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What console are you buying in 2013?


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whilst ouya just hopes they will turn up!

 

And it worked out for them because they have a ton of launch content.

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has already signed up the top tablet and phone developers ... whilst ouya just hopes they will turn up!



Ouya has a ton of support... what are you talking about?

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I backed the ouya but had pretty much forgotten about it because it's taken so long.

 

I just got the email saying they've shipped it... but I paid for an extra controller, which isn't mentioned in the email (it just says 1xOuya and 1xController), and they've shipped it to my old address, where I lived a year ago when ordering it.

In august last year, they sent me a message on kickstarter saying "Also, in the beginning of 2013, we’ll be sending you another reward survey so you can provide your shipping information – this is where you’ll input your official ship-to address and clarify any special shipping information", which is what every other project I've backed has also done... but they didn't send out this confirmation of address as promised, and have just shipped it to the wrong place.

 

Not off to a good start with my ouya experience unsure.png

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In august last year, they sent me a message on kickstarter saying "Also, in the beginning of 2013, we’ll be sending you another reward survey so you can provide your shipping information – this is where you’ll input your official ship-to address and clarify any special shipping information", which is what every other project I've backed has also done... but they didn't send out this confirmation of address as promised, and have just shipped it to the wrong place.

 

Not off to a good start with my ouya experience unsure.png

 

That's crappy :/ That seems like such an obvious thing to do before shipping stuff.

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This week I am going to rent a PS3 to play The Last of Us. It will be the first time in 5 years where I've played a game on a console. Everything that has vaguely interested me on consoles has come out on pc.

And to be honest I'd much rather play The Last of Us on pc. I hate the ps3 controller, I'd much rather us kb/m and when that doesn't suit the game, the Xbox controller is way nicer.

So I won't be buying a console, but I will be upgrading my pc. And I can't wait to play Star Citizen on an oculus once it comes out.
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And to be honest I'd much rather play The Last of Us on pc. I hate the ps3 controller, I'd much rather us kb/m and when that doesn't suit the game, the Xbox controller is way nicer.
 

buy an after-glow third party, they make ps3 controllers like the 360. it's what i did.  that's one thing i hate about the ps3, those damn nubs are shitty by comparison to the 360's.

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My laptop outperforms any console by much. laugh.png   I can get almost all the major video game titles but also can get thousands of games not available to consoles!

 

 

The next purchase will probably be something with the NVidia - GTX Titan in it (Titan even supports quad SLI !) when the price comes down some.  It even fits better in a computer case than all the others, runs cooler, and is quieter than others.

 

This is what consoles have for competition over the next few years, a graphics chip designed for supercomputers in a gaming computer:

http://www.nvidia.com/titan-graphics-card

 

Keep the toys: I will be enjoying adult hardware and game controllers - thank you very much!  laugh.png

 

 

 

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And it worked out for them because they have a ton of launch content

 

Tomorrow is launch day and the best Ouya game available now is The Amazing Frog ... where is this "ton of launch content" ???

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I don't even own a TV, never really saw the purpose in one, you should see the look on peoples face when they come over to mine for the first its so priceless, no TV, microwave or even sugar :O Then again I don't even play any games anymore, and no I am not a hard bitch to please im just not into mediocre gameplay + pretty graphics. Sometimes I feel game companies spend more time making things pretty than actually focusing on the content

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I may eventually get a Wii U for Pikmin 3 because I have been waiting for it for a long time. I doubt that I will get a PS4, at least for a long time -- maybe if Fumito Ueda's Last Guardian ever surfaces but that seems increasingly unlikely at this point. I've never owned an XBox of any kind because there was never a game I really wanted that was XBox exclusive. I'm kind of burned out on console games, I guess, and may just skip this generation: everything seems like more of the same to me and I find myself not playing the consoles I already have so it just starts feeling really wasteful or something.

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I've got a PS4 on pre-order currently. I'm a big fan of the Xbox 360 so originally I pre-ordered the Xbox One but when I heard about the always on Kinect I decided against it.

 

This'll be a big change for me as I've had an Xbox since the very first one was released in 2002 (in Europe). Hopefully I haven't made a bad decision.

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In spite of the fact that it requires an internet connection, I plan on getting the Xbox One. The media capabilities are interesting and I like the specs.

I also need a Wii U. I'm not too happy with Nintendo's seeming fight against adopting newer technology, but until they give up their hardware development and become fully software-based, I'll have to buy their crappy hardware to get my Mario fix. sad.png
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In spite of the fact that it requires an internet connection, I plan on getting the Xbox One. The media capabilities are interesting and I like the specs.

