Is Ouya shaking in its boots following Amazon’s announcement yesterday of a $99 micro-console that (among many other things) plays video games? Not so, according to Ouya head Julie Uhrman. Speaking with CVG, she stressed that the Ouya platform is “solely dedicated” to gaming, while Amazon’s Fire TV is not.
“Just as Amazon blazed a trail for a new way of selling online, Ouya invented a new way to think about console games. But for us, games are not simply an ‘added bonus’, they are the whole point,” Uhrman said.
“Ouya is solely dedicated to the devs creating games, and the players who play them,” she added. “Their ideal experience is all we think about.”
A Trials Fusion beta update will add eight new tracks from the ‘Urban Sprawl’ environment this Saturday, April 5.
It will also reduce the minimum requirements, enabling the game to run better on more PC configurations. The update will be compatible with AMD Radeon 5770 and NVIDIA Geforce GTS 450 (previously AMD Radeon 5850 and NVIDIA Geforce GTX 460).
A much-delayed excavation of the probable New Mexico landfill site containing thousands of unsold copies of Atari game E.T. is set to proceed.
The New Mexico Environmental Protection Division Solid Waste Bureau had put a hold on the proposed dig, citing vaguely worded application forms and potential chemical hazards from aging waste. But the dig, sponsored by Microsoft and Lightbox Entertainment, has been given the go-ahead.
Masato Masuda, creator of Fire Pro Wrestling, has died aged 48.
Grasshopper Manufacture boss Goichi “Suda51″ Suda, who worked on the series in the early 90s, confirmed the news today.
Masuda created the Fire Pro Wrestling series while at Japanese developer TRY, which later became Human Entertainment. The series began in 1989 with the release of Fire Pro Wrestling Combination Tag for the PC Engine in Japan.