- May 27, 2012
Is there any reason why I should favour this over the PC whatsoever?
Ahh the dangers of posting using a phone when you are cursed with sausage fingers. PS1 that should have been. I'm usually fairly diligent too.Richard A. Kiernan said:Oh, wow. A quad-core Tegra3? That's so impressive. [/sarcasm]
Android is a heavily compromised operating system, acceptable for mobile phones, but not for anything bigger than that. The fact that you have to generally program games to work on the JVM makes things rather slow. I think this sort of misguided project is why I have had disdain for Kickstarter since I first heard of it. Even the price point doesn't inspire me - not when I can get a Raspberry Pi for $35, and have GPIO ports and a platform that I can program without having the obese burden of Android.
It absolutely will not emulate a PlayStation 2 with any sort of reasonable performance. You can hardly emulate a PS2 on a high-end gaming PC, let alone a processor which is meant entirely for mobile and lightweight embedded applications.octafish said:I like it, but I'll need to check the details to see if I can get a Ouya in Australia before I jump in with both feet. Seems like a perfect way to implement MAME and PS2 emulators (providing you have legal roms of course). Plus in the most important way it doubles the performance of current consoles with its 1gb of RAM. The graphics might not have quite the same polish as a PS3 or an XBOX (it will be close), but the levels and areas can sure as hell be bigger.
It increases by hundreds each time I load the screen. After watching the video and looking at the comments, it had gone up by thousands. I hope to god this works out, because I will literally just throw money at it like it has the plague.tautologico said:And it's almost at 700k already. This thing will make millions.
And one of the idiots behind the OLPC, which ended up costing at least twice the original estimate, and wasted a huge amount of money that could have been better spent elsewhere.Scrumpmonkey said:They could probably do it as a smaller run even if they just had the kickstaeter money. BUT It sounds to me like they have some serious backing already. The kickstarter is basically there as a massive promotional tool and extra cash source. If you look at what has been established already all their prototyping has been done, they have a workable version already.Andrew_C said:To the guys who are saying "Ooh, its already developed, this is just to get it into production", get real.
1 or 2 million dollars is what it takes to get something like the Beagleboard or Raspberry Pi into mass production. This is going to cost way more than that to get into production at a $99 price point, 5 to 10 million dollars IMHO.
That being said, I don't think this is a scam, I just think the developers are massively deluded. Either that or they are hoping to attract a venture capitalist with the publicity from the Kickstarter.
The people developing and backing this already are not exactly poor. We have the creator of the kindle involved, the ex head of IGN, the maker/designer two very high profile electronic devices. They probably have 2-3 million from their 'family and friends' already.
I understand what they are aiming for. I just wonder if a lot of people backing it on Kickstarter understand. There do seem do be some unrealistic expectations for it.Scrumpmonkey said:The OPLC program was a mess for a whole host of main administrative reasons, not purely its design, and had a massive amount of people involved in the project. The whole undertaking was badly thought out and demonstrates perfectly the reasons why i think big charities are a whole heap of fail but that beside the point.Andrew_C said:And one of the idiots behind the OLPC, which ended up costing at least twice the original estimate, and wasted a huge amount of money that could have been better spent elsewhere.
I also get the feeling that a lot of the Kickstarter backers are expecting something along the lines of the XBox 360 or PS3 but cheaper, when its really just something that will let you play Angry Birds on your widescreen TV.
EDIT: twice the originalprice , not 2.5 times
The point is this is a development system. No one thinks this is an Xbox 360. You missunderstand the aims of the project. Its an SKD for all, akin to the days of the BBC micro, ZX spectrum, Amigia, Acorn or Apple II. This is meant to be a system for bedroom coders and for that reason is a fantastic idea. Im not sure you grasp what is going on here.