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OUYA Game

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

Ouya.jpgYes, back again talking about the OUYA.  Now that I have one.  Thinking about trying to make a game for it.  It might be fun to give it a go.  Would like to make a simple one, nothing special.  Not to sure what is all involved to make one.  There will be some programing for sure.  Would need to look up a lot of help for that.  Since I am not a programmer.  But do understand some of it.  Just don’t know to put that all together.  I know the SDK or that they are calling it ODK is free to download and use.  As I am typing this (July 24, 2013) there is a new version out, 1.0.6.  You can download that > here.   They all so have a help section under their Developers Portal > here.   When I have some free time going to look into this idea a lot more.  Will be back with updates.

Got My OUYA

Posted in Just something to say, Pictures with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 22, 2013 by getbent57

Ouya.jpgGot my OUYA in the mail today (Monday July 22, 2013).  Didn’t think it would get here until Wednesday or Friday.  Once I got it out of the box it was very easy to set up.  Just plug the HDMI cable and power cable in.  The HDMI cable is super short.  Think I will have to buy a longer one once I find were I want keep it in TV set up.  Once that’s done you turn it on and pair the control.  All that is every easy.  Have been reading that some people have had trouble with connecting to Wi-Fi.  Had no trouble at all with that.  Once connected to the internet it does a firmware update.  Which doesn’t take along at all.  Next you have to make your user account.  This is the only problem I ran into so far.  Made my account then the internet connection dropped.  But that was an easy fix.  Use deleted the the connection and set that up again.  It worked no problem after that.   Then next thing is to set up your credit card.  I didn’t want to input my info at this point.  Found a work around that lets you use a test numbers.  You can read about that > here.  When I am read to buy some games I will go back and put in my real info.

Have all so heard some bad things about the controller.  I haven’t had any trouble yet.  It works fine.  Will take some getting used to since I use a PS3 controller.  Doesn’t have the same build build quality as a Sony or Microsoft but it is fine.

Plan to try all kinds of games.  Try pairing a PS3 controller.  Then some of the emulators.  I will be back with some updates when I try these and more games out.

Have tired a few games so far.  They are easy to download.  You can download them while still looking the the game lists.  The games I tied so far are,

Shadowgun:  This is a pretty good game.  It controls good.  Easy to play

Critical Missions: SWAT: It is very confusing to set up:  The game is a like a Counter Strike clone

Highway Rally:  This is pretty bad.  I couldn’t it it to work.

King of the Hill:  It is like a Trials HD clone built in flash.  Kind of bad.

Ice Rage: This is fun.  A two on two hockey game.  This is one  I might buy.  Would be fun to pay with friends

   

   

OUYA Forums

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 20, 2013 by getbent57

Ouya.jpgHave ordered myself an OUYA.  Waiting for it to come in the mail.  Should be here some time next week.  In the mean time found a nice web forum.  It is the unofficial OUYA Forums.  Took a look around at a few post and there is some good stuff here.  Seen one talking about how to pair/use a PS3 or XBox 360 with the OUYA.  There was another one talking about side loading.  This allows you to use apps that are not on it.  Then found a great one on how to  bypass the credit car requirement > here.   It gives you a list of fake numbers for testing purposes.  Can’t buy anything it is there for testing and if you don’t want to use the credit card right way.  There is all so a bunch of posts on emulators.  All these things will come in handy when I get mine.  Will be back with an update once I get it.

Ordered An OUYA

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 12, 2013 by getbent57

Ouya.jpgOrdered myself an OUYA  game console today, July 12, 2013.  Have been on the fences for a while now about buying one.  Heard good and bad about it.  It has been sold out at Amazon.ca two days after it come out back on June 25, 2013.  Just about every day since then I would go back to its page to see if they were back in stock and to see what people were saying.  To my surprise they were back in stock.  So I jumped on that.  Didn’t even thing about it, just ordered one.   Did have a birthday a week or so ago and still didn’t buy myself any thing.   So this can be my birthday present to myself.  Since today is Friday it will not ship until Monday.  I choose the free shipping option so they are saying the estimated time of arrival is between July 23 to 26.  That not too bad.  Have ordered lots of things from Amazon and they have showed my much early then then the estimated time of arrival.  Will be back with another update when I get it.