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This page makes me so sad. Over $8 Million from Backers. $25 Million from NVidia. Unknown amount of money from other investors. They took the money and ran. Ouya is now a dead platform. :(
People are having issues with their console? I'm sorry to hear that. I bought mine for a glorified arcade console emulator. Money well spent for me anyways. I just heard Ouya got bought by Razor. If you're having issues try emailing or calling Razor directly.
OUYA is the fart of video gaming
So I emailed them and they've not responded. Since I never wrote any software for the ouya because eff them. People who paid the extra $300 for support aren't real developers. And they're going to focus on garage devs... by you know.. working with SE to get FF on there in lieu of releasing an sdk. Anyway, some poor sap wants to write for this hockey puck (mine's not worked for months, my controllers for over a year), I'd like to pass on my "Promote in the Market" credit to him. Am I able to do that?
Did anyone else get the email from Razer about the new Forge console with the discount code?
All this boils down to Julie and her lying. She lied to each and everyone she saw, including the press. This special human went so far as to almost get arrested, but the funny thing is that she verbally attacked any nay sayer to Ouya. I questioned why do this when the average smart phone (at the time before launch) has over double the power? I was ridiculed, belittled, verbally berated and more.... You know what though? I was right.
Thankfully I got my refund back, but Julie has become the laughing stock of the industry. The saying goes if you want to alienate your customers, lie to the public and completely tank your company and lose all your investor's money, hire Julie.
Ouya....that's the sound you make when you get fuc**ed
Still not received everything. Any refund?
Worst pledge I ever made. What a disappointment. If only it had lived up to the hype. At least I have a bluetooth controller and an expensive paperweight.
So.. my Ouya hasn't worked for qutie some time. The controllers won't sync up. I got the dev release (Paid hundreds more for a pre-release w/ SDK then told that real developers don't need a sdk.. thanks for that). Since Ouya's offices are about 10min from where I'm sitting right now.. am I just double f***ed then? (I say double f***ed as I'm still single f***ed from her calling me not a real developer for wanting the sdk she charged me $400+ for)
So... Razer bought OUYA.
well, at least i donated a Dollar.
Jesus, what a waste of fucking money.
I mean, on the bright side of all this, at least I can use the controller via bluetooth with my phone, so it has that going for it...which is nice...right?...nah, not even. I tried mapping the buttons for emulators, and it's all messed up. It thinks up on the D-pad is the L2 button, the left analogue stick is also L2, no matter which way you push it, etc. Everything about this has been horrible. Maybe Razer can make something of it, but it'll be too little, too late.
I don't understand the hate here. The campaign was successful, I got the console about the same time as it hit stores, had a lot of fun with four controllers and bombsquad, not to mention endless amounts of NES/SNES games in multiplayer.
The console was cheap, small, and did mostly what it promised.
Now, I have sold mine now after these years, but it was well worth the money!
haven't seen bad reviews for the shield console, so i wouldnt blame android
i blame julie, mostly, with her false promises
"Guarantee we will have one available for you, before it gets to stores"
nope, mine wasn't even shipped yet and it had already hit stores
"free to play"
then why ask for credit card info right away
"i'm pissed" she said
we were more pissed
"i will make this right"
hope she never works in the sector again
I wish I hadn't invested money into this console because it had a bad user interface, a horrible store and there really wasn't any games that were system sellers and the fact that it ran off of android was also a bad thing because that meant that the console was virtually inferior to the ps4, xbox one, and wii u. Ouya could have had a better chance if it was as powerful as its competitors and if it had a user interface that was actually good. Also so much for Minecraft coming to Ouya lol.
She got a few million for it, I doubt she gives a crap.
HAHAHHAHA Razer is buying OUYA and Julie is out! LMAO this is hilarious! Not only did OUYA scam out indie developers but now this failed platform is going to be absorbed as essentially killed off! Yup how does it feel Julie to be outed from your own company?!?!? Hahahaha
$1 Billion /v/
I can appreciate the ambition of this project..but ultimately OUYA was a colossal failure.
