Hey Guys and Gals,
I’m James, the Lead Producer for OUYA. As we release our 3rd major update since our launch, I wanted take some time to give everyone some insight into our updates.
We’ve been moving a million miles an hour to bring constant updates to our community. To us, it’s vital that you see constant improvement on your OUYA. Every few months, we hope you look back and are impressed by the progress we’ve made.
In the update, some of the more notable areas of focus are:
1) We’ve got over 400 games, so it kinda sucks to open up DISCOVER and see a bunch of games you’ve already downloaded. To address this, we are marking installed games and moving them to the end of their rows in DISCOVER. You also have the option to manually move games to the back of a row through a feature we call “Bury”.
2) We’re focused on bug fixing. Some of these bugs might only affect 5-10% of our user base, but it’s important to us that we give a solid experience to all of our users. We know we’ve got bugs, so we’re shifting into extermination mode. The major fixes are listed below, and there are a bunch more minor fixes that aren’t listed too.
3) We’re laying the groundwork to make the OUYA more accessible… we’ve built the foundation for accepting more currency types and also for redeemable codes specific to individual games.
4) We’ve even had our intern put a few fun easter eggs on OUYA =)
Full Release notes (9/19/2013):
Installed games are now moved to the back of their row in DISCOVER, so now it’s easier to find games you don’t already have.
You also have the option to Bury (manually push a game to the back of a row) by pressing the right thumbstick (R3). DISCOVER is your playground…go nuts!
The OUYA now informs you when a game has finished downloading and when it has finished installing. Because knowing is half the battle.
Our intern has hidden an “Easter Eggs” menu somewhere on the OUYA… can you find it?
Fixed an issue where sometimes a system update would cancel and not inform the user, so only a blank downloading bar would appear.
Fixed an issue where high bandwidth could actually cause performance issues and crashes while navigating menus.
Fixed an issue that could cause the OUYA to overheat in some cases.
Fixed a handful of crashes that could occur after browsing DISCOVER for a long period of time.
Added currency support for Pounds and Euros. This will be enabled NEXT WEEK. Existing accounts will continue to transact in US Dollars, while new accounts will transact in the currency appropriate for their region.
A note on external storage:
We understand everyone wants this feature (we do too!), so I just want to let y’all know that we are currently working on it. It’s not a simple feature to do right, so know that we hear your feedback and are working on it as our top priority. It’s coming =)
Our small team is committed to making the OUYA the best freaking console out there. Thanks for supporting us in that endeavor. We read your comments on reddit, twitter, the forums, etc… we appreciate the compliments, and work to fix the criticisms.
-James, Producer Dude