Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Firmware Update 1.0.409

Ouya has released a small firmware update to give the option for 'Age Gating,' aka parental age specific controls for games and apps. What does this mean? It means if you don't want your kids getting into anything you designate not age approptraite you can filter out the bad and leave only the good. Pretty simple. 

Here are the details:
Age Gating has been introduced for PLAY and DISCOVER!  Here are the details:
  • Age Gating is OFF by default.
  • To turn it on, go to MANAGE -> ACCOUNT -> PARENTAL CONTROLS -> “Filter content by rating”.
  • Select which level of content you wish to block.  Selecting a level blocks that level and anything more mature than it.
"Block" means that any game/app with that rating or higher will simply not appear in DISCOVER and PLAY.  To see these games/apps again, simply turn of Age Gating.

Open Arena Coming To Ouya

If you are a high speed, high impact, death match style game lover like I am, this is very exciting news.

Open Arena, the popular, and free FPS is getting an official port to Ouya.  With honed controls and game menu access, the official port for Ouya is a much better experience the the typical side loading that many have attempted in the past.

You can see some of the game play in the video below.  We are looking forward to the official release and will keep you up to date with information as it becomes available.