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Cracking open the last closed platform: the TV. A beautiful, affordable console -- built on Android, by the creator of Jambox.
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63,416 backers pledged $8,596,474 to help bring this project to life.

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Posted by OUYA (Creator)

We’ve made it! We’re counting down our final hours on Kickstarter, and at 10 p.m. PT tonight, we’ll be celebrating. But until then, it’s business as usual. We’ve got jobs to do, people! And the first order of business is updating you on some new developments.

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GAME NEWS

Lots of you have asked for more details on the games that OUYA will support at launch. After all, we are a game console, it makes sense that we’d be talking games!

We’ve purposely been pretty tight lipped about our launch slate, but throughout our Kickstarter run, we’ve been having some exciting conversations behind the scenes. We’d love to fill you in on everything, but it’s just not possible. (And we’d have some legal teams coming after us!) That said, we’ve got great news from NAMCO BANDAI to share:

"NAMCO BANDAI Games and OUYA are currently in active discussions to bring some of the world's biggest gaming properties to the exciting new open gaming platform. NAMCO BANDAI brings with it a rich history of iconic gaming franchises, from classics like PAC-MAN and GALAGA, to seminal franchises like TEKKEN and Ridge Racer, and we're excited to explore how we can work with OUYA to bring some great titles to the forthcoming console."
-- Carlson Choi, Vice President of Marketing, NAMCO BANDAI Games America, Inc.

I know what I want from Namco Bandai on OUYA but we want to hear from you. Head to the Namco/OUYA Facebook page, and cast your vote for any games you’d like to see.

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FOUR CONTROLLER SUPPORT

In response to a lot of the feedback we’ve received: OUYA will officially support up to four controllers. After all, what’s the point of playing in the living room if the other folks on the couch can’t join in?

IMPORTANT: If you want your four controllers to arrive in March when your console ships--and this is particularly important for those of you ordering the limited edition--please make sure to update your pledge today so that everything arrives at the same time. (For example: Those who pledged $99 for a console with one controller, can add on another $90 to receive an additional three controllers in March, rounding out the set of four. And--because we know you’ll ask--if you’ve got your heart set on the limited edition version, we’ll make sure that the controllers are matched.) 

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PLEX

In addition to this gaming news, we at OUYA want to acknowledge that there are two sides to every coin. You’re either a morning person or a night person. (But not both.) Celtics fan or Lakers fan. (Maybe neither.) Horde or Alliance. Superman or Batman. Sith or Jedi. (You see where this is going.)

So, while tons of you were super psyched yesterday to hear that we’d support XBMC, many Plex loyalists clamored for Plex support on OUYA. We think they’ll be happy to hear that OUYA will support Plex. Why not try to please everyone? 

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WRAP UP

Lastly, we have some final statements as we close the curtains on our last Kickstarter update.

We’re in the final stretch. Yesterday was a big day. In fact, we sold out of the $225 reward level entirely. There will be 2,500 people (Only. Ever.) with their own names carved into these puppies. Pretty cool. The personalized name etching might as well read: Big Spender. Because that’s what we’ll be thinking when we see it in your living room!

It’s worth noting that we’ve also sold out of the Developers Special reward ($699). That means 600 developers can look forward to receiving a first-run OUYA (already rooted) in December. With that comes EARLY SDK ACCESS, an extra controller, and we'll help you get started. On top of that, gamers will know you because your games will be marked with a FOUNDER EMBLEM and we’ll be helping you on the promotional side for a year.

When Kickstarter ends tonight at 10 p.m. PT, the OUYA team will be celebrating together. It’s been a lot of work, and a wild 29-day ride, but we are so grateful for the support. Our first toast will be dedicated to you, the backers who made OUYA possible.

After that, it’s back to work. We’ve got aggressive goals and we’re going to deliver. We’ll continue to push for the best content and coolest features we can bring to our little magic box. We’ll keep you apprised of the controller as it takes shape. We’ll continue to interact with you via Facebook, reddit, Twitter, Google+ and of course, our soon-to-come homepage at www.ouya.tv. And we’ll continue to listen to your requests, and answer your questions.

We cannot emphasize enough how much your actions and attitudes have influenced us. You’ve taken our dreams and made them your own, and together we will make them real.

With that, I tip my hat to you, our backers/founders/friends.

Thank you.

--Julie

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    1. ImpKeeper on

      if i pledged

      $305 for two extra controllers and shopping to denmark and the

      Pledge $225 or more
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      2500 Backers Sold out

      Kickstarter exclusive. Reserve an OUYA plus two controllers -- each with your username ETCHED into it, so they're uniquely yours. (Same shipping costs, and you also get to reserve your username and get a founder emblem.)

      did i pledge enough to get that ?

