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Ouya looks beyond gaming with VEVO partnership

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Ouya looks beyond gaming with VEVO partnership
From the start, Ouya has been marketed and planned as a video game console, but of course we knew that specialization wasn't going to be all the console could do. Aside from the fact that Ouya is Android-powered, which makes it capable of running hundreds of thousands of apps spanning every category, game consoles these days don't just play games. Every console out there is at least a multimedia machine, if not a full computer. 

VEVO's SVP of Product and Technology, Michael Cerda, said that “OUYA’s vision that the future lies in being open and accessible for users looking for high quality entertainment experiences,” and that's a vision that VEVO can get behind. The partnership will bring VEVO to center stage on Ouya giving users access to a huge amount of HD music videos. 

As Ouya says, the company is clearly looking to go "beyond gaming", and this is a nice step towards that. So, combine the VEVO partnership with the fact that Ouya just passed $6 million in funding, and the recent announcements of a partnership with OnLive, and getting Final Fantasy III at launch, is anyone out there still doubting that this $99 console can be successful?

source: Ouya

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posted on 01 Aug 2012, 13:04 1

1. Cyan3boN (Posts: 446; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)

with other consoles also available at a cheap price, i dont think there is room for one more.this is gonna be a flop

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 13:25

2. cptbeatstix (Posts: 101; Member since: 19 Jul 2012)

Unless they can actually provide a better all around user experience like Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 do, I don't think it will threaten them. I won't say it's a flop because it's a good idea if you're on a budget and want to play game. The consoles I mentioned above both being above 200+ bucks depending on where you get it. I think it's a great idea.

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 14:12

3. TheLibertine (Posts: 484; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)

Yeah, it depends on the price point. But for 200 dollars you can get a Nexus 7 or iPod Touch, for 350 dollars an iPad 2 with twice the graphics power of Tegra 3 and the richest multimedia and gaming-content in the world plus the most popular tablet pc ever. And Androud devices for less than 200 are cheap in very possible sense and buggy.

So i don't see a selling point here.

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 07:34

6. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

as far as I heard It was going to be 100 bux and it seems rather interesting. you wont know a thing until the device is released, but with that number of pledges, the media attention and companies backing it up I could see them making something really awesome

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 17:16 1

4. OSFantasma (Posts: 119; Member since: 27 Sep 2011)

i beleive its going to be 100 plus im sure games will be less expensive. also options is always good and you don't have disc based game so you don't have to worry about lossing games. there is alot of pros. i hope they do good you know i want to jump on this ship but i don't really like the name wish they would rename i hope this works out though and ui in the videos they've shown looks awesome..

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 02:32

5. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)

if its $99 consoles then must buy, over $99 better get an SG3/WP8

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 10:33

7. cptbeatstix (Posts: 101; Member since: 19 Jul 2012)

Is someone seriously thumbing down for no reason?

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