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  Date Posted #1 Wednesday, August 01, 2012 05:05:28 PM   

OUYA: A New Kind of Video Game Console

I only backed $10 worth...kind of concerned about patent issues, and they haven't answered my questions related to it yet...granted, it could just be because they're swamped with communication from thousands of people.

I'm thinking this might be a good way to revive Infantry and get a population again...if there were any programmers that could recreate it - and give it a different name.
 
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  Date Posted #2 Wednesday, August 01, 2012 05:12:31 PM   

I put in $160 for the dark system. 
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  Date Posted #3 Thursday, August 02, 2012 06:28:09 AM   

Didn't they have this? I believe it was called Sega Channel. 
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  Date Posted #4 Thursday, August 02, 2012 08:01:23 AM   

this will be fun if you like the 10 android games that will be optimized for such a system on release. 
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  Date Posted #5 Thursday, August 02, 2012 08:53:28 AM   

How does this kickstarter stuff work anyway, are you saying you literally put down $10 and the only benefit you got out of it (apart from betterment of society type stuff) is that you get to reserve your username? Really
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  Date Posted #6 Thursday, August 02, 2012 09:25:50 AM   

They aren't even using the kickstarter anymore:

"A new partnership with Vevo in hand, the Ouya project is kicking its Kickstarter habit after easily the most epic run on the crowd-funding platform to date.

Julie Uhrman, CEO of the Android-based Ouya game console developer Boxer8, notified the Kickstarter community Wednesday that, ""We're counting down: This is our last week on Kickstarter!"
 
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  Date Posted #7 Thursday, August 02, 2012 10:20:31 AM   

Volv, what else do you really want for $10? A console? lol :)

Donate enough to pay for the system if you're interested in it. They ship anywhere in the world for $20. It's a good deal.

I think the system will shine the most in the emulation department, which is why I bought it in the first place. Going to be better than the XBOX and Dreamcast emulation scene, no doubt.

I personally have a vested interest in the system, as I will be entering active development of games for the system shortly after launch, so I do not mind dropping $160 now for the deluxe. I'll be buying extra controllers once they realize they need to add a USB charger (hopefully before launch) or at launch. 
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  Date Posted #8 Thursday, August 02, 2012 12:24:38 PM   

Kickstarter is a crowdsource model of funding for projects that people believe in. It gained much more traction once rewards were added to different donation tiers. If you believe in a project, you fund it, or donate to its cause, in order to help it actually succeed to market.

As for Allust, I'm not sure if he's seriously trying to be a stupid journalist, troll the discussion, or he just read in to their statement incorrectly (or reading how someone else misread their statement). Kickstarter's funding process is for a set period of time. Once that time is up, if the project reached its goal then money is transferred from all of the individual kickstarter (supporters) accounts to the project's account. If the project did not reach its goal, then the funding failed and no transactions occur.

I donated $10 because I believe in the project. I have my serious concerns that went unanswered, but by donating $10 I can at least reserve my username (as that is what the $10 tier gets me, if I upgraded to $25 I could get a "donor" badge forever tied to my account, big deal). If I decide to buy a system in the future, I know I'll have my chosen username locked in.



The only other kickstarter project that I've successfully funded was the gTar. 
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  Date Posted #9 Thursday, August 02, 2012 12:32:32 PM   

the kickstarter is ending that's all i was saying 
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  Date Posted #10 Thursday, August 02, 2012 12:55:53 PM   

cool story bro 
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  Date Posted #11 Thursday, August 02, 2012 01:22:33 PM   

y u mad tho 
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  Date Posted #12 Thursday, August 02, 2012 01:31:59 PM   

u mad bro 
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  Date Posted #13 Thursday, August 02, 2012 01:32:42 PM   

lol 
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  Date Posted #14 Thursday, August 02, 2012 01:34:52 PM   

hey add me on hotmail or w/e it is 
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  Date Posted #15 Thursday, August 02, 2012 01:39:31 PM   

what 
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  Date Posted #16 Thursday, August 02, 2012 02:01:47 PM   

messenger 
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  Date Posted #17 Thursday, August 02, 2012 02:03:04 PM   

wats ur outlook

(on life) 
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  Date Posted #18 Thursday, August 02, 2012 02:09:01 PM   

u tell me urs 
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  Date Posted #19 Thursday, August 02, 2012 02:11:46 PM   

(cool story guys) 
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  Date Posted #20 Thursday, August 02, 2012 02:20:26 PM   

my outlook is

brianlewis at outlook dot CUM 
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  Date Posted #21 Thursday, August 02, 2012 02:44:15 PM   

super annoying when u don't just type hte address 
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  Date Posted #22 Thursday, August 02, 2012 02:45:27 PM   

