Amazon-developed gaming controller revealed

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.

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While Amazon has yet to officially announce a set top box, it's commonly believed the company is developing a competitor to Apple TV, Roku, and its ilk. In addition to supporting Amazon streaming video, the upcoming device is expected to support games. With Amazon's recent purchase of Killer Instinct dev Double Helix, it's clear that the company is interested in becoming a major player in the gaming space.

Photos of an Amazon-developed controller have been spotted by David Zatz (via Eurogamer) off the Brazilian equivalent of the FTC website.

Details of Amazon's rumored box are hard to come by, but it's largely believed that it will launch with Netflix and Hulu Plus apps.

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    March 14, 2014 7:30 AM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Amazon-developed gaming controller revealed.

    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.

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      March 14, 2014 7:34 AM

      Those are Android icons. D-pad looks not too great.

      Unlimited Android game rentals included with your Prime subscription?

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      March 14, 2014 7:36 AM

      man that looks ugly

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        March 14, 2014 7:59 AM

        Maybe this is just a speed to market thing like the original Kindle Fire where they just reused the Zoom's design and then evolved from there.

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      March 14, 2014 7:57 AM

      Yikes.

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      March 14, 2014 8:00 AM

      There's been a bit of discussion on other blogs about the 6 LEDs on the top. But, the doc image that's also floating around show a few status lights on the top front edge too.

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      March 14, 2014 8:10 AM

      i look forward to them releasing it and then increasing the price

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      March 14, 2014 8:16 AM

      It's fugly.

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      March 14, 2014 8:48 AM

      That's as aesthetically pleasing as their first Kindle design.

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      March 14, 2014 8:52 AM

      It looks like it has that rubbery texture that the kindle paperwhite has. I find it pleasing to my digits.

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      March 14, 2014 9:33 AM

      Yeah that looks like something I would want to hold for hours...

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      March 14, 2014 11:20 AM

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

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      March 14, 2014 12:21 PM

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