Archive for Console OUYA

OUYA Last Days

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 25, 2019 by getbent57

As many know (or not) that the OUYA is dead.  Razer is shutting down the severs on June 25, 2019.  I had some money left in my account.  So decided to turn it on for the first time in about five years.  Put new batteries in the controller, plug it in and tuned it on.  Was a big surprised there was no system software update.  Took a look at the games lists there were many that have been on there since day one still on the main page.  All so many others.  Did buy a few games.  Which I haven’t tired yet.  This is because I am working on make some videos on the OUYA and those games for the I’d Rather Watch Paint Dry YouTube channel.  So keep your eye out for those.

OUYA Is Dead

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 4, 2019 by getbent57

I fell for the hype when the OUYA was first announced.  Bought one back in July 2013.  Liked it at first.  There was some fun to be had with it.  After a while the games on it were not so great.  So put it a side.  Then in 2015 the game accessory/peripheral maker Razer bought the OUYA people out and kept it going.  Well until June 25, 2019.  That is when they are shutting off the servers.  Do have some money left on my account.  Will have to hook it back up to see what what games might be worth the money.  Once the site is shut off the money will be gone.

OUYA

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , on August 1, 2015 by getbent57

Ouya.jpgI has been over a year since I have last turned on my OUYA.  Bought it about two years ago (July 2013).  Back then thought it was pretty cool.  Still do just not to use every day or months even.  Read back in April (2015) the company was for sale.  The other day game accessory/peripheral maker Razer as bought them out.  They have their own Android based products.  Not sure all the details yet.  Do know the OUYA store will be re-branded as Cortex for Android TV.  They are saying > here,

“In the near future, Razer will be providing existing OUYA users with a clear path of migration to the more advanced Forge TV micro-console and Serval controller bundle. Razer’s intention is to allow OUYA users to bring their games, controllers, and accounts to the Cortex TV platform on the Forge micro-console, advancing the experience of Android gaming on TV that they have previously enjoyed. Additionally, Razer is planning deep product discounts for incoming OUYA users to purchase Razer hardware, and a spate of freebies, giveaways, and promotions to enjoy on their new Forge consoles.”

I still have money left in my OUYA account.  Not sure if will lose it all ounces all this migration takes place.  Can’t see myself buying another micro console.  Think at some point there will be an email going out to OUYA users about the details.

OUYA

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , on March 31, 2014 by getbent57

Ouya.jpgHad a nice surprise in my emails the other day.  It was from the people at OUYA.  They sent me a code for a $5.00 credit.  To help me get back to playing.  Thought that was very nice of them.  It has been a few months since I have even turned on my OUYA.  Once I put the code in took a look to see what is new to try out.  There is all kinds of new games and apps.  There is one that caught my eye, Saga Heroes.   This is a very good looking top down RPG/Adventure game.  As a bit of a Diablo look.  Have download but yet to try it out.

Construct 2

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 16, 2014 by getbent57

Construct2LogoA few post back talk about trying to make a game for the OUYA.  Used the program Game Maker.  Then got frustrated and gave up.  Well the gave up part only last of a little while.   When back to the list of game engines you can use > here.  Looked at the one called Construct 2.  While you can use it to make a game for the OUYA it again looks confusing.  So I will not be doing that.  Because it is simple to upload you game else were.  You can upload right to their arcade section, your own website or a whole bunch of other options as well.

Gave this program a try.  It is pretty cool.  It’s a HTML 5 game editor that lets you make games more easily with is visual editor.  The best part it is free to try.  Of course if you buy it you will get a lot more options.  But if you are like me and just want to try and make a simple game, its prefect.  The all so have great tutorials for beginners.  Did one of those.  Plan to practices a bit more. Do some more tutorials and see what kind of game I can come up with.

OUYA Game

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 14, 2014 by getbent57

Ouya.jpgThe other night was thinking to myself, I should try and make a game for the OUYA.  Thought it would be a fun project to work on in my spare time.  Started to look into the process.  Could not find any step by step how-to’s.  Did a bunch of searching and reading and came up with a plan.  Found a get help post showing how to set up all the development kit stuff > here.   Did all these steps.  It seemed to work but still have know idea what does or how you use it.  Next was time to find a game engine.  There is a bunch, you can see that list > here.  After looking at them all.  Decided on Game Maker.  Because it looked the one of the easier ones to use with lots of help online.  They have a free version to try.

Got that all download and installed.  Watched a tutorial and made a simple box move in each direction with pressing the arrows keys.  Then I wanted to see if I could get that onto the OUYA and use its controller.  Well that is were I ran into trouble.  Could not figure out how to do that.  Looked into get code to map the buttons.  But that was very confusing.  Ended up getting very frustrated.  So I gave up.  It shouldn’t be that hard to do.  Just wish there was a step by step process.

OUYA Prepaid Card

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 8, 2014 by getbent57

OUYAPrepaidCardOver at Amazon.ca they have been offering prepaid cards for the OUYA for a few moths now.  Said to myself, the next time I am getting something from Amazon I should get one of the $25 prepaid cards.  So that is what I did.  When I first set up the OUYA I didn’t put my credit card info in because I knew at some point these cards would out.  All so don’t like just handing my credit card info out.

Have not used my OUYA since November.  Knew this card was coming in the mail so I had to turn it on to download the updates.  All so check out to see what new game there are.  There is lots of interesting stuff.  There is all so an option now to download game to an external USB drive.  Which is cool.  One game want to buy for sure is Ice Rage.   Think it cost two to thee dollars.