Ouya http://www.stuff.tv/sg/ouya/all en-SG Fully Charged: Ouya’s all-you-can-play plan rankles developers, Orkut cut by Google, and Yahoo saves Community from cancellation http://www.stuff.tv/sg/fifa-15/fully-charged-ouya-s-all-you-can-play-plan-rankles-developers-orkut-cut-google-yahoo-saves-c <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Start your morning off with a quick-hit recap of the hottest news from the world of tech </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Ouya" alt="Ouya" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/ouya_2.jpg?1404204422" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ouya offers all-you-can-play plan, doesn’t get developers onboard </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Ouya may have pioneered the Android-based micro-console and made a sensational splash on Kickstarter, but it&rsquo;s failed to become a mainstream success&mdash;or much of a talking point amongst gamers since its somewhat fumbled launch last year.</p> <p>In an effort to shake up the narrative, Ouya announced today that it will launch an All-Access Pass that allows users the ability to download any of more than 800 games during a 12-month span for a one-time payment of US$59.99 (S$75). Effectively, it&rsquo;s an &ldquo;all you can play&rdquo; approach that provides access to more than US$2000 (S$2495) worth of games for the year.</p> <p>However, <a href="https://twitter.com/retroremakes/status/483726324360839168">some developers claim</a> that they weren&rsquo;t properly briefed beforehand about such a major change in approach, being told it was a test run just hours before Ouya began selling and promoting the option. Ouya will still pay developers 70% of the full asking price for any downloaded games, and is surely within its rights to offer such an option so long as partners are properly compensated.</p> <p>However, adding a game to a subscription plan is a big perception shift for players&mdash;and not getting developers onboard for such a move is a mistake. Souring creators on a decidedly niche platform is hardly an advised way to build goodwill for continued support.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.polygon.com/2014/6/30/5858508/ouya-all-access-pass">Polygon</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/ouya/review">Ouya review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Google’s Orkut shutting down in September </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Remember Orkut? You&rsquo;d be forgiven if not&mdash;Google started the social network in 2004, but as Facebook and Twitter surged in popularity, it faded from view except in a few markets. More than half of its traffic recently emerged from Brazil, where Google moved the site&rsquo;s operations some years back.</p> <p>That&rsquo;s of little import for much longer, however, as Google announced yesterday that Orkut will shut down on 30 September. New accounts can no longer be opened, but anyone that wants to export their profiles, posts, and photos can do so through Google Takeout until September 2016. Farewell Orkut, and our condolences to anyone that sees this news as a serious blow.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://en.blog.orkut.com/2014/06/tchau-orkut.html">Orkut Blog</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/3ds/fully-charged-facebook-apologizes-emotional-manipulation-eliss-infinity-hits-android-and-korg-s-">Fully Charged:&nbsp;Facebook apologises for emotional manipulation, Eliss Infinity hits Android, and KORG&rsquo;s Nintendo 3DS synth</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Orkut" alt="Orkut" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/orkut.jpg?1404204422" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yahoo picks up sixth season of Community </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Here&rsquo;s a story that&rsquo;s as surprising for the show in question as it is the portal that picked it up. Community, the fan-favorite but low-rated American comedy series that&rsquo;s continually evaded the axe, will survive long enough to realize at least the first half of its &ldquo;six seasons and a movie&rdquo; mantra. And who is picking up that season? It&rsquo;s Yahoo, curiously enough.</p> <p>Indeed, Yahoo Screen will run a 13-episode sixth season of Community online starting this fall, with creator and executive producer Dan Harmon still running the ship and all of the recently active stars (including Joel McHale and Alison Brie) still attached. The actors&rsquo; deals were set to expire today, so this news coming down last night was truly a last-minute save.</p> <p>As The Verge points out, Yahoo Screen plans to start running original comedy series starting in 2015, so rescuing a beloved existing show seems like a smart way to start luring in a potential audience. Now, if this goes well, are they going to help foot the bill for the movie?