh off instantly... it takes them a little research before they finally laugh it off.

Please, let that tired lie die! No one is concerned about piracy except big legacy media distributors. Those dinosaurs need to go extinct already and leave the rest of us to get on with life. >.>

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