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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.

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"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!

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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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