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  1. Ouya CEO Julie Uhrman Talks Indie Development And An Exclusive Female-Led Game

    Yes, they are still a thing.

    The Ouya made a huge splash when it arrived on Kickstarter back in 2012, and then...then a lot of us forgot about it. The indie-friendly microconsole has yet to catch on in the gaming community, but it's still alive and kickin'. Ouya CEO Julie Uhrman spoke at E3 about the development efforts her company is currently fostering, including a female-led Ouya-exclusive title debuting later this year.

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  2. Rumor: Google Branded Game Console and Smartwatch on Their Way

    I can't think of a reason for Google to not jump in with a console or smartwatch at this point.

    You might think Google makes enough things, but Google apparently doesn't. Rumor has it they're working on an Android powered game console and a smartwatch. This is probably an attempt to beat Apple to the punch on both fronts since they're also rumored to be making those things, but it's more likely to hurt smaller companies like OUYA and Pebble.

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  3. Last-Minute Delay Means Nvidia Shield Won’t Release Until Next Month

    Mechanical failures force an eleventh hour delay for the Android portable that wants to put Steam games in the palm of your hand.

    The Shield, Nvidia's Android-based handheld gaming console which was supposed to be released today, will be pushed back to an unspecified date in July. According to the company the delay proved necessary due to the failure of a third-party mechanical component.

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  4. The Little System That Could: OUYA Now Available in Stores

    It's a gaming console that costs less than $100. Heck. Buy two.

    If you weren't one of the 63,416 people who contributed to the OUYA console's mega-successful $8.6 million dollar Kickstarter campaign then you've had to wait for the little system that could to finally hit store shelves. Today is that day, frugal gamers! The OUYA is now available at Target, GameStop, and Best Buy if you absolutely must rush out to buy it now. If you can't find it in stores, or if you don't mind waiting for it to ship you can also order it on Amazon.

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  5. OUYA to Ship to Backers in March as Promised, Gamers Collectively Sigh

    Back in August, more than 63,000 gaming enthusiasts (with wallets) were heard, because the ambitious little console-that-could, the OUYA, was funded on Kickstarter by more than 9 times their goal, raking in just over $8.5 million. But that's old news. Here's the new: As promised back then, OUYA is shipping out the actual console to backers who pledged $95 or more in March. Specifically, March 28th. The main product -- retailing at $99 -- will be available to the rest of us slackers in June.

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  6. OUYA to Avoid Becoming Outdated by Releasing New Model Every Year

    One of the biggest reasons that people spoke out against the OUYA, the Android console that came from Kickstarter, is the fact that it would become so quickly outdated. The traditional Android market, and the chips that go in such devices, constantly churns through iterations because the materials keep becoming better and better. Turns out, OUYA's going to follow the same model. CEO Julie Uhrman reportedly told Engadget [t]here will be a a new OUYA every year."

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  7. OUYA Can Play Emulated Games, Will Likely Be Its Sole Purpose

    Well, ladies and gentlemen, it's hardly been two weeks since OUYA development kits reached the hands of prospective and independent game developers everywhere, and already we've seen what may be the zenith of its potential. OUYA owners have been posting gameplay videos on the console's official message boards demonstrating that the console meant to revolutionize the home video game market and provide an outlet for developers is pretty much being used to run emulations of classic games of the past instead, especially titles from the immensely popular Super Nintendo and Nintendo 64 systems.

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  8. GameStick Seeks to Become Most Portable Gaming System Ever

    There are a lot of gaming systems out there, but that won't stop one more system from jumping into the fray. The Android-based GameStick aims to be the most portable gaming system ever, and they've turned to Kickstarter for funding. That seems like a good strategy, considering the OUYA system raised almost $8.5 million on the crowdfunding site for their Android game system. What's especially notable about the GameStick is that the little dongle below the controller in the picture above-- that's the whole system.

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  9. Booyah! OUYA Development Kits Could Arrive by Tomorrow

    Just to refresh your memory and inform those unfamiliar with the game system, OUYA is a console built on Android open-source technology that recently accumulated nearly $8.5 million in funding on Kickstarter. The brainchild of video game industry vet Julie Uhrman, she and her development staff hope to draw gamers back to television-based consoles as well as provide a creative outlet for indie game designers. Today it was discovered on the official OUYA message board that development consoles and software development kits (SDK) are being delivered sooner than expected, with some of them arriving by tomorrow. What does this mean? Basically, development studios can get a jump start working on their projects for what some believe will be a revolution in the gaming industry.

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  10. OUYA Kickstarter Finishes at $8.59 Million, Now We Wait

    The Kickstarter for the Android-powered console OUYA has finally come to a close. With announcements like partnerships with VEVO and OnLive, the box folks might have once thought would fail seems to be doing pretty well for itself. When the curtain closed, the OUYA raked in a grand total of $8,596,475 when their original goal had been a measly $950,000. That's a lot more money than they expected, so things will hopefully go smoothly now, but it's important to note that they haven't brought the console to market yet. A lot can happen between now and then.

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  11. Ouya: The $99 Android-Based Gaming Console That’s Woman-Led And Totally Awesome

    million dollar lady

    I apologize, dear readers -- we've been utterly remiss in reporting about Ouya, the Kickstarter sensation that aims to pack an open, Android-based game platform and development kit into a teensy console, effectively bringing the best parts about hackable indie gaming to the television. In only eight hours, Ouya raised $1 million, surpassing its original goal of crowdfunding $950,000 in 30 days. With just 35 hours remaining on their Kickstarter, Ouya has raised $7,163,016, from a total of 53,891 people interested in the project. Oh, and the icing of top of this so-far successful gaming project cake? The entire project is led by gaming industry veteran Julie Uhrman. Hit the jump to find out more about this woman-led, revolutionary console!

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  12. OUYA Pairs With VEVO, Reveals Limited Edition Console

    Getting tired of hearing about the OUYA? Too bad! Here's a bit more. The little Android-powered gaming machine has entered its final week on Kickstarter and has revealed even more of its cool features. It turns out that it'll be getting the music video service VEVO, as well as a sexy new limited edition console for early backers. The OUYA has exploded and it seems like everyone wants in. But how much success is too much success? Will the new announcements compromise the OUYA's original mission?

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  13. OUYA Reveals Its Controller, Partnership with OnLive

    Remember the OUYA? The little game console that exceeded its Kickstarter goal on the first day saw a few big announcements today. First, game-streaming service OnLive will be featured on the OUYA. On top of that big news, the console's controller was revealed. Make the jump to learn more!

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  14. The Little Open-Source Console that Might: The Ouya

    Independent developers are taking the video game industry by storm, but a majority of games can't quite make the hurdle onto home consoles. All of that is about to change with the Ouya, an affordable, open-source game console that is aiming to reclaim consoles for the little guys. The Kickstarter for Ouya lasts until August 9 and seems to have a great deal of support already. Will the Ouya change gaming as we know it? Read on, friend!

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