Arguably the most successful out of the recent ‘mini Android consoles,’ OUYA has received a lot of interest from the press, whether for good or for bad, and managed to fund their project on Kickstarter, bringing in over $3 million, with $1 million of that being in just 8 hours and 22 minutes, making records on Kickstarter.
However, it seems OUYA doesn’t want to stop there, as they’ve tried to get into E3 to showcase the OUYA to all those who may not yet have seen it.
When I say ‘into E3,’ the truth of the matter is not quite that. Instead of paying fees for a space in E3, OUYA took to the parking lots belonging to the Expo to gather attention towards anyone leaving or entering E3.
The ESA, the organizers behind E3, tried their best to stop OUYA from doing so, first by renting trucks to block view of the stand, and then by calling the LAPD on OUYA after the mini Android console makers decided to move to a more comfortable spot.
OUYA was shown giving the LAPD permits, and afterwards the police left, leaving the OUYA stand out in the open for all to see.
OUYA may have just gotten off the hook this time, but I doubt the ESA will let something like this slip next year.