Neoseeker : News : OUYA to ship to backers starting March 28, Portal's Kim Swift hops aboard with exclusive title
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Tenklis Feb 28, 13
If path of exile goes to steam i won't be able to wait to buy one of these
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harbin Feb 28, 13
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Can I play Android games purchased from Google Play on OUYA?

No.

Can I play my OUYA games on my other Android devices?

Not at this time.
It uses Android. I'm not quite sure where they got that answer from.
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lKasHl Feb 28, 13
Shot in the dark: maybe it uses a custom version of android for compatibility with hardware that standard versions of android are not yet able to support fully?
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Tenklis Feb 28, 13
Wait, wtf? Is this thing only going to be for playing mobile games on your tv? Because that's weak. I thought it was going to play pc games from steam through streaming...
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Nagare Feb 28, 13
harbin hardware and software has to be compiled a certain way that meets a specific set of requirements in order to be Google certified and bear the "default" Google apps, such as the Play store. Without that certification, they cannot include the Play store and hence cannot provide games purchased from Google Play. It's an unfortunate piece of the "fragmentation problem" of Android, but it makes sense somewhat.

As for the Ouya games being playable on other Android devices, probably depends on some kind of built-in DRM which I think would be easily cracked or at least the developers would want to target a larger market and release it on the Play store as well.

Tenklis the Ouya is pretty much just "mobile" games on your TV. Depending on how Steam/nVidia share their tech behind their Project Shield, it would be possible for it to play your Steam games streamed from the PC, but that could be locked down for awhile to either the Tegra Zone or the Play store, not clear yet.
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