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      Zoe Tsang on

      @Ouya Forums
      Y'know you'll probably get comments disabled right? lol

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      Steven Gonz on

      creepy thats my name too.

    14. Steve Gussman on

      Good luck! I'm excited for this!

    15. Manuel Torres on

      @ OScar Bell
      Stop your stupid Spamming! Your not the only Ouya Forum.

    16. Denver Jeans on

      Ok so say i ordered a special adition with two controllers. If at a later date (after the campain has ended)i want more can i get matching special editions or will they be standard? I need to know so i can order more mabey before time runs out!

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      Vabavia on

      Have Tekken will be great!
      Hardcore fighting's – the best thing…

      And one more: are you have plan to support alternative controllers, such as light gun, dance pad, etc?

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    31. Manky on

      Yay for plex, awesome news =)

    32. armando on

      @Kerry Sainsbury

      XBMC has wirless controller support for android phones :)

    33. armando on

      @Marc-André Côté

      Bluetooth keyboard my friend :)

      Android phones with ubuntu installed can use bluetooth mouse and keyboard, I am sure someone will figure out how to do it for Ouya

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      Marc-André Côté on

      Niiiiice 8 millions!!!

      Could you please add usb port for mouse and keyboard connection? or at least, favorise keyboard/mouse connection wirelessly if not?

    35. Kerry Sainsbury on

      Can I drive the device with an IR remote control (like a Harmony?), if not , XMBC and Plex support won't be especially useful :-(

    36. Maik on

      @Rich Silva
      I fully share your opinion!

    37. JOHNG379 on

      since Namco/Bandai are in im Pretty sure a Soul calibur port will come out(DC port or original?)
      With that said,i dont know if mentioned before hand but i would love to see Sega on board with their great talent. It would be nice to have Dreamcast ports,Saturn and whatever ports they already released for other systems and original games too(Sonic 4 etc.). This would be great since they no longer run in the hardware business and this can sort of be an answer to the whole Dreamcast 2....well game wise.

    38. Rich Silva on

      I'm solo excited about this! I really can't wait. I really hope Ouya decides to add a few more USB ports or atleast try to make that (one) USB port into a USB 3.0. Please please make it mouse and keyboard friendly it will open up a whole lot more potential for the type of game that will come out.

      This is what will bring a pc gamer (like me) back to console gameing and fill that gap

      :) I love anything android

    39. Keith on

      Hmm, "there" not "the", I wish Kickstarter would add an edit option (at least in the first 5 minutes after posting.)

    40. Keith on

      Is the anyway to change the Bluetooth chip from LE 4.0 to a dual mode chip? That way you can still use the LE 4.0 devices as well as legacy devices. Also, the dual mode chips that I've looked at are normally pin compatible with the LE 4.0 chip. That would make it much easier to add a remote control to the unit (there are plenty of Bluetooth remote controls out there for the PS3 that should work.)

    41. armando on

      Just try not to get sued by Apple please.

    42. VintageFenrir on

      I pledged $230. $140 for the limited edition console and $90 for the additional 3 controllers so I get the full 4. I can't believe I spent that much but it will be so worth it when my Ouya comes!

    43. Antonio Maranhao on

      Damn, I was not expecting to spend an extra $60, but since I'm going for the limited edition it's better I get all now or I'll just have them with mixed colors. that goes to a grand total of $250 now (with int. shipping)
      NAMCO, love their games :D

    44. Kirk Johnson on

      I love you guys. Thanks for the 4 controller support! :D

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      Caleb on

      Man any chance you could have a raffle donate at least one 1$ for a Free Ouya and 4 contollers?
      i love my 129$ Donation for 1 Ouya, and 2 contollers. but i am SO happy you anounced 4 player Support
      the only thing MORE crazy would be 8 Player Support. like connect 2 ouyas together. anyways Am i Satisfied. YES am i a Greatful happy Founder YES. is 129$ Literally ALL i have. YES. can not spend a penny more. and won't spend a penny less. i will just have to wait to buy controller 3 and 4 some time Next year or the year after that when i can afford 60$

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    47. Kevin T Phan on

      wish i had the money for 2 more limited edition controllers, that would be sick for 4 players

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      CptSparky on

      I've got a question - there are millions of Android apps out there. Why is it sooooooo important to have deals with any unknown company to support OUYA like PLEX or something.
      It's good to have something special, that's right, but I don't really care what video player I use when I just want to ... see a video. So if it's XBMC, the Android player or my favourite, the MX Player....doesn't matter.
      Same thing with webradio streaming. Hundreds of thousands of apps available. And there's always Shoutcast of course ;)

    49. Marlena Harris
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      You ask what we want from Namco. I want Tales games. Tales of Symphonia, Tales of Vesperia, Tales of Graces, Tales of Destiny, Tales of . . . You get the idea. I absolutely adore those games and would love to have them on Ouya.