There's a New, Revised Ouya Available

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Posted by patrickklepek (6436 posts) -

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Ouya made a poor first impression, but the company is still pushing forward. In fact, a new, updated version of the hardware is now available for purchase.

The new Ouya comes in black, has a refined controller, improved Bluetooth connectivity to cut down on controller lag, and double the internal storage (16GB). None of the graphics or CPU hardware have changed, however.

This new Ouya will cost you $129.99.

If you're interested in Ouya but don't want the updated hardware, the original $99 model is still available. With Towerfall leaving Ouya exclusivity in the coming weeks, however, how many are still interested?

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#1 Posted by owack6 (314 posts) -

Is this thing available anywhere besides the US?

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#2 Posted by Lausebub (548 posts) -

This seems like a pretty insignificant updates amongst insignificant updates. And then charging 30 bucks more for it, a year after the first one came out? Weird. The Ouya is weird.

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#3 Posted by ICantBeStopped (523 posts) -

"Ouya made a poor first impressoin..."

So did this article. :(

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#4 Edited by kommando208 (13 posts) -

Scoops throwing down some sick meta-commentary in that typo!

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#5 Edited by Goldanas (566 posts) -

I think you have to leave that typo as is. It's too ironic to do otherwise.

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#6 Edited by JoeyRavn (5219 posts) -

I wonder if the Ouya can be turned into a Steam-streaming machine. If so, it can be a suitable option for those interested in having a low-profile machine on their living rooms, for example.

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#7 Posted by shinjin977 (912 posts) -

While I can appreciate the persistence of this company and the fact that they have not given up at this point. They should give up at this point.

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#8 Posted by Turambar (7996 posts) -
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#9 Posted by Nightriff (7123 posts) -

Who cares? Seriously, who?

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#10 Posted by crithon (3979 posts) -

well, here we go again.

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#11 Edited by TheMasterDS (2912 posts) -

This is a product no one should buy.

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#12 Edited by GalacticGravy (665 posts) -

I happily use my OUYA as an emulation and streaming box. I often watch things on XBMC and I played three Final Fantasy games on it! It was so much nicer to play those games there because the PS1 versions I have are notoriously slow when battles start/end. Seriously it's like a cumulative 2 hours of time spent waiting for these things over the course of a 30 hour game. A better controller would be nice, but I just synced my PS3 controller with it which works 1,000,000,000x better. You never use the touchpad anyway, so it really doesn't matter. And the storage is cool, but honestly I just plugged a 32GB flash drive into the back and it's been fine for me.

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#13 Posted by MATATAT (1085 posts) -

And I remember people telling me there was a market for this machine.

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#14 Posted by alwaysbebombing (2399 posts) -

When will we see the article about them entering Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection.

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#15 Edited by erhard (493 posts) -

I still can't fucking believe this thing got made in the first place. Who the hell thought playing shitty phone games on a TV was appealing?

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#16 Posted by thatdutchguy (1301 posts) -

why

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#17 Posted by amafi (1488 posts) -

@erhard: going by the number of shitty android consoles currently available or about to become available a whole mess of people. Those other companies won't have the stradivarius of game controllers as a draw so they're obviously bound to fail even worse.

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#18 Edited by Vuud (2052 posts) -

I'm no videegame industry expert, but console sales are driven by games. People buy the console to play the awesome games. What does OUYA have in it's library that's worthwhile? Aside from some emulation there's nothing you wouldn't just have on your phone already if you really wanted it.

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#19 Posted by PurpleSpandex (297 posts) -

Who would buy this? If you are that person tell me why.

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#20 Edited by SomeJerk (4077 posts) -

@erhard said:

I still can't fucking believe this thing got made in the first place. Who the hell thought playing shitty phone games on a TV was appealing?

Blind kickstarter hype.

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#21 Posted by Atwa (1555 posts) -

HA! Ouya.

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#22 Posted by alanm26v5 (555 posts) -

So just like other Android devices, obsolete every 6 months, it seems.

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#23 Edited by RonGalaxy (4688 posts) -

@alanm26v5 said:

So just like other Android devices, obsolete every 6 months, it seems.

this new model offers very minor revisions over the old one and costs more. Only difference is color, increase in internal storage, and an updated controller. Besides that, specs are all the same. Not anything like the smart phone/tablet market (for now)

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#24 Edited by Stimpack (1004 posts) -

Oh, cool, so can I upgrade my broken piece of garbage to this slightly less broken piece of garbage? No? Oh, I'm stuck with this, then. Cool.

They couldn't even manage to get their controller right.

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#25 Posted by Pudge (1162 posts) -

Why would they RAISE the price? Do they want even less people to buy it?

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#26 Posted by zigx (96 posts) -

Every time I go stroll down the Target electronics aisle, I see tucked away in the corner a small supply of Ouya's. They gather more and more dust with every visit. I wonder what the sell-through is, if any, of Ouya's in the wild like this.

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#27 Edited by AuthenticM (4301 posts) -

Has anybody used this thing for streaming media ? How is it ? I'm actually tempted to buy this just for its DLNA capabilities.

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#28 Posted by Bollard (7560 posts) -

I JUST WANT CHESS 2 DAMNIT CHESS 1 ISN'T DOING IT FOR ME ANYMORE.

