Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 5th Jun 2013 16:22 UTC
Games "So, to summarise this buyer's guide to next gen consoles: don't." Yahtzee, as usual, nails it. I particularly like the apt description of how you used to buy a console because it had the specific games you wanted, whereas now it feels like you're buying a console because it's holding the games you want hostage.
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Here's one:
by bram on Wed 5th Jun 2013 17:19 UTC
bram
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2009-04-03

Here is a next gen console that respects both players and developers:

http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2013/05/ouya-impressions/

The devs are already there, we just need as large a player population as possible for it to be sustainable.

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RE: Here's one:
by jgagnon on Wed 5th Jun 2013 17:57 in reply to "Here's one:"
jgagnon Member since:
2008-06-24

Mine should be arriving any day now. ;)

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RE: Here's one:
by bentoo on Wed 5th Jun 2013 19:35 in reply to "Here's one:"
bentoo Member since:
2012-09-21

Ouya was a nice idea. However with the delays, lack of top games, etc. I don't think it will be commercially successful.

Edited 2013-06-05 19:35 UTC

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RE: Here's one:
by jonoden on Wed 5th Jun 2013 21:42 in reply to "Here's one:"
jonoden Member since:
2012-02-13

Here is a next gen console that respects both players and developers:

http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2013/05/ouya-impressions/

The devs are already there, we just need as large a player population as possible for it to be sustainable.



That is not a next-gen console. It's mobile device hardware shoved into a box with an HDMI port.

Edited 2013-06-05 21:43 UTC

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RE: Here's one:
by TM99 on Thu 6th Jun 2013 04:36 in reply to "Here's one:"
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2012-08-26

I don't know if I am all that interested in the Android games for it, however, the Ouya will allow me to get rid of a few devices and consolidate things.

I can use my soon to arrive Ouya as my XMBC media front end. I can play some Android games. I can use it for SmartTV apps. And for me, the biggest plus will be using it to create an emulation machine with an HDMI port. I can run old Sega, Nintendo, and MAME emulators ported to Android on it, with a nice set of controllers, and really enjoy those old systems.

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RE: Here's one:
by pandronic on Thu 6th Jun 2013 09:51 in reply to "Here's one:"
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2006-05-18

I think I'm ordering mine pretty soon.

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