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Twitch acquisition

Google supposedly bailed on Twitch deal because of antitrust issues


Amazon was opportunistic
Aug 26
Amazon's recent acquisition of Twitch.TV for more than $1 billion might come as a surprise to anyone that had been following various suitors' attempts to buy the streaming mogul. As of late, it had seemed as if Google was poi... read
For more than $1 billion
[Update: It's confirmed. Amazon has officially acquired streaming site Twitch.TV. "Amazon will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Twitch for approximately $970 million in cash, as adjusted for the assumption of opt... read feature

Okay, this Advanced Warfare Xbox One controller looks rad


$64.99
Aug 12
Catch that Call of Duty: Advance Warfare Xbox One bundle earlier today? It's a custom system that includes the game and a 1TB HDD for $499.99. The controller is also custom designed, and if you were like me wishing it was available separately well good news! It is. Amazon has it for $64.99. read

Full Skylanders Trap Team game hitting tablets too


Will even include a controller
Aug 12
Skylanders Trap Team is heading to mobile devices as well! And like, the full actual game. Activision is claiming console-quality graphics, and it even comes with its own high performance controller. This is huge! This will a... read
Deals

Tempting! Wolfenstein: The New Order PC for $30 on Amazon


And $24 on Green Man Gaming
Jul 17
Our own Chris Carter gave Wolfenstein: The New Order a favorable review but in the weeks since I've come across even higher praise for MachineGames' take on the iconic series. Some of you out there really, truly dig this game... read
Lego Batman 3

Preorder Lego Batman 3 anywhere but Best Buy for a physical reward


I'll go for the Batgirl keychain, personally
Jul 14
Following the abhorrent trend of announcing different preorder bonuses across different retailers is Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, which is shipping with six different doodads depending on where you go. Fortunately, it's not ... read
The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead Seasons 1 & 2 priced and dated for current-gen consoles


Same games, more expensive
Jul 01
Amazon has updated the listings for next-gen versions of the first and second seasons of Telltale's The Walking Dead. Both will be sold separately for the whopping price of $30. Considering that both seasons could have been h... read
Vita memory cards

Want to save some cash on a Vita memory card?


Today only
Jun 27
Look, I'm not Deal North, but I can point out a helpful sale every now and then, too. Sony's proprietary memory obsession is quite a racket, so anytime we can usher you toward cheaper than usual storage cards, well, we're hap... read
Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider might be on last-gen consoles too


According to an Amazon UK listing
Jun 16
Lara Croft may have moved onto new and exciting hardware, but that might not mean that she's seen the last of the faithful standbys from yesteryear. It appears as if Rise of the Tomb Raider, the franchise's next installment s... read
$10 off PS TV pre-order

Amazon sending out $10 off coupons for PlayStation TV pre-orders


$89.99 really is a steal
Jun 16
Ah, it's a beautiful, brand-new week fresh off the craziness of E3. We've had time to let all the sweet announcements settle in, one of which being that the PlayStation TV is finally making its way to the West. No, not that P... read

LOL


This again
Jun 04
That dog/bird thing is really going to die. This year maybe. read
Deal North

Deal North: Super crazy Amazon Digital Games sale


Over 1,000 digital PC games on sale
May 22
Amazon has some of the lowest prices ever on this batch of over 1,000 digital PC games for their MAYhem promotion. This event run from today through May 31, but the catch is that some of the lowest prices are only live for 48... read

Grand Theft Auto Trilogy now on Amazon Fire TV and Kindle Fire


Buy GTA: San Andreas and receive 2000 Amazon Coins
May 15
The Grand Theft Auto Trilogy is now available on Amazon Fire TV and Kindle Fire. GTA III and GTA: Vice City are $4.99 each, and GTA: San Andreas is $6.99. There's a special going on however where you can just buy GTA: San And... read

Out Run Original Soundtracks available on iTunes and Amazon


Magical Sound Shower forever!
May 08
Some of the best game music ever created came from Sega racing series Out Run. I haven't forgot -- I still listen to these songs. You can too with these new releases on Amazon and iTunes. A three-volume soundtrack release hit... read

Mini Deal North: Amazon's EA downloadable game deals


From May 6 through May 12
May 06
Amazon has some great deals on downloadable EA games, starting today. Most of the deals will spit out an Origin code for a discounted price. There is the option with some of them to use an Origin/Amazon account linking. For t... read
Mobile gaming

Amazon publishes survey results about mobile gaming for male and female gamers


Not in the survey: 100% of everyone is tired of Flappy Bird
Apr 30
We already know both men and women game. I mean, unless you live under a rock or are brain dead, you know that. But how do male and female gamers react during playing mobile games? Amazon has teamed up with Harris Interactive... read
Music

DuckTales Remastered soundtrack now available


Original NES songs included
Apr 29
I'm not sure what took so long, but it's here. Jake "virt" Kaufman's peppy soundtrack for DuckTales: Remastered was released today on the Amazon MP3 Store, iTunes, and Spotify. This 47-track album includes the classic version... read

