OUYA might be expanding its coverage beyond its tiny living room box, but it is definitely not abandoning it just yet. At GDC 2014, the company will be demoing 12 new titles that will be hitting its Android-based gaming console soon.
Mad Catz and OUYA have announced a new content agreement this morning. Said agreement involves the recently announced OUYA Everywhere, and means the MOJO console will be first in line to offer this setup. Mad Catz and OUYA have said Everywhere will debut on the MOJO "later this spring."
We heard a bit about the OUYA Everywhere initiative earlier in the week. At the time the details were official, as in they had been mentioned by OUYA CEO Julie Uhrman, however they were serving more as a teaser than anything else. Well, it seems there has been another mention of OUYA Everywhere -- this time coming from the company blog.
It would appear as if the OUYA is going to be expanding beyond the current console. Julie Uhrman, OUYA CEO, has recently begun teasing something called the Everywhere initiative. But while the name was revealed, Uhrman hasn't yet offered a full set of details in terms of what can be expected.
It has been several months since we first saw this discussed, however it seems the OUYA game console has gotten a bit of a refresh. The update brings a few changes including a "refined" controller, improvements to WiFi connectivity and doubles the storage. This latest OUYA is sporting 16GB of internal storage, just like the white limited edition model that arrived during the holiday shopping season.
The hype surrounding the OUYA game system seems to have settled down quite a bit. Of course, that isn't to say the OUYA team has been slacking. To that point, the "Abominable Snowman" update pushed in the later months of 2013 and brought quite a few key changes and improvements. But moving forward, it seems the OUYA team is going to be down one member.
A gaming device is only as good as the games available for it and while Android has its fair share of games, it could definitely do with some more, especially popular titles only found on that other mobile platform. But a campaign to encourage game developers to bring their games over to OUYA might have managed to push the console into some bad publicity instead.
We had know OUYA was getting ready to push a large software update. In fact, they offered a bit of a preview earlier in the month. The good news has arrived though, that update has begun pushing to consoles. The folks at OUYA have dubbed this one the "Abominable Snowman" update and have it listed as being the "biggest update yet."
We recently learned the OUYA game console would be shipping with a refreshed controller. But it looks like the folks at OUYA have just unveiled a refresh that may be a bit more noticeable -- a new color console. Available for pre-order beginning today, the OUYA console is available in a Limited Edition White.
The OUYA gaming console, which has only been on retail for less than a month, has undoubtedly started a new kind of Android gaming scene. But like with any pioneer or trendsetter, there will always be some things that it won't get right at first, such as the initial user interface for the system. That will, however, soon change once the new update rolls out that will subtly yet effectively change how the OUYA presents games.