Service for the Ouya will be ending next month

Chary May 22, 2019.

  1. tabzer

    tabzer GBAtemp Fan

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    In other news, a gaming console called "Ouya" was released.
     
  2. Silent_Gunner

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    I only played the Ouya ONCE at the Midwest Gaming Classic. Outside of running Android, what even was the idea? Did it even have a successful exclusive to its name!?
     
  3. lordelan

    lordelan GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Wait, this is still up? Umm okay.
    Wait, Razor was involved? Didn't know lol.
    Anyway: Goodbye.
     
  4. shadow1w2

    shadow1w2 Still here.

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    Guess my last chance to update anything.
    Hopefully the games get captured and can be side loaded later or something.
    I won a contest and had a custom case for mine but it still mostly just sits in a box put away safely.
    Nice that it had life support this long at least.
    Ouya still made an impact even if it didn't do all that great.

    I find it weird though there are Ouya like 3rd party controllers for the switch now, those weren't the best controllers but I guess those will live on for awhile.

    Well time to get my Ouya back up and running for one last hurrah.

    Picture of my custom Ouya if anyone is interested. Last chance to show it off I suppose.
     
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  5. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

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    who in the fuck would be still using this? :lol:
     
  6. Skelletonike

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    I thought it had died already.

    I remember there were some people around here at the time who seriously supported it saying it was the best thing ever.
     
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  7. Kraken_X

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    The Ouya was a solid successor to a modded original Xbox, offering a similar set of emulators, a much needed HD upgrade to XBMC/Kodi, as well as streaming apps like Netflix all with a simple controller interface. Unlike more modern Android TV offerings, it also ran full Android, so you could sideload the full Amazon app store and any other real Android apps. Sure you could have built a Raspberry Pie to do similar things, but the Ouya was cheaper, a bit more powerful, and worked out of the box without any major modifications.

    It was an awesome little system for it's time. The one thing missing was a reason to actually buy Ouya games for it, which is ultimately why it failed. I used my Ouya on a daily basis for about 4 years until I upgraded to a Shield TV, and I only ended up buying like two $5 games.

    Note that you can easily install LineageOS on it, so it can continue as a standalone Android device in the future, but losing the controller based launcher makes that less useful.
     
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  8. QuazaRayy

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    And then somebody announces they have hacked the OUYA store so they can make a proxy or make a ouya installable archive and an exploit or exploits.
     
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  9. sweis12

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    It was a fun little console for its time. I remember getting it for my birthday soon after release. Had a lot of fun playing san andreas and installing googleplay and stuff :) fun to tinker with but i remember it was underppwered even at release.
     
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  10. StrayGuitarist

    StrayGuitarist A genuine feline disaster.

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    Huh. What a surprise.

    Who would have saw it coming with the fate of Onlive...
    the PSTV...
    nVidia Shield..
    The gaming aspects to the Apple TV 4th Gen and Amazon Fire TV..
    Or even the SouljaGame Fuze.

    Microconsoles are such a great concept, one I have never seen executed well at all.
     
  11. Ericthegreat

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    Someone probably already mentioned this but if you do own one there's probably something you can flash it with, or enable the play store.

    — Posts automatically merged - Please don't double post! —

    Ah so this is why in teardowns I've seen, it's literally just a board in a case with a fan attached.
     
  12. B4rtj4h

    B4rtj4h Gaming addict #2 and some

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    You made a mistake!

    Your account will be deactivated on June 25, 2019. After this date, you will no longer be able to access your account, games on the server, previously purchased titles, or be able to purchase new ones!

    SO NO DOWNLOADS OR WHATEVER after 25 June.
     
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  13. Foxi4

    Foxi4 On the hunt...

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    That's correct. Upgrades were supposed to be a matter of popping the top open, sliding the old board out and putting the new board in. In theory. Naturally, Ouya 2.0 never materialised.
     
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  14. Ericthegreat

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    That's sounds like a great idea, makes me sad Google canceled the whole phone blocks thing, more devices should be upgradeable.
     
  15. Obveron

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  16. luisedgarf

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    I think the Ouya suffered the same fate as all western non-Microsoft console to this date: Unless you're either Microsoft or a Japanese megacorp, your chances to succeed creating a new console a next to absolute zero.
     
  17. |<roni&g

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    Lol I remember the trailers and build up with that older woman telling us what it was going to be, was dead in the water from the start
     
  18. Alex4nder001

    Alex4nder001 Part-time thug

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    Never owned one, but what about games from Google Play?
     
  19. JakobAir

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    I thought it had been shutdown years ago.
     
  20. StrayGuitarist

    StrayGuitarist A genuine feline disaster.

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    Oooh, yeah. And that REALLY sucks, because we really should have at least ONE more contender in the console market.

    But we can't blame it all on the atmosphere and enviroment, I can't really come to any consoles made in the last 19 years that weren't by Nintendo, Sony, or Microsoft that were worth sticking around. To get a foothold in the market, you do have to have a reason to exist.. and I can't really see one for the few smaller consoles recently.

    I could be forgetting/unaware of one that did deserve a bigger spot in the limelight, though, if you have an example, I'd like to hear it.
     
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