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Rumors: OUYA plans sale of company to Razer

When OUYA came out of its developers’ heads and into its very successful Kickstarter campaign, people were sure it was going to be a surefire hit that will compete with standard gaming consoles by bringing casual gaming to big screen TVs. In a sense, OUYA came out too early for its own good. After the initial rush, OUYA has struggled to create a market for itself, especially with Android TV offerings now abounding. It has put itself up for sale, and rumor says gaming outfit Razer is interested.

BLU comes out with new Life series of devices for 2015

BLU Products is now a known player in the entry level to mid-range market in the US – this comes from their recent track record of producing bang-for-the-buck devices. With BLU, you know that the specs aren’t going to be that premium, but the phones they produce should do the job. It looks the same with these two new products, the BLU Life One and the BLU Life 8 XL.

OnePlus: CM12.1 out soon, OxygenOS update after OnePlus 2 launch

OnePlus just gave us a peek on how they’re shaping up in terms of software these days. The short version is that CyanogenMod 12.1 – which is based on Android 5.1 Lollipop – is now in the final stages of being certified by Google, so that should be out pretty soon. It’s a different story for OxygenOS, OnePlus’s homebrew Android OS that is confirmed to be the OS for the upcoming OnePlus 2. Read on.

Million Arthur is a card-based RPG by Square Enix and Gamevil

Square Enix is pushing out into new territories, coming with a card battle RPG called “Million Arthur”. The game has previously been released in South Korea, Japan, China, and Southeast Asia, but today – through Gamevil as partner – the game is being released globally. Gamevil is starting with 15 territories today, and will later include North America, Europe and other markets.

Machinima releases Android app, puts content within reach

Machinima started as a Youtube channel, that’s probably where you’ve heard of them first. Their main gag was using game videos, gameplay replays to make original movies, humor clips, music videos, and whatnot. Now they’re trying to get their content closer to users by making it available through an app – free to download via the Google Play Store.

AT&T may have updated their LG G4 units without user consent

Ok, so we woke up to this darned-awful noise happening over at reddit, over Twitter, and even over at XDA – it seems that AT&T’s LG G4 units just updated without asking their users for permission. This resulted in dropped calls and users getting booted out of what they were doing as they saw their G4 units update and reboot in their faces without user permission.
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