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Amazon Fire TV Gaming Edition announced; Shovel Knight and Disney's Ducktales included

By Daniel Perez, Sep 17, 2015 6:52am PDT

Amazon has announced a new Fire TV that's dedicated for playing games called the Fire TV Gaming Edition. It comes with a controller, a 32GB microSD card and two games for $139.99.

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"I assume the joypad drivers are going to work the same. The original Fire TV box works pretty ..."

- daggot see all 2 comments

Madden NFL 16 Discounted On Amazon's Daily Deal

By Steven Wong, Sep 10, 2015 10:20am PDT

Amazon is featuring Madden NFL 16 at discount for today only.

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"it's kinda fun but it doesn't really stand on its own. That is, what you win are just rewards ..."

- derelict515 see all 5 comments

Amazon customers can now buy digital Nintendo Wii U and 3DS games

By Daniel Perez, Sep 01, 2015 12:24pm PDT

Amazon has launched a digital storefront for Nintendo customers to purchase digital versions of Wii U and 3DS games.

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"Surprisingly forward thinking for Nintendo. Do other consoles offer this?"

- BlackCat9 see all 4 comments

Amazon underwhelms and over-promises with Prime Day deals

By Daniel Perez, Jul 15, 2015 1:20pm PDT

If you felt extremely underwhelmed by today's Amazon Prime Day sale, you weren't alone.

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"Meh, I got $60 in assorted electronics accessories for $14. Sure they might have been on sale ..."

- DerHuhnTeufel see all 23 comments

Amazon Prime Day Deals: Gamer Edition

By Daniel Perez, Jul 15, 2015 6:37am PDT

Amazon Prime Day is taking place today, and we are compiling all of the notable video game sales going on throughout the day. Be sure to check back often to keep tabs on what's going on sale on Prime Day.

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"I always have kept that up to date, so maybe that's why I havent noticed any issues. "

- jdcope see all 18 comments

Amazon Prime Day preview: Dragon Age: Inquisition on sale for $20

By Daniel Perez, Jul 14, 2015 1:03pm PDT

Amazon Prime Day will be taking place in just a few hours, but today, the online retailer has marked down Dragon Age: Inquisition to just $20. That's not the only game expected to get discounted as we have a list of titles expected to cut some deep discounts tomorrow.

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"i really enjoyed the 143 hours i spent completing the game and i paid full price + 10 dollars ..."

- dantastic see all 10 comments

2014 in Review: PC Gaming

By Steven Wong, Dec 29, 2014 11:00am PST

Shacknews takes a look back at some of the most notable news stories and annoucements in PC gaming of the last year.

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"Google is paying 75$ per hour! Just work for few hours & spend more time with friends and ..."

- xneenmark see all 7 comments

Dragon Age: Inquisition available for $45 at Amazon today

By Daniel Perez, Dec 01, 2014 6:35am PST

EA and BioWare's latest RPG has received a noteable price cut on Amazon as part of their Cyber Monday deals. This is a complete no-brainer if you've been waiting to get the game below retail price.

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"Both amazing games. Toss ups for GOTY for me... Completely different games, but I love them both. "

- waxthirteen see all 8 comments

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is Amazon's Deal of the Day for $40

By Daniel Perez, Nov 17, 2014 8:35am PST

Been on the fence whether or not to get Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel? Well, Amazon has the game discounted by 33% as one of its deals of the day.

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Amazon Fire TV Stick is a $39 streaming stick set to take on Google's Chromecast

By Daniel Perez, Oct 27, 2014 7:30am PDT

Amazon is preparing to take on Google's Chromecast with its newly-announced Fire TV Stick, which has better internal specs and a much cheaper price.

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"I own the fire TV box, it's pretty nice. That's coming from a prime member with Netflix and ..."

- megarust32 see all 29 comments

Amazon reveals new Fire games from WayForward, Frontier Developments

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 14, 2014 2:30pm PDT

Amazon continues to bolster its gaming lineup for the Fire phone and tablets, revealing a trio of new games from some fairly well-known game developers.

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Apple's iPhone 6 takes on the Amazon Fire Phone

By Josh Hawkins, Sep 10, 2014 2:30pm PDT

Apple’s brand new iPhone is larger, beefier, and looks to be a stronger contender in the market than ever before. But just how well does it stand against Amazon’s underdog, the Fire Phone?

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"The article wasn't even put through a spell checker. How fucking pathetic."

- pancake humper see all 183 comments

Report: Amazon in talks to buy Twitch for $1 billion [Update: It's official]

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 25, 2014 11:28am PDT

Google could be out and Amazon could be in, according to reports.

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"It's possible, but who really knows at this point. All we have is speculation, and a whole lot ..."

- Joshua Hawkins see all 128 comments

Xbox One and Xbox 360 games being sold digitally on Amazon

By Robert Workman, Aug 14, 2014 6:30am PDT

Various titles are available for direct purchase for both systems.

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"Id have to agree on this. It was better back in the day. Im STILL waiting for Murdered to go ..."

- rtricoche see all 5 comments

Amazon Fire Phone and gaming potential

By Robert Workman, Jun 19, 2014 2:45pm PDT

How gaming-capable is the Amazon Fire Phone? VERY.

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"You answered your own question in the same post that you raised it. Guess backspace was broken?"

- FirstPersonCooter see all 5 comments