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Sev Zero review: Amazon's first Fire TV exclusive tested

By Steven Wong, Apr 11, 2014 9:00am PDT

Amazon's first big exclusive game for Fire TV is Sev Zero, which combines tower defense strategy with a third-person shooter.


Fire TV video review: a set-top box for gamers?

By Steven Wong, Apr 10, 2014 10:00am PDT

Amazon Fire TV is just another drop in an ocean of media streaming set-top boxes with a rather unique focus on gaming. But is that enough to justify picking one up?


"The controller's dpad is absolutely horrible. I don't see how that isn't worth a mention. ..."

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The Microconsole: Can Amazon's Fire TV succeed where others failed?

By Robert Workman and Andew Yoon, Apr 04, 2014 1:00pm PDT

We analyze the launch of the Amazon Fire TV, and what could work in its favor down the road.


"OUYA failed because it sucks. Terrible control lag, worse build quality on the controller. And ..."

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Portal's Kim Swift & Far Cry 2's Clint Hocking join Amazon Game Studios

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 02, 2014 1:00pm PDT

In addition to announcing exclusive games for their newly-announced Fire TV device, the company has acquired two big names to join Amazon Game Studios: Kim Swift and Clint Hocking, best known for their work on Portal and Far Cry 2, respectively.


"Look at all the SBM's in this thread. It's heartbreaking :( Seriously though, QC was never ..."

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Sev Zero is Fire TV's first exclusive game, offers Wii U-esque asymmetric play

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 02, 2014 9:30am PDT

Sev Zero is "built from the ground up" for Amazon's new set-top box, and showcases the console's ability to offer Wii U-esque asymmetric play.


Amazon Fire TV announced, will get games from 2K, Ubisoft, and more

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 02, 2014 9:00am PDT

As expected, Amazon has announced an Android-based set-top box. Fire TV looks a lot like Vita TV, and features a quad-core CPU, 2GB of RAM, and will support games.


"Had to look this up. So the Adreno 320 is probably the same one in the N7 (2013). That would ..."

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Amazon-developed gaming controller revealed

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 14, 2014 7:30am PDT

While Amazon has yet to officially announce a set top box, it's commonly believed the company is developing a competitor to Apple TV. Today, a controller has been spotted.


"Yikes! That's one ugly looking controller. Did they steal a design from some 70's device?"

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Amazon acquires Double Helix Games

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 05, 2014 10:15pm PST

Amazon has taken a major step forward into the world of game development by confirming its purchase of Double Helix, the development studio behind Killer Instinct and Strider.


"and there is MOJO also coming. I just hope that Amazon abandons this sinking, burning ship ..."

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Amazon AppStream announced for mobile devices

By Steve Watts, Nov 15, 2013 5:00pm PST

Amazon announced a new serviced called AppStream this week, which will allow developers to stream to high definition video and apps to mobile devices that may not be up-to-snuff on their own.


"Funny how seem to be moving back to dumb clients after all these years. "

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PlayStation 4 launch day entertainment apps include Hulu and Netflix

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 07, 2013 6:30am PST

Sony would like you to be aware that the PlayStation 4 is far more than a video game console: it's a "computer entertainment system." A grand eleven third-party streaming video services will be available when the PS4 launches on November 15, Sony confirmed today, showing eve...


"I wonder what the problem is there? Exclusive deal with XBOX?"

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So, what happens to Watch Dogs PS4 and Xbox One bundles?

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 15, 2013 4:00pm PDT

Today's sudden last-minute delay of Watch Dogs has many wondering: what happens to my next-gen console pre-order? Many gamers may have opted to buy a system with Watch Dogs...


"I was going to cancel my PS4 pre-order, Watchdogs is the only game coming out on PS4 in the next ..."

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Rumor: Amazon Android game console in the works

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 09, 2013 8:00am PDT

Amazon may be looking to jump into the increasingly competitive Android console market, joining Ouya, Shield, and Mojo.


Amazon enters game development, releases Living Classics

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 06, 2012 4:30pm PDT

Amazon is the next web giant to jump into the world of social games. The popular internet retailer has unveiled Amazon Game Studios, and "Living Classics," the company's first game.


"Hahaha! Nice one! If you take away the "avatar" then you are indeed correct... although ..."

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YouTube, Amazon Instant Video coming to Wii U

By Steve Watts, Jun 05, 2012 9:18am PDT

Nintendo announced today that the Wii U will support a variety of video streaming services: YouTube, Amazon Instant Video, Netflix, and Hulu Plus.


Amazon Instant Video now available on Xbox 360

By Andrew Yoon, May 29, 2012 10:30am PDT

After a brief stint of exclusivity on PlayStation 3, Amazon Instant Video is now available on Xbox 360.


"Shh. Don't tell the Gold Subscribers that. Also don't tell them you can get the same ..."

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