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Prime Gaming January Lineup Offers Retro Fun, Beekeeping Mayhem, and More

Amazon has revealed the games you can play as part of a Prime Gaming subscription this month, and there's some pretty good stuff in there. The "Free Games with Prime" lineup includes four games, and…

January 4, 2024 | 10:52 EST

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Amazon's Games Division Hit by Over 180 Layoffs Amid Refocus on Prime Gaming

As the gaming industry continues to inexorably bleed jobs in what seems to be an annus horribilis for employment, Amazon has laid off over 180 employees from its games division. As reported by The…

November 13, 2023 | 07:41 EST

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Pokemon Go Items Now Available on Prime Gaming

You can now get Pokemon Go items on Prime Gaming with your Amazon Prime membership, giving you a little boost to help you catch 'em all. Pokemon Go has been around for a good few years and…

May 19, 2022 | 02:04 EDT

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Amazon To Crack Down On New World Farming Bots

Amazon says it's introducing new measures intended to deal with the problem of New World farming bot accounts. The studio will be revoking keys obtained by bot accounts for farming purposes, so as to…

October 15, 2021 | 09:32 EDT

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New World Microtransactions Anger Players Of Amazon MMO

Amazon's upcoming MMO is under fire for perceived pay-to-win options in its storefront. Players are concerned that New World microtransactions could ruin the feel of the game, causing the developer…

May 17, 2021 | 11:15 EDT

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Amazon Game Studios Cancels Lord Of The Rings Game

Remember the Lord of the Rings game announced by Amazon Game Studios and Leyou a couple of years back? Unfortunately, remembering it is all you'll be able to do now, because Amazon has canceled the…

April 19, 2021 | 09:58 EDT

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January Prime Gaming Lineup Skis Into The Void

The January Prime Gaming lineup has been revealed. As ever, if you're a Prime subscriber this month, you'll get access to a whole bunch of games, loot, and bonuses for existing games. Let's take a…

January 6, 2021 | 09:00 EST

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Amazon Is Rebranding Twitch Prime To Prime Gaming

According to an industry leak, Amazon is to rebrand its Twitch Prime gaming service as Prime Gaming. This is intended to bring the service in line with other Prime benefits such as Prime Music and…

August 10, 2020 | 08:18 EDT

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Leyou Reveal Partner On New F2P Lord Of The Rings MMO Is Amazon Games

Last year the owners of Leyou, Athalon Games, announced they would be working on a brand new MMO based on J.R.R Tolkien's The Lord Of The Rings, along with a mysterious partner of some sort. It has…

July 10, 2019 | 12:20 EDT

Amazon Game Studios Lays Off Dozens of Employees

[Correction] Amazon Game Studios Struggling Due To Lumberyard Engine

Last week we reported on Amazon Game Studios laying off employees during E3 2019, and today there's a new report in the Wall Street Journal that claims the megacorporation's game development division…

June 17, 2019 | 08:30 EDT

Amazon Game Studios Lays Off Dozens of Employees

Amazon Game Studios Lays Off Dozens of Employees

According to a report from Kotaku's Jason Schreier, Amazon Game Studios quietly laid off dozens of employees yesterday during the final day of E3 2019. Amazon first started developing games back in…

June 14, 2019 | 08:12 EDT

Zombie Army 4 Dead War Leaked by Amazon Spain

Zombie Army 4: Dead War Leaked by Amazon Spain

Users of the Metacouncil forum have once again spotted another leak, this time of the latest of Rebellion's Zombie Army series. Retail console versions of Zombie Army 4: Dead War were spotted on the…

June 5, 2019 | 02:20 EDT

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Amazon UK Says Super Mario Maker 2 Will Be Released On June 12th

Super Mario Maker 2 is due out on June 12th, according to an Amazon UK listing. The listing simply says the game will be "in stock on June 12th, 2019". The page for the game is pretty barren…

March 25, 2019 | 10:45 EDT

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Big Mouth Billy Bass Alexa Version Will Ruin Your Christmas

The nightmare returns: a Big Mouth Billy Bass Alexa version has been created as reported by the Associated Press. A good portion of our readership is likely fortunate enough to have never been…

November 30, 2018 | 06:20 EST

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Kingdom Hearts 3 Amazon Exclusive DLC Announced

Kingdom Hearts 3 is breaking the keyblade mold for their upcoming conclusion to the Xehanort saga. Releasing the game on both Xbox One and PlayStation 4, there will be DLC included for the first time…

November 26, 2018 | 05:35 EST

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Amazon May Have Leaked Sunset Overdrive PC Release Date