</p> <p>[Sources: <a href="http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20140630006545/en/Cult-Fan-Favorite-“Community”-Create-Season-Yahoo#.U7InJdzhiCZ">Business Wire</a>, <a href="http://www.theverge.com/2014/6/30/5858810/community-renewed-for-sixth-season-on-yahoo">The Verge</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/5-youtube-channels-we-d-be-happy-pay/news">5 YouTube channels we&rsquo;d be happy to pay for</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Community" alt="Community" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/community-yahoo.jpg?1404204422" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> FIFA 15 trailer shows off big visual upgrades </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Before the weekend, we got <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/bbc/fully-charged-pacific-rim-2-coming-2017-youtube-adding-60fps-playback-and-bbc-showing-commonweal">our first look at Konami&rsquo;s Pro Evolution Soccer 2015</a>, the first series entry to make the new-gen leap, and&hellip; honestly, it didn&rsquo;t make much of an impression. That&rsquo;s due in large part to last year&rsquo;s excellent FIFA 14 already making a big splash, and EA Sports shows that the extra year on new hardware proves an even larger advantage with this new FIFA 15 trailer.</p> <p>This clip is all about visual enhancements, of which there are apparently many in the new game, including more realistic faces, player animations, and field degradation. Assuming the game actually looks this slick in motion&mdash;and it plays at least as strongly as it did last year&mdash;then footie fans will be in for a treat come September.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHxFOvEuELE">YouTube</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/fifa-15-first-play/review">FIFA 15: First Play preview</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/mHxFOvEuELE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/fifa-15/fully-charged-ouya-s-all-you-can-play-plan-rankles-developers-orkut-cut-google-yahoo-saves-c#comments FIFA 15 Film and TV Gaming Google Ouya Tue, 01 Jul 2014 06:30:00 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1440628 at http://www.stuff.tv Video: Is Ouya the next big thing in gaming? http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/video-ouya-next-best-thing-gaming/video <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ouya marks the dawn of a new breed of low cost Android consoles – but does the hugely successful Kickstarter project have what it takes to stand out in the gaming world? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Video: Is Ouya the next best thing in gaming? " alt="Video: Is Ouya the next best thing in gaming? " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Screen%20shot%202013-08-02%20at%2011.08.18.png?1398393219" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper brightcove-player-wrapper"> <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script> <script src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/APIModules_all.js"></script> <div class="brightcove-player"> <object id="myExperience-2579444776001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /> <param name="playerID" value="" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAEgPmGlk~,Fzd-TvXcznw-P3piHaryQBMeIzWITldz" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="2579444776001" /> <param name="autoStart" value="" /> <param name="htmlFallback" value="true" /> <param name="includeAPI" value="true" /> <param name="templateLoadHandler" value="brightcoveTemplateLoaded" /> <param name="width" value="640px" /> <param name="height" value="360px" /> </object> <!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. If you wish to have the player instantiated only after the rest of the HTML is processed and the page load is complete, remove the line. --> <script type="text/javascript">brightcove.createExperiences();</script> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/video-ouya-next-best-thing-gaming/video#comments Android Games consoles Ouya Fri, 02 Aug 2013 11:31:27 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1436153 at http://www.stuff.tv OUYA takes Android gaming to new places with Everywhere http://www.stuff.tv/sg/ouya/ouya-wants-bring-android-gaming-everywhere-their-next-project/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> That TV of yours just might be running OUYA games </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="OUYA takes Android gaming to new places with Everywhere " alt="OUYA takes Android gaming to new places with Everywhere " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/ouya.png?1393929834" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/ouya/review" target="_blank">OUYA console</a> might have gotten generally lukewarm responses but that hasn&rsquo;t stopped its makers from making plans. A new console isn&rsquo;t one of those plans. Instead, OUYA is heading the software route with the OUYA Everywhere project.</p> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/ouya/ouya-wants-bring-android-gaming-everywhere-their-next-project/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/ouya/ouya-wants-bring-android-gaming-everywhere-their-next-project/news#comments Android games Gaming Ouya Tue, 04 Mar 2014 04:52:38 +0000 Nigel Yap 1433211 at http://www.stuff.tv