Ouya Everywhere Release Date

Ouya Everywhere gaming coming soon… without the box?

By on March 4, 2014 at 9:15 PM.

Ouya Everywhere gaming coming soon… without the box?

Ouya, the popular Kickstarter project that turned into a gaming console business has further expansion plans in mind, Slashdot has learned, with the company getting ready to announce an Ouya Everywhere gaming initiative that will not necessarily require a big-screen TV to be connected to an Ouya console for players to enjoy Ouya games. However, it’s not clear how gameplay would work, or whether other hardware purchases may be required. More →

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Ouya Android Console 16GB Model Release Date

Ouya refreshed for the holidays with limited edition 16GB model

By on November 18, 2013 at 10:30 PM.

Ouya refreshed for the holidays with limited edition 16GB model

In the middle of the busiest holiday season for video games in seven years, the Ouya team has decided to refresh its own Android-based console. The limited edition Ouya is mostly identical to its predecessor, but contains twice the internal storage at 16GB and comes in white instead of black. The white Ouya will only be available in the United States, and everyone who preorders before December 8th should receive the console by Christmas. The limited edition console features a 1.7GHz quad-core Tegra 3 processor, 1GB of RAM, a USB 2.0 port, a micro USB port, HDMI output, a wireless controller and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The new Ouya costs $129, a $30 increase over the 8GB model, and can be preordered now on Ouya’s website.

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Ouya Game Console Release Date

$99 Ouya Android game console launches, already sold out at Amazon

By on June 25, 2013 at 8:15 PM.

$99 Ouya Android game console launches, already sold out at Amazon

The Android-powered Ouya gaming console has finally made its way to various U.S. retailers. The $99 system appears to be off to a good start, selling out within hours at Amazon. It is unclear at this time if the stock-out is a result of limited supply or high demand. The Ouya is equipped with a 1.7GHz quad-core Tegra 3 processor, 8GB of internal storage, 1GB of RAM, a USB port, a microUSB port, a special wireless controller and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The company raised nearly $8.6 million from 63,416 backers on crowd-funding website Kickstarter last summer. High demand led to unexpected delays, unfortunately, and the console didn’t begin shipping to backers until this past March. The Ouya is available now at a major retailers in the U.S., including Best Buy, GameStop and Target.

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Ouya delayed, release date

$99 Ouya game console delayed until late June

By on May 9, 2013 at 6:00 PM.

$99 Ouya game console delayed until late June

The $99 Android-powered Ouya game console has been delayed by three weeks and won’t be available until late June. Ouya CEO Julie Uhrman noted that the delay is self-imposed to ensure that there is enough stock to “satisfy all the early orders.” The executive also revealed that the company has received $15 million in additional funding from various firms including NVIDIA. The new capital will be used to “support OUYA’s growing game development community, and meet increased demand for the upcoming retail launch.” The Ouya, which has some new competition from BlueStacks, is equipped with a 1.7GHz quad-core Tegra 3 processor, 8GB of internal storage, 1GB of RAM, a USB port and microUSB port, a wireless controller and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The console is now scheduled to launch at Best Buy, Amazon, GameStop and Target on June 25th for $99.99.

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Ouya Release Date

$99 Ouya game console set for June 4th release

By on March 29, 2013 at 4:59 PM.

$99 Ouya game console set for June 4th release

While Sony (SNE) and Microsoft (MSFT) prepare to roll out their next-generation gaming consoles, gamers will also soon have the option of paying just $99 for the Android-powered Ouya console that’s set to launch in retail outlets on June 4th. Engadget reports that the low-cost console, which began as a Kickstarter project, will ship to its financial backers this week before becoming available to the general public this summer. The Ouya console features a 1.7GHz quad-core Tegra 3 processor, 8GB of internal storage, 1GB of RAM, a USB port and microUSB port, a wireless controller, and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Ouya has signed up several big-name retailers to sell the console, including GameStop (GME), Best Buy (BBY), Amazon (AMZN), and Target (TGT).

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Ouya Release Date

Ouya preorders to begin shipping to Kickstarter backers on March 28th

By on February 28, 2013 at 5:50 PM.