If their is any shenmue fans here we are getting a new sequel after the 14 year wait and I really want people to help back the project so here is the link https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ysnet/shenmue-3/description
I pledged $25 for support. So the fact that they failed, while sad, had no impact on me what so ever. I'm sad they failed, obviously I would have loved to see them be successful but they dropped the ball hard on getting backers their stuff. Had they shipped everything out in a timely manner I bet they would have done better and been well received. But they didn't. They messed up hard and now who is OUYA?
This company is the joke of the gaming industry. I warned ppl ahead of time yet they gave me #%*^ for it and look at it now. When you treat ppl like they owe you something because you have your head so far up your fat @$$ then you have a superiority complex that needs serious treatment. OUYA is dead. Finally.
God did this thing ever turn out to be a failure. You guys dropped the ball every single time it was handed off to you. I can't remember ever dealing with a business that was just so incompetent on every level. Usually companies like that go out of business in just a few years
Oh wait. That's exactly what's happening. Good. You guys failed. Good riddance.
Dunno if it's your guys thing but the guy who made the Pathfinder ACG (Mike Selinker) has a new kickstarter up:
I'm pretty sure my OUYA has bricked it self. I've left it alone for a few months, come back to play broken age, and all I see if the tiny U and darkness. Guess I'm going to have to try those ridiculous procedures to boot into recovery mode.
I'm so happy:
doesn't get the device,
mailed them and they said that the special device isn't there and they don't produce new ones,
because of that i get my money back via paypal...
What a complete fail!!! I was so disappointed once I got it, but then my smile came back once I GAVE it away ��
If you like D&D or Board Games check this out:
Ouya May Be Throwing In The Towel As It Reportedly Begins Acquisition Talks With Chinese And US Firms
Surprised there are so many unfulfilled claims in the comments. They went to commercial release. There should now be excessive legal choices available to those that have a need of them.
I wasn't happy with the hardware in the end, particularly the controller :( Just didn't work reliably, and the buttons would stick under their gimmicky battery covers.
But it shipped, and it worked enough for me to enjoy Towerfall, so I view it as an idea that was worth investing in. Who knows what else might have been inspired that's to this project actually completing. Maybe it's what finally got Steam boxes to be a thing, or helped another hardware company know what revisions to make to their own developments.
"After a highly successful Kickstarter campaign..." wtf TechCrunch? lmao
Lol that's the biggest joke I've read this year about OUYA. They are the joke of the industry given that smartphones are more powerful. If you are an indie company or game designer, then Microsoft and Sony are the way to go.
So it's been nearly a year since Julie got pissed... And how many people still have not got what they pledged for?
me 2 .. i receive the extra controller but i have not received my console + controller. ??
Sorry, I am one of the backer of OUYA, since now I still haven’t received my OUYA yet. Can u update to me please?
Thanks a lot.
We haven't received our additional controller!!! All we keep getting are messages that don't solve our issue. At least we should get the money back. Without us they would not have OUYA!
Report them for sure
I got my refund within days of reporting these bastards to the Better Business Bureau. I advise anybody else who is having trouble getting their money back do the same.
As per Kickstarter for Projects: "Backers expect to connect with you through Kickstarter so it's best to use our tools for sending updates and messages and asking for information. Avoid asking people to sign up for another service as it can be confusing and leads to errors."
Ouya should be continuing to utilise Kickstarter to deal with their KS backers, that is where people pledged, not their website or anywhere else. Just look to your right, over 8 million dollars pledged. They owe their backers much better than how, disgracefully, they have treated so many. They still have not delivered to all of their pledges. Unsure why anyone would be an ouya-apologist after watching this all unfold.
for those who haven't received a refund in my experience it takes spamming there twitter with support numbers for three month then they shall refund you, but not with shipping or any thing else you may have paid for.