Thanks for that link. A pretty well-written one by one of us aging, "seen it all/there's not much new to be excited about", near-grumpy (or "cautiously optimistic" at best) gamers, realistically looking at the pros and cons of current gaming in general.
Yeah, I thought it was a nice article from Endgadget. In all honesty, I was a bit surprised because they generally have a negative attitude towards Android. Ironically, one of the Android forums had a rather negative editorial about OUYA!
Needless to say, the editorial was not well received.
That's an understatement!
Comparing it to the Dreamcast doesn't make much sense, since it didn't last long, which was supposedly his point. The Ouya isn't current/powerful like today's consoles are, which the Dreamcast was back when it came out (which makes this an apples vs. oranges deal). A better analogy would've been like the Mattel Hyperscan. How does he know once Ouya comes out the company is going to make a new model every year? And as many people pointed out, it was rude to chastise many backers for putting up money for it...sheesh I think it's more of a waste to buy an XBox and then have to shell out $150 a year in case it breaks down, which is ridiculous, or to constantly talk on the cell phone while driving, raising the risks of getting into an accident and being sued, which would be way more costly than just talking and/or texting that can wait until later!
Thanks, but I don't know anything about Androids or what should go into a platform or anything like that. Nice to know they're listening to people (for now, though! If they get big, all this might go downhill in a few years!) at least.