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OUYA micro-console is £79.99 at Amazon & GAME, save £20 (or don't)

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Jonathan Lester
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OUYA micro-console is £79.99 at Amazon & GAME, save £20 (or don't)

OUYA console | Amazon & GAME | £79.99 (save £20)
OUYA Review |  Three months on, still a £100 punt

Cards on the table: I'm ready to call 'time' on the OUYA as a home console. The thrill of backing the device has worn off, leaving us with an underpowered if gorgeous Android-powered cube with an anaemic games library and dwindling support, not helped by some atrocious management decisions and PR over the last few months. Be sure to read our extensive reviews and retrospectives to find out why (links above).

However, for £79.99, you might find that the OUYA becomes a neat little box for XBMC, media streaming (nothing too intensive, though) and emulation. Not that any of you fine upstanding people have a bunch of ROMs just sitting around, of course. Thanks to cooliusxp @ HUKD!

UPDATE: It's also £79.99 from GAME. Thanks to Chris Vint for the heads-up!

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Late  Apr. 24, 2014 at 10:47

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JonLester  Apr. 24, 2014 at 11:07

It sure is!

In all seriousness, I have no ethical problem with people using ROMs to play older/ancient/abandoned games on dead platforms that simply can't be procured elsewhere, and that copyright holders have made no effort to re-release. Most Europeans who played Earthbound before the Wii U version came out knows exactly what I mean.

Don't get me wrong, most of the time, piracy can be pretty pathetic - especially when it comes to ripping off small studios and content creators in an age when bundles are so cheap and legacy software keeps coming back onto new marketplaces.

Yo ho. I might write an article about this at some point. Kinda feel like some emulation is actually closer to conserving endangered games for future generations to enjoy than piracy.

Last edited by JonLester, Apr. 24, 2014 at 11:30
Late  Apr. 24, 2014 at 11:36

I'm pretty much with you, there.
I know most APKs can be easily sideloaded onto my android devices, but why rip off a new game that's only £1 or so?
I do, however, have a couple of emulators on my devices and like to play old snes roms. I feel no guilt about that. Most of them I bought and played back in the day anyway; and the others I didn't buy back then and I wouldn't buy now, so I don't consider anyone's being robbed.

If I had an OUYA I'd probably be rooting and sideloading every single bit of software I put on there, though.
If it had normal Google Play it wouldn't be so bad, because I could download the games I've already bought. But having to start all over with a blank android account and not have access to all the android stuff I've bought is taking the p*ss.

JonLester  Apr. 24, 2014 at 15:53

So I wrote that article then.

googleberry  Apr. 24, 2014 at 16:32

So I wrote that article then.

and it was a good 'un.

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