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(RIP Ouya, 2012-2015. You will not be mourned.)
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<center>''"The revolution will be televised."''</center>
 
<center>''"The revolution will be televised."''</center>
   
The Ouya was an [[Android]]-based microconsole, famous for being financed by a record-breaking Kickstarter campaign, and for [http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2420328,00.asp crashing E3's parking lot] on a guerrilla marketing campaign.
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The Ouya is an [[Android]]-based microconsole, famous for being financed by a record-breaking Kickstarter campaign, and for [http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2420328,00.asp crashing E3's parking lot] on a guerrilla marketing campaign.
   
 
It became quite controversial, however, for a flawed launch: many backers did not receive their units in advance, early controllers had issues with lag (since patched) and buttons getting stuck (requires [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8NONPw86Is a very simple hardware mod]), poor wireless performance (the fix can be a [http://ouyabrew.com/improve-ouya-wifi/ setting on your router]), and some games had performance issues for not being properly optimized for the Tegra 3 chip.
 
It became quite controversial, however, for a flawed launch: many backers did not receive their units in advance, early controllers had issues with lag (since patched) and buttons getting stuck (requires [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8NONPw86Is a very simple hardware mod]), poor wireless performance (the fix can be a [http://ouyabrew.com/improve-ouya-wifi/ setting on your router]), and some games had performance issues for not being properly optimized for the Tegra 3 chip.
   
As a gaming competitor to Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony, they failed. '''''Miserably'''''. ''TowerFall'', the Ouya's most popular game at the time, had only sold [http://www.engadget.com/2014/04/29/towerfall-tiny-sales-ouya/ 7,000] copies. As of July 2015, Razer has acquired the entire Ouya brand, discontinuing the console with the intent of migrating current Ouya customers to their personal Android game boxes. Several developers have complained that the buyout gave Ouya an excuse to nullify contracts that were intended to fund developers who provided games for the console.
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On the other hand, as it's dead-easy to port from Android (in fact you can just install most Android .apks without modding), it quickly amassed a library of hundred of titles — mostly mobile games, but also media players and emulators for several classic systems (most up to [[PlayStation|PS1]] run well, but [[Nintendo 64|N64]] is very hit-and-miss). For a $99 machine, it was not a terrible deal. As a gaming competitor to Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony they failed. ''TowerFall'', the Ouya's most popular game at the time, had only sold [http://www.engadget.com/2014/04/29/towerfall-tiny-sales-ouya/ 7,000] copies.
 
All in all, the Ouya was a complete failure of a Kickstarter and of a console. Most of the Ouya-exclusive games have been ported to other systems anyway, and the whole saga is one big lesson for big-shots who believe their idea can compete with the industry giants. However, as it's dead-easy to port from Android (in fact, you can just install most Android .apks without modding), it does have a library of hundreds of titles — mostly mobile games, but also media players and emulators for several classic systems (most up to [[PlayStation|PS1]] run well, but [[Nintendo 64|N64]] is very hit-and-miss). So if you have $99 to burn and nothing to lose, go on and try it out.
 
   
 
==The list==
 
==The list==
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!Genre
 
!Genre
 
!Description
 
!Description
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|[[File:Another World Ouya cover.jpg|150px]]
 
|[[File:Another World Ouya cover.jpg|150px]]
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|Action-adventure
 
|Action-adventure
 
|An Amiga classic, one of the most brutally hardcore games ever. An accident teleports a scientist to a world where everything is out to kill him.
 
|An Amiga classic, one of the most brutally hardcore games ever. An accident teleports a scientist to a world where everything is out to kill him.
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|-
 
|-
 
|[[File:Beast Boxing Turbo Ouya cover.jpg|150px]]
 
|[[File:Beast Boxing Turbo Ouya cover.jpg|150px]]
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|Fighting
 
|Fighting
 
|It's like Punch-Out!, but with monsters.
 
|It's like Punch-Out!, but with monsters.
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|-
 
|-
 
|[[File:Chronoblade Ouya cover.jpg|150px]]
 
|[[File:Chronoblade Ouya cover.jpg|150px]]
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|Beat 'em up
 
|Beat 'em up
 
|A brawler with RPG elements, from the creator of Lemmings and GTA.
 
