The makers of *Incredipede* and *Pineapple Smash Crew*, Colin Northway and Rich Edwards, have thrown a line to the many, many people who love games but maybe don’t have much disposable income.
Life is one long sand bunker.
I’ll be first to admit that a new addition to Rovio’s *Angry Birds* franchise is not something we’d usually rush to cover. However, when the trailer to *Angry Birds Transformers* looks like it’s ripped directly from a worn VHS and scored with NEW MUSIC FROM THE COMPOSER OF THE 1986 ANIMATED MOVIE, it’s hard to resist the masterful pulls of nostalgia. Watch!
It’s been rumored for a long time that Amazon was putting together a games machine, and today they finally revealed their new product: the Fire TV.
Good news everyone! Ouya, the Kickstarter backed android powered hackers delight game console, is going to be sold at retail staring this June. So far the list includes Best Buy, Target, GameStop and Amazon. It’ll be 99$ and 49$ for an extra controller. The controller, in case you’re not aware, includes a touchpad in addition to analogue sticks, buttons and d-pad, which is pretty cool (although given the Android OS makes total sense).
Kickstarter backers and preorders will be fulfilled sooner (and preorders open up this week), so if you want to get one early there’s your chance.
There’s a lot to be said about the Ouya. Cheap and easy to mod and develop for, like I said above its a hackers delight. I think my favourite thing from the article is this quote though:
> **WSJ: What’s to stop other developers for using the controllers for other devices, like Apple TV?**
> UHRMAN: We are okay with that. One of the promises of being open is you can use what we build for other things. But you can create accessories and peripherals for our device as well. At the end of the day, it makes our ecosystem richer.
No matter what you think you gotta admit that’s a pretty refreshing outlook after dealing with companies like Microsoft and Sony and Apple.
[source: [the Wall Street journal](http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2013/02/05/ouya-finds-a-friend-with-amazon/) via [polygon](http://www.polygon.com/2013/2/5/3953788/ouya-to-sell-on-amazon-gamestop-target-and-best-buy-for-99-99-pre)]