The Escapist Presents: Ouya Unboxing

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Ouya Unboxing

What's in the box!?!

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Yesterday, my housemate was talking about picking one of these up.

I told him we already had enough d6s for the D&D game. ;)

I would be interested in seeing some OUYA gameplay reviews though!

Some constructive criticism for next time: Every time Ma'idah held up an object closer to the camera, the object was no longer in focus. If you use a camera with a larger depth-of-field, or had someone working the focus, it would have been much easier to see the items in close-up.

Ribbed; for her pleasure.

Good thing I backed this so I'd be guaranteed one before retail... It'll be even better when it finally turns up. =p

I honestly wouldn't mind one of these to try out with Game Anyone for Let's Plays. I mean sure it has other games, but it'd still be interesting, plus I'd be able to record Android games with my HD PVR 2 so I'm happy.

Ma'idah looks good in the video, and it is an unboxing (so it did what the title inferred), but I was hoping to hear the Escapist's opinion on the interface, hardware and games. Also, the music was not exciting, it was aggravating. I muted it. Too loud, in an attempt to make the video "exciting".

Kinda reminds me of those mini consoles that play 6 or so retro games.

I look forward to hearing more news about games for this system.

I backed the Ouya, and received mine a week before launch. Lovin' it.

The focus is little off and Ma'idah's voice sounds smaller than the music. Other than that, I am looking forward to the Ouya!

For what I have seen it isn't a bad console. I mean it is an open format with allot of options. And android games are not bad :)

Is it equal to a wiiU or an PS4/PS3/Xbox 360/Xbox One...hahahaa.. no don't ask. it is a whole different ball game here. Smaller cheaper gamers that ought to offer allot of content right there.

Legality aside, it's probably great at emulating older consoles.

Still not as enthusiastic as this guy:

Honestly, I didn't think anyone could be enthusiastic about unboxing the Ouya. Its like unboxing an Xbox One, except worse. Everything I read about this console is depressing right down to the bad controls, bad performance, and shovel ware games. Every single review I ever seen on this console is a red flag after another.

Ultratwinkie:
Still not as enthusiastic as this guy:

Honestly, I didn't think anyone could be enthusiastic about unboxing the Ouya. Its like unboxing an Xbox One, except worse. Everything I read about this console is depressing right down to the bad controls, bad performance, and shovel ware games. Every single review I ever seen on this console is a red flag after another.

Oh, wow. I feel worse about the world just having watched that poor guy.

That is the cutest darn box ever.
Then again, I have a bias towards cubed objects. Gamecube was an adorable little box

I'd call the thing a waste of space, but it really doesn't take up much space. Just an HDMI port.

Seriously, Ouya, firmware update for the controller lag, please.

I'll be getting one once I've paid off my PS4 pre-order and a few games. And I might wait until they fix a few of the problems in some firmware updates, but I feel like the controller will be just fine for me, as I've never been bothered by the controller design of any console. As for games, I hope that by buying(and hopefully some other people) it indie developers will be tempted to develop specifically for it. Once the first damn good game is released on it, the community will eat it up, and hopefully it will tempt other people to buy it and get other developers to make stuff for it on the mentality that, contrary to popular belief, it's a console, not a phone.

So this thing plays idevice games?

Ultratwinkie:
Still not as enthusiastic as this guy:

Honestly, I didn't think anyone could be enthusiastic about unboxing the Ouya. Its like unboxing an Xbox One, except worse. Everything I read about this console is depressing right down to the bad controls, bad performance, and shovel ware games. Every single review I ever seen on this console is a red flag after another.

Dear god I laughed so hard at that.

What the hell is this? Something came in a box, so I opened it. Yay, packaging!

Also, that isn't gunmetal grey, that's fake silver.

Evil Smurf:
Legality aside, it's probably great at emulating older consoles.

Reports are that it isn't, because it's too slow and laggy even for that purpose.

Aardvaarkman:

Evil Smurf:
Legality aside, it's probably great at emulating older consoles.

Reports are that it isn't, because it's too slow and laggy even for that purpose.

Damn! Smartphones can do it. Something's up, although you don't get the ouya because you want a powerful machine.

