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    It's a shame about this...


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    Engadget have already received their OUYA!






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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd View Post
    Android supports native bluetooth gamepads, so I doubt you'd be tied to the official ones.
    Correct...

    ... since it's simply a Bluetooth controller, the OUYA gamepad can be used on any Bluetooth-compatible device; to that same end, any Bluetooth-enabled controller works wirelessly with OUYA (so, Sony's DualShock 3, for instance, but not Microsoft's Xbox 360 gamepad -- you'd have to plug in a wired 360 gamepad via USB). (Source)
    Although I hope they fix the lag...

    Troubling, however, is the noticeable lag between the game controller and the OUYA. From games to UI, the lag was a noticeable issue -- other journalists we spoke with encountered the same issue. It's not something that's impossible to fix, of course. Even Nintendo's speeding up its Wii U software issues in an upcoming patch, so it wouldn't be a huge surprise to see OUYA correcting the lag issue before June's retail launch.
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    Quite tempted to get one now after reading that. Looks awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    Eep, thats worse when you find out that it is 3.5/10. Does show its linux underpinings though, its great, it can be whatever you want it to be, you just have to build it yourself, from scratch
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    The 2 points it falls down on are software and games selection both issues that can be sorted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    The 2 points it falls down on are software and games selection both issues that can be sorted.

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    You forgot the controler, with its lag and questionable build quality, again, it can be sorted but not simply with a software change (well excluding the lag).

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    Any bluetooth controller could be used so find a better one and sort the lag out in software?

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    Any bluetooth controller could be used so find a better one and sort the lag out in software?

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    Quite possible but that is another extra cost. They may be able to fix the controler design before shipping but it is going to be uphill for them. It interests me as a media player but I'd probably just retrofit a Rπ which is cheaper, smaller, quieter and cheaper. They are going after the same kind of market and so something like the π is more likely to be their competition than something like the Wii. If the controler stays the same perhaps it would be better for them to offer a option to ship without one so you can build it up with componets you prefer like the Rπ.

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    I don't see why they give it 9,7,6,3,3,6 out of 10 then mark it as overall 3.5 whilst saying how hackable it is and how you can use it as a PC etc. Doesn't make any sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd View Post
    I don't see why they give it 9,7,6,3,3,6 out of 10 then mark it as overall 3.5 whilst saying how hackable it is and how you can use it as a PC etc. Doesn't make any sense.
    Ouya review: can an indie console take on Sony and Microsoft? | The Verge
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    More times than not, the Verge score is based on the average of the subscores below. However, since this is a non-weighted average, we reserve the right to tweak the overall score if we feel it doesn't reflect our overall assessment and price of the product.
    It all depends on how they were rating it, they were ratinng it as a console and in comparison it is a trainwreck at the moment, in two months it may be different and hopefully they will do another review but for the moment as a console in the current state that it is being shipped to backers it gets this rating. Provisional rating maybe but that is what they chose to rate it as.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post
    Provisional rating maybe but that is what they chose to rate it as.
    Professional Journalists maybe (It took him 3 days to work out how to load an APK on the most hackable platform around) - but this device is squarely aimed at geeks.
    I think it looks really promising for the money.

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    New shipping update...

    OUYA is shipping! I know you are anxious to play and probably want to know when to expect yours. Here’s the plan:

    We began shipping last week, 27/3 in fact. We had two days of manufacturing and then we had to stop for Easter. This week, we got 3 days of work and then had to stop for the Qingming Festival. I know this sucks but we will be picking up the pace.

    Starting next week, we will be building and shipping units 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Also, we are bringing on new vendors to help us deliver faster. However, we will not sacrifice quality for speed.

    The rollout will be as follows: We are starting with the standard OUYA unit (grey console+controller), then working on the Kickstarter exclusive units and units with more than one controller.

    Also, every Friday, on our blog (www.ouya.tv/blog), we will update you on our progess and plan. As of today, we plan on making our final delivery in May. In fact, until now we were sending shipping alerts only when your shipment left the assembly line. Because you asked for it, we will now send out pre-shipping alerts a week before to let you know your order is queued up.

    We appreciate your continued support as we deliver your OUYA -- and know that every day there are more games for you to play! That’s the best part.
    It's good to see that backers who purchased the more expensive Kickstarter exclusive OUYA are getting preferential treatment!
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