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An Afternoon with Ouya Eight Months Later

An Afternoon with Ouya Eight Months Later

We’re four days away from the North American release of Sony’s PlayStation 4, so what better than to check in with the instigator of the next generation: the Ouya! Just kidding; it didn’t do that. It didn’t really do much of anything back then, to be honest.

The device itself is as it was eight months ago: bland. But Britton and I were curious as to what had changed on the digital shelves of the Ouya marketplace. The answer, it appears, is not much, the process of digging the console out of his closet more exciting than unearthing the tepid software treasures.

There are a few new titles, a bevy of system updates, and some unresolved issues involving full OS freezes, buggy controllers, and invincible anthropomorphic frogs. Join us!

It’s a super long video, so if you pop it open on YouTube, you’ll see a bunch of time-coded links in the description so you can jump between all the inanity at your leisure. Or just sit through nearly an hour of two dudes testing the bounds of friendly sadism. (Watch the last episode, too!)

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An Afternoon with Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures

An Afternoon with Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures

Good news! We have something here for you to watch during your lunch break, so forget about catching up on Boardwalk Empire or reading that depressing/terrifying bit over on Wired about the death of net neutrality. (You should be scared, though.) We’ve got you covered!

So long as you want to hear me and Britton Peele talk about and play half an hour of Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures. It’s a new Pac-Man game that saw going head-to-head with Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag as a good decision. Of course, they’re not going after the same audience, but here we are. I played this back at PAX East and thought it was okay, but it’ll be more fun if we find out together.

This is a new series that we hope to bring to you on a weekly basis. Next week we’ve got a real burner for you and after that, well, who knows. We’re wildcards! We might even throw together a dumb intro sequence and talk in Cockney accents!

Feel free to leave comments either on the video or below. Don’t worry; I’m used to death threats at this point over the quality of my work, as is Britton. Go for it. (Of course, constructive criticism and friendly words are welcome as well.)

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