Evil Smurf:

Aardvaarkman:

Evil Smurf:
Legality aside, it's probably great at emulating older consoles.

Reports are that it isn't, because it's too slow and laggy even for that purpose.

Damn! Smartphones can do it. Something's up, although you don't get the ouya because you want a powerful machine.

Really? A Smartphone can emulate a Nintendo 64 or similar?

Edit: properly?

Aardvaarkman:

Evil Smurf:

Aardvaarkman:

Reports are that it isn't, because it's too slow and laggy even for that purpose.

Damn! Smartphones can do it. Something's up, although you don't get the ouya because you want a powerful machine.

Really? A Smartphone can emulate a Nintendo 64 or similar?

Edit: properly?

yes actually. My iPod touch did (when it was jail broken)

Don't do that...! Oh dear...now you can't return it.

Okay, I don't know if y'all have done unboxing videos before, but you need to go to youtube.
Amateurs are making significantly better videos. We don't need to see the person opening the box, we need are interested in the product itself.
A far better way to do it is: aim cameras at the box, show us what comes out of it, and give succinct statements on the items in question

Evil Smurf:

Aardvaarkman:

Evil Smurf:
Damn! Smartphones can do it. Something's up, although you don't get the ouya because you want a powerful machine.

Really? A Smartphone can emulate a Nintendo 64 or similar?

Edit: properly?

yes actually. My iPod touch did (when it was jail broken)

So, how does it handle the controllers when you only have a touchscreen? Also, do you have any links to this emulator?

Aardvaarkman:

Evil Smurf:

Aardvaarkman:

Really? A Smartphone can emulate a Nintendo 64 or similar?

Edit: properly?

yes actually. My iPod touch did (when it was jail broken)

So, how does it handle the controllers when you only have a touchscreen? Also, do you have any links to this emulator?

it worked with controllers over Bluetooth pretty good and no sorry I don't have a link, it's been years since I've been jail broken.

Sorry but I never got 'unboxing videos', package porn etc.

Just because it's literally about contents, doesn't make it good content.

Aardvaarkman:
Also, that isn't gunmetal grey, that's fake silver.

Hand over your man badge, buddy.

Aardvaarkman:

So, how does it handle the controllers when you only have a touchscreen? Also, do you have any links to this emulator?

The Ouya is an android device. Your Tegra 3 android phones are very similar:

It does emulaters

And you can use controllers: support depends on the game and where you got it:

EDIT: I've tried the Ouya. It has potential. What would really make it a great buy for me is the ability to use games I already bought incidentally for my phone from Googleplay. I just heard about "sideways loading" which allows you to do this. Brings me one more step toward getting this inexpensive box with inexpensive games.

Yes, you could use your phone, but for $100, to get the box, HDMI cable and controller for the convenience of having it always there (unlike my phone, which I'd need to set up every time before use) sounds pretty cool.

The only thing delaying me? My backlog of PS3 games is huge. I need to finish them before I move on to another console... and the PS4 is coming!!!

Duracell batteries? Are you SHITTING me?!?

flaviok79:
Ma'idah looks good in the video, and it is an unboxing (so it did what the title inferred), but I was hoping to hear the Escapist's opinion on the interface, hardware and games. Also, the music was not exciting, it was aggravating. I muted it. Too loud, in an attempt to make the video "exciting".

well they did say in the video that a full review was upcoming.

Something weird I just noticed: The Ouya costs $99.99 on Amazon.com and 99.99 on Amazon.co.uk

Converting from USD to UKP should make the Ouya about 65. Even additional transport costs shouldn't amount to 35 per unit. So do the guys at Ouya think all currencies are born equal? Or do we have Amazon to thank for that little price imbalance?

Ultratwinkie:
Still not as enthusiastic as this guy:

Honestly, I didn't think anyone could be enthusiastic about unboxing the Ouya. Its like unboxing an Xbox One, except worse. Everything I read about this console is depressing right down to the bad controls, bad performance, and shovel ware games. Every single review I ever seen on this console is a red flag after another.

Did he sell it to ashens? :P


It also sums up anything that could be said about it so well.

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