you know what, I think anyone who wants to kick the Ouya for not being good enough need a swift kick in the groin.. seriously.. lol
How many years of development and millions if not billions of dollars went into developing the Xbox and Playstations? holding the Ouya that that standard and expecting it to make a bunch of indies rich was never realistic in the first place..
you know what our options where before the Ouya as mobile / casual developers were for a console? pretty much nil.. now we have a marketplace that while not perfect, EXISTS. it has spawned a whole scene of other systems that may be better in some ways, but there is nothing fundamentally wrong with it.
I love the Ouya because i'm not going to go buy a $400-500 game system.. ever.. and guess how many emulators you can run on most of those other systems.. i'm pretty sure none.. the ouya is open.. most of these other big boys coming along that everyone is so ready to bow down and say are winners (like the amazon, with optional controller) are not going to give you a piece of hardware that is yours to do what you want with it...
Yes if you have indies who came from a certain standard or expectation were disappointed, that's not the Ouya's fault.. yes they have had hardware issues with manufacturing.. I had two bad controllers and they replaced them with very little hassle.. their heart is in the right place.. sure they've made some mistakes but for F's sake.. I get tired of hearing everyone crap on it.. even those who professed to say they wanted it to succeed..
these folks took it upon themselves to try something radical.. and all i hear people do is dump on it because various reasons..
it's not dead.. i don't believe it's going to die.. even if it does.. so what? you can keep developing for it and take what you make and port it to other systems later on.. play emulators on your TV.. keep playing the games you own.. I just don't see it being the aweful thing so many articles make it out to be. it's just really unfair..
there.. venting done..