Neoseeker : News : Android game console OUYA won't support online features at launch, like friends lists and online chat
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Shadic Hearts Mar 12, 13
I never heard about this console......but it sounds suprisingly interesting.
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Shadow of Death Mar 12, 13
Well, this sucks a little bit, but hopefully it won't be too long after launch a universal friends list of some sort will be released.

quote Shadic Hearts
I never heard about this console......but it sounds suprisingly interesting.
Say, how's that rock you're living under working for you? XD
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Raijin1999 Mar 12, 13
What's an Ouya? Is it that thing you're not supposed to play unless you want the demons and ghosts to mess with you?
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Shadic Hearts Mar 12, 13
quote Shadow of Death
Well, this sucks a little bit, but hopefully it won't be too long after launch a universal friends list of some sort will be released.

quote Shadic Hearts
I never heard about this console......but it sounds suprisingly interesting.
Say, how's that rock you're living under working for you? XD
I own almost every single console,don't diss me.
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Shadow of Death Mar 12, 13
quote Shadic Hearts
quote Shadow of Death
Say, how's that rock you're living under working for you? XD
I own almost every single console,don't diss me.
I was teasing you actually, there is a difference.
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Duncan Idaho Mar 12, 13
The OUYA is actually a doom bot, a friend told me who Beta tested it, it almost chocked him to death for not swearing fealty to lord Doom.

In any case, OUYA just migth not attract some people
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jolteon1996 Mar 12, 13
quote Raijin1999
What's an Ouya? Is it that thing you're not supposed to play unless you want the demons and ghosts to mess with you?
That's an Ouija board, and yes, it's not something to be taken lightly.
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THM Mar 12, 13
Put some whisky next to it...
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Dreadlock Holiday Mar 13, 13
After venturing out into the open, I placed my rock back over the hole I was living in to find out about this OUYA. It sounds pretty cool, I've had Android on my phone for a while now, so I'd be interested in a game console.
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BlackLabel Mar 13, 13
This system becomes less appealing to me as time goes by..

It's launching with hardware that will already be out of date and in the mobile dev community that means a lot. Surely everyone has noticed how fast phones are developing and a lot of this is due to the gaming scene. Now this device is launching with a CPU that was cutting edge 12 months ago and since then games have moved on. This device is going to be relying on titles built directly for it which means people need to buy this thing to give studios a reason to.

The second thing I don't like. This system doesn't work with Google Play so any games you have on your Android phone don't work on OUYA. This essentially means that if Grand Theft Auto III launches on OUYA and you have it on your Galaxy SIII then you need to buy it again. Oh and the same works the other way. The games you buy for OUYA won't work on your phone..

The third issue and it was introduced in this article is the poor online support. I don't see why the system just doesn't support friends lists and online chat through the OS. Why make it a developer option? In this day and age everything should have friends lists and online chat as gaming is social, it's more social then ever..

Maybe the system will get better. Maybe next year they will launch a revised model with better specs and many of the features like Google Play will be included, but until then I'll just stick to playing mobile games on my phone I think.
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Raijin1999 Mar 14, 13
They said something like a new Ouya console version is planned to release every year. I think you know right where this little 'project' is going.
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ambing1 Apr 16, 13
Although Ouya was designed to be a dedicated game console, I think they should also market it as a complete media box. Both the XBOX and PS3 are complete media boxes, but aren't the true "all-in-one" device they want to be. Just to name a few issues; with XBOX, you need XBL to access their apps/services, and the PS3 needs a Bluetooth-to-IR adapter to integrate into home theaters. Not to mention both console's UI isn't easy enough for the average person to navigate. Especially when you compare them to the Roku and AppleTV.

The Ouya has a ton of potential if they steer the console in the right direction. If they think they can kill Playstation and XBOX, they're dead wrong. The truth is, those game console can't be an "end all, be all" for home media for various reason. Whereas the Ouya can pick up apps and services like the Roku AND sell indie games. It'll never upend the "real" game consoles, but I think it can find a true niche in an area those console will never reach.
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