OUYA system update improves game discovery, promises external storage support

September 20, 2013
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Those with an OUYA game console may want to fire the system as an update has recently come available. This update has the focus being on game discovery, however there were also some fixes and promise of support coming for external storage. As well, this update brought talk of added currency support, which should make things a bit easier for those outside the US.

With that in mind, this update is setting the groundwork for additional currency support for Pounds and Euros. The folks at OUYA have said this will be enabled next week and existing accounts will continue to transact in US dollars while new accounts will assume the correct currency for their region. As for the external storage, that was another item for the future.

Except instead of a timeline of next week like we saw for currency, this one is a bit more open ended. At this point it seems this is something that is being worked on and "it's coming."

"We understand everyone wants this feature (we do too!), so I just want to let y’all know that we are currently working on it. It’s not a simple feature to do right, so know that we hear your feedback and are working on it as our top priority."

Otherwise, those fixes include the following items;

  • Fixed an issue where sometimes a system update would cancel and not inform the user, so only a blank downloading bar would appear.
  • Fixed an issue where high bandwidth could actually cause performance issues and crashes while navigating menus.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause the OUYA to overheat in some cases.
  • Fixed a handful of crashes that could occur after browsing DISCOVER for a long period of time.

As for the bigger portion of this update - game discovery. The folks at OUYA have broken this down into a few pieces. First up is that installed games are now moved to the back of their row in Discover. This should make it easier to find games you do not currently have. Users will also be able to bury games (push to the back of a row) by pressing the right thumbstick (R3).

The last discovery related item is a bit simpler, but likely just as welcomed. Users will now be alerted when a game has finished downloading. And lastly, the folks at OUYA have done a little teasing. They mentioned they had the intern hide a few Easter Eggs somewhere in the menu.

VIA: AndroidPolice

SOURCE: OUYA


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