Now we feel bad picking on Ouya so hard, because even Amazon's vast resources and developer support haven't made the Fire TV a decent gaming machine.
But you're too late if you want in on the action: The $60 Ouya All-Access Pass sold out within hours.
Move over, Ouya—Razer's got its own Android-based microconsole on the way.
It may be called PlayStation TV, but this itty-bitty console is all about playing games.
Online TV consumption is at an all-time high, Adobe says in a study of online video trends, with more people turning to iOS apps to get their TV fix.
Both the Microsoft Xbox and Xbox One are adding dozens of new apps, but one of the most important doesn't look like it will arrive anytime soon.
Valve's vision for PC gaming in the living room is inspiring indeed, but faith alone won't will make Steam Machines a success.
China recently ended its ban on foreign-made gaming consoles, so Sony and Microsoft are hoping to reap the rewards of doing business in that country.
Advances in development tools and mobile hardware are making mobile devices a lot more attractive to game makers.