Shut Down Ouya

Cops Dig Ouya, In Spite Of E3 Fit

Ouya decided they wanted to show at E3, but not in the way everyone else is. Instead of renting booth space at the conference itself, Ouya rented a parking space at E3…. Several of them, in fact. The have invited the public to try out the new system just across the street from the super-exclusive E3.

“OUYA game developers will be on-hand to demo their games to the public—yep, no credentials required!—so  stop by and play some awesome new games with the people who created them! Invite friends, family — hell, invite anyone ‘cuz you’re ALL welcome to join us.”

The Ouya Park had the console on display in a lot across from E3 for anyone to check out. There was a banner directing the public to the site with displays of the games that the Ouya will have on offer.

Yesterday, the folks at Entertainment Software Association rented parking spaces in front of the Ouya setup. In order to block the public from noticing Ouya, they decided to park several semi trucks there. Then, the Ouya team outside of E3 rented their own spaces in front of the trucks to put up banners. Then, the police came.

You can imagine ESA reps stomping their feet and calling the cops to get rid of the rebel nuisance.

Ouya at E3

The calvary rode in on Segways specially equipped to bring down the E3 freeloaders. What they found was a group of people showing their new product with all the paperwork to legally do so. Those rascals at Ouya may win this round of the E3 standoff, but rest assured that the ESA has more tricks up their sleeve. *Cue maniacal laugher.

Ouya is the $99 gaming console powered by Android. All games available on the Ouya will have free trials, be free with purchasable upgrades, or be completely free. Click here to see Gary Gannon’s Ouya unboxing. 

*Cover photo courtesy of IGN