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Black Rectangle Review

thisistheverge: Ouya review: can an indie console take on Sony and Microsoft? Please read the full review, but the overall review is that the product is pretty “meh" at this point. This is what can happen when you back a kickstarter, even one that breaks a ton of records for funding. These are, in general, still going to be boutique products that may or may not deliver fully on their promises. Looking at it purely as a mechanical “purchase" of the device should be only one part of your decision to back a crowd funded project.   Crowd funding is still a fascination for this author. I hope that cooling people’s expectations will not adversely affect the overall trend of generating more support for these projects.

thisistheverge:

Ouya review: can an indie console take on Sony and Microsoft?

Please read the full review, but the overall review is that the product is pretty “meh" at this point.

This is what can happen when you back a kickstarter, even one that breaks a ton of records for funding. These are, in general, still going to be boutique products that may or may not deliver fully on their promises. Looking at it purely as a mechanical “purchase" of the device should be only one part of your decision to back a crowd funded project.  

Crowd funding is still a fascination for this author. I hope that cooling people’s expectations will not adversely affect the overall trend of generating more support for these projects.