by David Sanchez on August 4, 2012 @ 2:53 am
As the Ouya sees its final days on Kickstarter, some major news surrounding the upcoming Android-based console has surfaced. Earlier this week, a special limited edition brown Ouya was unveiled for gamers who donate $140 on Kickstarter. The system will come bundled with a matching controller, which now has a much more color blind-friendly design, sporting face buttons with the letters O, U,Y, and A.
As if that wasn’t enough awesomeness, a partnership between Ouya and Vevo was announced. What that means is that gamers will have access to over 50,000 HD music videos right on the device. This also means that the dev team wants the console to be more than just a basic video game machine.
To further evidence this, yet another partnership for Ouya was announced on Kickstarter. It turns out the company will be teaming up with iHeartRadio to bring music streaming to the device. A lot of folks have praised the music app, and because it already runs on Android devices, the Ouya should be able to give music lovers a decent feature without a hitch.
In related Ouya news, developer U4iA announced that it would bring its first-person shooter, Offensive Combat, to the device, and expressed interest in continuing the series moving forward. There’s a lot of interest in this small little Android device. Here’s hoping the Ouya delivers on all fronts come launch. It certainly has plenty potential, and it wouldn’t hurt to have another reputable gaming machine available to us.
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