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Article: Open Gaming Console For Developers & Hackers Alike
Article: Open Gaming Console For Developers & Hackers Alike –
Well, that's would be great. Anyone could enjoy creating some great homebrews and games (ThatOtherPerson seems to be first at the frontline, eh ) without any chance to become ambushed by lawyers.
That's cool, but without any real studio contributing I'm afraid this machine would stay exclusively underground with poor content. You can't replace studios like EA or Ubisoft with underground developers.
But hey, the manufacturer is aware of that apparently, therefor the cheap price.
I wonder what they're going to do with all the extra money that they get in. They did afterall only ask for $950k, now it is well passed 2 million dollars. It is also 28 days left, so i wouldnt be surprised if this funding reaches at least 5 million dollars. That would be over 5 times more than what they intially asked for. I thought maybe this would mean that an upgrade of the hardware was quite possible, but this will affect the $99 price that they're asking for the system due to higher production costs.
I'm curious to see how big game support it will get. I think that the majority of games will be more in the direction of indie games and cellphone-like games. I'd be surprised if there will be much high-cost production games for it, but that could be fine anyway. The console is set to be $99, so it can be a cool device regardless.
I really like the idea of this system. It is not something that i personally would be much interested in because i think the game selection will be limited to my taste*, but i still like the idea. It would mean that homebrew developers could make cool stuff, and then they dont have to rely on other systems being hacked (they could always have used a PC of course, but still).
I'm also curious to see how the market will react to this system. If it will be a serious contender to Microsoft, Nintendo or Sony, or if it will be seen more as an plug-and-play kinda device.
* = I'm open to every type of game, but with limited time and so many games to play, i'm not sure that i can support multiply systems very much.
Last edited by yes159; 07-11-2012 at 07:56 AM.
Also note that in the article I mention that you could get one for $99. The $99 is if you pledge that amount now you can get the system for that price. A retail price has not been confirmed. For the $99 deal 3472 remains (<-Correction) out of 20 000 pledges. You will find the info on the right hand side of the source page linked above.
Last edited by Tranced; 07-11-2012 at 08:40 AM.
I'd assume any game or app that currently runs on 4.0 would run on it, meaning the back catalogue on release will be pretty big already, sounds good to me
@DCgh0st I would assume so to. LOL at $200 000 more has been pledged from when I started writing the article this morning. !!Viral!!
Oh ok, i see. I thought the retail price was set to $99 as well. Thanks for the info
As for games and apps being compatible, wouldnt all those need to be patched to support a controller? All those games and apps are currently made to take advantage of touchscreen only, as far as i know.
@yes159 I see it like this. The controller has a touch pad for those apps/games developed for touch screen. But yes, the developers can make use of the controller by adding the functionality to their current apps/games.
i dont like this begging for money thing, also wanting donations so then they can sell you something is a bit redundant, i would give money if someone just wanted to make an independant game/film wich is going to be released for free, else you would need to figure as an investor and have profit from the sales afterwards.