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- Being front runner doesn't mean you have the best console.just saying as wellFeb 5, 2013
- As said, the Ouya isn't apparently the console for you. It isn't intended to compete in terms of hardware with the PS4 or XBox 720 or whatever the next iterations of the big consoles will be called. If you think games need photorealistic graphics to be fun, then you're not in the Ouya's target audience.
But in the last few years, people have demonstrated that they don't think that way. Call of Duty: Black Ops has sold about 25 million copies across all platforms since it was released over two years ago. Angry Birds has 30 million copies in a single week this Christmas. No one would really claim that Minecraft has great graphics but it's sold over 8 million copies, which is more than the vast majority of console games.
Games like Angry Birds and Minecraft wouldn't exist if the developers had the high barriers to entering the market that exist on the major consoles. They were able to be developed, released, and become incredibly popular because they didn't have to pay a huge fee to be allowed to develop for the mobile and PC markets. And those are the sorts of developers the Ouya (and other similar consoles like the Game Stick) hope to attract. People who have great ideas for games that would never see the light of day on the major consoles will be able to develop console games for the Ouya, rather than being limited to developing for mobile devices or the PC.Feb 5, 2013
- This is going to be great for kids and casual gamers and for that price I am defo getting one!Feb 5, 2013
- well said, but the way i see it those games don't take skill they are pretty strait forward and easy for people to play that's why they are so successful less skill more fun its like a hand me down . just my opinionFeb 5, 2013
- Those were just examples of games that have been remarkably popular but that don't fit the big console developers' idea of what a good game should be.
The Ouya should be capable of graphics roughly on par with the XBox 360. (I've seen a demo of Borderlands 2 being run on a tablet that uses the same chipset.) And since the Ouya is a dedicated console, there's no reason we can't have games for it like what we're used to seeing on other consoles. The length and complexity of games would only be limited by the Ouya's storage capacity (which isn't really a limit, since it can use external storage). If you look at the list of prototype games that were developed during the CREATE dev jam a few weeks ago (http://goo.gl/c8dvc), you'll see a huge variety of different types of games, including shoot-em-ups, fighters, shooters, RPGs, strategy games, and platformers.
(And yes, a lot of them look like crap, but keep in mind that these are prototypes developed in under 10 days.)
A few that I think have potential are Color Thief (something like Epic Mickey, but with stealth), Mech Squad (a lot like Mech Warrior), Neon Shadow (4-player splitscreen multiplayer FPS), Operation Giant (over-the-shoulder brawler), Sky Arena (sort of like a 4-player splitscreen Star Fox), Steampunk Showdown (basically a steampunk-themed Twisted Metal), and Television (a minigame based adventure? It looks kind of cool, whatever it is).Feb 5, 2013
- thanks, ill keep that in mind good infoFeb 5, 2013