A couple of interesting tidbits of news regarding the upcoming Android-powered game console OUYA have come out this morning. It seems like things just keep getting better and better for this little console, first with plenty of content from developers both big and small being made for it, and now some major retail power has been signed on to sell units both online and at physical storefronts.
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Recently OUYA started a ‘game jam’ called CREATE which, in reality, is a bit more of a development competition more than an actual game jam. Regardless of how you want to look at it, OUYA has been offering up $45,000 in prizes across different categories for great games submitted by developers for the OUYA console.
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.
Probably one of the biggest or most surprising announcements this CES was nVidia’s Project Shield which, if you missed the announcement, is their Android-based portable gaming system that not only runs Android games (THD or other) but also PC games streamed from your PC.
Well, we did mention that now developers or people with a fair amount of money to blow would be receiving their OUYA development kits over the past week and that videos would start appearing more and more, we now have a good look at the graphics and performance of OUYA running Android games simply installed using their .apk files without any porting having been done.
Continuing with our adventures with OnLive these days, those of you who were excited at the prospect of having OnLive on your future OUYA boxes will be happy to know that the Android-based gaming console will still come with OnLive when it launches in early 2013.
Right now it seems that every other day the Android running home gaming console OUYA continues to gain strength in its cause and today is no different. Square Enix has announced that it will be releasing Final Fantasy III onto the system and becomes the first major game publisher to announce a game release for OUYA.
More news regarding OUYA and future content that will be available when this Android-based home gaming console launches next year. It seems more and more companies are coming out to throw their weight behind the unit by supporting it with content for when it launches. The newest company to come out is OnLive and on top of that we get a look at the actual OUYA game controller.
So, all the news and commotion about the OUYA and it’s supposedly magical, revolutionary controller got me thinking about what actually using the OUYA would be like. In the promotional video, the footage shows Yves Behar and the design team working on the controller for OUYA. From what was shown, it seems like there is a ton of hard work, large amounts of care and smart design going into the feel and ergonomics of the controller.