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  • New Ouya costs US$129, available now with 16GB storage, ‘refined’ controller

    The Ouya gaming console, which all began with a Kickstarter project back in August 2012, has a new version out now that notably doubles the storage space, promises to have an improved controller, and costs US$30 dollars more than the original version. Thanks to Kotaku, we now know that this US$129 Ouya is available with the following improvements: 16GB storage up from 8GB Latest firmware Boosted Wi-Fi A "refined" controller The most exciting aspect of the new version is the "refined" controller, as many notable publications and tons of users expressed dissatisfaction with the initial controller. On Engadget alone the original controller received a 5.8...

  • Ouya changes Free the Games Fund after ‘loopholes’ attempt to burn it all down

    The Android-powered gaming console Ouya has announced a new set of guidelines and rules for game developers wanting to qualify for its Free the Games Fund. The controversial decision has been met with mixed responses from developers running campaigns on Kickstarter. The new updates came after it was rumoured that there is fixing involved with some of the crowdfunding campaigns. Back in July, Ouya launched the Free the Games Fund. This initiative was meant to match pledges of successfully funded Ouya-targeted game projects on Kickstarter. A minimum of US$50 000 had to be raised on the crowdfunding site that's then...

  • Ouya hands on review: not too bad

    "Today I'm going to show you that we have delivered on that promise, and on that dream, of developing an accessible, open game console for gamers and developers." That's how Julie Uhrman, Founder &; CEO of Ouya, began our demonstration of her company's new console. The fact that our demo was taking place in a warehouse a dozen blocks away from the bustle of GDC 2013, the Game Developers Conference, only added to the Ouya's outsider mystique. After an explosive Kickstarter debut that raised more than $8 million dollars, nearly 10 times what the Ouya folks set as their goal, the race...

  • Ouya the Android-powered console launches June for US$99

    Remember Ouya, the Android console seemingly gifted to us from the geek-gods? Well it’s coming June 2013 for US$99 and it’s available for pre-order right bloody now. Kickstarter was its origin and the creators of Ouya asked for a humble US$95 000. The project was a runaway success, with current funding at an astonishing US$8 596 474. Just, wow. And all that for an Android-powered console. This video nicely sums up the secrets of Ouya’s Android-goodness. So, while the console and gamepad will cost US$99, adding an extra controller will set gamers back US$50. Still not a bad deal for...

  • Meet Ouya, the $99 ultra-hackable Android console

    There's a new kid on the block and it has its sights set on disrupting the gaming world for good. A new startup is hoping to raise enough money to produce Ouya, a US$99 open platform Android based gaming console. For game developers out there, this should be what you have been asking for. It is basically made just for you. An open platform for developers from all walks of life to produce...