|A brawler with RPG elements, from the creator of Lemmings and GTA.
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|-
 
|-
 
|[[File:Final Fantasy III Ouya cover.jpg|150px]]
 
|[[File:Final Fantasy III Ouya cover.jpg|150px]]
 
!Final Fantasy III
 
!Final Fantasy III
 
|RPG
 
|RPG
|Updated remake of the Famicom classic, not to be mistaken for the SNES game that is actually Final Fantasy VI.
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|Updated remake of the Famicom classic (not to be mistaken for the SNES game that is actually Final Fantasy VI).
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|-
 
|-
 
|[[File:Flashout 3D Ouya cover.jpg|150px]]
 
|[[File:Flashout 3D Ouya cover.jpg|150px]]
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|Racing
 
|Racing
 
|Futuristic racing/shooting a la Wipeout.
 
|Futuristic racing/shooting a la Wipeout.
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|-
 
|-
 
|[[File:Giana Sisters Ouya cover.jpg|150px]]
 
|[[File:Giana Sisters Ouya cover.jpg|150px]]
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|Platformer
 
|Platformer
 
|A damn good old school platformer, sequel to a classic European rule-63'ed Mario clone.
 
|A damn good old school platformer, sequel to a classic European rule-63'ed Mario clone.
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|-
 
|-
 
|[[File:Maldita Castilla Ouya cover.jpg|150px]]
 
|[[File:Maldita Castilla Ouya cover.jpg|150px]]
 
!Maldita Castilla
 
!Maldita Castilla
 
|Platformer
 
|Platformer
|Spanish homage to the Ghosts 'n Goblins series. So deliciously old-school, you could easily believe it's a late 1980s arcade under emulation (and the music was actually produced by emulating the YM2203 sound chip, which many arcade boards used back then). It has a Don Quixote monster made out of windmills. 'Nuff said.
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|Spanish homage to the Ghosts 'n Goblins series. So deliciously old-school, you could easily believe it's a late 1980s arcade under emulation (and the music was actually produced by emulating the YM2203 sound chip, which many arcade boards used back then).
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|-
 
|-
 
|[[File:Order and Chaos Online Ouya cover.jpg|150px]]
 
|[[File:Order and Chaos Online Ouya cover.jpg|150px]]
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|MMORPG
 
|MMORPG
 
|Gameloft's generic WoW. Quite impressive for the system.
 
|Gameloft's generic WoW. Quite impressive for the system.
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|-
 
|-
 
|[[File:Ravensword Shadowlands Ouya cover.jpg|150px]]
 
|[[File:Ravensword Shadowlands Ouya cover.jpg|150px]]
 
!Ravensword Shadowlands
 
!Ravensword Shadowlands
 
|Action-RPG
 
|Action-RPG
|Very reminiscent of Elder Scrolls and Fable.
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|Very reminescent of Elder Scrolls and Fable.
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|-
 
|-
 
|[[File:Saturday Morning RPG Ouya cover.jpg|150px]]
 
|[[File:Saturday Morning RPG Ouya cover.jpg|150px]]
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|RPG
 
|RPG
 
|A comedy/nostalgia RPG inspired by 1980s cartoons and pop culture, with music by Vince DiCola (Transformers, Rocky IV).
 
|A comedy/nostalgia RPG inspired by 1980s cartoons and pop culture, with music by Vince DiCola (Transformers, Rocky IV).
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|-
 
|-
 
|[[File:Shadowgun Ouya cover.jpg|150px]]
 
|[[File:Shadowgun Ouya cover.jpg|150px]]
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|TPS
 
|TPS
 
|A very badass sci-fi third person shooter.
 
|A very badass sci-fi third person shooter.
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|-
 
|[[File:Sine Mora Ouya cover.jpg|150px]]
 
|[[File:Sine Mora Ouya cover.jpg|150px]]
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|Shooter
 
|Shooter
 
|Beautiful shmup with time-manipulation elements and character designs bound to please the furfags.
 
|Beautiful shmup with time-manipulation elements and character designs bound to please the furfags.
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|-
 
|[[File:Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Ouya cover.jpg|150px]]
 
|[[File:Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Ouya cover.jpg|150px]]
 
