Service for the Ouya will be ending next month

Discussion in 'GBAtemp & Scene News' started by Chary, May 22, 2019.


    6,386

    101
    Front-page
    download.

    The end is near for the Ouya. No, you haven't time-traveled back to 2013; official support for the failed little Android gaming box will be coming to a halt next month, after six years. On June 25th, parent company Razer will be shutting down services for the Ouya, meaning you will no longer be able to purchase games, use any remaining funds, or be able to play games that require online validation checks. If you do happen to have an Ouya, and games for it, you'll still be able to download any titles that you've previously bought. Additionally, Razer will also be shutting down their ForgeTV and MadCatz MOJO services on the same date.

    Though the Ouya was considered dead on arrival by many, this marks the official end of the system's life.

    :arrow: Source
     
    Discussion (101 replies)
  1. Foxi4

    Foxi4 On the hunt...

    Global Moderator
    28
    Sep 13, 2009
    Poland
    Gaming Grotto
    I still haven't even unboxed mine. Don't judge, I bought it for £10 on clearance. :P
     
    |<roni&g, KcrPL, jamespoo and 14 others like this.
  2. Chary
    OP

    Chary Never sleeps.

    pip Senior Editor
    43
    GBAtemp Patron
    Chary is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    Oct 2, 2012
    United States
    Goodnight, sweet prince.
     
  3. emigre

    emigre An electric type pokemons

    Member
    21
    Jan 28, 2009
    United States
    London
    Goodnight sweet prince.
     
  4. KingVamp

    KingVamp Haaah-hahahaha!

    Member
    13
    Sep 13, 2009
    United States
    Netherworld
    I'm surprised it lasted this long.

    Looks like Razer is doing some clean up.
     
  5. CoolStarDood

    CoolStarDood GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    4
    Feb 8, 2018
    United States
    Everywhere and nowwhere at the same time o__0
    Last edited by CoolStarDood, May 22, 2019
  6. The Razer Toaster will be a revolutionary toaster that will change the world as we know it
     
    JustANoob;), Messael and CoolStarDood like this.
  7. the_randomizer

    the_randomizer The Temp's official fox whisperer

    Member
    24
    GBAtemp Patron
    the_randomizer is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    Apr 29, 2011
    United States
    Dr. Wahwee's castle
    I'm surprised it was still ongoing to be honest.
     
    banjo2, chartube12, Vorde and 2 others like this.
  8. SexySpai

    SexySpai xdddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd

    Member
    8
    Jun 16, 2018
    United States
    your mom lol
    Sweet prince, goodnight
     
  9. the_randomizer

    the_randomizer The Temp's official fox whisperer

    Member
    24
    GBAtemp Patron
    the_randomizer is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    Apr 29, 2011
    United States
    Dr. Wahwee's castle
    Oh what could have been, had it been marketed better, so much wasted potential IMO
     
    StrayGuitarist likes this.
  10. RedoLane

    RedoLane GBAtemp Maniac

    Member
    8
    Sep 16, 2016
    Israel
    And nothing of value was lost.
     
  11. Vivisector

    Vivisector Member

    Newcomer
    1
    Jan 13, 2019
    United States
    Honestly I wasn't aware that Ouya services were still running.
     
    Sicklyboy and gnmmarechal like this.
  12. chrisrlink

    chrisrlink Intel Pentium III Hamster inside

    Member
    8
    Aug 27, 2009
    United States
    inside your crappy old PC
    welp time to get a shield tv then guys
     
    TheMrIron2 likes this.
  13. lincruste

    lincruste GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    5
    Jan 13, 2008
    Antarctica
    france
    Sweet night, good prince.
     
    TeamScriptKiddies and DerEineee like this.
  14. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    23
    Nov 21, 2005
    United Kingdom
    But it was supposed to last forever and never need its hardware updating but still keep playing the current games.
     
    DeadlyFoez and CoolStarDood like this.
  15. the_randomizer

    the_randomizer The Temp's official fox whisperer

    Member
    24
    GBAtemp Patron
    the_randomizer is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    Apr 29, 2011
    United States
    Dr. Wahwee's castle
    I honestly almost forgot this was even a thing, it just came and went. C'est la vie.
     
  16. Foxi4

    Foxi4 On the hunt...

    Global Moderator
    28
    Sep 13, 2009
    Poland
    Gaming Grotto
    I believe the actual plan was to allow users to trade in their motherboard against the subsequent iterations of OUYA's. All of them were supposed to fit in the same shell to allow for seamless upgrades, kind of like PC motherboards have a uniform form factor. It made sense on paper at the time, but they just didn't have the software or the brand recognition to push units.
     
  17. Vivisector

    Vivisector Member

    Newcomer
    1
    Jan 13, 2019
    United States
    Yeah that would be expensive and you'd probably need a sizable install base to make this work.
    Anyone remember those PC's that would "never be obsolete" because they had "lifetime upgrades" in the 90's and 2000's?
     
    MarkDarkness, Tony_92 and Foxi4 like this.
  18. DANTENDO

    DANTENDO I Won year sub Edge mag 1996 hot topic digitiser

    Member
    5
    Mar 10, 2019
    United Kingdom
    How many bought this prob as many who can pronounce its name right:lol: but it is a shame I hope whoever was involved making it made some profit
     
    Last edited by DANTENDO, May 22, 2019
  19. SG854

    SG854 If It Bleeds, We Can Kill It

    Member
    11
    Feb 17, 2017
    Comoros
    Goodnight a prince that is sweet
     
    Last edited by SG854, May 22, 2019
    TeamScriptKiddies likes this.
Loading...