ANYONE THAT KICKED IN MONEY to the Android based Ouya games console should consider faking a cough now to get ready for a couple of days off work.
The Ouya games console, which stormed through its Kickstarter target and will let you run the Android mobile operating system to play games on your television, is already shipping to investors, meaning that some people should start listening for knocks on their doors this week.
In a tweeted message over the weekend, Ouya said that it had begun sending out email notifications and said that this will carry on for a couple of weeks.
This is bound to be a frustrating wait for some, particularly as they now know that some of their peers are close to getting their mitts on the Ouya console.
In June last year we were expecting an April release, and this is on the money for that. "This is only the beginning," said a blog post on the Ouya website.
"Today begins an exclusive preview period as we gear up to launch in June. We'll continue to add features, refine the user interface, and keep building the software as we head toward our retail launch - now announced for June 4." It has been confirmed that Game and Amazon will be selling the Ouya games console.
Ouya advised punters to expect a software update when they first start playing and to have their credit or debit card details at hand. Games are free to try, but they need your details on hand if you want to buy one. Out of the box around 180 games are playable, including Final Fantasy III.
The developers thanked those who invested in the blog post, telling them that without their investment none of this would be possible.
"Just last summer, we shared an idea for a simple, beautiful, powerful game console that lets any developer publish a game for the TV," they added.
"We were driven by our love for couch gaming. And when you (and the rest of our early supporters) rallied around us, you inspired us. We got here together." µ
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