The Troubled Ouya Console May Soon Be Under New Management

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Ouya, the little Kickstarter Android console that was pretty popular until people actually started using it, has had a quiet year. But a new report says that Razer, who’s had there own troubles breaking the Android-based gaming market with Forge TV, might be joining forces with the little console that couldn’t.


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TechCrunch reports that Razer, well-known for gaming laptops and peripherals, “is in the process” of acquiring Ouya, though the details haven’t been completely hammered out. No doubt Razer would use Ouya’s tech and know-how to improve their own set-top gaming system or possible forge (yeah, I said it) an all-new console. Of course, two wrongs don’t really make a right—and both these consoles have a lot of wrongs that need fixing. I guess we’ll see what happens.

[TechCrunch via Android Police]

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Gaming on any mobile OS sucks. The reason for me is that all the games offered are freemium by now. They ALL rely on in App purchase which i goddamn refuse to use. It´s annoying like hell that there are only very few games out there where I can play 5-10 bucks and not be hassled by in App purchases all over.

I´ll take Asphalt 8 for example. A great game if it would cost 10 bucks - but now its only an IAP desaster that constantly wants to sell you stuff.

Sorry, it´s not Android, it´s mobile gaming per se that needs to change. I miss games that I can buy and play....

The worse examples are games that charge you for the game itself and afterwards want to sell you IAP stuff.