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Categories > Mobile Gaming Console > OUYA, Inc > OUYA Video Game Console

Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5 My family console
Pros: * LARGE selection of games, several dozen of which are seriously playable and WAY more fun than stuff at Chuck E Cheese.
* Cherished memories. When my 10yo and I tried "Car Jumper", we couldn't stop laughing for 5 minutes, it's so awful. My 4yo and I spent days working through "Ittle Dew" - twice. The first few days playing "Amazing Frog" were pretty funny too.
* Easy. My 4yo can't play any of the stuff on the SNES emu, but he can play a lot of Ouya games. He asks for the Ouya by name.
* My DD doesn't do FPS, racing, or action games, but she loves "Amazing Frog", almost as much as Animal-Jam-my-fingers-in-my-ears.
* NO STUPID CDs/DVDs! No fingerprints, no "errr, errr, errr", no long load-times. Our Wii just quit reading media. We played a dozen times. End of Wii. The Ouya keeps on going.
* The Android system under the hood gets updated as often as necessary.
* Cheap Fun! I bought "Dig!" for $0.99. That's 2 plays at the arcade, and half the time those machines eat your tokens.
* Recently, "Whispering Willows" and "Broken Age" just arrived, as far as more serious titles go, with gorgeous art and sound. They're both $15. Win.
* Playcast just came to Ouya, but it's ethernet only, not wi-fi, due to latency. (This is me buying 50ft of Cat5 from Home Depot...)
Cons: * It's way too easy to buy games. I have the Ouya linked to a pre-paid card that I load money onto. DO THIS.
* So many games, I'm not sure if I've found all the good ones yet.
* No "AAA" titles, by which I mean really slick, complicated, expensive games that require you invest weeks/months of your time. (This is a pro for my family.). Haven't tried Playcast yet.
* The controller is.... functional. The layout is great and the aluminum faceplates do keep my hands cool. Great design. But this controller falls apart. The triggers are an afterthought - I just pulled out the big ones so they don't stick. Most of this is ABS plastic and if you remember toys made of that stuff in the 80s, that's what this reminds me of. Shiny and brittle. I could go on and on about this controller, but I won't. It gets the job done.
* The wi-fi hardware is sketchy sometimes. If you often switch between routers, say home and work, you will have to re-type the password every time. If you unplug the Ouya rather than power it down, the hardware gets brained, so you have to power up, power down, and power up again. System updates have helped a little.
Other Thoughts: * There are a few 4-player games that I've heard are a riot at parties, but I only have 2 controllers, so I can't say - namely, "Towerfall", "Bombsquad", "Duck Game".
* The AA batteries for the controller are either a pro or a con, depending on your opinion. I use NiMH, so it's a pro for me; I just switch 'em out when I need to - no base-station necessary. Game on.
* Everyone gets off forecasting the death of the Ouya, how the Ouya failed, etc, etc. I don't really care. It rocks. We play the hell out of it and it's not even rooted. And I don't have to fork over $130 for 2nd-hand games like I did with our now-dead Wii. I can still find Ouya at Target.
Reviewed By:N/A,6/8/2014 8:52:28 AM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is Somewhat High and has owned this product 1 month to 1 year.
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Categories > Mobile Gaming Console > MAD CATZ > Mad Catz M.O.J.O. Micro-Console for Android

Rating + 4Rating + 4Rating + 4Rating + 4Rating + 4 Mad Catz Mojo
Pros: Tegra 4 quad core, great storage- USB 2.0 and 3.0 and micro SD card makes storage a non issue. Controller that comes with it has mouse mode and game mode making it easy to navigate, may want a bluetooth keyboard or fly mouse if you type a lot.

After rooting (easy to do) you have full access to play store. The compatible games play great on here. It serves as a perfect emulator if you like playing old school N64, NES, Sega etc.

Media Player- perfect for watching videos- HBOGO, Netflix, Showtime, etc all work great for HD playback with no issues. Also use it with MediaBrowser 3 android app for access to my entire video library without a hitch.

