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    News - Green Throttle: your smartphone can replace your games console

    An interesting app plus hardware combo gets $6 million in funding.
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    Re: News - Green Throttle: your smartphone can replace your games console

    i think i would hedge my bets on Ouya if im honest.

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    Re: News - Green Throttle: your smartphone can replace your games console

    Game developers are going to want a stable platform to work with, all this seems to bring to the table is a controller and an app market within an app market. Too many different phones/chips/ROMs atm which will just cause headaches so they'll have to have an 'approved hardware' list. Sony have been there and failed to do that...

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    Re: News - Green Throttle: your smartphone can replace your games console

    Another platform, sure. But replace games consoles?

    Unless you just want to play 'cut the rope' or 'angry birds' in low res on a bigger screen, no time soon. Despite claims of 'console quality graphics', they're still an order of magnitude or more off even the current gen of consoles, let alone the next gen slated for next year. FPS fans which aren't exactly a small market simply won't be satisfied by current tablet graphics.

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    Re: News - Green Throttle: your smartphone can replace your games console

    At the speed in which the mobile market moves, compared to the huge periods of time inbetween console releases, i wouldnt have thought its long before mobile performance catches up.

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    Re: News - Green Throttle: your smartphone can replace your games console

    You have a very limited power budget for mobile devices though, it takes longer than a few years to get equivalent performance with 1/100th the power.

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    Re: News - Green Throttle: your smartphone can replace your games console

    The thing is mobile games look great on small screens with limited resolution, not so great on a 47" 1080p TV.

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    Re: News - Green Throttle: your smartphone can replace your games console

    As far as I can tell, they've managed to raise $6million in funding for "a bluetooth controller" and "Yet Another SDK for Android rather than just using the built-in controller API". There appears to be no significant difference to, say, using the iControlpad (or a SixAxis/DualShock3 if you've rooted) with any phone or tablet with a HDMI output.

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    Re: News - Green Throttle: your smartphone can replace your games console

    What would be really good is for all the old SNES, mega drive, ps1 games to be available on a tablet with this kind of functionality. Easy enough to carry a tablet or phone and a controller to a friends or relatives (keep the kids amused at grannies house etc).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dareos View Post
    What would be really good is for all the old SNES, mega drive, ps1 games to be available on a tablet with this kind of functionality. Easy enough to carry a tablet or phone and a controller to a friends or relatives (keep the kids amused at grannies house etc).
    Although not entirely legit, this is already possible

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    Re: News - Green Throttle: your smartphone can replace your games console

    Some PS1 games are officially supported by some Sony tablets with a virtual controller on the screen, but it's really unpleasant to use IMO.

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