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Final Fantasy III coming to Ouya

Final Fantasy III coming to Ouya

This week we saw Ouya gain support from OnLive, the online game streaming service, and now the company has found another ally in the gaming industry. Ouya has taken to its Kickstarter page to announce that it has partnered with Square Enix, with the developer intending to bring Final Fantasy III to the Android-based console when it eventually launches. Ouya say that this is the first time gamers outside of Japan will be able to play Final Fantasy III on a television via a console.

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Ouya will be about the size of a Rubik’s Cube

Ouya will be about the size of a Rubik’s Cube

No one is expecting the innovative Android-based Ouya game console to be huge in size, but it might be even smaller than you've pictured. "Our console is quite small, around the size of a Rubik's cube, and so it will easily fit anywhere in a room, or be easy to throw in a backpack," said hardware designer Yves Behar in an interview.

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OUYA team assures pre-hacked units on request

OUYA team assures pre-hacked units on request

The Android-based gaming platform known as OUYA has sent out an update letting both developers and end-users know that they'll not only be given instructions on how to hack their devices, they'll be given alternate software builds as well. This guarantee was initially only made to developers signing up to the development program for the gaming console, but other Kickstarter-friendly users have been assured of the option to root (with instructions) as well. The project known as Ouya has been quite vocal about being "open-source" since they first appeared on the croudfunding site Kickstarter some weeks ago, and now that they've raised many times their original asking amount to get their project in motion, they appear more than willing to continue with their initial promises.

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Human Element prequel set to release on OUYA exclusively

Human Element prequel set to release on OUYA exclusively

The man responsible for Creative Strategy on Infinity Ward's Call of Duty franchise has announced that his next big behemoth of a game, Human Element, will be given a prequel exclusive to the upcoming console known as OUYA. This console has gained significant traction in the last few weeks as its launch on Kickstarter blasted through all expected initial funding efforts, capturing the Android community as it did so. With an exclusive game launch as giant as this coming with it, the potential for failure should by all means be non-existent!

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OUYA poaches Amazon Kindle engineer

OUYA poaches Amazon Kindle engineer

The folks behind the Android-based gaming system OUYA have revealed this week that they've been holding back a "secret weapon" of sorts in their bid for Kickstarter supremacy: Muffi Ghadiali of Lab126 from Amazon. This fellow worked on the Kindle product line in both software and hardware and was responsible for interacting with engineering, product design, industrial design, supply chain, QA teams, and operations. Now that the OUYA project has more than $5 million USD in funding via Kickstarter before it's even launched AND they've got the support of a proven winner, what's to stop them?

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OUYA Kickstarter blasts past $5m mark

OUYA Kickstarter blasts past $5m mark

This week the Kickstarter phenomenon known as OUYA has reached $5 million dollars pledged for their Android-based gaming console with 22 days left to go. This amount of cash for a project such as this is fantastic on its own, but given the group's $950,000 goal at the start of the project, it's become a whole new animal since it started less than a month ago. With more than 5 times their original seed money request, it's time for the developers and engineers behind the project to seriously reconsider their futures in their respective fields - things are looking up!

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OUYA begins talks with NVIDIA and pledges more rewards for investors

OUYA begins talks with NVIDIA and pledges more rewards for investors

This week the Android-based HDTV connected gaming device known as OUYA has blasted past its initial Kickstarter goal straight into the news media's eye for up-and-coming powerhouses in the mobile universe. As such, each time they send out an update as large as what they've just pushed, it's time to pay attention. Today's update includes their first meeting with NVIDIA on how the quad-core Tegra 3 processor plays into this whole fabulous situation.

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Ouya hits $4m while Pandora device creator pans the idea

Ouya hits $4m while Pandora device creator pans the idea

This week the meteoric rise of Kickstarter-started Android device Ouya has been the subject of some massive amounts of attention - today the doubts begin. It's Craig Rothwell, part of the team that created the ill-fated open-source handheld gaming device Pandora. His trip down terror lane with the development and production of both the software and the hardware for said device have allowed him to lend some knowledge today to Pocket Gamer on how hard the team behind Ouya are about to have it, $4 million dollars in funding or not.

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