Tales of Zestiria Amazon placeholder gets me all excited


And then bummed out
Apr 29
We know by now that when Amazon puts up a listing for a game early, it's probably just a placeholder. There's one up now for Tales of Zestiria -- yes, already! It's the English version, priced at $59.96 (price is also likely ... read
Pokemon TV

You can now download the Pokemon TV App on your Kindle device


Watch Ash lose over and over
Apr 24
If you've been itching to pick up the Pokemon TV App, you can now grab it on Kindle devices. It'll feature over 700 episodes of the show, and although they cycle, you can watch a metric boatload of Pokemon at all times. The a... read
Deal North

Deal North: Amazon Gold Box, Titanfall for $36, and more


Happy springtime deal shopping!
Apr 22
Woof! Our deal hunting corgi is back with a bunch of good game deals in its little fuzzy snout.  First off, Amazon has its Gold Box full of videogames for us today, with the big deal being Titanfall for $36.99 on all pla... read
Walking Dead 2 on Vita

Season 2 of The Walking Dead hits Vita next week


Walk like a dead Egyptian
Apr 17
Informal poll, who plays the series on Vita? It seems like such a late addition platform that, coupled with its small-ish install base, a lot of people who wanted to play The Walking Dead have by the time the Vita versions ke... read
Free Sonic CD

PSA: Sonic CD is free for Android for 7 more hours


Free is free
Apr 02
Apparently-controller-compatible Sonic CD is Amazon's free Android app of the day for about seven more hours. This staggering deal will literally save you dollars compared to the usual $3 price tag. Use them well. I'm going to buy a lottery ticket and burn the other two as sacrifice. For luck. read
Amazon

Clint Hocking, Kim Swift join Amazon Game Studios


What are you up to, Bezos?
Apr 02
Amazon's acquisition of Killer Instinct developer Double Helix Games was unexpected and the company has only just begun making moves if a recent pair of hires is any indication. Kotaku is reporting that Portal designer Kim Sw... read
Amazon Fire TV

These are the games Amazon is developing


For Kindle Fire and Fire TV
Apr 02
The Amazon Fire TV went on sale today and for a lot of us, it's a case of too little, too late. We already own one if not multiple devices that can stream all of the weird things we enjoy watching in the privacy of our homes... read
Amazon x Metacritic

Amazon now displays Metacritic scores for some reason


Down with numbers
Apr 02
Remember when Fallout: New Vegas developers missed out on a Metacritic hinged upon bonus by one point? Well, here's another way Metacritic could doom (or help) developers. Retail giant Amazon has embedded Metacritic scores (a... read
On sale now with the Game Controller sold separately
Amazon has finally announced its long-rumored media device and it's available for purchase as of today. The $99 Amazon Fire TV supports expected streaming services like Netflix, Hulu Plus, Prime Instant Video, and Pandora, bu... read feature

Amazon

Amazon's controller isn't much of a looker


I'm sure it's lovely on the inside
Mar 14
Blogger Dave Zatz has seemingly come across photos of the game controller for Amazon's long-rumored media streaming device by way of a Brazilian regulatory agency. The controller will reportedly ship separately, which has me ... read

Square Enix and Amazon host Ultimate Thief Mod contest


Win a trip to E3 and a killer gaming rig
Feb 18
The prize for this Ultimate Thief Mod contest is so good that even my spoiled ass wants to enter! Square Enix, Amazon, AMD and others have teamed up to bring you a contest that will celebrate the return of the Thief franchise... read

Sonic Boom, Metal Gear shortness and the Uncharted movie


Check out my sweet fur hat
Feb 06
Nice hat, right? Fun news today, Sonic The Hedgehog gets not one but TWO games, as well as a TV show and a toy line in the newly announced Sonic Boom sub-franchise. The length of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes has been an... read
AMZN buys Double Helix

Amazon acquires Double Helix Games


Killer Instinct and Strider developer purchased by e-commerce company
Feb 05
It's been known that Amazon has had its eye on diversifying into the gaming space. Not just from a sales standpoint, but for publishing and producing its own unique titles. And now, the mega online retailer has made its first... read
Ouya

The new 16GB OUYA is available right now


$129.99
Jan 31
The new and improved 16GB OUYA console is available right now on Amazon and OUYA.tv for $129.99. This is a North American release only. With this new one they've doubled  up on the memory, boosted the WiFi signal, and dr... read

Lightning Returns pre-orders at Amazon get Yuna DLC


Yuna's clothing and staff
Jan 21
The Spira's Summoner DLC you'll nab for free with your Amazon pre-order of Lighting Returns: Final Fantasy XIII will be a treat for fans of Final Fantasy X. You'll be able to dress Lightning up in Yuna's summoner dress, equip... read






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