Amid Struggles, “The People’s Console” Ouya Acquired by Razer

Razer, the company set to soon launch its own Forge TV set-top box powered by Android TV, reportedly acquired Ouya this week, but neither company has announced the deal officially. The confirmation comes from MESA Global, who posted on its website that the deal was finalized between the two companies, with MESA acting as the “exclusive financial advisor” to Ouya.  (more…)

OUYA Testing Annual Subscription Model, $60 Nabs You Almost Everything

The retail packaging for OUYA states that the little Android-powered console “has big dreams.” Unfortunately, dreams don’t move sales numbers, so OUYA is trying something new to get their little-console-that-could up and running in today’s market.

In an effort to encourage OUYA owners to try more of the games they worked so hard to cultivate on their platform, a new annual subscription model has been announced this week. (more…)

OUYA Launches New Console, All Black Exterior With a Jump in Storage

A new OUYA Android-powered game console is on the market, blacked out, featuring few changes over the OUYA from last year. In the new model, which is priced at $129, it features 16GB of storage instead of 8GB, but still comes with the same NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor and 1GB of RAM. OUYA states that the controller received a lot of work, which hopefully addresses a few of the problems people had with the previous version, but we still had higher hopes for a “new version” of the console.  (more…)

Limited Edition OUYA in White With 16GB Now on Sale for $129.99

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OUYA, an Android game console powered by a Tegra 3 quad-core processor which launched in June of this year, is making headlines for the first time since its release, thanks to a new limited edition White model. The only difference users will see besides the exterior paint is the addition of twice the internal storage available, now at 16GB instead of 8GB found on the black model.  (more…)

Android-Powered OUYA Gaming Console Now on Sale, $99 Through Multiple Retailers

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This morning, OUYA finally hit the retail market after months of us watching the console go from a small Kickstarter project to a full-on Android-powered gaming system, complete with cool looking controller, of course. The device is priced at $99 and can be found out a good list of retail outlets. For the most part, it appears to be sold out at Amazon and Target, but I saw a few on the Best Buy website and GameStop site if you weren’t able to pre-order one.  (more…)

OUYA Receives $15 Million in Additional Funding, Shifts Launch Date Back Anyway

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The Kickstarter darling OUYA is slowly starting to trickle into the hands of people who backed them early on in their development. Today in a blog post, they announced that through an additional round of funding, that they have raked in another $15 million that they plan on dumping into, “increasing production to meet our demand” and other development. However, shortly after saying that, they also announced that the retail launch date of the OUYA will be pushed back.  (more…)

iFixit Gives OUYA the Teardown Treatment, Finds the Small Console Fixes Up Easy

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It is like a cycle – a new mobile device comes out and first comes the drop test and screen scratch videos. After that comes the inevitable teardown from the guys over at iFixit which, unlike the first two examples, are actually interesting and useful. Now that OUYA units are actually starting to ship out to more eager developers, we get to see how the OUYA is put together and how easy it is to fix.  (more…)