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  • ObliqueZombie - June 26, 2013 10:42 a.m.

    You know, the prospect of playing N64 and SNES games and the like really appeal to me. But I personally disdain the feel of an emulator, so looks like I'll pass. For now, at least.
  • Sy87 - June 26, 2013 10:44 a.m.

    Oh so this works as an emulator. Now that sounds good. I miss some of the old school games of my generation.
  • Rubbr Chickin - June 26, 2013 10:46 a.m.

    Probably will work better than a ROKU player. What about entertainment apps? You mentioned Twitch, does it have Netflix/ Hulu/ Youtube apps as well?
  • GR_LucasSullivan - June 26, 2013 10:59 a.m.

    Not as of yet, though there's no reason those couldn't work as apps later down the line.
  • lewis-barclay - June 26, 2013 10:54 a.m.

    The only reason I would play this is Because of the emulator function. I get tired of playing them on my laptop even with a controller. it'd be a great throwback to play on a tv again but I doubt I'd use it for anything else.
  • CitizenWolfie - June 28, 2013 5:34 a.m.

    If your TV supports it, you could just buy a cable to stream your laptop through your TV. Then you could still play old games on your TV but you've spent less than a tenth of the price of the Ouya to do so.
  • ThatGamerDude - June 26, 2013 11:37 a.m.

    In regards to the crap OUYA controller, I heard that the OUYA lets you connect a PS3 controller to it straight out of the box. The only problem with it is that the PS3 controller doesn't have a touch pad.
  • GR_LucasSullivan - June 26, 2013 11:39 a.m.

    Try as I might, I couldn't get this functionality to work. Reminds me of Genesis controllers working in Atari 2600s :P
  • Redeater - June 26, 2013 1:14 p.m.

    From what Sterling has said, even when you do get the controller working there is noticeable lag.
  • Tjwoods18 - June 26, 2013 12:03 p.m.

    Surprised Ouya does not get flak for providing an outlet of illegal gaming (e.g. harboring tools to play illegal roms).
  • agentkuo - June 26, 2013 1:22 p.m.

    It bypasses any sort of legal restrictions because emulators by themselves are not illegal, and Ouya itself doesn't provide roms, it simply allows them to run.
  • Tjwoods18 - June 26, 2013 1:51 p.m.

    Well Nintendo seems to think otherwise. Read on: "Can Websites and/or Internet Content Providers be Held Liable for Violation of Intellectual Property Rights if they are Only Providing Links to Illegal Software and/or Other Illegal Devices? Yes. Personal Websites and/or Internet Content Providers sites That link to Nintendo ROMs, Nintendo emulators and/or illegal copying devices can be held liable for copyright and trademark violations, regardless of whether the illegal software and/or devices are on their site or whether they are linking to the sites where the illegal items are found. "
  • KungFuMan - June 27, 2013 12:40 a.m.

    Nintendo will also gleefully tell you MissingNo. will break your Pokemon game completely :P
  • brickman409 - June 26, 2013 4:49 p.m.

    Google play store has emulators on it and nobody gets mad at them. Why should Ouya be any different?
  • GoldenEagle1476 - June 26, 2013 12:39 p.m.

    You can get the Twitch app for the Xbox, too.
  • OwlFromLimbo - June 26, 2013 12:40 p.m.

    This looks pretty cool, only something about it just doesn't look right... Aside from it being able to emulate a buttload of games and streaming MMO matches, I think this console would get me bored within the first week of me purchasing it.
  • LoboMau - June 26, 2013 1:15 p.m.

    My pc plugged into my TV does it better.Definitely not a buy for me. The only downside is the portability and that's why I have a Raspberry Pi.
  • Redeater - June 26, 2013 1:16 p.m.

    Hey Lucas, did you get a preorder and if so did you get burned like so many supporters? I like the idea of this console but the founder needs to learn a thing about customer service.
  • GR_LucasSullivan - June 26, 2013 4:06 p.m.

    I missed the boat on the Kickstarter, but it seems like I might've dodged a bullet lol
  • Frieza - June 26, 2013 2:10 p.m.

    While an N64 emulator is appealing, I already have an emulator in the form of my Wii. It might not play N64 games, but it can run NES, SNES, and GB games just fine (among other things). I think it's a cool little box, but there is little appeal in it for me. Most of the features it provides I already get from something else, and don't want to spend money I don't have on something that will make my life slightly more convenient. It may be inexpensive when compared to the big name consoles, but it still isn't worth the price.

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