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Xiaomi steps up its game with a Bluetooth game controller

There should no longer be any doubt that Xiaomi wants in on the fledgling Chinese game biz. The company has now outed its own Bluetooth game controller for, what else, gaming. While the controller seems like a natural evolution of its Mi TV box, it does raise some questions about the future of one popular Android gaming console turned platform.

Ouya rumored to be in acquisition talks with several companies

Ouya, the $99 gaming console that runs Android has been taking geek town by storm, thanks to its very low price. Recently, we’ve been hearing reports that the company is discussing with several big companies not just in the United States but also in China regarding a possible acquisition.

OUYA teams up with Xiaomi to conquer Asia

What should you do if you want to make it big in the Android market in Asia, particularly in China? Why partner with the top Android OEM of course! That is what OUYA seems to be doing by striking a deal with Xiaomi to bring its games and its platform outside of its comfort zone and into the Chinese, and eventually Asian, market.

OUYA tests All-Access Pass subscription-based game shop

Buying Android games, even in exclusive stores like OUYA's isn't exactly difficult, but OUYA wants to make it even easier, and in effect draw in more users of its hardware. The startup is now testing what it calls All-Access Pass, which will give you access to almost everything in its catalog for a relatively measly annual fee.

OUYA “Chupacabra” system update brings in XBMC audio passthrough and revamped pages

Following its tradition of naming major system updates after mythical creatures, the OUYA team has announced the release of "Chupacabra". And just like previous updates, this one drags in quite a huge amount of new features and fixes, including support for audio passthrough in XBMC, redesigned PLAY, DISCOVER, and Details pages, as well as better support for game controllers and media remotes.

OUYA to end free-to-try requirement

In trying to woo game developers, OUYA is making a move that might not sit well with a number of gamers. In the coming weeks, OUYA will be removing the hard requirement for developers to follow a free-to-try model and let them decide whether to ask for payment upfront or not.
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