Just some Ouya Discussion

< N-Bomb_> did you buy one
<+Arara> if you spend 99 dollars
<Arara> on a thing that doesn’t even exists
<+Arara> that doesn’t have a big manufacturing name behind it
<+Arara> and whose main selling point is PLAY CANABALT ON YOUR TV
<+Arara> you don’t deserve to live in this world
< N-Bomb_> why
< XenoMac> that being said
< XenoMac> Arara bought 3
< N-Bomb_> say it~
<+Arara> I didn’t
<+Arara> I just can’t
<+Arara> I really want this thing to be good
<+Arara> But i’m not willing to bet on it
<+Arara> People buy consoles because it’s simpler to use than PCs for gaming
<+Arara> You don’t have to configure stuff
<+Arara> (or didn’t anyway)
<+Arara> Now they try to sell you a console which presumably can be HACKED
<+Arara> and accept all kinds of controllers
<+Arara> and there you lose the simplicity
<+Arara> You’ll have to UPDATE YOUR CONSOLE OS
< N-Bomb_> so it’s the linux of consoles
<+Arara> and APPLY THE JAILBREAK
<+Arara> yeah
<+Arara> that’s a very good metaphor, bomb
<+Arara> and since it won’t have Mario, Halo or Uncharted
<+Arara> people who actually spend money won’t buy it
< N-Bomb_> it’ll be just for indie games
<+Arara> Yes, and most of them run in your PC anyway
<+Arara> So why bother
<+Arara> Ooooh but you can play with a controller and in your tv!!!
<+Arara> well
<+Arara> plug a controller and an HDMI cable on your PC
<+Arara> and that’s the same thing
<+Arara> YOU CAN WATCH TWITCH.TV ON IT!
< N-Bomb_> An unhackable one would be better
<+Arara> really?
<+Arara> there’s an android app already for it
< N-Bomb_> or rather one that’s not easily hackable by your 5 year old or whatever
<+Arara> Yeah
<+Arara> You know why people like to develop to consoles, right
<+Arara> You only have to test ONE configuration
< N-Bomb_> yup
<+Arara> at most two or three for different HW versions
< N-Bomb_> Well presumably that would be the same here
< N-Bomb_> the HW wouldn’t change, I assume
<+Arara> like, I dunno, nds and n3ds
<+Arara> the HW wouldn’t change
<+Arara> the OS will
<+Arara> and there’ll be people who’ll say
<+Arara> TO PLAY THIS GAME YOU GOTTA INSTALL ICE CREAM SANDWICH VERSION 85 OR LATER
< N-Bomb_> !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
< N-Bomb_> They’d have to standardize on one OS
< N-Bomb_> And really the OS shouldn’t make a difference
< N-Bomb_> this thing isn’t doing GPS and other new shit all the time
<+Arara> the concept of standardization is completely contrary to the concept of fully-hackable
< N-Bomb_> That’s why is shouldn’t be hackable.
<+Arara> and the concept of standardization is key to a successful console
< N-Bomb_> yes.
< N-Bomb_> A console cannot be Linux.
< N-Bomb_> while it’s great for some things, it’s not great for consumers.
<+Arara> Yeah
<+Arara> anyway
<+Arara> good luck to them
<+Arara> and I hope they prove me wrong

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