Ouya News: November 2013

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  1. LightyKD
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    Limited Edition White OUYA

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    a limited edition white OUYA console sporting 16 gigs of internal storage is currently available for the price of $129.99

    http://shop.ouya.tv/products/ouyalimitededition

    OUYA System Menu Update

    A major system menu update is scheduled for this week!

    Update notes:

    -External Storage is in open beta! Just plug in a USB drive to get started. Please see the list below for details and known issues.
    We support NTFS, FAT32, and ext4 file formats.
    Games on external storage are currently associated with the OUYA they were downloaded from (so you can't use the storage to transfer a game from one OUYA to another. Sorry!)
    If you've modded your system with apps like Link2SD, you'll want to undo your changes in order for external storage to work.
    You may notice some slowdown while a game is installing to USB. This is expected and is something we hope to address in future updates.
    After downloading a game to external storage, sideloading an app will put it on external storage.
    Some games do not properly move their saved game data when moved to an external drive. If this occurs, you can move the game back to its original location to recover the save files.
    When connecting a USB drive, scanning can take a few minutes if lots of games (100+) are installed. We plan to improve this in future updates, but if you download all of DISCOVER, scanning will take a while.

    -UI revamp! We've made some significant changes to the look and feel of the UI.
    OUYA is now more intuitive, visually appealing, and better able to feature your games. It's even got built-in functionality to allow us to update featured games and the wallpaper on the fly.
    All game titles are now underneath the tile art, for easier browsing.
    Tiles have new icons for installed games and game with available updates.
    Controller icons now appear for all connected controllers and will give a low battery indication.
    Double tap of the OUYA button will now bring up a System Menu instead of instantly exiting a game.
    The System Menu allows you to exit games, eject a USB drive, turn off controllers, or put OUYA into sleep mode.
    Games can now be set up to allow purchases from OUYA menus. Games that have enabled this will have a Buy button in their System Menu. We'll be expanding and adding more functionality to this menu in the future.
    Support for faster system updates. We've enabled Incremental Updates, which means updates (after this one) will be much quicker. NOTE: If you've modified your system files, you'll continue to get the full updates.
    Developers can now create links that allow you to download their game to your OUYA from the web. These links aren't just confined to the ouya.tv site, they can be placed on any webpage. Keep an eye out for these links!
    Update Notes are viewable on the console. They appear after an update, or you can go to MANAGE -> UPDATE NOTES to view them.

    -Good ol' fashioned bug fixes.
    Fixed an issue where users could not access the Internet because the system clock had reset, causing certificate problems.
    Fixed an issue where the download button didn't always display the proper text.
    Fixed an issue where holding the analog stick to the side didn't auto-scroll.
    Many minor issues.

    -R2 and L2 can be used to scroll quickly in both PLAY and DISCOVER.
    -Installed games are no longer at the end of their list in DISCOVER.
     
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  3. Gahars

    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

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    Credit where credit is due, though, the Ouya may be the only thing keeping the tumbleweed business afloat in these trying economic times.
     
  4. Veho

    Veho The man who cried "Ni".

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    Lighty, you have an Ouya, right? How many decent games does it have?
     
  5. GameWinner

    GameWinner Take your heart

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    Fortunately, Ouya is not competing with the hype of PS4 and Xbox One!
    If it was...ehhhhh...
     
  6. gamefan5

    gamefan5 Kid Icarus Uprising connoiseur

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    Wait, wait, wait... Ouya still exists?
    Didn't expect that, I wonder how many consoles it sold since release...
     
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    I might buy an Ouya. I need something to prop up a wobbly table.
    Sales figures exceeded even the most optimistic estimates when a staggering SEVEN units were sold.
     
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    GameWinner Take your heart

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    Yeah, I see a tower of them at my Target. I don't think any cares since it's in the dark half of the electronics section.
     
  9. emigre

    emigre Has complex motives

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    Where it sits with the Wii U and Vita?
     
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  10. Osha

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    Or a wobbly PS4.
    But yeah, I'm surprised that thing isn't dead yet.
     
  11. p1ngpong

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    So its true, turds do turn white after a while.
     
  12. LightyKD
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    Yes. I do have a OUYA and I love it. I also have a OUYA related YouTube show where you can hear my thoughts on many OUYA games. Just search for "OUYA Nation" on YouTube.
     
  13. DinohScene

    DinohScene Capture the Dino

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    It reminds me of a dreamcast.
    The design that is.
     
  14. Harsky

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    Quick question, if my intention for buying an Ouya is purely as an emulation box, would you still recommend it or would I be better off just buying a generic Android box/stick?
     
  15. Veho

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    That was my next question too, and I would also like to know what the media playback support/capabilities are like. Can it be used as a media centre/HTPC?
     
  16. KTurbo

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    Yes, and yes. This is my main use of the OUYA but it does have some good games. I think it's main strength is that you can try every game before downloading it.
     
  17. Duo8

    Duo8 I don't like video games

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    Note 3.
    It even does Melee FULLSPEED*.



    *Menus only
     
  18. TwinRetro

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    Honestly, if you already have a Wii, it's not really worth it unless you want to use different controllers than the Classic Controller/Pro
     
  19. LightyKD
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    I would recommend OUYA for emulation and XBMC. Personally I use it for PS One and PSP emulation and I LOVE using XBMC on it. I chose to keep my Nintendo and Genesis emulation on Wii. As for OUYA games. There are some good ones, Shadowgun, Ravensword, Clark and Neon Shadow but I also supplement things with controller compatible Google Play games. I'm enjoying my OUYA but right now this white system is making me jelly!
     
  20. Foxi4

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    I'm not sure if I should take this as an insult towards the Dreamcast or a compliment towards the OUYA... :unsure:
     
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  21. LightyKD
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    Another awesome picture for you all to marvel to! :D

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