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    News - OUYA Android console to have annual hardware update cycle

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    Re: News - OUYA Android console to have annual hardware update cycle

    New Ouya every year? Ouch!

    That said, I suppose that $99 (assuming it's not 1:1 for us in the UK) isn't that bad as a yearly expenditure if purchases are transferable.

    I've got to wonder what's going to happen to the old Ouya's - seems like a bit of a shame if there's no way to recycle and/or reuse. An obvious question is whether there's any way to reuse the old Ouya's as GoogleTV boxes, media centres or NAS boxes.

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    Re: News - OUYA Android console to have annual hardware update cycle

    Quote Originally Posted by crossy View Post
    New Ouya every year? Ouch!

    That said, I suppose that $99 (assuming it's not 1:1 for us in the UK) isn't that bad as a yearly expenditure if purchases are transferable.

    I've got to wonder what's going to happen to the old Ouya's - seems like a bit of a shame if there's no way to recycle and/or reuse. An obvious question is whether there's any way to reuse the old Ouya's as GoogleTV boxes, media centres or NAS boxes.
    Nobody forces you to buy the yearly update... I suspect many games would work on last years model just as well.

    I'm actually more interested in them as media clients, HTPC boxes etc... couldn't give a fig about the gaming, nothing powered by a Tegra on my telly is likely to drag me away from Skyrim and Total War et al.

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    Re: News - OUYA Android console to have annual hardware update cycle

    Yeah that would be awesome, sell the old Ouya boxes for half the price and give customers a trade-in option to get newer ones. I'd be interested in spending $50 on a media centre device that can also play games

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    Re: News - OUYA Android console to have annual hardware update cycle

    Quote Originally Posted by kingpotnoodle View Post
    Nobody forces you to buy the yearly update... I suspect many games would work on last years model just as well. I'm actually more interested in them as media clients, HTPC boxes etc... couldn't give a fig about the gaming, nothing powered by a Tegra on my telly is likely to drag me away from Skyrim and Total War et al.
    True, there's not a shotgun to the temple to buy Ouya2, Ouya3, ... On the other hand as the owner of a Tegra2 powered device (remember those?) it's interesting to see how quickly the Tegra-specific titles all moved to Tegra3 leaving us oldies in the cold.
    Quote Originally Posted by Noxvayl View Post
    Yeah that would be awesome, sell the old Ouya boxes for half the price and give customers a trade-in option to get newer ones. I'd be interested in spending $50 on a media centre device that can also play games
    I'd sign up for that - heck they could even take a leaf out of EA/Activision's book and sell you a "sales subscription" that would give a guaranteed trade-in price and maybe a couple of game credits to sweeten the deal.

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    Re: News - OUYA Android console to have annual hardware update cycle

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    Quote Originally Posted by crossy View Post
    New Ouya every year? Ouch!
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    I'm actually more interested in them as media clients, HTPC boxes etc... couldn't give a fig about the gaming, nothing powered by a Tegra on my telly is likely to drag me away from Skyrim and Total War et al.
    Me too ! - I am looking for a tiny box multipurposed that can ALSO run UBUNTU, connect to big 1080p TV and wired or BT4 keyboard/mouse, and of course stream over dual-band WiFi. Seem to recall reading Tegra4 uses much less energy - so fanless, than 16 month old T3 while being much faster, so I hope current development plans for an early update to T4 or 2013 era Snapdragon so Soc stays insync with other new devices.

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    Re: News - OUYA Android console to have annual hardware update cycle

    Nice idea, lets hope those (huge?) uncomfortable looking handsets are better in actual use

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    Re: News - OUYA Android console to have annual hardware update cycle

    Does anyone else fail to see the point of this device. If it were cheaper then maybe but i don't use mobile devices for gaming.
    It's fun at first but then just gimmicky if i want to sit down and game then i'm gonna play some REAL games on a powerful machine.
    This thing will probably sell well but for me i don't see the point.

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    Re: News - OUYA Android console to have annual hardware update cycle

    Lamest gamepad ever.

    Also if you like smart phone games, why not just play them on your smart phone. Maybe it would be a better idea to introduce a mini thunderbolt port as standard on all phones and then enable them to connect to monitors or TV's. Not to mention much faster transfer speeds.

    And maybe a really nice bluetooth gamepad or even drivers to support the the bluetooth PS3 controller.

    It's as rubbish an idea as that Nvidia gamepad. Just think!!!
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    Re: News - OUYA Android console to have annual hardware update cycle

    This only gets better every time. First they delay the console so the hardware is even more outdated than when they announced it, now they double-cross their customers letting them know that to stay up to date and play all the games they need to spend $99 per year, which in as little as 3 years ends up being more expensive than a "classic" console while probably still being underpowered for 720p gaming. And smooth 1080p with high-res textures? we know this is coming in the next-gen of consoles, the OUYA might need another 2-3 years to get to that point and by then you would have already spent more on OUYAs than a next-gen console on launch date.

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    Re: News - OUYA Android console to have annual hardware update cycle

    I think this gaming console might be a big hit since no one has released any consoles for a long period of time.

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    Re: News - OUYA Android console to have annual hardware update cycle

    Quote Originally Posted by Sohaib.27 View Post
    I think this gaming console might be a big hit since no one has released any consoles for a long period of time.
    Microsoft is due to launch the next gen XBox this year, and I thought I read that the "PS4" was also 'imminent'. Both of which are likely to be of more interest as gaming platforms than Ouya. That said, $99 is probably in the exalted range of potential "impulse" buys - especially if Ouya manage to get these in Argos, PC World, Asda, Tesco, etc.

    On the other hand, as noted above, Ouya could be worth a punt as a "cheap" way to get the basis of a reasonable TV box or NAS device.

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