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OUYA has improved its native controller, but the packaging doesn’t show it

OUYA has improved its native controller, but the packaging doesn’t show it

The iterative, annualized OUYA video game console has fixed the longstanding latency problem with its native controller and made a few subtle but important physical changes to it, reports Polygon. The controller, which was released with OUYA 1.0 in April, had been slow to respond and didn't feel quite right, as reported by the new system's fans. The change was slipped into current OUYA system shipments quietly and without indication on the on-board marketing.

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Ouya Free the Games program gets new rules to close loopholes

Ouya Free the Games program gets new rules to close loopholes

If you follow the Ouya console, you'll remember that it started off as a Kickstarter product. It raised a huge amount of money and has graduated well beyond the fund-raising stage at this point. Ouya started a program called Free the Games in an attempt to get game developers to give exclusives to the console.

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Amazon Android gaming console tipped for arrival this year

Amazon Android gaming console tipped for arrival this year

This seems almost out of left field and very sudden, but it's said that Amazon is working on an Android-powered gaming console, similar to the OUYA, that will see a launch by the end of this year, possibly in time for the holiday shopping season. Details are obviously scarce at this point, but it seems Amazon is looking to sneak their way into the gaming hardware industry.

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OUYA placates disgruntled gamers with download store credit

OUYA placates disgruntled gamers with download store credit

OUYA is attempting to placate frustrated Kickstarter backers who didn't get their console before in-store availability began, offering free DISCOVER download store credit for anybody disgruntled. The runaway crowdsourcing success ran into shipping issues as it attempted to send out the final consoles ahead of general sales starting, leaving some backers waiting for their consoles; they, and anyone else who put money down on the original Kickstarter campaign but feels let down, can claim $13.37 of credit to buy games and other apps.

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OUYA “Free the Games” fund invests in even more exclusive titles

OUYA “Free the Games” fund invests in even more exclusive titles

Ever since the OUYA has entered production, the makers behind the console have been dedicated to getting exclusive games for the OUYA in order to raise the appeal of the Android-powered mini console. Today, the company is announcing a huge program at getting game devs to make games exclusively for the OUYA, and they're willing to pay developers to make it happen.

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OUYA supplies steady as eBay price-gouge undermined

OUYA supplies steady as eBay price-gouge undermined

Android game console OUYA has survived its retail debut with mixed stock levels, with supplies of the $99 open-source gaming gadget still meeting demand and failing to lead to the usual eBay price gouging. The Kickstarter success went on sale in physical stores as well as through several online retailers for the first time yesterday, with Amazon in the US and UK quickly selling out. However, supplies elsewhere have been more stable.

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OUYA retail sales begin (and immediately sells out)

OUYA retail sales begin (and immediately sells out)

Android games console and Kickstarter success OUYA has begun its assault on stores, with sales kicking off in the UK and already seeing stock shortages. The open-source console, which raised more than $8.5m last year on the crowdfunding site, showed up on Amazon US and on Amazon UK earlier today and is already listed as "temporarily out of stock" as demand outstrips supply.

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Mad Catz Project MOJO Android gaming console aims at OUYA with Tegra 4

Mad Catz Project MOJO Android gaming console aims at OUYA with Tegra 4

This week the folks at Mad Catz have made it clear that they'll be joining the Android In The Living Room fad with a gaming console known as Project MOJO. This device will take on a form not unlike the gaming console known as OUYA and will also be going into competition with the BlueStacks machine GamePop. Each of these machines have one thing in common: they're relying on Google's mobile operating system Android to do the software work.

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BlueStacks GamePop misses OUYA’s competitive price point

BlueStacks GamePop misses OUYA’s competitive price point

OUYA is getting closer and closer to it's public launch next month, and Android emulation service BlueStacks is looking to shake things up at the same time with their new GamePop portable gaming console. It's a bit different than OUYA, as it uses a subscription for unlimited gameplay, but the price of the console itself is a bit more expensive than the OUYA.

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BlueStacks GamePop console takes on OUYA

BlueStacks GamePop console takes on OUYA

As OUYA gets ready to launch in full next month, other companies are trying to replicate the success with their own portable gaming consoles. Android app emulation service BlueStacks has announced GamePop, which is a portable Android-powered gaming console that looks to take on OUYA, as well as become the Netflix of gaming with a unique subscription plan.

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OUYA delayed as console gets last-minute controller fix

OUYA delayed as console gets last-minute controller fix

One of the most interesting and successful Kickstarter projects having to do with gaming in recent memory was the Ouya game console. The device is said to bring Android games and other content to living rooms all around the country and eventually the world. One of the best parts about the Android game console is its low price of $99.

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OUYA teardown shows near-perfect ease in repairability

OUYA teardown shows near-perfect ease in repairability

The Android-toting game console known as OUYA has had its first teardown appearance this week, a piece-by-piece de-construction showing that it will be a relatively easy repair job for future users. The console and gaming controller are taken apart bit-by-bit with open-source and free-to-modify aims in mind - the creators of this system appear to have stuck to their word when it comes to simple modifications.

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