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#1 blinknot4

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 01:38 PM

For those that are interested, the Ouya is now available for preorder for those of us (myself included) that did not get in on the Kickstarter. Hopefully this thing is turns out to be pretty cool...

The console is $99.99. Each extra controller is $49.99. Ships this spring/summer.

Amazon:
Console
Extra Controller

Best Buy:
Console
Extra Controller

Target:
Console

Gamestop:
Console
Extra Controller

Direct from the Ouya website*:
Console
Extra Controller
*Thanks to KillerRamen for the links!

Edited by blinknot4, 06 February 2013 - 01:00 AM.
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#2 Cheaplikeafox 3.0

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 01:41 PM

Well, glad this thing is actually coming to fruition. Not in love with the prices of the controllers but that's how they get you. Guess the controller looks to be bigger than the console so maybe it is a steal at $50.

#3 czissis

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 01:46 PM

Really happy to see them launching in stores in June. I was a very early Kickstarter backer (number 27) and am super pumped to mess with it.

#4 StryderOmega

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 01:51 PM

Well if I ever have $100 to blow on a toy.

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#5 alexkidd4

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 01:52 PM

Is this one of those systems that streams the games and you can't download them? A buddy of mine had one of those and it was terrible.

#6 FlipSide

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 01:57 PM

Is this one of those systems that streams the games and you can't download them? A buddy of mine had one of those and it was terrible.


No, your talking about Onlive. Ouya is an Android based(custom) gaming console.
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#7 leungw

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 02:14 PM

The controller was only $30 when it was on Kickstarter....

#8 Jackovasaurus

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 02:18 PM

That was a special price for the kick starter backers.

#9 TylerDurden313

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 02:22 PM

The controller was only $30 when it was on Kickstarter....

The controller did receive a redesign after developer feedback. I'm sure that added to the cost.

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#10 Chrono Gear

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 02:25 PM

Thanks but no thanks OP. I'll skip this waste of money and save a hundred bucks. It's an off-the-wall idea that sounds like it could be awesome, but I can't imagine this thing will be anything but an overpriced novelty. I might pick one up out of the clearence bin for $20 6 months post-launch though.

#11 DurbanBrown

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 02:27 PM

i will prob get one of these. its cheap enough

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#12 thebert

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 02:29 PM

Hopefully the controller actually lives up to their promises. I won't lie, it looks like a super light, un-ergonomic, cheap piece of plastic. Hopefully the wings are long enough to provide a decent grip. I have to hand them this, at least they're listening to people and totally reworked the d-pad. Or maybe they figured out that their best chance at success it's getting a large following with the emulation scene, so a good d-pad was vital.


I'm sure it will take no time at all before someone figures out how to easily pair with a dualshock or xbox controller. I didn't request a second controller on kickstarter just for that reason.

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 02:37 PM

I'm sure it will take no time at all before someone figures out how to easily pair with a dualshock or xbox controller. I didn't request a second controller on kickstarter just for that reason.


I'll be honest, I'll probably end up shelving the controllers for USB classic controllers and joysticks, but I kinda figured the price on them would jump up so I went ahead and ordered a second while they were cheap. Worst case scenario, I can flip it and make about $10 off of it. Best case, it's an awesome controller that I'll also use with my PC.

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 02:39 PM

I'm interested, but $99 is a bit too much for me. I'll wait to see if I can snag one for $50ish down the road.
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#15 ChunLiBarbie

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 02:54 PM

O.M.G.:-# Never heard of this! This has to have the gaming console industry petrified!!!!!!!!

I'd be interested in this after figuring out what they're going to do about that 8gb.

Hope they don't sell this to some big company too quick . $50 billion or bust.8-)

EDIT: Ah, ok............

"8GB internal storage
Allows you to save your favorite games, apps and other media directly to the console. Expandable via USB 2.0 port"

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#16 daminion

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 02:58 PM

I backed the kickstarter with an extra controller. My 11 year old son has been interested in game programming and I can't think of a better way to help push that interest forward.

#17 David Hibiki

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 03:03 PM

So what's the consensus? Good? Bad? Ugly?
$100 isnt' expensive, but $50-$60 seems my price range.

#18 ChunLiBarbie

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 03:10 PM

It's so small!


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#19 blindinglights

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 03:10 PM

Now, if they really make it as easy to root and install a stock android OS, I'll have reason to get one.



Pretty sure they said at one point that they will be providing instructions on how to root it immediately.
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#20 Salamando3000

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 03:14 PM

Pretty sure they said at one point that they will be providing instructions on how to root it immediately.


I know, I'm just somewhat skeptical of that claim. Their marketplace will be where they make all their profit, why give instructions on how to get away from it? Either it won't work that well, or they're banking on most people who buy it with those intentions being too lazy to do it.


#21 anarch

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 03:15 PM

Does it play AAA titles like their surveys implied?

#22 ChunLiBarbie

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 03:16 PM

The Best Buy info from the OP's link has a cleaner view of the info on this:http://www.bestbuy.c...=1312731&loc=01

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#23 Johnnybeachboy

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 03:26 PM

I discovered the kickstarter right after it ended. I was so pissed. I'm surprised this is actually of the ground though. I wish they would rep lease the copper one from the kickstarter order.

#24 HisDivineOrder

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 03:28 PM

Last I checked, Ouya still uses a proprietary marketplace. Fresh out of the box, if I want to play Angry Birds on it, I get to buy it yet again. Also means those thousands of apps don't exist unless a developer ports 'em. I have no interest in maintaining yet another collection of digital software through another storefront. Now, if they really make it as easy to root and install a stock android OS, I'll have reason to get one. Though I lose nothing by waiting to see how easy that turns out.



Last I checked, you can root it. Put yer stock Android. Play yer stock Android games. Use yer custom XBMC. Do a little dance none of us will ever hopefully see.

Profit.

That's what I'm waiting on.

And that controller looks horrible. I thought they were going to redesign it?


Stock Android has controller support. So... root it. Use a different controller?

#25 Asgardian

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 03:29 PM

The controllers in the dev kit looks very cheaply made... hope they post an actual gameplay video to review the performance.

I backed out of the original kickstart, will wait for it to drop to under $30.
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Posted 05 February 2013 - 03:35 PM

So if I preorder online from BB they'll keep authorizing my card for the whole amount until it ships, right?

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#27 Brash_Attack

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 03:43 PM

I think I regret not getting an extra controller during the Kickstarter. Didn't know they would be so much more expensive at retail.

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 03:48 PM

I think I regret not getting an extra controller during the Kickstarter. Didn't know they would be so much more expensive at retail.


Root it and use a PS3 controller. If you don't already have one, they're $10 less on Amazon right now and it's probably a better controller.

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 03:53 PM

Got a Neo Geo X Gold. Only allowed one ambitious purchase per year. Now I've got to wait and see how this thing performs and if they ever release rechargable controllers (similar to dual shock).

Thanks to the user who posted the retroarch app link, never heard of it before.

Now I gotta go learn how to sync my dualshock to my galaxy tab.
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#30 Brash_Attack

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 03:56 PM

Root it and use a PS3 controller. If you don't already have one, they're $10 less on Amazon right now and it's probably a better controller.


Yeah, I have a few and that's a solid plan I didn't think of. However, that controller would lose out on all the games that make use of the touchpad.