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Regarding the Possibilty of a Homebrew Embracing Console

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VonNischwitz
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Regarding the Possibilty of a Homebrew Embracing Console

Post by VonNischwitz » Wed Jan 28, 2015 2:21 am

I thought up an interesting possibility today...

Does anyone have any thoughts on what the future would look like if a new console entered the playing field with active support for Homebrewing programs and communities?

This console would have to be secure, yet open enough for Homebrew creation.
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Re: Regarding the Possibilty of a Homebrew Embracing Console

Post by HaaZerRdz » Wed Jan 28, 2015 4:31 am

You mean like OUYA? Users can freely make software for the console and publish it on the OUYA's marketplace. Though a console that actively supports user-created content doesn't really count as homebrew since homebrew is more so content created by users on closed platforms. I think a console that allows user-created content is more indie-friendly than homebrew-friendly. For example, with the OUYA, every console is a dev kit, whereas with other consoles it's typically not the case.
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Re: Regarding the Possibilty of a Homebrew Embracing Console

Post by VonNischwitz » Wed Jan 28, 2015 3:17 pm

I was thinking more along the lines of a closed console like you mentioned, but allowed homebrew development instead of trying to keep homebrew to an absolute minimum. The Ouya is cool, but it is not a true competitor against Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo.

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