To Ouya, or not to Ouya…?

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…That is the question!

Thing is, I’ve been looking at the Ouya since it was announced on KickStarter. And the Ouya Company did an awesome job to promote it, get it noticed, and make a crap ton of money before it even got released. So an applause to them big time. But here’s the problem, even when I stared at the KickStarter page like it was the second coming of Christ, I didn’t back it. Yeah, I’m one of those idiots who love the look of something on KickStarter and then never support said product or project.

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Now I’m facing this screen at game.co.uk where I can actually purchase one and get it on Friday, but I’m so reluctant to purchasing the machine! Why is this? Do I feel that it will become a failure? Will I end up not using it? Will it be a waste of my money?

However, there is this thing called the “Internet” where people like to talk about things; I say “talk”, more like rants and cat videos, but the people who own the KickStarter Ouyas have voiced their opinions about it, and well from Blunty3000 above, he likes it apart from the poorly made track pad on the centre of the controller. Fortunately with it’s standardised USB functions you can stick a mouse in there perfect well and does the job better than the track pad on the controller. So not all doom and gloom…

Game wise, it looks promising, even the ability to emulate games sound tasty too. But we must remember one thing, this is an ANDROID CONSOLE. Where’s my Google Play Store! I don’t want to have to pay for games I already own on my tablet and my phone again just to play them on my TV screen…

This is where the confusion kicks in… A while back I even tried to contact the Ouya company through Twitter about if the Ouya will support the Google Play Store…  And well I didn’t get a reply…

 

But… there might be some luck! If you listen closely to the second video that Blunty released about the Ouya, you can actually install more than one launcher onto the system…

If you get to 1:34 in that video, you will see a drop down bar with “Play Store” on it! Meaning that if I wish to download my purchased Android games onto an Ouya, it will be possible!

Problem is, a lot of people who were a part of the KickStarter fund haven’t received their consoles yet. not to mention that people are claiming that the official retail versions of the machine are superior than the KickStarter version. I find it sad that some fools can’t figure out how to put batteries into the controller… urgh… RTFM PEOPLE! RTFM!!!!!

With all it’s good, bad, and confusing stuff about the machine, I’m still a little undecided on the machine. It’ll be released in Jolly old England this Friday. Maybe GAME will actually sell them in stores or something…