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#29 Posted by alanm26v5 (555 posts) -

@alanm26v5 said:

So just like other Android devices, obsolete every 6 months, it seems.

this new model offers very minor revisions over the old one and costs more. Only difference is color, increase in internal storage, and an updated controller. Besides that, specs are all the same. Not anything like the smart phone/tablet market (for now)

A reduction in controller lag seems like a big deal if it's a noticeable difference, especially since that was a complaint at launch if I recall correctly. But yeah, phones are worse. I used to try to sell them for a living and it was hard to fake excitement for the next big thing when you knew the next next big thing was always around the corner.

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#30 Posted by JayPee (32 posts) -

Think I'll be waiting for the peer reviews once more..

I'll say one thing for this company: they're good at playing the hype machine.

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#31 Posted by tsutohiro (371 posts) -

This changes everything nothing.

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#32 Posted by RonGalaxy (4688 posts) -

@alanm26v5: Oh yeah, I forgot this has improved controller latency and wifi functionality. I guess that kind of sucks for people who bought last years, but at least theirs was cheaper.

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#33 Posted by joshwent (2897 posts) -

I happily use my OUYA as an emulation and streaming box. I often watch things on XBMC and I played three Final Fantasy games on it! It was so much nicer to play those games there because the PS1 versions I have are notoriously slow when battles start/end. Seriously it's like a cumulative 2 hours of time spent waiting for these things over the course of a 30 hour game. A better controller would be nice, but I just synced my PS3 controller with it which works 1,000,000,000x better. You never use the touchpad anyway, so it really doesn't matter. And the storage is cool, but honestly I just plugged a 32GB flash drive into the back and it's been fine for me.

Good on ya for having a positive experience with the thing! There are definitely some good ways to use it, and I've heard tales of enjoying the OUYA in the same way you are from some others. Basically, it's good to stream and play emulated games on.

I just don't get why the company doesn't see their own gizmo that way. If they dropped the controller entirely, sold this new one for like $60 bucks, and marketed it specifically to do those aforementioned things things with the additional ability to play Android games, I could see them actually moving some of these.

Offering a better version of a bad controller and selling it for MORE MONEY just makes no sense at all.

Shame.

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#34 Posted by Gold_Skulltulla (319 posts) -

Endlessly intrigued by the device, but I still don't want one and raising the price for features that aren't so much additional new things as fixes for old broken things does not inspire my confidence.

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#35 Posted by Willza92 (354 posts) -

Looks like the Ouya is going for the "Best Joke of 2014" as well. Good for them!

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#36 Posted by I_Stay_Puft (5568 posts) -

My pops once said, "No matter how hard you try and make the smell of shit smell like roses at the end of the day its still a pile of shit." To me it just makes this saying funnier cause they're charging an extra 40 bucks.

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#37 Posted by forteexe21 (1312 posts) -

Jeff should buy it just so he would complain how shitty the new controller is.

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#38 Posted by UncleBenny (661 posts) -

I'll wait for woot to have refurbished (or new, who knows) model of the updated ouya available for $50 before I'll even think about buying it. It seems like such a bad deal otherwise.

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#39 Posted by tourgen (4568 posts) -

come on die already

Java. lol

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#40 Edited by MetalBaofu (1623 posts) -

I do plan on buying a game device this year, but it sure ain't an Ouya (it's a 3DS).

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#41 Posted by El_Mahico (109 posts) -
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I just hope this guy does another unboxing video of the revised version!

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#42 Posted by tsutohiro (371 posts) -

@big_mex: This is the most depressing thing I've ever seen.

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#43 Edited by LarryDavis (1699 posts) -

@erhard: It was more about being a completely open platform, I think. But yeah, anyone who thought these things would turn out to be worth a shit is a deluded idiot.

@big_mex: Is this the son of Robert Zdar?

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#44 Posted by Jollywoggle (6 posts) -

I have an original Kickstarter Ouya that I haven't so much as taken out of it's packaging. It's literally been sitting on my shelve for almost a year. Unwanted and unloved. I can't dredge up enough interest to open the thing.

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#45 Edited by El_Mahico (109 posts) -
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#46 Posted by Jim_Efantis (36 posts) -

OUYA isn't entirely to blame... all the people who boarded the hype train on Kickstarter are, too. Thank you for believing! :/

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#47 Edited by noizy (942 posts) -

Well intentioned attempts that end up in failure makes me kinda feel sad and sorry.

You'd think there was something big at the intersection of Android/mobile gaming and console gaming. All those market analyst would tell you mobile is the next big thing. How could merging console and mobile fail? Sadly, it appears there isn't much that intersects those worlds. Does this provide some evidence that mobile gaming isn't cannibalizing console gaming as much as people think?

Patrick twists the knife in with Towerfall moving to other platforms. Ouch.

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#48 Posted by MormonWarrior (2943 posts) -

I'm still wondering why this thing exists. I think their heart was in the right place, but geez I don't understand who this thing is for, honestly. Maybe a super, SUPER niche audience?

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#49 Posted by Mayor_McCheese (163 posts) -

Can't wait for OUYA to return to E3 (their catering parking lot) again.

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#50 Posted by Hailinel (25787 posts) -

@mormonwarrior: Ill-advised crowdfunding run amok. Too many people bought into the hype without doing their homework

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