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Limited Edition OUYA makes me want to spend that extra $40

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You think the silver OUYA, which apparently is smaller than a rubics cube, is sexy enough for your living room? Well, for the last week of the Kickstarter, you can add $40 to your backing and get your hands on a Limited Edition OUYA which now comes in brown. Brown?! Trust me, I thought the same thing too, but turns out the color is actually really good looking, and almost looks like it has a wooden finish. The controller gets the same treatmens as well.

Speaking of the controller, backers of the OUYA urged the team to finally update the buttons from just differently colored circles, which would also help color blind gamers, and recommended that they use the letters OUYA as the face buttons. Looks like their wishes have been granted. Check the pic below.

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In other OUYA news, and somewhat of a strange announcement, VEVO has announced their partnership with OUYA, which means you'll get all those awesome Justin Bieber and Nikki Minaj songs brought to you in high definition, straight through your OUYA.

This is what VEVO had to say:

At VEVO, our mission is to bring high quality music experiences to users wherever and whenever. We have always strived to embrace new platforms that developers, creative communities and consumers are excited about. OUYA is just that—it’s one of the most exciting new entertainment platforms we’ve seen and we think it’s a natural fit for VEVO’s premium music videos and original music programming.

This is why I am thrilled to tell you today that VEVO is committed to launch with OUYA when it comes to market in March 2013. Through this partnership, we will bring our rich catalogue of over 50,000 high definition music videos and new, original programming from more than 11,000 artists to OUYA’s groundbreaking new gaming console. We support and share OUYA’s vision that the future lies in being open and accessible for users looking for high quality entertainment experiences.

Our partnership with OUYA is grounded in our tireless effort to bring VEVO to every connected living room and home and we will continue to deliver our premium music video programming to the rest of our platform consisting of VEVO.com, mobile & tablet apps (including Android, iOS, Windows Phone), connected TVs like Xbox and partner sites such as AOL, CBS, Facebook, Viacom Media Networks, Yahoo! Music and YouTube.

Stay tuned for more news on our partnership with OUYA – and what it will look like for consumers - as we get closer to launch. We hope you are as excited as we are!

-Michael Cerda, SVP of Product and Technology, VEVO

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