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OUYA upcoming update will change how the interface looks

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.

Green Throttle shuts down Arena app, a multi-player Android gaming experience

Android desperately wants to encroach on your living room TV, but how that’s going to be accomplished is not yet known. With Chromecast, supporting apps like Netflix can stream content from your Android device. Rumors of Android TV have yet to pan out. Miracast is lost in the shuffle, seemingly defeated by the advent of Google’s $35 dongle. Then there is Android gaming, a sector that has just started taking shape, and is seeing rapid expansion.

OUYA game console will soon be shipping with updated controller

Earlier in the week we learned the OUYA game console was going to be getting a bigger retail push in the US market. At the time there was mention of how the system would be heading to all 1,800 retail locations. And as part of that push, the packaging was going to be reworked to highlight and promote games and other content. Well, it looks like the outer package is not going to be the only thing changing with OUYA.

OUYA retail push beginning this month with Target

The OUYA game console launched in the US market back in June. Since then the console has been available with a few retailers including GameStop, Target and Best Buy. The key with the retail availability though, none of those retailers had the console available in every location. Flash forward till the present day and it looks like Target is getting ready to make that move.

OUYA external storage update entering beta status next week

The OUYA team mentioned that external storage support was an item that was in the works. This news came back in September and while it was encouraging, there was little detail provided other than it being an item that was being worked on. As for a timeline it was simply listed as "coming." Well, it looks like that time has arrived, for those who are willing to play in the beta space.

OUYA preps further European expansion

OUYA has recently announced plans to bring the game console to additional markets across Europe. The goal is for the console to begin arriving later this month. According to Gamasutra, this expansion will include a mix of Western and Eastern Europe, though as of now we have yet to see details on each and every market.

OUYA system update improves game discovery, promises external storage support

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.

OUYA changes the rules of “Free the Games” program

Responding to the flak that it is receiving over its developer program, OUYA is announcing some changes to the policies and requirements to be eligible for the fund-matching benefits. This is to ensure that previous scandals that have occurred will no longer be possible, giving a fair chance to everyone interested in joining.
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