if you are going the ouya route why not just build a cheap pc? that way you can use any emulator instead of just whatever is available on the ouya. the retron is a different animal. it plays the actual cartridges. Some of us still enjoy playing the games we actually own. I'd take a retron any day over an ouya. then again I have hundreds of cartridge games so I'll actually likely make use of the retron.
Actually you can kind of get the best of both worlds. A Retrode can be hooked up to an Ouya to play your actual game carts.
I would not say these industry veterans are "amateurs". Some of them probably have more years writing experience than you have lived. I love to read video game magazines at Barnes and Noble such as Games, Retro Gamer, Edge, and others. Sometimes I even buy one at $10 a pop so to get a year subscription for the price of 3 mags seems like a good deal to me.
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