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Razer willing to shoulder OUYA’s indie debt

Razer willing to shoulder OUYA’s indie debt

OUYA might have found a bit of salvation in Razer when the latter acquired part of OUYA's operations, but that doesn't mean it has completely escaped controversy. Now hounding both companies, indie developers have voiced out concerns over OUYA seemingly "screwing them out" of promised thousands of dollars under its Free the Games marketing stint. Although not legally obligated to do so, since it didn't buy that part of OUYA's business, Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan wants to do good by these indie devs and is willing to pay what OUYA owes them under slightly revised conditions.

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Razer OUYA acquisition is all about games

Razer OUYA acquisition is all about games

Here's why being acquired by a company like Razer is great: not only will OUYA continue to be made in hardware form, the software will be expanding. According to Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan, Razer has acquired the software assets of OUYA and will start this party off right - by integrating OUYA games and their store into the Razer Forge TV - that's their Android TV device revealed earlier this year at CES 2015. Not only that, but the OUYA gaming console will continue to live on, and maybe even grow!

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Razer acquires OUYA officially

Razer acquires OUYA officially

In a move that'll likely put them in competition direct with the likes of NVIDIA, Razer has acquired Android console-maker OUYA. This tiny machine - the OUYA - was created back before Android TV was a reality, making headway in the "Android console" space before Android was prepared to live in the living room. Over the past couple of years the company hasn't done especially well for itself, falling a bit behind in the market as it fails to summon the explosive response elicited with its original launch.

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Ouya’s salvation might come from Razer

Ouya’s salvation might come from Razer

Ouya's quest for survival might be close to an end, for better or for worse. The once darling of the Android gaming and Kickstarter communities has, for months, been rumored to be looking for potential partners, investors, or, when all else fails, buyers. Although it has been successful to some extent, the story was far from over. Now that chapter might soon be ending, with sources familiar to the matter claiming that gaming device and accessory maker Razer are in talks on how to buy Ouya out of its predicament.

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Report: Ouya needs a buyer, and quick

Report: Ouya needs a buyer, and quick

Ouya is in trouble. In a leaked email, CEO Julie Uhrman reportedly told investors and advisors that the company is in desperate need of a buyer after failing to restructure their debt. This comes after Ouya successfully secured investments from Alibaba in February to the tune of $10 million, and $15 million in a series A funding round two years ago. On top of that, Ouya earned an unknown amount via venture capital firm TriplePoint Capital. For now, Ouya’s focus is on ‘recovering’ as much capital as they can.

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Alibaba to invest in OUYA to bring games to set-top boxes

Alibaba to invest in OUYA to bring games to set-top boxes

Seems like it's an investment run this week. After the rumored Microsoft investment in Cyanogen, Inc., another startup is getting an infusion of cash from a giant. This time, that startup is former crowdfunding darling OUYA and the giant is Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba. Word on the street is that Alibaba is investing around $10 million in OUYA with the goal of putting OUYA's catalog of Android games inside Alibaba's set-top boxes for the Chinese market.

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OUYA “Chickcharney” update focuses on user-made content

OUYA “Chickcharney” update focuses on user-made content

OUYA is not dead. And to prove that claim, the startup has just announced it's latest update that brings a couple of new features to the console and the OUYA gaming ecosystem as a whole. Taking center stage in this update is a focus on user-made content and mods, opening the door for more replayability in mobile games. Plus, it is finally possible to bundle games in promos and sales, just in time for the holiday countdown. Of course there are also bugfixes here and there plus the traditional new paint job for the user interface.

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Android TV ported to Ouya gaming console

Android TV ported to Ouya gaming console

Those of you that roll with the Ouya will be glad to see its newest software build coming from a 3rd party contributor. With Android TV coming to the Nexus Player, out came the SDK for Android 5.0 Lollipop and the means to bring said software to devices across the Android spectrum. One of those devices is Ouya. Today, if you do so desire, you can bring Android TV to your Ouya - and subsequently your television - with a tiny bit of back-end work.

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Xiaomi, Ouya ink deal to bring Android games to China

Xiaomi, Ouya ink deal to bring Android games to China

Ouya, which is trying in earnest to make a home on your living room shelf, has inked a deal with Xiaomi to bring their software to the Chinese market. An agreement between the two was confirmed by Ouya CEO Julie Uhrman and Xiaomi executives. Though not a hardware distribution agreement, the deal will see the Ouya platform on various Xiaomi devices.

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Ouya testing all-access subscription mode

Ouya testing all-access subscription mode

Ouya, which has a dedicated following of core gaming enthusiasts, wants the rest of us to get involved, too. To that end, the company is introducing a new program designed to give unfettered access to their entire catalog of games. there are restrictions, but it promises to entice a lot of users to think again about Ouya should it get past the beta stage.

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