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Ouya launch delayed to June 25, controller defect being fixed

The Ouya isn't going to make its planned June 4 launch. The diminutive Android console will now launch on June 25. Ouya CEO Julie Uhrman tells Joystiq that the decision was made in order to meet high demand at retail. "We've had incredibly positive reactions from our retail partners, and so in...

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Ouya working on external game storage, simpler installs for June 4 launch

Those early Kickstarter units may have some issues, but Ouya promises that come time to officially launch the console on June 4, that won't be the case. External storage for games, an easier game installation process, controller support for video players, more metrics for developers and support for...

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Ouya: Joystiq goes hands-on

For being such a little thing, the Ouya is surprisingly heavy. The Kickstarter unit I tested was etched with the names of $10,000 backers, Minecraft creator Notch at the top of the list. Ouya's development kit (the ODK) is in the hands of 8,000 developers, Ouya CEO Julie Uhrman told me. "New games...

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Ouya names Roy Bahat chairman of the board, hires leadership staff

Ouya CEO Julie Uhrman announced Roy Bahat as chairman of the board Friday. Bahat served as president of IGN Entertainment for five years before joining Ouya. Uhrman also revealed that Steve Chamberlin will lead Ouya's engineering division while Raffi Bagdasarian is in charge of the software side of...

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Ouya tops $8.5 million as Kickstarter campaign comes to a close

"We've been blown away the whole time," Ouya CEO Julie Uhrman said this afternoon, just 10 hours ahead of her company's Kickstarter project reaching its end. It's an understandable reaction considering the Android-based open-source console aimed to gather just $950K in total – the project...

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Ouya's first exclusive game: a prequel to Robert Bowling's 'Human Element'

Of the many things we've heard about Ouya, we've yet to hear any developers straight up announce games for the Android-based, $99 console. Robert Bowling's Robotoki just became the first studio to do so, taking to Ouya's Kickstarter page to announce a prequel to his planned 2015 game, Human...

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Amazon Kindle alum overseeing Ouya production, hiring

Muffi Ghadiali, an alumni of Amazon's internal Lab126 (the team responsible for developing Amazon's Kindle line of products), has been keeping an eye on every aspect of Ouya's production according to an update to the project's obscenely successful Kickstarter campaign. "My job at OUYA is to ensure...

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Ouya misconceptions: Not seeking funds outside of Kickstarter, F2P with a twist

We often wonder how Kickstarter alters public perception on a project. For example, if the Ouya were backed by investors and hit the market without any crowd funding, would its audience be more receptive to the final design since they never had the opportunity to imagine what could have been, or...

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Ouya passes Kickstarter goal on first day at $950K and rising

The Android-powered, crowdfunded $99 game console – Ouya – just passed its $950K Kickstarter project goal. Considering the project page went live this morning, the Ouya reached its goal in well under its first 24 hours. Designed by Yves Béhar and backed by several prominent game...

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