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  • Blog Post: Towerfall Ascension Now Available For Mac And Linux

    Towerfall Ascension released on PlayStation 4 and PC in March following its short period of Ouya exclusivity, and now it's available on Mac and Linux machines. You can head here to grab the game for Mac or Linux, which is currently on sale. Usually the game sells for $14.99, but it is currently available... More
  • Blog Post: Ouya’s Failure Exemplified By Miserable Sales Of 'Best Sellers'

    Towerfall, a game that has reignited a love of local multiplayer, is a favorite in offices ( including ours ) and has homes on three different platforms now. Matt Thorson’s master class in ending friendships began its life on the Ouya, where it is the best-selling title. “Best selling”... More
  • Blog Post: Ouya Everywhere Partners With Mad Catz's MOJO Microconsole

    Just when you thought Ouya's business strategy couldn't get any more confusing. Today, Ouya announced that it will be partnering with Mad Catz and its MOJO Android-powered microconsole. This deal is part of Ouya's new "Ouya Everywhere" program which will bring Ouya games to other... More
  • Blog Post: Portal Designer's Soul Fjord Comes To Ouya This Month

    Airtight Games, the developer behind Quantum Conundrum and home to Kim Swift, lead designer on the original Portal, has announced a release date for its Ouya exclusive rhythm combat game, Soul Fjord. The game will be available exclusively for the Ouya on January 28. If you're unfamiliar with the... More
  • Blog Post: Ouya On Sale For $59

    Update : Unfortunately, this deal has now expired. [Original Story] A new coupon code allows you to pick-up the Kickstarter-funded Android console for a bargain price. Ouya was already positioned as a low-cost alternative to the current consoles on the market, and now its price just dropped. To commemorate... More
  • Blog Post: Towerfall Targeting January For PC Launch

    Towerfall is currently an Ouya exclusive, but the game's creator, Matt Thorson, is hoping to release the PC version of the game at the beginning of next year. Thorson revealed his January intentions while speaking with Shacknews , where he also revealed that he's working on adding two new archers... More
  • Blog Post: Ouya Changes The Terms Of Its Free The Games Fund

    Ouya's Julie Uhrman delivered a message earlier today on the console's official blog detailing some changes coming to the Free the Games Fund , which offers additional funding to Kickstarter games in exchange for temporary Ouya exclusivity. Uhrman also posted a video, which you can see below... More
  • Blog Post: Watch Nvidia's Shield Explode Across A Picnic Table

    Nvidia's Shield, the Android-based portable gaming system designed to compete with systems like the Ouya, has been out for over a month now, but if you still don't know what to do with it you could blow it up. The Nvidia Shield costs $299, which makes it an expensive bottle rocket, but if you... More
  • Blog Post: GameStick Android Console Shipping in September

    The GameStick, a Kickstarter-funded Android console similar to the Ouya, will hit retail in September. The GameStick raised over $647,658 on Kickstarter (well over its original goal of $100,00). Its big selling point is its price ($79) and its size, which makes even the diminutive Ouya look like a beast... More
  • Blog Post: Amazon Developing Android Console

    Sources have approached Game Informer with an interesting bit of news from one of the world's largest retailers. Amazon is developing an Android based console for release by the end of this year, most likely by Black Friday. According to those we spoke with who have knowledge of the in-development... More
  • Blog Post: Ouya Offering Store Credit To Dissatisfied Customers

    Ouya has had some issues since its launch. Some backers who were promised early consoles didn't receive their devices until post-launch. Other received incomplete packages, or no response when reaching out to customer service. Ouya has heard the complaints, and founder Julie Uhrman is offering store... More
  • Blog Post: Most Ouya Owners Aren't Buying Games

    In a new interview, Ouya head Julie Uhrman revealed numbers that confirmed the reports that – so far – Ouya owners aren't inclined to pay for games. In an interview with The Verge , Uhrman said that "Monetization on Ouya is so far better than we expected. It takes time to build what... More
  • Blog Post: Towerfall Creator Bringing The Game To PC, In Talks With Sony, Microsoft, And Nintendo

    Towerfall is the first Ouya success story, but game creator Matt Thorson hopes to get it into the hands of as many people as possible, starting with a PC release. In an interview with Polygon , Thorson talked about bringing the game to PC, and the game's success as been a pleasant surprise. Yes,... More
  • Blog Post: Ouya Reveals Warchest To Woo Kickstarter Projects

    Today, Ouya announced a new Kickstarter matching program that will help support development projects. The company is offering a pool of $1 million that will be used to match successful crowdsourcing campaigns in amounts ranging from $50,000 to $250,000. There are strings attached, of course. Participating... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Which Successfully Funded Kickstarter Are You Most Excited About?

    Some of the high-profile gaming-oriented Kickstarter projects are on the horizon. Which one are you desperately waiting for? In the last few years, Kickstarter has become a big part of the gaming industry, as numerous developers look to their fans to fund projects instead of a traditional publisher model... More
  • Blog Post: Report: Google Is Developing A Game Console

    The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the tech giant Google is creating an Android-powered game console, and a wristwatch device that will connect with your Android phone. According to the Wall Street Journal's Amir Efrati, his sources have revealed that Google "The Internet giant hopes... More
  • Blog Post: Ouya CEO Blames Distribution Partner For Delays

    Today, the $99 hackable Ouya console is on store shelves, and you can probably go buy one right now. But that's of little solace to the Kickstarter backers that still haven't received their units, which were promised in advance of the device hitting retail. In a "backers only" update... More
  • Blog Post: ESA Calls Cops On Ouya's Parking Party

    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... More
  • Blog Post: Ouya's E3 Presence Is In A Parking Lot And Open To The Public

    Ouya will be attending E3, but much in the same way it encourages anyone to develop for the system, its presence will be open to the public. Ouya's show will be held down the street from the Los Angeles Convention Center where E3 is held in a parking lot. They will have televisions with Ouya console... More
  • Blog Post: Ouya Gets $15 Million In New Funding

    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... More
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