Steve Tilley - July 11th, 2012
The Ouya console will run on relatively low-powered hardware and sell for $99. This makes some people unhappy.
If you have even a passing interest in video games, you’ve probably heard about Ouya, a low-cost, Android-based video game console that’s in the midst of a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign. They’d hoped to raise $950,000 by Aug. 9 to fund production of the thing. Two days into the campaign, they’re at $3 million and counting.
And so begins the backlash.
Steve Tilley - June 16th, 2012
Shigeru Miyamoto kicks off Nintendo's E3 media briefing. (REUTERS)
Last week marked the 11th time I’ve attended the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, the annual convergence of game developers, publishers, retailers and grubby media folk like myself who get paid to write and talk about games. And one of the highlights of each year’s E3 is getting to sit down with game creators and game company executives and talk to them about what they do.