Amazon and Google Bungle Video Game Development

Amazon and Google Bungle Video Game Development

At the end of January, Bloomberg released a well-researched article detailing Amazon’s failure at game development. A few days later Google announced it was shutting down its in-house game development studio for Stadia. To industry insiders these were not big surprises, but they have left many wondering about the future of Amazon and Google i.....

Amazon Joins Game Engine Arena

FEB. 10, 2016 • Amazon.com is entering the highly competitive AAA game engine business.  The Amazon Game Engine business will have two new platforms. Lumberyard is a free CryEngine-based, cross-platform, 3D game engine that features rich development tools, a graphics renderer, physics engine, native integration with the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud to create multiplayer online games, plus native integration with Twitch. Amazon licensed CryEngine from Crytek .....

Amazon & Electronic Arts Discount Plans

JAN. 18, 2016 • Both Amazon.com, Inc. and Electronic Arts Inc. have put in place new discount plans on game title sales. Subscribers to the $99 annual Amazon Prime program now get a 20% discount on all physical game pre-order sales, plus 20% off on all titles purchased within two weeks a.....

Amazon Fire TV Unveiled

APRIL 2, 2014 • By leveraging the technology and experience gained from its Kindle Fire tablets Amazon.com has marketed a $99 streaming set-top box called the Amazon Fire TV. The unit is already available for purchase online, and goes up against similar 1080p video internet delivery systems available from Roku, Inc. and Apple Inc. at the same price point. What the Fire TV delivers over its competitors is more powerful specifications that include a 1.7GHz quad-co.....

New Amazon Kindle Fire Devices

SEPT. 26, 2013 • Amazon.com is taking pre-orders on two new Kindle Fire devices. The 7-inch Kindle Fire HDX is equipped with a 1920×1200 screen, while the 8.9-inch model comes with a 2560×1600 display. Both units are faster than previous models as they are powered by 2.2GHz Snapdragon 800 processors and include 2GB of RAM. Both models are equipped with front-facing cameras, and the 8.9-inch unit also has a rear-facing camera. The new Kindle Fires have .....

Amazon Xbox One Game Promo

AUG. 20, 2013 • One of the features the Xbox One will not ship with is built-in backward compatibility with Xbox 360 titles. Microsoft Corp.’s solution is for consumers to play their last generation games separately on an Xbox 360, or plug the older console dir.....

Amazon Coins Arrive

MAY 14, 2013 • Much like FaceBook and Xbox Live before it, Amazon.com introduced its own virtual coin currency. Amazon Coins can be employed to purchase apps, games and in-app items in the Amazon Appstore and on Kindle Fire. Existing Kindle Fire owners received 500 coins fr.....

Amazon Set-Top Box Reported

APRIL 26, 2013 • Given that Amazon.com already streams a catalog of 150,000 movies and TV shows to its Prime service members owning a PlayStation 3, Wii U, Xbox 360 or Roku device, it comes with little surprise that Bloomberg News is reporting that the online retailer is prepping its own Internet set-top box for release later this year. Amazon representatives have declined to discuss the report. Neither was Bloomberg able to ascertain what business model for mon.....