 
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  Date Posted #23 Thursday, August 02, 2012 02:54:36 PM   

odd i almost clicked that

and i would have enjoyed it. 
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  Date Posted #24 Thursday, August 02, 2012 03:24:57 PM   

LOL Phillies just WAIVED Cliff Lee. Something must be really wrong. 
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  Date Posted #25 Thursday, August 02, 2012 03:28:44 PM   

Hmm, interesting. They can revoke the waiver if someone claims him in August. Interesting to see who will claim him and if the Phillies will offer him up for trade. 
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  Date Posted #26 Thursday, August 02, 2012 03:45:43 PM   

Ive always wanted to play angry birds on a console 
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  Date Posted #27 Thursday, August 02, 2012 03:47:02 PM   

immediately got spam mail when I posted my email address here, first mail I get. lovely 
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  Date Posted #28 Thursday, August 02, 2012 04:16:01 PM   

Just goes to show you how much the spiders/bots loved these forums. 
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  Date Posted #29 Thursday, August 02, 2012 05:50:44 PM   

are you cereal?




FITEAMERIKA@GMAIL.COM 
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  Date Posted #30 Thursday, August 02, 2012 06:58:15 PM   

Det, get control of your LinkedIn account so the hackers stop inviting me to join. 
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  Date Posted #31 Thursday, August 02, 2012 07:07:51 PM   

lol, did my LinkedIn account get hacked? I haven't checked it in ages. 
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  Date Posted #32 Friday, August 03, 2012 09:38:24 AM   

I think it just doesn't make sense to me. I can understand with like a game development kickstarter where you are paying upfront and putting in a little faith with the promise of having your investment returned by receiving a potentially great game -- there's a risk v return aspect there and there is potential upside to it.
But when you're paying $20 and getting a poster it basically seems like you're sinking money and not even getting $20 worth of reward i.e. no potential upside whatsoever.

I suppose it makes more sense if you think of it as more of a charitable donation for a good cause rather than an investment. I guess that's cool... I just dont like the idea of donating money to some random person on the internet who spent a half hour writing up a listing or making a video. I don't trust people online with most personal information (even if it's not really that personal), I sure as hell aint trusting them with money. 
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  Date Posted #33 Friday, August 03, 2012 10:12:31 AM   

It's definitely not a service for everyone, and as with anything to do with money, the opinion on purchase price is completely dependent upon personal desire. One man's junk is another's treasure, so to speak. It's definitely not for everyone - and yes, the smaller reward tiers are primarily investing in something you believe in, and getting a small or modest token for your faith in the project.

The higher tiers are usually the only ones I'm interested in - the ones where you get the end-result of the project, whether that be a graphic novel, a video game system, or something entirely different (Kickstarter has a lot of different categories). I'm personally only really interested in the entertainment/technology categories.

Kickstarter was a slightly different idea than Kiva. Kiva is a microloan service where you support the efforts of someone in a third-world country to start a business, and you may or may not get your loan back - if you do, you can start the process again with the same $25. I'd hazard to say about 80% of the time you get your money back...but if you didn't, it's a different type of monetary relief fund and you can still feel good about your donation (again, if this type of thing is for you). Kickstarter is a similar idea on public funding, but instead of a single loan, they accept multiple, and it's typically to get an idea - that wouldn't traditionally get monetary funding - off the ground. There are tons of ideas out there that just go unnoticed because investors are just a pain in the butt...but if the people want it, the people will back it, and then you have proof that there's a business for your idea...and money too.

I'm not saying it's super awesome. I just like the idea behind it.



...btw, Australia's doing a heck of a lot with technology lately. Since I know you have a programming background, what are you doing over there anyway? 
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  Date Posted #34 Friday, August 03, 2012 11:11:53 AM   

CAN I USE KIVA TO FUND MY INTERIOR DECORATING BUSINESS? 
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  Date Posted #35 Friday, August 03, 2012 11:40:33 AM   

(fite amerika (lol)) 
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  Date Posted #36 Friday, August 03, 2012 11:46:46 AM   

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  Date Posted #37 Friday, August 03, 2012 05:56:05 PM   

remember when i got my name taken away... those fucking nazi smods

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  Date Posted #38 Saturday, August 04, 2012 02:37:55 AM   

Originally posted by Realm
...btw, Australia's doing a heck of a lot with technology lately. Since I know you have a programming background, what are you doing over there anyway?

I'm an accountant, programming is a hobby only and I wouldn't say I'm really any good at it. 
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  Date Posted #39 Saturday, August 04, 2012 06:49:36 PM   

volv is lying he's a great programmer 
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  Date Posted #40 Saturday, August 04, 2012 08:47:27 PM   

volv could eeeaaasily make a better google in his spare time if he felt like it