 

haven't been keeping up with the latest have you?  required internet connection is gone.

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haven't been keeping up with the latest have you?  required internet connection is gone.


No, I haven't... sleep.png

 

BUT, YAY!!laugh.png

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IMO: It is way too soon to judge either of these next-gen consoles XBOX/PS4 (Now the companies? That may be another story). I selected None for the poll but I am just waiting to see what each offer. If the past/current gen is any evidence to the marketing plan for the new consoles, I don't want anything at launch.

 

We saw redesigns for all consoles (XBOX/PS3/WII) and large price drops across a fairly short amount of time considering the life span of the generation. I can't justify spending the money on these consoles anymore at launch. I'm sure if I hold out long enough, we'll be able to pick up the second iteration of these consoles with a solid bundle, larger hard drive and lower price.

 

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We saw redesigns for all consoles (XBOX/PS3/WII) and large price drops across a fairly short amount of time considering the life span of the generation. I can't justify spending the money on these consoles anymore at launch. I'm sure if I hold out long enough, we'll be able to pick up the second iteration of these consoles with a solid bundle, larger hard drive and lower price.


Also, I feel like MS is releasing at a higher price point because they know they'll probably be sold out for 6 months anyway. Then they can just announce a price drop at E3 if they need to when supply and demand are a little closer and get all the public image benefit of a price drop even though they'd just be dropping price to match more than likely.

Watch Dogs is gonna be so hard to miss out on at launch though :'(
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While it isn't a console, my oculus rift showed up this week and I am stoked to build something for it. I see a lot of potential for the oculus.
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While it isn't a console, my oculus rift showed up this week and I am stoked to build something for it. I see a lot of potential for the oculus.

 

Oh you lucky dog!

 

The Oculus Rift is the next REAL innovation in game dev, not motion-based controls. Although to get the two working together would be damn awesome.

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While it isn't a console, my oculus rift showed up this week and I am stoked to build something for it. I see a lot of potential for the oculus.

 

Oh you lucky dog!

 

The Oculus Rift is the next REAL innovation in game dev, not motion-based controls. Although to get the two working together would be damn awesome.

 

I've got mine too, and have added support to my engine/game already ;) Hopefully full VR support is a good selling point; I certainly enjoy it.

 

For me though, the biggest issue is that if I use it for more than about 20 minutes, I start to develop motion-sickness symptoms. The worst case it's given me so far, I was nauseous for about 14 hours, after playing TF2 for an hour... I'm working on acclimatizing myself to it, but I can see this limiting it's mass market appeal. Also, I don't get motion sickness from games, cars or planes usually (only once when travelling at high speed on rough seas in a cabin with a dozen other vomiting passengers) so I wasn't expecting my brain to have this reaction to the rift.

 

 

While I'm here with a chance to rag on the Ouya -- They shipped it to the wrong address with only one controller rather than two. They then took over a month to respond to my support ticket, and the eventual reply was a big copy&pasted FAQ that told me that the extra controller would be shipped "later" (hopefully not with a 2-3 month shipping time again!), and that to fix their addressing mistake, I should purchase a mail redirection service from my post office (at my expense).

Checking their tracking number right now, I can see this package is still in China, even though they "shipped" it over a month and a half ago.

No impressed at all, Ouya.

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While I'm here with a chance to rag on the Ouya -- They shipped it to the wrong address with only one controller rather than two. They then took over a month to respond to my support ticket, and the eventual reply was a big copy&pasted FAQ that told me that the extra controller would be shipped "later" (hopefully not with a 2-3 month shipping time again!), and that to fix their addressing mistake, I should purchase a mail redirection service from my post office (at my expense).
Checking their tracking number right now, I can see this package is still in China, even though they "shipped" it over a month and a half ago.
No impressed at all, Ouya.


blink.png Wow. I hope they get their act together. I'm looking forward to this console.

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Do you think its worth getting a ouya just for development purposes? Its cheaper than good android devices and it would be nice to design for controller and tv. Just to add something different to my portfolio work.

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Do you think its worth getting a ouya just for development purposes? Its cheaper than good android devices and it would be nice to design for controller and tv. Just to add something different to my portfolio work.

You can do both of those things with a nexus tablet. The Nexus 7 has almost identical specs and can be plugged into a TV and should work with PS3/bluray remotes atm. I assume you could use a wired 360 remote also. It costs $100 more, but you also get a tablet out of it.

 

The nexus 10 I think blows them both out of the water but is more expensive.

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