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OUYA Release Pushed Back

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 9, 2013 by getbent57

Ouya.jpgBack in March it was announced that the OUYA would be released June 4, 2013.  Well there is some good news bad news about the OUYA today.  The good new first over at there > blog it says they have raised $15 million in funding from new investors.  That is good because the will be able to make more OUYA’s and what not.  But here is the bad news the release date has been pushed back to June 25, 2013.  It is only three weeks.  They all so say that this will not affect early backers.

Still on the fence about getting one.  Sure the OUYA itself will be great.  Just not sure about the games yet.  Know there will be lots of small phone/tablet like games.  Some quick pick up and play ones.  That would be fine for a little bit of time.  I would like to see some games with more to them.  If there was a well made COD clone or a full size action RPG I can see the OUYA taking off.

OUYA June 4 2013

Posted in Just something to say, Videos with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 29, 2013 by getbent57

Ouya.jpgIt has been announced today (March 29, 2013) that the OUYA will be in stores to buy June 4, 2013.  The people that backed the Kickstarter campaign have or will be receiving theirs soon.  Every interested in getting one but want to wait until here are some reviews out.  Did a search on YouTube not much here yet but sure with time there will be all kinds.  Did find a first look at the retail version by CNET > here or below.  They all so have a nice article with lots more info.  You can check that out > here.   One of the cool things about it is you can use it as a development kit.  Make your game then load the game on it and try it out.  That might be some thing fun to try out.  The controller uses two AA batteries.  What is different about this than other controllers is.  The face plates on the controller come off and the batteries go on each side of the handles.

The biggest thing is all the games are free to try.  Which is  great since I think most of the game on there will be pretty crappy.  That is why I am in wait and seen mode.  There will be some good and bad games.  Sure there will be lots of phone/tablets games.  They are fine but not what I am looking for.  Looking for some games with some depth.  Time will tell.  Will be back at some point talking again about the OUYA.

OUYA

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 14, 2013 by getbent57

Ouya.jpgTalking about the OUYA once again.  It is about four months way from being in store.  It is set to launch June 2013.  No actual day in June has been set yet.  The lady that created this new console, Julie Uhrman  has been making some media rounds.  This past week she was at the SXSW (South by Southwest Festival) and a few other place.  The hype is building.  Still interested in getting one.  But still going to wait and see what people have to say then the come out.  Like the idea all the games well be free to try before buying.   Just wonder if they will have pre-paid cards to buy.  Something like the PSN or the Xbox live money cards.   All so like the idea if you need more space you can to store game you can plug in an external hard drive.   Will be keeping a close eye on this product.

OUYA In June

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 7, 2013 by getbent57

Ouya.jpgTalking about the OUYA again.  Have some good news to share.  It turns out it will be out in June, 2013.  You can still pre-order on their website.  Was reading some articles about it on Gamespot.com.  In the states it will be available in box stores like GameStop, Best Buy and Target as well as online through Amazon.  Got thinking, wonder if it would be on Amazon.ca.  Took a look and sure enough it is > here.   The best part is still only $100.00.  Thought it would cost more here so that is nice to see.  Still on the fence about getting one.  Think I will wait till there are some reviews on it as well as the games.   The other article I was reading on Gamespot > here.  They are saying here will be a new version every year.  As parts become cheaper and tech changes happen.  thought this was a stupid idea at first.  Then they say all the games will be backwards compatible.  Then if you do upgrade they say the games are tied to your user account not the machine.  Going to take a wait and seen stance.   But I am very interested.

OUYA

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 24, 2013 by getbent57

Ouya.jpgHave not talked about the OUYA since the summer.  If you still haven’t hear about this, I’ll tell you.  It is a new video game console coming out some time in “March?”.   They say it will cost $99.  It is built on Android and all the games will be free to try.  My guess some will be demos and other will have microtransactions.  Back in December they sent out all their developer consoles to the people that are making games.  The reason its very interesting other than the price is the fact that the game will be downloaded.  It cuts out the middle man.  All so the games will be made by all kinds of different people.  Some will be big time developers and other would be indie.   Just wonder how the games will be priced.  Thinking the first bunch of game will be phone ports but I could wrong.  You can still pre-order one over that their website.   Would like to get one but I will wait and see how it turns out.

OUYA

Posted in Just something to say, Videos with tags , , , , , , , on July 20, 2012 by getbent57

Ouya Heard about the OUYA last week some time but didn’t play much attention to it.  Until yesterday when a few friends started talking about.  After watching the video below and reading about it on their Kickstarter page it does sound very cool.

What the OUYA is an open source video game console using the Android operating system.  Being an open platform.  It will allow people to mod the console and all so make it easier for independent game makers to get there games out.  They said if they reach the goal on Kick Starter they will have it out in March 2013.  Well they gone way beyond there goal by millions.  The best thing is the price.  It will cost $100.00.  There is still time to get in (Ends August 9, 2012)  early if you make a pledge.  There are a bunch of different price points, each with there own rewards.

I am going to take the wait and see how it turns out.  If it is any good I can see myself buying one.