The lights are on
As Ouya's official June 25th retail release nears, the company has secured $15 million in additional funding to "meet increased demand" among other things.
The money comes from the investment firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) with help from other sources, including Nvidia, and Ouya says that it will be used to help with the retail launch as well as support the Android gaming console's development community. Interestingly, not all the pre-release Kickstarter backers have gotten theirs yet.
The company also announced that KPCB general partner and former longtime Electronic Arts executive Bing Gordon will join Ouya's board of directors.
For more on the Ouya, check out Bertz's hands-on impressions with an early version of the system.
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Is the Ouya still running on last year Android specs or are they upgrading it?
I love superfluous walls of text that say what can be said in ten sentences or less. I mean page two of course, page one is quaint. I also wouldn't mind them giving me more reasons to care besides a pretentious corporate speech.
Good for them. I think these new indie platforms have an opportunity to create a brand new segment of gaming rich with the new IP's that AAA studios see as too costly or too risky to attempt.
I'm still looking forward to GameStick a bit more, simply because I backed them on Kickstarter, but I will be developing for both. And one major console. Not too bad for a rookie indie team.
ima buy it, i like the idea of it
Another console I have to buy!! Don't get me wrong, I am not that excited for it at all. I like to stretch my gaming parameters and support what people have done.
I will have to wait until next year at the earliest to see if I want to pick this up. I guess I'll see how it handles emulation and if anyone ends up releasing some really good exclusives.