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#1 Julio93

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 06:32 PM

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The Entertainment Software Association, the company which owns and operates the E3 Expo, called the Los Angeles Police Department today in an attempt to shut down Ouya’s public presence at E3 2013.

Julie Uhrman, founder of the Ouya console, informed IGN that the police visit was just another event in an ongoing conflict with the ESA. Ouya had their console on display in a lot across the street from the Los Angeles Convention Center, which is the home of E3. But at 9am this morning, the ESA rented out the spaces in front of Ouya’s display and parked semi-trucks in them in what Uhrman felt was an attempt to block people from noticing Ouya’s presence.

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In response, the Ouya team rented the spots in front of the ESA’s trucks and used the spaces to display various Ouya banners. After this action, Uhrman claims that the ESA called the police. Soon after, the LAPD showed up at the lot and asked to see the company’s permits. After determining that everything was in order, the cops ultimately left without taking any further action.

Urhman feels that Ouya is being unfairly targeted due to its decision to go around the ESA and attend E3 on its own terms. Uhrman and the rest of the Ouya team intend to tackle the second day of E3 2013 by increasing their street team presence. She also reached out to the ESA in an attempt to resolve the dispute, but has yet to hear back. When asked how she’ll react if the ESA continues putting pressure on Ouya, Uhrman responded, “If ten more trucks show up, we’ll come up with another idea. I have a few up my sleeve.”

 

 

 


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Posted 12 June 2013 - 06:35 PM

I guess you could say...

 

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...it wasn't an "oh yeah" experience for the Ouya.


Edited by Blake, 12 June 2013 - 06:36 PM.


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Posted 12 June 2013 - 06:45 PM

I guess you could say...

 

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...it wasn't an "oh yeah" experience for the Ouya.

 

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 06:52 PM

That was bad.

 

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 07:10 PM

That was bad.

 

Blake, no more Horatio jokes, or you'll get a Caining.

Agreed. That was bad and you should feel bad. Anyway I think they should leave Ouya alone. I'm personally not a fan but parking semi trucks out in front of them and calling the cops when they had a legally rented space. Just not right if you ask me.


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Posted 12 June 2013 - 07:47 PM

That was bad.

 

Blake, no more Horatio jokes, or you'll get a Caining.

 

It was literally the greatest joke of all time.



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Posted 12 June 2013 - 07:50 PM

If Micro$oft carry on the way they are going, they will be in the parking lot next year..........



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Posted 12 June 2013 - 07:50 PM

I laughed when I saw four people repping the Ouya under a tent. 


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Posted 13 June 2013 - 12:15 AM

Ouya almost got shut down by the police?

 

Oh no, oh no

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#10 ifrit05

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 01:02 AM

Why did ESA try to shut them down?

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 03:03 AM

Why did ESA try to shut them down?

Because they're using their event without paying them to be there.

pegasus generator move putting trucks in front of them though, something a child would come up with.

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 05:12 AM

pegasus generator?

 

That's a new one.


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Posted 13 June 2013 - 05:46 AM

Agreed. That was bad and you should feel bad. Anyway I think they should leave Ouya alone. I'm personally not a fan but parking semi trucks out in front of them and calling the cops when they had a legally rented space. Just not right if you ask me.


I wouldn't doubt E3 could get fined for wasting their time. I think LA has false alarm fines, and that would be wasting their time.
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Posted 13 June 2013 - 05:51 AM

Ouya almost got shut down by the police?

 

Oh no, oh no

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 06:00 AM

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I didn't know OUYA was a hot dog vendor

 

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 06:04 AM

I didn't know OUYA was a hot dog vendor
 
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Apparently, they have changed their strategies.

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 02:12 PM

This makes the Ouya look pathetic.



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Posted 13 June 2013 - 02:35 PM

That's not the entire booth lol, They had a full sized booth set up as well. And nothing happened because they had valid permits to be there. 


Edited by cannonshane, 13 June 2013 - 02:36 PM.

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 02:49 PM

It was literally the greatest joke of all time.

Agreed. Don't listen to these haters. You're amazing, I LUV U.

 

No seriously, I laughed.

 

On topic: Ouya looks great, guess it's time to say "Duck tha police".


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Posted 14 June 2013 - 06:15 PM

That was awkward






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