Amazon may have leaked the PC release date for Sunset Overdrive. The Amazon page (it has since been taken down, but you can view the archived page here) lists the release date as November 16, 2018,…

November 14, 2018 | 12:38 EST

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RPG Maker MV for the Switch Leaked by Amazon Mexico

It wouldn't be a day right before E3 if a leak didn't come up right? This leak is for the Nintendo Switch and comes from a listing on the Mexican version of Amazon. The listing showcased RPG Maker MV…

June 8, 2018 | 12:45 EDT

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Vote For Twitch Prime's Next Free Game During the Indie Amplifier Event

As Steam continues to leave the doors open to developers big and small, its marketplace has become less and less about discovery. Since Valve's storefront is no longer a golden ticket to success by…

February 19, 2018 | 01:15 EST

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Amazon Launches Amazon Key For In-Home Delivery

Amazon has announced a new way of securing in-home deliveries that utilizes smartphone technology. Dubbed Amazon Key, it utilizes a smart lock on your front door to selectively allow access to your…

October 26, 2017 | 01:20 EDT


Twitch Announces Gear on Amazon, Allows Streamers to Sell Products

Twitch was bought by Amazon three years ago and has largely been a separate entity, aside from the Amazon Prime benefits for Twitch. Today, Twitch has announced "Gear on Amazon," which allows…

September 15, 2017 | 09:32 EDT

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[Updated] Canada Amazon Prime Pre-Order Discount Cut in Half Without Notice

One of the better Amazon Prime benefits for gamers has been the fact that if they pre-ordered a game, or purchased it within two weeks of release, they received a 20% discount on all new physical…

August 15, 2017 | 11:57 EDT

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Google Fined 2.42B Euros For Shopping Search Practices

Google has been hit with a 2.42B Euro fine for violating EU antitrust rules. The fine is rooted in charges that Google had unfairly given an advantage to its shopping comparison service at the…

June 28, 2017 | 08:30 EDT


Twitch Expanding Subscription Options

Popular streaming website Twitch allegedly has announced an expansion of their paid Twitch subscriber services in an email sent out to a select few partnered streamers.  These new tiers will allow…

April 18, 2017 | 09:40 EDT

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Amazon To Charge Sales Tax Nationwide By April 1

Online retailer Amazon will be charging sales tax nationwide by April 1 as reported by CNBC. Residents of Hawaii, Idaho, Maine, and New Mexico will be charged sales tax at checkout starting April 1,…

March 26, 2017 | 11:20 EDT


Is Amazon Prime Worth It For Gamers?

When most people think of Amazon Prime [Affiliate Link], there's a good chance their minds immediately connect the service to free two-day shipping and/or Amazon Prime Video. However, Prime does much…

March 17, 2017 | 12:00 EDT

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Curse App Transforming Into Twitch Desktop App and Game Client

Back in 2016, Amazon acquired Curse, a gaming company that among its numerous wings had the Curse App, an application focused on communication between players and some limited matchmaking and…

March 10, 2017 | 02:45 EST

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Former Rockstar North President Announces "Everywhere"

Former President of Rockstar North Leslie Benzies has announced a new game titled Everywhere. Everywhere will be making use of Amazon's free Lumberyard engine. The engine boasts integration with…

January 28, 2017 | 11:00 EST

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Amazon Offers Up Great Deals On Games In US And UK

Amazon has updated their weekly deals, adding a load of new gaming deals for US and UK based customers. With the discounts stretching out over a range of new and old PC and console games, it's…

January 11, 2017 | 05:35 EST


Amazon Patented a Drone-Carrying Blimp

Life has become pretty futuristic at this point. We have autonomous cars in development, we all have the power of the internet at our fingertips thanks to our smartphones, and we're actually going to…

December 29, 2016 | 10:01 EST


Magic: The Gathering Events to Exclusively Stream on Twitch

Wizards of the Coast has announced today that it is entering into a partnership with the streaming giant Twitch, and that moving forward all Magic: The Gathering event coverage will be featured on…

November 18, 2016 | 12:00 EST

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[Updated] November Twitch Prime Rewards Announced

Twitch Prime has been received quite well in the past month. In case you didn't hear the news, this program gives each month to Amazon Prime subscribers free in-game content, free games, a free…

October 29, 2016 | 01:34 EDT

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[Rumor] Tie-In Publisher Accidentally Announces Mass Effect: Andromeda Release Date

