No game is FREE to play, they are expensive to buy crap IN GAME to beat it. They should just rename them "EXPENSIVE TO PLAY". The controller is a total failure. They need handles more like xbox360/ps3 controllers (or like shield) which can be played with for hours on end without hand fatigue. This looks like carpal tunnel & hand cramps in a week.
No googleplay=no purchase no matter how cheap for me. The whole point of android for me in a console is all the crap already available being playable. So far it looks like ouya and gamestick are going to fail. I suppose NV doesn't care how many console failures there are as long as they all use their chips...LOL. These guys and ouya just need to make a deal with google to allow googleplay games and just get a cut of them (10% or 20% of the sale or something). Surely google would rather have all of these things making GAMEPAD google games that run everywhere since all android devices can run an xbox360 etc controller now. It doesn't help their platform (android I mean) if they are all producing losers.
It seems that only shield has what it takes to succeed so far (all googleplay apps & games, and the best performance). I really hope google & madcatz consoles both use googleplay and have at least a T4 or T5 in them. Obviously google's own console should have googleplay access ROFL. I hope amazon does the same but they seem to enjoy FORKING android also so I doubt whatever they come up with will be exciting to me either.
Why all this negativism? This is perfect for indie and retro gaming for quite small money. Since there already is a game library this thing does not have to be a massive success. It will still be a good deal for the buyer.