• Amazon Rumored to Create a Game Console to Compete with the Apple TV

    Although conceptually, the idea of a cheap Android gaming console was great, the Ouya left a lot to be desired for many. The hardware had some clear deficiencies such as controller dead spots, but more importantly, the game library at launch was practically non-existent. As of right now, it looks like Ouya is a flop but a company that might be able to take the idea and get developers to take it more seriously, such as Amazon, seems to be keen to work on a similar device. According to a recent report by Game Informer:

    Sources have approached Game Informer with an interesting bit of news from one of the world’s largest retailers. Amazon is developing an Android based console for release by the end of this year, most likely by Black Friday.

    According to those we spoke with who have knowledge of the in-development hardware, Amazon will be leveraging the titles already available on its platform. Each day, the company offers one productivity or game app for free and stocks a healthy library for its own devices, like the Kindle Fire. The console will also have its own, dedicated controller.
    The news of an Amazon game box by Christmas is definitely an intriguing one. There are lots of possibilities there but not only could such a box provide gaming capabilities but it could also act as a dedicated set-top box for Amazon streaming. This would put the device head to head with the Apple TV but unlike its competitors, it would have a focus on games to distinguish itself from the competition.

    Ultimately, we’ll have to wait and see what Amazon ends up coming up with.

    Source: Game Informer
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Amazon Rumored to Create a Game Console to Compete with the Apple TV started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 2 Comments
    1. bry2k2's Avatar
      bry2k2 -
      Apple TV isn't a game console, fail article.
    1. thefinalhack's Avatar
      thefinalhack -
      It would be fantastic if apple was to bring out a dedicated games console
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