It looks like OUYA really likes to listen to feedback from everyone regarding their upcoming Android-based console. One thing that is very important to good gaming is a good controller and it seems that after taking into account a lot of feedback that they have come up with a new design with multiple improvements.
Every year the Consumer Electronic Show is flooded with over caffeinated tech journalists, bloggers and enthusiasts feverishly hoping to glimpse the future of technology. It’s akin to Christmas for the world of tech. On any given year CES is the de facto for debuting PC hardware, various gizmos and the occasional gaming peripherals.
Who doesn't love a good DIY project that you can undertake with little more than old stuff you might have laying around the house? For those of you who have been mobile gaming since the days of the original Game Boy and now have jumped to Android in this more recent era, this little project might be right up your alley if you still have that old Game Boy sitting around the house.
A couple of days ago you may have noticed that the Kickstarter campaign for the upcoming portable Android gaming console GameStick had disappeared temporarily from Kickstarter. If you were a backer of the campaign, you were also treated with some neat little messages hitting your inbox regarding what was happening.
Over the past week or so all of the development kits for OUYA have gone out and since then developers have been going to video showing off the unit through a rather long walkthrough and now showing the console in action. Aptual, a Finnish developer, has taken to video to show us their upcoming game Roasty Rooster for the OUYA Android game console.
Yesterday we talked about a new Android-based game console that had hit up Kickstarter to secure funding. Coming in as direct competition to OUYA, PlayJam's GameStick has surpassed its goal within 24 hours, leaving an additional 28 days to go for more people to throw money at them.
While OUYA happens to be the first Android-based gaming console to really see success so far even if it is just a successful Kickstarter campaign and developer support right now, there is a new kid on the block aiming to compete with OUYA called GameStick.
Last week the OUYA developer units were sent out and the company decided to unbox one on video in order to give us all a bit of a quick rundown as to what these developer units look like and come with. Now one developer has gone to video with his full walkthrough of the developer units showing off pretty much everything.
Yesterday news came out that the OUYA developer kits were being shipped out that day and that developers could be getting their units as soon as today depending on where they live. Now OUYA wants to show everyone, or at least all the game developers out there, what exactly the development kit will come with by unboxing one on video for us all to see.
For those of you out there who may not really want to carry a controller around with you but still happen to want something a little more tactile to use for your controls when playing games on your Android device, SteelSeries has a new suction-style setup called the Free Touchscreen Gaming Controls which happen to be available on their web store for purchase.
Something that has become fairly common this year is to see a new controller launching or starting its Kickstarter drive every now and again. I’ve used a PS2 controller (yeah I know, freaking dated) to test out a few games in the past. Like recently, Zombie Driver THD was totally unplayable without the controller (they have rectified this though with a new update). So in that case, the controller made a whole lot of difference. In other games, especially competitive multiplayer ones like Shadowgun: DeadZone, having a physical controller puts you at an (unfair) advantage against the rest of the players.