$50 for another controller in the TV hutch. Great.
The darling of the current gaming scene, Ouya, had some drama today when it was originally reported that the diminutive and open Android-based gaming console would not have online multiplayer functionality on launch, either for the initial distribution to Kickstarter backers, or even the retail launch, scheduled for June.
The updated reports, though, are now saying that there will, indeed, be online multiplayer included in shipping Ouya devices, just that it hasn’t been implemented by any developers for the tiny boxes as yet.
Two-man Detour Games wants to give the casual crowd a hardcore game, with RAW, a game currently in development. It will hopefully get funded as a Kickstarter project, too.
RAW will be a 2D action platformer/runner on rails for Android, OUYA, and desktop computers, and hopefully on iOS as well, if the project meets its stretch goals. In it, a cyborg juggernaut named RAW must keep running to stay charged up.
I tend to stay away from promoting devices or products that don’t really exist, but given the fact that Kickstarter phenomenon Ouya has generated so much interest and buzz, it’s kind of hard for me to ignore. Ouya ended its Kickstarter career last night, managing to raise a ridiculous $8,596,475, around 900% more than their initial goal. In case you haven’t heard of Ouya, it’s an Android gaming console concept set to rock the console industry off its high horse.