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Ouya CEO Julie Uhrman recently spoke with The Verge about her company's recently released Android driven alternative to traditional consoles. The console's less than auspicious debut was touched upon, though she tried to stay as positive as possible, noting that it takes time to lay the same groundwork that established players have already done, which took them decades.

Uhrman also notes that monetization is "so far better than we expected" and that 27% of of wonders have paid for the game. But that also means 73% of Ouya owners have yet to purchase a single title.

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by Matt Hawkins

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The Android drive alternative to tradition consoles, the Ouya, has been out in the wild for a couple of weeks now. And many are wondering how the bold new face of gaming is a faring.

Perhaps the best people to ask are those who make games for the machine. Which is exactly what both Gamasutra and EDGE decided to do, according to a report from GameIndustry, who cites both aforementioned sources. And the response thus far? Some are happy, while others are not.

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It's almost impossible to narrow down the best video game of all time (even though the answer is quite obvious: Tetris). But determining the best game of all time (we're talking everything, not just not electronic ones; pen and paper, parlor games, all of the above) is somewhat easier, believe it or not.

To many, it's something that has endured through the centuries, and was even played by kings back in the day. It's a richly complex game of back and forth that embodies the very form of play itself. Plus, some believe it's the very backbone of virtually every other game out there, and will continue to provide foundations for many years to come.

The game in question is chess. And guess what? After all this time, it's finally a sequel. One that's exclusive to the Ouya, at least initially.

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In the lead up to the release of OUYA, and through my time testing it for my review, the one question that kept popping into my head was, "who is this for?" It's fair to ask the same question of the other consoles that are either on the market, or soon to be, but those consoles have dedicated fanbases, a portion of which will by anything with the right logo on it. OUYA is an entirely new machine, and subsequently, it's for an entirely new audience. Sure, there were all those Kickstarter supporters, but even with 63,416 fans, that's not enough to sustain a console in perpetuity.

In fact, when I was given the opportunity to speak with Julie Uhrman, OUYA's Founder, on June 25, the day that the console launched, that was one of the first thing I asked her.
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New video game hardware comes along all the time. It may be in the shape of new peripherals, controllers, mice, keyboards, or virtual reality headsets, but if you can name it, someone will sell it to you. However, new video game consoles only happen every few years, and those are usually just updates by companies that are already on the market. An entirely new gaming console release happens basically never, so when a new one actually does come out, it's a pretty big deal ... even if it comes in such a tiny box.

OUYA, the Kickstarter-funded, Android-based, $99, dream machine has finally become available to the public, and, at the very least, it's an interesting experiment. The tiny, cube-shaped console, packs a technological punch, offering a huge launch lineup of games, and comes at a minimal cost. It's basically everything that Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo's consoles are not. What once seemed like a pipe dream is now a reality that has the potential to cause some disruptions in the console marketplace, but it's still got a ways to go if it wants to really compete with the big boys.
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While a full demo is expected in a few weeks for browser players, early OUYA backers will be able to play "ChronoBlade's" single player mode starting this weekend along with its "couch mode" multiplayer as the hack and slash heads to E3 2013.

After the jump, check out the E3 trailer and dev diary for the latest from "Lemmings" and "GTA" creator Dave Jones' latest.

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It's the latest from "Airtight Games," the studio behind last year's "Quantum Conundrum" and the latest brainchild of "Portal" designer Kim Swift, and it features afros and the undead.

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While you wait in anticipation for your OUYA console to finally arrive in the mail, why not make it a custom case? MakerBot has joined forces with the OUYA team to create design files for a 3D printed OUYA game console case, optimized for printing on a MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer.

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Two kids, two separate adventures, a two-word title--it's definitely a game!

Double Fine has launched the site for their Kickstarter-backed point and click adventure "Broken Age," and gives us a peek at the story of a boy and a girl in very different places trying to avoid their destinies.

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