Ouya games coming to other devices, starting with Mad Catz’s M.O.J.O.

Soon you’ll be able to play Ouya games on other devices, starting with M.O.J.O., now $50 cheaper.

Ouya and Mad Catz have announced an agreement to bring Ouya to M.O.J.O., Mad Catz’s own microconsole. The price of the M.O.J.O. is also being reduced from $250 to $200.

Earlier this week, Ouya announced its Ouya Everywhere initiative, which aims to bring Ouya to set-top boxes, smart TVs, and other devices besides its dedicated $99 microconsole, which was successfully Kickstarted in 2012.

“Up until now, the game console experience has been locked inside a box,” CEO and founder of Ouya Julie Uhrman said in a press release. “Together with the hardware veterans at Mad Catz, we end that. Today’s announcement signifies the inception of a truly open platform where independent developers can bring their creations to the platforms where gamers actually play: everywhere.”

In January, Ouya announced a revision of its first console, with an overhauled controller, improved Wi-Fi, and 16GB of storage--double that of the original model's 8GB. The M.O.J.O., by comparison, features a Nvidia Tegra 4 T40S 1.8GHz processor, 16GB of internal storage, 2GB RAM, Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) OS, and WiFi b/g/n support.

Ouya said it is staying in the hardware business, and that it will continue making a new Ouya model every year.

While Ouya has made mistakes, it also has some great games, like TowerFall, which has since made its way to PlayStation 4 and PC. Ouya Everywhere should make it easier to access such games in the future.

Ouya on M.O.J.O. is expected to debut later this spring with all existing and upcoming Ouya content available on the Mad Catz microconsole.

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riotinto876
riotinto876

Do people realize that most of the games you can play on these can be played on smartphones as well, or is that considered to be some kind of secret?

Hurvl
Hurvl

I'd rather rewatch the Austin Powers scenes about mojo for hours than play anything on Madcatz device.

megakick
megakick

Smart Phone games.

Don't smart phones come with HDMI out now?

keyb0red
keyb0red

First OnLive makes a re-appearance, and now Ouya


What's going on guys, is it "Back from the dead" week?

DrKill09
DrKill09

MadCatz, the company who can't make a video game controller that lasts more than a week, expect us to buy their android "console"?

jimmy_russell
jimmy_russell

For a couple hundred bucks I'd rather pick up a PS3.

hadlee73
hadlee73

This move pretty much makes sense for Ouya. The console-only thing hasn't really worked for them, but as their primary goal was to bring the mobile experience to the TV, it seems logical to open it up to other TV-based platforms.

Not sure why the Mojo needs it though, as I thought that was already able to play Android games. The Mojo's controller sure looks alot nice than the Ouya one (I don't own a Mojo).

And yes, I do have an Ouya and still use it from time to time to play certain games I can't play on other TV-based systems I own. Its still quite a bit of fun too (when the controller decides its going to work properly for the day).

blueinheaven
blueinheaven

It must be great for Ouya owners to finally have a good controller to play the massive uber pixels (sorry games) on their big TV. They should have pixel of the month comps with the winners getting a new game that also looks like shite on their big TV.

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

Can someone who actually owns the console say something positive about it? I know very little, but I'm curious.

Is it just an Android device or does it have any exclusives? How's the controller? Can you downloads Gameloft games? How's the online multiplayer? Are big publishers on board?

What else can you say that would sell it? I'm genuinely interested.

teller76567
teller76567

Is it just me or dose the controller in the photo look like a xbox one mixed with a 360 controller???

khuzko
khuzko

a MAD KATZ microconsole, now with ouya games, for $200. Best deal, EVER !

WingChopMasta
WingChopMasta

There's a surprise. No one is buying the OUYA anymore, people realized how stupid of an idea the console was before it was even publicly available. I laugh at anyone who invested all of that money into the company. Having to re-buy your android games on OUYA was the nail in their coffin. Plus the OS and controller sucked.

khuzko
khuzko

this genuinely excites Bruce Lee !

SaQu1B
SaQu1B

I really don't understand this..

Isn't the Mojo an android based platform that can use the Play store directly? As far as I am aware the Ouya doesn't have the playstore unless you side load those aps. So what really is the point? By default doesn't Mojo already have the bigger library? 

kujel
kujel

Finally the mojo is worth getting, only having the crappy playstore it really had nothing until now.

gamerno66666
gamerno66666

 Dat controller. I want one. I must need one.

vduong942
vduong942

you can already play Ouya games on other devices...it's called an android phone

OneStrong2
OneStrong2

Lol, Austin powers called and said he'd like his "m.o.j.o" back.

charlesswann
charlesswann

The Ouya is growing on me as a possible retro console for emulation. On sale, the thing is like 1/10 the cost of xbox one but 2/3 the power.

OneStrong2
OneStrong2

The original ouya made several poor decisions. The first being using the tegra 3, which is faster than the original xbox, and ps2, cpus. A bigger problem was alienation of the google play store on Ouya. They're not complete deal breakers by any means, I just hate seeing gold diggers, capitalizing off of someone else staked claims. If someone is going to make a mobile console, they should at least do it right. Everyone and their mamas seem to be into making video game consoles these days. Better games work too. 

Megavideogamer
Megavideogamer

MadCatz first console. Madcatz third party controllers and memory cards were "iffy" so hopefully their first console will be better built. Since the competition is Ouya. The battle of the micro consoles is on. Android games on Television? I don't really think that there is a demand for this but still.

EmericaCky2K
EmericaCky2K

@riotinto876  


I wouldn't mind if I could play clash of clans on my tv, assuming I can seamlessly access my Google play account. 

TriggerManX97
TriggerManX97

@keyb0red  Next you''ll be hearing Capcom announce Megaman Legends 3 as an exclusive on Nintendo's Virtual Boy 2.

Sohereiam
Sohereiam

@Sevenizz I don't own it, but I do know about it, some big names you probable mean Square-Enix, they released FFIII on it, most of the games on it can be downloaded on an iphone(since it uses android), and according to the article OUYA had exclusives.

DrKill09
DrKill09

@khuzko  That would be like an Atari Jaguar getting CDi games.

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

What a sad state of affairs it is when only the powerful get respect and a start up (which you probably know very little about) doesn't stand a chance.

WingChopMasta
WingChopMasta

@kitmeep  Agree 100% and people obviously realized that once the Hype died down and no one ended up buying this thing.

OneStrong2
OneStrong2

@kitmeep  
Actually, it's a pretty refreshing distraction, with creativity lacking from a number of AAA titles.

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

You don't own it. I asked from people who do. You pretty much have questions about it as I do.

holmh
holmh

@Sevenizz  True, but Ouya didn't deliver a good product. You can't expect people to buy something they won't use just because the publisher is independent.

fadgebadger
fadgebadger

@Sohereiam No it doesn't. iPhones run ios, a completely different OS. Nothing on Ouya can run on an iPhone unless it has been ported or developed for that platform. You are a moron.

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

Ugh, why are you in this thread? You don't even know the smartphone market, let alone anything about the console the thread's about.