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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. Wasatch Games on

      Pebble is still higher at $10.2 million

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      William Wagy on

      I'm very happy to be part of this from the beginning! It's got legs, now we gotta make it run!

    3. ShinKagato on

      8 million! Well done guys, is this now the highest funded project on Kickstarter? Glad to hear that you have Namco Bandai on board, you know what would make the Ouya launch feel official? A Ridge Racer game at launch lol, nah seriously ill just be glad to see the machine out and in my living room.

    4. Jerod Lycett on

      I want to see Harvest Moon on here.

    5. Sukxk Oomo on

      8 Millionen wären geschafft!
      Wir feiern zusammen mit www.ouya-news.net :)

    6. Kamil on

      @ Jimmy I would love to run Shining Force 3 from the Sega Saturn on OUYA :D

    7. armored_mammal on

      I hate to bring this up if it's been asked before, but I can't find my way through the hundreds and thousands of comments...

      Since OUYA asks that games have a free to play aspect at minumum, I'm hoping/assuming there will be a way to package/maintain free/OSS games for OUYA in the official distribution channels?

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      Jimmy on

      Tales games? Yes please.
      Souls games? If it could run on the machine then HELL YEAH.

      Namco is pretty Sweet but what I lack is SEGA games from the saturn. They´re hardly ever ported to other formats. And they are, at least in Scandinavia, beyond overpriced.

    9. Timothy L. Trout on

      The Tales Series would be awesome.

    10. Wender Annel on

      I would like to see Naruto Ultimate Ninja Heroes 4 on ouya. it came for the psp. and android games aren't too far from that kind of game resolution.

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      RobertDennis on

      as a dev , something i'd love would be a good way to control licences ( connecting to Ouya servers once in a while so as to verify games are not cracked)

      if Ouya succeeds in having no illegal (pirated) games , it would become developper's ( of all size ) choice by far! cracking games on xbox360, ps3 and nintendoDS is child's play , it should'nt be the same ou Ouya

      about tegra4, i would'nt mind to wait more for that ( it's said to be twice the power!! ) but that's a complex topic here

    12. Justin Grathwohl on

      NAMCO needs to bring the entire Tales franchise over to Ouya, or at least the ones that have been released in the U.S. so far. Notably, Tales of Phantasia, Tales of the Abyss, and Tales of Vesperia.

    13. Joseph Colicchio on

      I played Katamari Damacy on iPod Touch years ago, I'm certain they have the technology to make something play at least that well on the Ouya by now, and with two analog sticks instead of touch controls, that could be pretty great

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      zmonkey on

      Great news all around. Looks like everything is coming together nicely! Keep up the good work. :)

    15. Carlos Alberto Rodriguez on

      Katamari Damacy, Soul Calibur, Ace Combat and the franchises of DBZ, Naruto and .Hack PLS!!!

    16. Prairiedillo on

      @NAMCO

      Pac-man CE DX
      Pac-man Battle Royal
      Tekken Tag Tournament

    17. armando on

      What about Ubuntu Desktop support built in? That would make this little guy the best Android gadget ever!

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      Cory Westgate on

      And SD slot would not require too much in the way of hacking, but could also be done well on OUYA's part. it would allow for something very important to many gamers: physical media. Keep this sort of thing in mind, OUYA.

      Also, as long as the ability to upgrade memory/chipsets/storage is fairly accessible, I don't mind having only the one USB. Again, simpler might be better, but a second one surely wouldn't set you back too much on development costs.

      IR port? There is a USB dongle for that. having one built-in might be annoying. However, releasing an OUYA TV-style remote (ala the Microsoft Xbox Remote or similar) might not be a bad idea for the future.

      Again, thanks for keeping us posted. Namco Bandai has done some decent stuff--Tekken is but the most well-known, I think. Beautiful Katamari was good fun, if short, and the new Ni No Kuni looks quite interesting as well.

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      Sara on

      @OUYA

      You should keep a database of people who ordered the LE Ouya and allow us to order controllers later on. What happens if we can't afford them now or one breaks down the line? Are we stuck with a mismatched system?

    20. Darren Wade on

      Tegra 4 would be awesome particularly since it is rumored to have Kepler cores, however, despite the potential parts cost increase, I wouldn't want to risk the Ouya by making its success depend on parts that may not be released on time or may have limited stock or production delays. That is why I still think having the 2 GB memory version of the Tegra 3 is a good idea (top end of Tegra 3 capability), though if we limit what processes can run in the background then it may not really matter. I would ask also that they think very carefully before releasing updated hardware in the future as we could fall into the same trap that PC users get stuck with having to upgrade their computer ever other year and no developer knowing what specs the person has. I can't see how DirectX 11 would help since that is a Windows API.

      I could really get behind having an SD Card slot, but barring that or a second USB port, if we can use unpowered USB 2.0 hubs I would appreciate it since it would allow me to plug stuff in for extra memory.

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      Peter Fleming on

      Don't have Facebook, but definitely want to put in a thumbs up for Ace Combat, Soul Calibur, Tekken and Katamari Damacy for Namco-Bandai.

    22. SuperBigBlack on

      @Kilgary Which Q1 devices would that be? the SGSIII ,iphone 5 and the new note and new nexus device will all be released before Q1

    23. Marco on

      This is pure awesome! :D

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      Todd Smith on

      No one has paid a penny yet, Joe. The way kickstarter works is the funding is automatically withdrawn when the pledge period ends, and not a moment sooner.

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      William Anderson on

      I would love to see support for either a usb to SATA drive (media storage), SD-Card expansion, or option to upgrade to more onboard storage (swappable eMMC?) I have a Android tablet and do not play that many grafic intensive games on it, but I have trouble keeping less the 16gb used and with all the great games and apps announced for the OUYA I am really afraid that the 8gb of space will be eaten up very quickly!

