OUYA Delayed to June 25; Gets Another $15 Million in Backing; Bing Gordon Joins Board

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  1. dgstorm

    dgstorm Editor in Chief Staff Member

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    We have a triple play story for you guys today for OUYA. First, the OUYA will be delayed a bit. Instead of launching on June 4th, they have pushed things back until June 25th. There are two reasons for this: One, they are working out a sticky controller button issue. Two, they wanted to make sure they ramped up production levels to create a smooth retail launch because demand outpaced their original projections. That seems like bad news wrapped in good news a bit.

    The second news bite is obviously good news. OUYA has garnered some big attention and has now received another $15 Million dollars in financial backing. The venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers has led an investment drive worth $15 million for the project. Along with this piece of news is the third morsel. Included in this new influx of investment capital a pretty big name in the gaming industry has joined OUYA's board of directors, ex-Chief Creative Officer of EA Bing Gordon. Here's the full press release,


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