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Google Nexus Player is another microconsole we don’t want

I like the idea of Android microconsoles. I have an Ouya that I play at least once a week, and I love its portability, the ease with which I can sideload apps, and the different gaming experiences I have on it as opposed to my PS4 and Wii U. Despite that love, I know how more »

Android convergence continues with Google Nexus Player

The idea of “convergence” is a funny thing, given how often companies have gotten it wrong. When the idea was popularized back in the ‘90s, everyone assumed that all entertainment and information functions would naturally “converge” on the television, at that time the center of any media-consuming household. After all, people already watched live programming, more »

Glasnost This: Reagan Gorbachev is a new Ouya game

Ouya is a platform designed to let creators make any game they choose with no restrictions. It has yielded some gems, including Fist Puncher, a love letter to 80s brawlers. Team 2Bit, the minds behind Fist Puncher, have another crazy 80s throwback of a game coming. Reagan Gorbachev is a co-op stealth game set in the more »

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Pier Solar HD Review: The last, great, Genesis game

Title: Pier Solar and the Great Architects HD Price: $14.99 System(s): Ouya (Also available for Windows, Mac, Linux, , Dreamcast, PS3, and PS4) Release Date: September 29, 2014 Publisher (Developer): WaterMelon (WaterMelon) ESRB Rating: “Teen” for Violence, Blood, Mild Language, and Crude Humor I like having a good reason to turn on my Ouya. I more »

Neverending Nightmares Review: The Nightmare Continues

Neverending Nightmares Price: $14.99 System(s): PC, Ouya Release Date: Sep 26, 2014 Publisher (Developer): Infinitap Games (Infinitap Games) ESRB Rating: N/A   Neverending Nightmares is quite simple from a gameplay perspective, asking you only to walk from the left of the screen to the right or, in exceptional cases, the right of the screen to more »

Bear Senpai – a bear dating sim – wants your money

We’ve romanced humans, pigeons, and alpacas. Has the time come to get some sugar bear loving? Toni Rocca, creator of Bear Senpai, thinks so. A Kickstarter is on, with the hopes of raising $18,000 for a bear-y It’s koala or nothing! Rocca bares all in the Bear Senpai description. The goal is to create a more »

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Wishing for a Humble Ouya Bundle

I’m probably in the minority here, but I have an Ouya and I kinda love it. There are definite knocks against it, and it isn’t a perfect micro-console, but it . And, admittedly, a big part of my love comes from being able to play Atari 2600 games on it, since it’s hit-or-miss when getting more »

Magnetic by Nature Review: The Ouya’s Super Meat Boy

Title: Magnetic by Nature Price: $8 System(s): Ouya (Also available on PC) Release Date: August 20, 2014 Publisher (Developer): Team TripleSlash (Team TripleSlash) ESRB Rating: N/A It’s a good thing I’m using the new Ouya controller, because my old controller would have shattered into plastic shards had I used it to play Magnetic by Nature. more »

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Newer Ouya is better

I love to talk about all kinds of Android games during the weekly Android Amusements updates, but I also like to talk about systems. To be more specific, the Ouya. A lot of times I won’t mention it, but I am side-loading games onto my old, launch run Ouya for good times. I know the more »

So Many Me Review: So much merriment

Title: So Many Me Price: $14.99 System(s): Ouya (Also for PC) Release Date: July 17, 2014 Publisher (Developer): ORiGO Games (Extend Studios) ESRB Rating: N/A. I’d say it’s pretty fun for all ages One me, two me, Sturdy Me, Brainy Me. Wait, that doesn’t sound right. Or is it? Is it so right that it’s more »

Playcast brings cloud gaming to the Ouya

A somewhat limited form of cloud gaming has arrived on the  thanks to Playcast. Playcast is a company that serves up cloud gaming to platforms such as televisions and set top boxes. Today, Playcast released a beta version of its service on the Ouya. Anyone can download the app and try it out free of more »

Ouya releases its Chupacabra update

 released its latest system update today that carries the name Chupacabra. This update includes new features such as Audio Passthrough for XBMC users. If you have idea what that means, you probably weren’t ever going to use it anyway. What you’ll be more interested in is the changes to the user interface and new options more »