Android game console for 99$

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Android game console for 99$

Post by Harty123 » Thu Jul 05, 2012 7:22 am

Hi,

this looks very interesting:

http://www.theverge.com/2012/7/2/313400 ... yves-behar

Perhaps also an concept for Uzebox 2.0 :ugeek:

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Re: Android game console for 99$

Post by hpglow » Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:50 am

I was thinking of investing in the Kickstarter project for it. I'm just worried that the Tegra 3 will be dated by the time they get it out.

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Re: Android game console for 99$

Post by Flecko » Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:43 pm

Just based on how entrenched the current 3 players are in the home console front, I'd love to see someone come along and disrupt things. I mean, more choice is always a win for consumers. And think about it, the cheapest console from the last generation still ran $250 (Wii) when it was new...and it wasn't even as advanced as the Ouya is going to be.

I say go for it!

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Post by uze6666 » Thu Jul 12, 2012 2:32 pm

Hmmm, seems a nice idea, though I'm wondering how the interface is going to work. Android is a touch-based interface and all current games are made for that. How will this work with a TV? Is there going to be a Kinect-style controller or game makers will have to add an additional game controller interface? I guess that games will be dedicated. I saw that they funded 4M on Kickstarter with 27 days to go...wow..good luck to them! :)

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Post by DaveyPocket » Sat Jul 14, 2012 12:50 am

uze6666 wrote:Hmmm, seems a nice idea, though I'm wondering how the interface is going to work. Android is a touch-based interface and all current games are made for that. How will this work with a TV? Is there going to be a Kinect-style controller or game makers will have to add an additional game controller interface? I guess that games will be dedicated. I saw that they funded 4M on Kickstarter with 27 days to go...wow..good luck to them! :)

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Android can be ported to many devices not utilizing touch screens. It's a nice OS with a modified Linux kernel and it widely used on ARM based platforms. It would seem simple in a way to get an ARM system running with Android and adding a custom UI. They've done this with Google TV already.

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