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The OUYA Is Dead

Posted in I’d Rather Watch Paint Dry with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 30, 2019 by getbent57

In this weeks video for the YouTube Channel, I’d Rather Watch Paint Dry talk about the OUYA.  On June 25, 2019 Razer shutdown the servers for the OUYA.  Fell for the hype of the back in 2013.  While I didn’t back the Kickstarter. Bought one off Amazon. Haven’t used it in years. This video is about turning it on for the first time and seeing what’s new on the store.  You can see the video > here or below.

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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.

Soul Fjord

Posted in Just something to say, Videos with tags , , , , , , on March 7, 2014 by getbent57

SoulFjordOne of the games that was being hyped for the OUYA is now out, Soul Fjord.  It all ways looked interesting.  Like all games for the OUYA its free to try.  Gave it a go.  Well it is a nice looking game.  Does have interesting blend of game play.  It’s like of a top down action beat’up with a rhythm game mixed it.  You play as a this 1970’s funk guy beating up monsters.  This is were the rhythm game comes into play.  It kill the bad guys you have press the buttons in time with the music.  It’s a cool idea.  How ever not very fun.  That is because I am not very good at rhythm games.  If you do have an OUYA it’s well worth trying it.  But I would never buy the full game.  You can check out a trailer > here or below.

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.