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Cracking open the last closed platform: the TV.  A beautiful, affordable console -- built on Android, by the creator of Jambox.
Cracking open the last closed platform: the TV. A beautiful, affordable console -- built on Android, by the creator of Jambox.
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    1. J.G. on August 2

      OUYA is the fart of video gaming

    2. BrianS on June 14

      I guess I should download what I want one last time - hopefully my store credit is still there.

    3. Nicholas Caito on May 17

      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. :(

    4. Michael Abi Daoud on May 15

      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.

    5. J.G. on May 12

      OUYA is the fart of video gaming

    6. Matt Wiseman on May 5

      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?

    7. Dave Woods [Owner of the Daffy Duck] on April 9

      Did anyone else get the email from Razer about the new Forge console with the discount code?

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      Brent Roberts on March 8

      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.

    9. Fulvio Guggino on February 23, 2016

      Ouya....that's the sound you make when you get fuc**ed

    10. Peter Mayer
      Superbacker
      on February 22, 2016

      Still not received everything. Any refund?

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      Vince Swann on February 4, 2016

      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.

    12. Matt Wiseman on February 2, 2016

      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)

    13. J.G. on January 13, 2016

      OUYA is the fart of video gaming

    14. Ahmed Jaber on December 22, 2015

      So... Razer bought OUYA.

    15. Roberto Calderon on November 27, 2015

      well, at least i donated a Dollar.

    16. Josef Ferguson on November 14, 2015

      Jesus, what a waste of fucking money.

    17. SC0URG3
      Superbacker
      on November 10, 2015

      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.

    18. J.G. on November 8, 2015

      OUYA is the fart of video gaming

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      Glenn on October 16, 2015

      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!

    20. J.G. on September 29, 2015

      OUYA is the fart of video gaming

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      Jarl Wijman on August 7, 2015

      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"
      nope

      etc

      hope she never works in the sector again

    22. Paul Arista on August 4, 2015

      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.

    23. Char Aznable on August 3, 2015

      She got a few million for it, I doubt she gives a crap.

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      Brent Roberts on July 28, 2015

      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

    25. xDUMPWEEDx on June 20, 2015

      I can appreciate the ambition of this project..but ultimately OUYA was a colossal failure.

    26. Paul Arista on June 20, 2015

      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

    27. hoofhearted4 on June 15, 2015

      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?

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      Brent Roberts on May 28, 2015

      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.

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      charles on May 3, 2015

      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.

    30. Char Aznable on April 16, 2015

      Dunno if it's your guys thing but the guy who made the Pathfinder ACG (Mike Selinker) has a new kickstarter up:

      https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/loneshark/the-apocrypha-adventure-card-game/description

    31. Char Aznable on April 16, 2015

      Dunno if it's your guys thing but the guy who made the Pathfinder ACG (Mike Selinker) has a new kickstarter up:

      https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/loneshark/the-apocrypha-adventure-card-game/description

    32. @mgatelabs on March 28, 2015

      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.

    33. H1o on March 5, 2015

      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...

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      Martin Parizeau on February 27, 2015

      What a complete fail!!! I was so disappointed once I got it, but then my smile came back once I GAVE it away ��

    35. Paul Allen on July 16, 2014

      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.

    36. Nikki on July 5, 2014

      "After a highly successful Kickstarter campaign..." wtf TechCrunch? lmao

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      Brent Roberts on June 29, 2014

      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.

    38. Dave Woods [Owner of the Daffy Duck] on June 5, 2014

      So it's been nearly a year since Julie got pissed... And how many people still have not got what they pledged for?

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      Sideview on May 23, 2014

      me 2 .. i receive the extra controller but i have not received my console + controller. ??

    40. James Shing on April 13, 2014

      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.

    41. AG Umbrella on April 6, 2014

      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!

    42. J.G. on March 2, 2014

      Report them for sure

    43. Erik Ledyard on February 24, 2014

      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.

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