Archive for OUYA Sold to Razer

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.