Ouya preorders to begin shipping to Kickstarter backers on March 28th

The team behind the $99 Ouya video game console have announced new details regarding the device’s launch date. The Android-powered system is scheduled to begin shipping to customers who preordered the device from Kickstarter on March 28th with a full launch slated to follow sometime this summer. The company also revealed that Kim Swift, a former employee at Value who previously worked on hit games such as Portals and Left 4 Dead, will begin developing an exclusive game for the system along with her team. More →

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Ouys Android Game Console

Ouya plans to release a new version of its $99 console every year

By on February 7, 2013 at 9:07 PM.

Ouya plans to release a new version of its $99 console every year

After coming off of one of the most successful Kickstarter campaigns of all time, the team behind the $99 Ouya game console have had their hands full. It was announced earlier this week that starting in June the Android-powered console will be sold at major retailers including GameStop (GME), Best Buy (BBY), Amazon (AMZN), and Target (TGT). Ouya founder and CEO Julie Uhrman also revealed in an interview with The Verge on Thursday that the company plans to release a new Ouya model every year with improved specs and performance. More →

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Ouya Console Dev Kit Shipments

Android-powered Ouya console now shipping to 1,200 developers [video]

By on December 28, 2012 at 9:20 PM.

Android-powered Ouya console now shipping to 1,200 developers [video]

The Ouya console is no longer vaporware. The company announced on its blog on Friday that 1,200 Ouya console developer kits are boxed up and ready to be shipped out to awaiting programmers. Each kit includes a frosted translucent Ouya console that is about the size of a coffee mug, two frosted translucent controllers with batteries, an HDMI cable, a power cable and a Micro USB cable. As Ouya CEO Julie Uhrman explains in the unboxing video below, the console’s design might still be tweaked and the feel of the controller will undergo a few minor changes before it ships to consumers in March.

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Ouya Console Gets Jelly Bean

$99 Android-powered Ouya game console gets Jelly Bean, enters crucial testing phase

By on November 1, 2012 at 8:56 PM.

$99 Android-powered Ouya game console gets Jelly Bean, enters crucial testing phase

The greatest Kickstarter project ever launched is about to get even better. The team behind the $99 Ouya game console is showing once again how their ability to quickly implement changes may send a shockwave throughout the gaming world next March. Ouya CEO Julie Uhrman announced a few major milestones for the little console, such as the that it will now ship with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean instead of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Uhrman also revealed that its CAD models are finished and they’ve received their first wave of Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) and that the Ouya is now officially in the Engineering Verification Testing (EVT) phase.  More →

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Android gaming console startup Ouya raises $8.6 million from Kickstarter

By on August 9, 2012 at 10:45 PM.

Android gaming console startup Ouya raises $8.6 million from Kickstarter

Ouya Android Gaming Console Kickstarter

On Thursday, Ouya’s Kickstarter campaign came to an end with the project having raised nearly $8.6 million from 63,416 backers. The startup is led by former IGN executive Julie Uhrman, whose goal was to build an affordable console based on the Android operating system. In an effort to gain additional funding, Uhrman enlisted the help of crowd-sourcing website Kickstarter on July 10th. The project was an immediate hit, reaching its funding goal of $950,000 in less than eight hours. More →

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$99 Android-powered gaming console looks to shake things up [video] [updated]

By on July 10, 2012 at 2:25 PM.

$99 Android-powered gaming console looks to shake things up [video] [updated]

Ouya Android Gaming Console

As users begin to eye alternatives to traditional gaming consoles such as their smartphones and tablets, one industry executive is looking to bring gaming back to the living room. A new startup led by former IGN executive Julie Uhrman is seeking capital through crowd-funding website Kickstarter to develop Ouya, a $99 gaming console for TV screens. The Android-powered console is equipped with an NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor and features 1GB of RAM, 8GB of flash storage, HDMI output, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and a single USB 2.0 port. The system is bundled with a wireless controller that features two analog sticks, a D-pad, eight buttons and a touchpad that will allow users to play games ported from smartphones or tablets. The device is completely open and the team encourages developers to hack it without worrying that they might void the warranty. Interestingly enough, Ouya will support a free-to-play gaming model and will allow publishers to utilize micro-transactions. Ouya hopes to raise $950,000 over the next 30 days, and the company’s demo video follows below.

UPDATE: Ouya reached its funding goal of $950,000 in less than eight hours. More →

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