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Ouya Shows Off Controller, OnLive Support

by Jeff Cork on Jul 27, 2012 at 03:41 AM

Kickstarter darling Ouya announced that players will be able to stream games on the Android-based device using an OnLive app. The company also offered the first head-on shot of the controller. It's still a work in progress, but it should give you an idea of the direction they're going for.

Here's what OnLive general manager Bruce Grove has to say about its relationship with Ouya, and what it will mean to customers:

  • OnLive will deliver a full console-class experience, bringing hundreds of top-tier games from more than 80 publishers to the OUYA console for play on demand.
  • OUYA owners will be able to jump in and play any of these games both at home on their OUYA console, and on the go on PCs, Macs, tablets and phones, never leaving a game behind.
  • Instant demos will be available for nearly every game in our ever-growing library—from eagerly anticipated indie titles like Ravaged, to hot blockbusters like the upcoming Darksiders II. Players can experience up to 30 minutes of each game for free before deciding what to buy. If they like it, they can continue playing where the demo left off.

Ouya also released a nice picture of its controller, which you can see below. The company says it's still being worked on, so don't get too attached to it. In particular, they're trying to figure out a way to ensure that color-blind players won't be left out. Do you think they'll go with an XYAB configuration, or are they going to be bold and adopt a Square-Triangle-X-O arrangement?

Ouya has enjoyed a tremendous amount of success on Kickstarter. The project sought $950,000 in pledges to get it off the ground, and it's now exceeded $5.5 million--and it still has 12 days remaining. Have you backed this thing? Do you think there's any room for something like Ouya, or is it just another gaming fad?

For more information on Ouya, including its specifications, check out our previous coverage.