BioWare has remained noticeably tight-lipped about the release date of the first entry in a new Mass Effect trilogy. Originally, Mass Effect: Andromeda was scheduled to release late this year, but…

October 10, 2016 | 08:40 EDT


Amazon Breaks Out 3 Game Announcements Starring Breakaway

At TwitchCon, Amazon Game Studios announced three games that will shape where they are going in this area. Much like their Lumberyard Engine, there is a focus on Twitch integration in these titles,…

October 1, 2016 | 05:56 EDT


Twitch Launches "Twitch Prime" for Amazon Prime Members

Streaming giant Twitch has announced new perks for members who link their Twitch accounts with their Amazon Prime accounts; the company will be offering "Twitch Prime" membership which is included as…

September 30, 2016 | 09:31 EDT


[Updated] Hacker May Have Leaked Data From 80K Amazon Kindle Accounts

A hacker using the handle 0x2Taylor has released a data dump containing information from 80,000 Amazon Kindle users. The dump is being hosted by the file hosting site MEGA. 0x2Taylor had contacted…

July 11, 2016 | 05:45 EDT


Amazon Is Making Some Games Exclusive For Prime Subscribers

If you were planning on treating yourself to Grand Theft Auto V for some hijinks set in a fictional version of California, Amazon might not be the retailer for you anymore. It seems like, for some…

April 22, 2016 | 10:37 EDT

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Homefront: The Revolution Announces Myriad Pre-order bonuses

Homefront: The Revolution developer Deep Silver revealed the pre-order bonuses you can grab when the game releases next month and you're going to need to get another spreadsheet ready. All pre-orders…

April 16, 2016 | 04:46 EDT


SEC Says Amazon Must Allow Shareholder Vote on Gender Pay Equality

Arjuna Capital, the activist arm of the investment firm Baldwin Brothers, submitted a proposal to Amazon to allow shareholders to vote on gender pay equality. The proposal called for an October…

March 17, 2016 | 10:26 EDT


Amazon Launches New Game Engine, Lumberyard

If you want to make games, you're in the right decade. In the last few years, game development became more and more accessible to the masses and what happened is known as the "indie revolution". …

February 10, 2016 | 05:24 EST


Harmonix Employees Posted Reviews of Rock Band 4 on Amazon

Yesterday, Reddit user Documental38 made a post rumoring that Harmonix employees could have possibly written and posted some reviews to their newly released game, Rock Band 4, on Amazon. In speaking…

October 22, 2015 | 11:15 EDT


Amazon Will Ban the Sale of Apple and Google Video Streaming Devices

With an announcement by Amazon that it will no longer be selling Apple and Google Video Streaming devices, Amazon attempts to protect its own streaming service. Amazon sent out an email to…

October 2, 2015 | 12:29 EDT


Amazon Flex Program Lets You Deliver Packages for Money

Amazon has recently announced a new Program, Amazon Flex, which lets you deliver packages for money. Anyone can sign up for the program right now, but Amazon does have a few requirements. They will…

September 29, 2015 | 10:50 EDT

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Nintendo Selling Digital Content on Amazon

Nintendo has begun selling digital versions of its popular titles on an Amazon storefront. Titles like Super Mario Bros. for the 3DS, Splatoon, Super Mario Maker and Mario Kart 8 are now available on…

September 1, 2015 | 06:51 EDT

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Google Play Update Allows You To Upload Up To 50,000 Songs

In a big leap from the previous limit, Google Play will allow you to upload 50,000 songs to their cloud service for streaming or downloading on your phone. tablet, or computer, according to the…

February 27, 2015 | 09:15 EST


Twitch Announces TwitchCon

Twitch announced their plans today for their first ever convention: TwitchCon. The live stream site's first convention will happen September 25 to September 26 of this year. The convention will be…

February 22, 2015 | 10:00 EST

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Radioshack files for Bankruptcy

We had previous reported on Radioshack's financial woes and its supposed talks with Amazon and Sprint. Now it is official: Radioshack has filed for bankruptcy Among the announcements are: …

February 6, 2015 | 06:00 EST

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Amazon and Sprint in talks over buying Radioshack

While they are still in talks, word on the street is that Amazon is in talks to buy some of Radioshack's stores. The possible move, discussed as part of RadioShack’s looming trip to bankruptcy…

February 4, 2015 | 06:46 EST


Amazon Reveals Make an Offer

Amazon has continued its ongoing work to expand its reach, services, and its general importance in the online marketplace. Clearly aimed at usage in collectibles, Amazon's new Make an Offer service…

December 9, 2014 | 10:25 EST