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    News - OUYA console starts to ship, pre-order from GAME for £99

    Kickstarter backers’ consoles are shipping today; everyone else has to wait until June.
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    Re: News - OUYA console starts to ship, pre-order from GAME for £99

    Cheeky gets, seems a bit of a mark-up...

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    Re: News - OUYA console starts to ship, pre-order from GAME for £99

    I just don't see how this can sell well when you can buy a 4GB XBOX 360 for £100 to £125. Granted the games are cheaper on the OYUA but so is the quality. XBOX has its fair share of arcade, casual and retro games.

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    Re: News - OUYA console starts to ship, pre-order from GAME for £99

    Didn't think Game would carry these tbh.
    Kalniel: "Nice review Tarinder - would it be possible to get a picture of the case when the components are installed (with the side off obviously)?"
    CAT-THE-FIFTH: "The Antec 300 is a case which has an understated and clean appearance which many people like. Not everyone is into e-peen looking computers which look like a cross between the imagination of a hyperactive 10 year old and a Frog."
    TKPeters: "Off to AVForum better Deal - £20+Vat for Free Shipping @ Scan"
    for all intents it seems to be the same card minus some gays name on it and a shielded cover ? with OEM added to it - GoNz0.

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    Re: News - OUYA console starts to ship, pre-order from GAME for £99

    Built on android - will it run standard android stuff too ...netflix ?
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    Re: News - OUYA console starts to ship, pre-order from GAME for £99

    You might have to root it to get Google Play to work. I read that it has its own Ouya Store to download/buy games from. No idea how many standard Google apps are available from it.

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    Re: News - OUYA console starts to ship, pre-order from GAME for £99

    Quote Originally Posted by Merson View Post
    I just don't see how this can sell well when you can buy a 4GB XBOX 360 for £100 to £125. Granted the games are cheaper on the OYUA but so is the quality. XBOX has its fair share of arcade, casual and retro games.
    Because the Ouya is a lot smaller and quieter. And the "smaller" bit might be a major advantage if SWMBO doesn't like "her" living room "cluttered" up with your electronic gewgaws.
    Quote Originally Posted by mikerr View Post
    Built on android - will it run standard android stuff too ...netflix ?
    Lot of talk about Netflix - consensus seems to be that Ouya themselves want Hulu, Netflix, etc badly.
    Quote Originally Posted by spraint View Post
    You might have to root it to get Google Play to work. I read that it has its own Ouya Store to download/buy games from. No idea how many standard Google apps are available from it.
    Big plus for the Ouya store is supposedly it's patterned on the Apple one - so that means everything in it has been thoroughly reviewed and approved. From the discussions on xda and elsewhere rooting looks like a dead cert, but the problem is getting your Play apps to 'play nice' with Ouya's custom UI.
    Quote Originally Posted by Smudger View Post
    Cheeky gets, seems a bit of a mark-up...
    £99 for the console I can stomach, but £40 for a controller sounds like a complete urine acquisition!

    It's an interesting device, and I can't help thinking that Nintendo need to be worried, but I'm kind of glad that I saved my "VC money" for other projects.

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    Re: News - OUYA console starts to ship, pre-order from GAME for £99

    Have to agree the price of the controller is a joke

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    Re: News - OUYA console starts to ship, pre-order from GAME for £99

    For 75 quid they had a chance but trying to charge £99? Not a chance; as mentioned above the Xbox would be a better option.

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    Re: News - OUYA console starts to ship, pre-order from GAME for £99

    I'm expecting poor sales...
    Then someone blogs an 'easy to install' XMBC hack.
    Their website will then crash with all the orders and people will be selling them for 200 quid on ebay.

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    Re: News - OUYA console starts to ship, pre-order from GAME for £99

    No need to hack its a launch application en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Ouya_software

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    Re: News - OUYA console starts to ship, pre-order from GAME for £99

    Bet they sell quite a few !

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    Re: News - OUYA console starts to ship, pre-order from GAME for £99

    Supposedly XBMC will run from the get-go on this and you'll be able to use PS3/Xbox controllers with it too.

    ahem..
    http://hexus.net/gaming/news/hardwar...-running-xbmc/

    http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/4950...ers-wirelessly

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    Re: News - OUYA console starts to ship, pre-order from GAME for £99

    I would expect the price to come down after the initial launch if demand is there for the console. More sales = beter negotiating price for the materials, manufacture and distribution costs.

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    Re: News - OUYA console starts to ship, pre-order from GAME for £99

    Alot of people complaining about the price. You can already get Android devices that plug into a HDMI socket, offer the same power and have USB sockets to allow controllers/remotes/keyboards etc for about £50 These generally do have full access to the play store and run normal Android apps , including Netflix etc.

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