Ouya game console set for release

The region's largest gaming trade show will be held this weekend at the Dubai World Trade Centre

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A new kind of television game console is expected to be released on Thursday. Ouya will bring together an open development experience at this year’s Gaming Alliance Middle East (GAMES13), the region’s largest video game trade show that will run from to Saturday at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

“With more than 440 games, all free to try, Ouya is thrilled to join the quickly growing games industry in the Middle East,” said Brad Wildes, head of sales for Ouya, Inc

The console will be made available through letstango.com and at Virgin Megastores for Dh539. “The Middle East region is home to a continuously growing gaming community - from game console hobbyists to online gaming enthusiasts,” said Alex Tchablakian, marketing coordinator at letstango.com. “We are confident that the release of the new Ouya gaming console will be well received by gamers of all ages.”