!Sonic the Hedgehog 4
 
!Sonic the Hedgehog 4
 
|Platformer
 
|Platformer
|Does this even need much of a description? It's Sonic, it's 2D, it's okay. Both episodes are available, as well as Sonic CD.
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|Does this even need much of a description? It's Sonic, it's 2D, it's good. Both episodes are available, as well as Sonic CD.
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|-
 
|[[File:Towerfall Ouya cover.png|150px]]
 
|[[File:Towerfall Ouya cover.png|150px]]
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|MMORPG
 
|MMORPG
 
|A mix of online RPG and space simulator. Similar to EVE, but more streamlined and action-oriented.
 
|A mix of online RPG and space simulator. Similar to EVE, but more streamlined and action-oriented.
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[[Category:Eighth Generation]]
 
[[Category:Eighth Generation]]
 
[[Category:Android]]
 
[[Category:Android]]
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Revision as of 03:23, August 4, 2015

Ouya logo
"The revolution will be televised."

The Ouya is an Android-based microconsole, famous for being financed by a record-breaking Kickstarter campaign, and for crashing E3's parking lot on a guerrilla marketing campaign.

It became quite controversial, however, for a flawed launch: many backers did not receive their units in advance, early controllers had issues with lag (since patched) and buttons getting stuck (requires a very simple hardware mod), poor wireless performance (the fix can be a setting on your router), and some games had performance issues for not being properly optimized for the Tegra 3 chip.

On the other hand, as it's dead-easy to port from Android (in fact you can just install most Android .apks without modding), it quickly amassed a library of hundred of titles — mostly mobile games, but also media players and emulators for several classic systems (most up to PS1 run well, but N64 is very hit-and-miss). For a $99 machine, it was not a terrible deal. As a gaming competitor to Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony they failed. TowerFall, the Ouya's most popular game at the time, had only sold 7,000 copies.

The list

Box Art Title Genre Description
Another World Ouya cover Another World Action-adventure An Amiga classic, one of the most brutally hardcore games ever. An accident teleports a scientist to a world where everything is out to kill him.
Beast Boxing Turbo Ouya cover Beast Boxing Turbo Fighting It's like Punch-Out!, but with monsters.
Chronoblade Ouya cover Chronoblade Beat 'em up A brawler with RPG elements, from the creator of Lemmings and GTA.
Final Fantasy III Ouya cover Final Fantasy III RPG Updated remake of the Famicom classic (not to be mistaken for the SNES game that is actually Final Fantasy VI).
Flashout 3D Ouya cover Flashout 3D Racing Futuristic racing/shooting a la Wipeout.
Giana Sisters Ouya cover Giana Sisters Platformer A damn good old school platformer, sequel to a classic European rule-63'ed Mario clone.
Maldita Castilla Ouya cover Maldita Castilla Platformer Spanish homage to the Ghosts 'n Goblins series. So deliciously old-school, you could easily believe it's a late 1980s arcade under emulation (and the music was actually produced by emulating the YM2203 sound chip, which many arcade boards used back then).
Order and Chaos Online Ouya cover Order & Chaos Online MMORPG Gameloft's generic WoW. Quite impressive for the system.
Ravensword Shadowlands Ouya cover Ravensword Shadowlands Action-RPG Very reminescent of Elder Scrolls and Fable.
Saturday Morning RPG Ouya cover Saturday Morning RPG RPG A comedy/nostalgia RPG inspired by 1980s cartoons and pop culture, with music by Vince DiCola (Transformers, Rocky IV).
Shadowgun Ouya cover Shadowgun TPS A very badass sci-fi third person shooter.
Sine Mora Ouya cover Sine Mora Shooter Beautiful shmup with time-manipulation elements and character designs bound to please the furfags.
Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Ouya cover Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Platformer Does this even need much of a description? It's Sonic, it's 2D, it's good. Both episodes are available, as well as Sonic CD.
Towerfall Ouya cover Towerfall Platformer You and 3 other archers shoot arrows at each other in this fast paced multiplayer platformer, also has a 1-2 player campaign, tons of fun.
Vendetta Online Ouya cover Vendetta Online MMORPG A mix of online RPG and space simulator. Similar to EVE, but more streamlined and action-oriented.
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