Is it really so awful that poor people get to play video games too?
I hope for your sake this is a bad joke and not an actual thought that you had in your brain.
<insert snarky scenario involving homeless people working in sweatshops here>
So yeah, I think that a lot of the flak that the Ouya is getting is primarily a class thing. There seems to be a rather large, vocal group of "hardcore gamers" that want to put velvet ropes around the hobby with metered signs that read: "you much be at least this hardcore in order to ride."
It's a bullshit attitude and it needs to seriously fuckin' go. You have your PS4 and Xbox 4320, who gives a shit what anyone else has. Or are you just worried that everyone else will go to the poor kids play ground and leave you all alone with your rich kid toys?
that was kind of the point: the idea that the ouya would be the only alternative, or even a good alternative, for someone on a tight budget out to play video games is hilariously out of touch with everything.
Am I out of touch? Have you seen non-gamers playing a shitty game on the Nintendo Wii lately? I have. Despite the fact that gaming is big and gaming culture is growing, the number of people that identify themselves as gamers is nothing compared to people that don't. And non-gamers are generally people that don't have time or money for (in there eyess) this kind of childish garbage. Funny thing though, you drop the console price to around $150 and provide games for $20 or less, they'll buy it. What's more, they'll enjoy it too. You are not everyone. And everyone doesn't have to like / dislike all the things that you do.
A much better example would have been the DSi. It's also going for $100 these days, and DS games still have a significant retail presence.
It also fits in an alleyway piano crate a lot easier. 'Course you have to keep it hidden all the time. Crazy Phred, who lives two dumpsters down, has a bad meth habit and might shank you for it so's he can pawn it.