Ouya reveals controller, OnLive support

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Ouya, the Android console on Kickstarter that has over 40,000 pre-orders, has finally unveiled its controller and announced that it will include OnLive at launch.

Behold: Ouya's controller.
(Credit: Ouya)

The game-streaming service OnLive, which partners with over 50 game studios, has added its support to Ouya — which means, as well as the games on Google Play, the console's library will include OnLive's extensive catalogue, including games from Sega, THQ, Ubisoft, Warner Bros and others.

Unfortunately, this will probably not reach Australian gamers, as OnLive has yet to establish server hosting here, but the partnership does reveal that the gaming industry is taking the independent, US$99 console seriously.

Also revealed over the weekend is the full controller, which had previously only been teased at, with images cutting it off at the middle. It looks straightforward and ergonomic, with two joysticks, a D-pad, a four-button pad and a capacitive touch-panel in the centre. We hope it drives as sleek as it looks.

(Credit: Ouya)

The Ouya campaign has, to date, earned over US$5.75 million, with 10 days remaining on Kickstarter. There are still over 42,000 pre-orders available, so if you want one, head here to pledge US$99. At that price point, it's hard to see the investment as a bad one — whether we can access OnLive or not.

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MitchellT posted a comment   

no server hosting? are they serious?? now we have to play android games off the play store (some of them are close to ps3 graphics too)

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