      Maybe make the limited edition OUYA even more of a limited edition by doubling the storage? ;)

    26. Darryl Benson on

      Where you going to go to MindChamber? I guess you could develop on the 36...oh no, you can't. Or the Playsta... oh not that either. Oh wait, how about the Ninten... no no, they're even worse for developers. How about Steam? No you have to be a somebody to get a game on there.

      Well, good luck, dont let the door hit you on the way out!

    27. Jim Boyer on

      So back to my battery and if i up my donation form 170 to 200 do i get 3 or 4 controllers?

    28. Joe Brogno on

      So for the 699 option. are you guys gonna support for a year from when you give it to us? or for a year from when we give you a game that we've developed for your amazing system? I sure hope it's the latter since we paid so much money and may not have a game ready to just give you guys. Only issue is no response from messages sent to you a while ago. Maybe you'll respond to this since i paid $700 already.

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      Dustin Oberloh on

      I wonder is it runs android if it will run Double Twist player???

    30. Byron Roman on

      GTFO then MindChamber!

      I'm tired of people wanting to get gold out of H2O!

      DAFUQ OUT!!!!!

    31. Dave Woods [Owner of the Daffy Duck] on

      I agree with Marty. The Early Bird package is still getting shafted compared to all other options.

    32. MindChamber on

      Still no discussions about accelerometers in the controllers for android based games. And now we get namco pushing their way through with what Im sure is their intention to saturate the market with their ports. So im out. I already have an Xbox and roku2.. There is no longer anything exciting about the project to me, as an artist, or a developer.

      Good luck, Im sure you will make millions more.

    33. Scott Catron on

      @Sean McKay - no - you'll tell them in the survey they send you after this campaign closes.

    34. Darryl Benson on

      @David
      This isn't a mobile system though, nor will it's graphics be limited to what a phone or tablet can do. While it's built on Android, their OS is NOT a full version of Android. They should be able to do much more with this Tegra 3 chip than any other product out there. Case in point PS3 only has 512mb of RAM and a weak processor (if put in a computer). Think Dreamcast, how it was built on Windows CE, but didn't actually have Windows CE on it. Same thing.

    35. David O'Neil on

      I second the Tegra 4 effort. I realize mobile technology can't be 'future proofed' as easily as consoles or PCs, but go for the gusto!
      It sounds like you're already working with NVIDIA, push them to do the Tegra 4. you'll be THEIR FLAGSHIP and the bar all future mobile games will be compared to! that's got to be worth something, right?

    36. Sean McKay on

      Um, why did I get a double post? Weird. Sorry.

    37. Sean McKay on

      So if we change out backing from $140 to $170, will the Ouya team automatically know it is for a second controller?

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      josh riley on

      When you say support XBMC/Plex will it be like the simplified iOS app that works off the server set up on your desktop (which is okay) or will it be like the desktop program with all the rich customizable interface that I love.

    39. Paul Keller on

      Updated my pledge amount, thanks for the heads up! :)

    40. Leonardo Garcia on

      @meganuke comprendo mira en mi expriencia personal (yo compro mucho en USA) los envios llegan bien, algunas veces las cajas de los productos si viene un poquito golpeadas ( osea que si uno quiere el producto asi muy collecionista no es muy recomendable pues es muy probable q no te llega impecable) pero el producto llega bien en lo personal de mis muchas compras solo una vez me robaron un kindle de amazon asi que inmediatamente contacte a la paqueteria levante un reporte por robo y me puse en contacto con el vendedor en este caso amazon inc. y si como comentas lo peor es q se "pierdan" y t lleguen solo piezas p q asi te tocaria regresar el equipo incompleto ( gasto para ti, cuando a mi me robaron el kindle llego solo la caja y un dvd q habia comprado asiq no tuve q regresar nada) la cosa es q nos aseguren el envio y cruzar los dedos mas alla de eso no creo q podamos hacer mas :( ya para terminar yo tengo entendido q seria dhl, fedex, ups, no correo internacional, alli tendriamos un poco mas de seguridad, pero aun asi las cosas pasan lo del paquete q te cuento fue enviado por dhl hehehe saludos

    41. Jim Boyer on

      Danny I have had 0 problems with 360 controllers and AA batteries. I dont mind rechargeable packs I just want an easy to get battery down the road once the system is obsolete.

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      KageNoOni on

      @Jerry, a quick look at the specs shows the console uses Bluetooth and WiFi, no mention of RF, not even when talking about the controllers.

    43. Aaron Moyer on

      I would greatly prefer controllers similar to the PS3's batteries... the charges don't only last forever, but the batteries last for a long time before they stop holding a charge. Bluetooth is also awesome.

    44. Danny Kiregbaum Laursen on

      Jim Boyer I actually hope they are something like PS3, since 360 controller has show us, how bad AA battery are.
      Best would be maybe a Lithium Battery.

      Anyone know, what TV connection it will use? I presume HDMI seen how small it it.

    45. Michael Fralin on

      My first console was Atari, so I'm very happy to hear the news about NAMCO BANDAI! Can't wait!

    46. Jim Boyer on

      How are the controllers powered please tell us AA rechargeable batteries so they are easily replaceable

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      meganuke on

      @MrADN mi preocupacion no es por el costo del envio, sino por la calidad, aca en argentina las cosas se pierden, o llegan golpeadas, por eso quiero un envio por fedex o dhl. como es en mexico? las cosas no se pierden?

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      Jason Creek on

      Please add a way to have more storage added by the user on the unit via any of the folowing SD, SD micro, external USB 3.0, hard drive (SSD harddrive if there is room).