Can connect wired ethernet, wifi 2.4 and 5 ghz. Wifi has been good overall and have not tried ethernet yet, but will.

It's very well packaged, very low power usage, no noise or fan.
Cons: Price. I got it after the price drop to $199, but with the AMZN Fire now out, the price needs to come down to $150, and at that price it's an amazing deal. Needs more natively supported games, which is coming, but somewhat low now. However, depending on the game, you can set up the controls.

It is limited to PCM and Dolby Digital, no DTS sound capabilities, not really an issue for me, but could be for some.
Other Thoughts: Overall, I'm very happy with this unit. You need to root this item and it's really easy to do. Also it doesn't have a power off button, it just goes into a very deep sleep after a bit of not using.

Kit Kat is supposed to be coming soon, Ouya store access as well as NVIDIA gamestream to stream games from your computer. If you like Android games, this is a great unit and doubles as a great media player.
Reviewed By:christoph86,4/4/2014 11:43:18 AM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is Somewhat High and has owned this product 1 week to 1 month.
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Categories > Mobile Gaming Console > OUYA, Inc > OUYA Video Game Console

Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5 I love my OUYA!
Pros: Easy to setup, hack, figure out different ways to use it. I use it with XBMC to stream movies, music and photos from my NAS, emulators galore, and the OUYA games are actually pretty good. Vector and Sine Mora are my favorites so far.

So far I have rooted it, installed the Google Play store, run You Tube on it, installed Clockwork Mod bootloader, all kinds of fun things - the best part being it was all done without having to use ADB.

I bought a 128GB memory stick and it works flawlessly with it, storing a huge MAME rom collection, all of the Atari, NES, SNES, C64, N64 and Genesis ROMS and am working on getting a bunch of PS1 roms installed. I played Crash Bandicoot for PS1 just to test and it works great.

Just an awesome little piece of kit that has really kept me busy and interested in seeing what all I can do with it. I highly recommend it to anyone that is interested in a media center, or emulation machine, or android device for TV or gaming system or all of the above.
Cons: If I were to knock it for anything, it would be that the Tegra 3 does show some lag here and there, especially with the N64 emulator. Some general lag here and there but nothing particularly detrimental. The hackability makes it fun in trying to get things working like the Play store, so if you just want an out-of-the-box-and-play experience, you can have it here, but it won't be utilizing the system to it's full potential and you might be let down.

Also, although the touchpad feature on the controller works really well, it could be better, e.g. sensitivity, responsiveness is a little less than perfect but still manageable.
Other Thoughts: Hopefully they continue this and release a Tegra 4 version, and continue to build support for game releases, because the game developers are the key to this system's broad success.
Reviewed By:IT Advantage,2/6/2014 12:29:37 AM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is Somewhat High and has owned this product 1 day to 1 week.
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Categories > Mobile Gaming Console > OUYA, Inc > OUYA Video Game Console

Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5 Very good
Pros: Cant beat the price for this console. People who give this a bad rap do not know anything about the Ouya. It has plenty of on board games free to try. The emulators are awesome. This is a great system for the money.
Cons: None because system awesome. I play with it more then my PS4
Reviewed By:Mightyone2005,1/23/2014 8:26:52 PM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is High and has owned this product 1 week to 1 month.
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Categories > Mobile Gaming Console > MAD CATZ > Mad Catz M.O.J.O. Micro-Console for Android

Rating + 1Rating + 1Rating + 1Rating + 1Rating + 1 Flagrant False Advertising
Pros: + Great performance
+ For the games that are there, good entertainment
Cons: Does not support many games from the Google Play store, which is contrary to everything I've read. Games I've purchased on my smartphone are "not compatible" on the Mad Catz.
Reviewed By:N/A,12/30/2013 3:19:27 PM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is High and has owned this product 1 day to 1 week.
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Categories > Mobile Gaming Console > OUYA, Inc > OUYA Video Game Console

Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5 Awesome!!!
Pros: Has all the home entertainment needs you could ever need. Its possibilities are endless. I hope the mainstream gives it a try.
Cons: Only wish is that development was moving faster to support web cams and headsets for Skyping and Multiplayer games.
Reviewed By:Jfarve,12/27/2013 12:26:44 PM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is Somewhat High and has owned this product 1 day to 1 week.
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Categories > Mobile Gaming Console > OUYA, Inc > OUYA Video Game Console

Rating + 4Rating + 4Rating + 4Rating + 4Rating + 4
Pros: Setup is easy. picture and sound are great. Small size so I can take it with me when I travel. Old school games are easy to emulate. Media streaming is awesome. Its what you make it.
Cons: Nothing major. Games are not as great as major consoles but the fun factor is there.
Reviewed By:N/A,12/25/2013 6:03:41 PM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is average and has owned this product 1 week to 1 month.
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Categories > Mobile Gaming Console > OUYA, Inc > OUYA Video Game Console

Rating + 1Rating + 1Rating + 1Rating + 1Rating + 1 this thing is garbage
Pros: none
Cons: remote has poor range, takes AA batteries instead of USB recharge, setup is a pain, you have to register a credit card to use the device, the sound crackles, and NO REFUNDS!!!!
Reviewed By:jhutch,12/24/2013 9:15:31 AM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is High and has owned this product 1 week to 1 month.
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Categories > Mobile Gaming Console > OUYA, Inc > OUYA Video Game Console

Rating + 2Rating + 2Rating + 2Rating + 2Rating + 2 ouyNO!
Pros: Powers up OK.
Will play local (NAS) HD media with Semper XBMC.
Cons: Bluetooth controller takes a long time to pair-up.
Would not work with my wireless network, had to use ethernet cable.
XBMC could not access internet. No add-ons possible.
Could not access local storage on SD card, but could load from USB drive.
Other Thoughts: Bought 2 of these from a local store with the intention of loading XBMC and add-ons for use as set-top boxes. No joy. Had no interest in gaming aspect. Returned them for refund.
Reviewed By:MF,12/11/2013 7:09:36 AM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is average and has owned this product 1 day to 1 week.
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Categories > Mobile Gaming Console > OUYA, Inc > OUYA Video Game Console

Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5 Fantastic Media Hub
Pros: Using the Ouya primarily as a media hub, running XBMC for playing FLAC and MP3 tunes and pictures/videos from a NAS, as well as watching international TV shows (legally) over the Internet,

This beats the pants off any media PC in terms of small size, low noise, and therefore wife acceptance factor in the living room.

Since it runs XBMC you retain the configurability and expandability of PC based media center applications without a power sucking noise making and space hogging ugly PC. And unlike the majority of purpose-built media streaming devices, which may get one or two firmware updates during their life cycle before quickly becoming obsolete, the Ouya can grow as new XBMC plug-ins become available. And it supports many protocols, not just DLNA or adaptive quality streaming techniques, but real network file retrieval like Samba and Windows shares over both Ethernet and WiFi.

I can't say much about the games since I'm not a gamer; (For me that would be a colossal waste of time.) But the ones I looked at(having owned a Wii for the kids) appeared very good, both in terms of performance and graphics. (Think 'Android games' - of various degrees of quality)

The hardware is top-notch, the UI couldn't be simpler or more intuitive, and the digital output happily feeds the A/V receiver. I have yet to hear a fan come on, so I can say it is absolutely silent, despite the quad core CPU. (I guess owners of all those late model Android phones based on the same CPUs wouldn't be too happy either if fan noise emanated from their pockets ;-)
Cons: None so far. Although it would be nice if you could load all your Android apps from the Google Store.
Other Thoughts: WIFE ACCEPTANCE FACTOR: SMALL, SILENT, YOU CAN HIDE IT!!! (Peripherals are Bluetooth, so no line of sight is required)
Reviewed By:WorkingProfessional,12/3/2013 8:28:28 PM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is High and has owned this product 1 month to 1 year.
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