The lights are on
The LA Convention Center is currently abuzz with activity, but the parking lot across the street is full of antics of its own, as the makers of the Ouya do battle with the organization that runs E3.
In an effort to get around paying the fees associated with being a part of E3, the makers of Ouya have set up shop in a parking lot across the street from the convention center. Unfortunately, it seems that the ESA (the association that put on E3) wasn't happy to have Ouya so close to the show. According to IGN, the ESA rented out a parking space in front of the Ouya booth, and then parked a large truck in the spot in order to block Ouya from public view.
Humorously, Ouya then rented out spaces in front of the truck and put up a bunch of signs advertising its system. Like a Tom and Jerry cartoon, things continued to escalate until the ESA called the cops to investigate the parking lot. However, once the policed discovered that Ouya’s permits were in order, they left. Is this the end for this parking lot dispute? We're hoping the two company's start exchanging "your mom" jokes, but we'll keep you posted.
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Haha, go Ouya! Don't let the big dogs step on you.
Haha, this is hilarious. Oh these petty quarrels.
EsA is becoming 1 character shy of EA. BooHoo Ouya found a way around paying many 10s of thousands of dollars for crappy nose bleed seats on the expo floor. Good for them. I would encourage more block parties next year.
This seems so childish but I can only imagine it would've been hilarious watching this unfold as you sit there with a fold-out chair and a hotdog.
Nice job Team Ouya!
The next Hyperdimension Neptunia game should focus on this incident. ESAburgh vs Ouyatown
I have to admit, this has been the MOST interesting E3 I've ever paid attention to. BRING ON THE DRAMA, BABY!! BRING IT ON!
Dang, well that didn't turn out as they expected I'll bet.
This is why the OUYA is awesome and I backed it.
The ESA sounds like a bunch of greedy jerks. Not just the normal kind, but the kind that are even hated by everyone else at their fancy private school with its own group of illegal immigrant groundskeepers within its gated walls.
Sounds funny as hell
That's funny, and I'm glad OUYA won, even if I'm not particularly interested in it.
Hilariously awful for Ouya. Guess everybody can have their Kickstarter money back now.
Ouya's event was dope today. More party vibe though cause they were serving free beer.
I must buy an Ouya now. I am compelled. Maybe with the $100 I saved buying a PS4.
What a bunch of corporate bull. They just can't give indie developers an inch, can they?