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Desc:a REAL geek girl informs.
Category:Science & Technology, Fashion
Tags:Android, linux, kickstarter, nixie pixel, ouya
Submitted:John Holmes Motherfucker
Date:07/20/12
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Comment count is 19
chairsforcheap
holy crap, I think i want one... Is this going to work?
memedumpster
I love the thinking here.

"This console team has a lot of money now, so it's going to be cool."
"I had doubts about the quality of games, but I sat and thought myself out of it."
"I'm endorsing this as if it actually exists and is awesome, but it doesn't and who knows."
chairsforcheap
fair enough... lots of hopeful thinking, but damn if developers aren't going to go nuts over this... (if it all works)

John Holmes Motherfucker
She's "not endorsing it as if it actually exists". If she did that, you wouldn't be able to tell just from listening to her that it doesn't actually exist.

Udderdude
They're going to blow that $5 million on hookers and blow.
Toenails
If your going to sell me an external hard drive that plugs into my t.v., the least you could do is record my television shows.
baleen
I like her blouse.
Jet Bin Fever
Imagine how soft and smooth it would be against your skin. You should try it sometime!

Prickly Pete
Im at work so I cant watch this right now, but isn't this what the 64DD was supposed to be?
John Holmes Motherfucker
The 64DD was a storage peripheral, so no.

Prickly Pete
I distinctly remember hearing shit about how you were supposed to be able to write in parts of the game. It didn't end up being anything like that but I think that's why it was a failure. It was SUPPOSED to be like this though, I think.

The Mothership
would.
Hank Friendly
would not but would sit in the corner while you did, watching intently and mumbling vaguely threatening and incomprehensible nonsense while masturbating furiously

John Holmes Motherfucker
I wanted to submit a Nixie Pixel video to present a contrast with the Maxim gamer girls. As a geek girl, I consider Nixie to be a lot more authentic. I chose this video because it was the first thing that came up when I went to her site., and because it ties in with the discussion I found here:

http://www.poetv.com/video.php?vid=109761

about how the financial demands are killing game development, and because I thought most of you would be able to relate to it more than her Ubuntu tutorials, which is what I love about her. Nixie introduced me to Kdenlive, my go-to video editor.

If you're Nixie Pixel, or any one of millions of people who would be running full open source if not for gaming, this is a project to get legitimately excited about. That's probably why it came up first when i went to her site. Attracting a lot of money isn't going to solve all the problems, but you can be sure that whatever real obstacles it's going to face aren't going to be technical, they're going to have to do with the realities of the marketplace. So a lot of money is.... well, good. It's definitely good.
StanleyPain
This Ouya thing has "The Phantom" written all over it. There's no working prototypes, no visual evidence the thing even exists outside of concept, and the developers are saying it wouldn't even be on the market until something like 2014 at the very earliest.

The first announced "game" for it (some zombie thing, how original) has a tentative release date of 2015.

By that time, Ice Cream probably won't even be the Droid OS.
John Holmes Motherfucker
The current OS at the time of release isn't going to be a problem,

What you just described is a project in development, like any other. Not all projects succeed, including those initiated by Microsoft and Apple. The developers can't predict the future, Nixie can't predict the future, neither can I, and neither can you. Anybody who doesn't know that doesn't know much. I'm certainly not pledging anything myself.

However, if they were claiming a machine that turns lead into gold, or garbage into clean electricity, you'd need to have a working prototype, but a machine that runs games on Android is not magic. It's a repackaging of existing technology. If they get the resources, they're going to be able to build the machine, and then it's all going to be up to the buyers and the developers.

Unless it's a swindle. I'm not saying that it isn't, but are you saying that it is? You're not saying that, are you? Because it's got a release date two years in the future?

memedumpster
I do think this console would be great, especially for independent developers (the ones who can afford an Android license), but there are concerns.

The rest of the industry, I hear, is planning to phase out consoles. What habitat will this thing live in? The versatility of the delivery system for the games will be vital to the consumer and the developer, especially if you have to learn some kind of bastard poorly documented API to be able to port a game to it, through it, for it, or because of it.

We all know the video game industry sucks for everyone in it from CEOs of companies to players (only the people who write the theme songs don't want to kill themselves), so all video game promises come with the same amount of salt required to send your cyborg across a wasteland only guarded by Jean Claude Van Damme. It has about those odds of surviving even if it knows six kinds of roundhouse kick. It's hard to have faith.

I don't think this is a swindle, just some amazingly brave and no doubt drunk on cash right now programmers and bouncers trying to live the dream of making a redundant product. It better get NetFlix.

Make no mistake, if this thing comes to exist at that price I'll get one.

StanleyPain
Maybe I'm just jaded.

John Holmes Motherfucker
It's a redundant product, but it's a new platform, and it's the platform that counts. I've been using the Linux Desktop for ten years, and the market share has always been tiny, but developers have been able to have at it because of the open source code, and so the rate of development has been pretty amazing, maybe even a little annoying at this point. It seems like the idea is to free up game development in the same way.

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