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Ouya reminds me of that open-source smartphone project everyone got excited about a few years ago, Openmoko, before everyone also realized that it's extremely expensive and difficult to put together a modern smartphone, and that openness isn't compelling enough to make people tough it out with a half-baked device.

People only want to carry one phone, but dropping $99 on an Ouya isn't going to prevent me from also being able to buy other consoles or PC gaming hardware.

I'm thinking of buying one for the emulation alone.


"I'm thinking of buying one for the emulation alone."

Holy hell, I didn't even think of this. Android already has a bunch of emus. Exciting!


I think creating and selling a smart phone is much harder than making an open game console with cheap hardware and a working OS / platform. Ouya doesn't have to deal with carriers.


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