Kindle Instinct. Amazon Game Consoles Rumors.

Subject: General Tech, Systems | February 7, 2014 - 01:30 AM |
Tagged: amazon

There is actually a bit more to the title's pun than meets the eye. Amazon has just purchased Double Helix Games, the video game company which resulted from a merger between The Collective and Shiny Entertainment (or whatever was left of them). Their most recent title was Killer Instinct for the Xbox One.

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The Amazon Cauldron gag, now extra Shiny.

Snarkiness aside, the obvious question is: "Amazon, why are you purchasing a game developer?"

While Amazon is stating that they are simply building innovative games for customers, the rumor mill believes it is more than that. Beyond having an Android-based marketplace, various sources are reporting that Amazon is expecting to develop a sub-$300 gaming console based on that platform. It certainly sounds reasonable. It would give Amazon's video and audio services a controlled set-top box as well as a portal to their Android Appstore. Beyond that, it would not require much extra research and development. It would be a sensible next step.

That said, Amazon has already been developing games for a little while. Their current portfolio could easily be classified as, "2D". The acquisition of Double Helix could simply be a play for games with a little more... depth. Yes, I should feel bad for that pun. No, I do not.

Finally, all 75 of the employees will keep their jobs, according to TechCrunch. Their paychecks will now have an Amazon logo on them, and that is about it. Don't you love it when you can report on a merger or acquisition and not feel bad about it?

Source: TechCrunch

Steam Holiday Sale on Amazon - Final Day!

Subject: General Tech | January 2, 2014 - 02:02 PM |
Tagged: amazon, steam, steam sale

In case you hadn't heard yet, Steam is holding their annual Holiday Sale on PC games.  What you probably didn't know though is that Amazon has committed to matching prices with the Steam sale!  Now, the Amazon sales will just give you Steam keys that you can use in Steam, so what's the point?   Well it makes it easier to combine with other purchases you may be making for the holidays and it also happens to support PC Perspective at the same.

What's not to love!?

Here are some of the best sales we found on the Steam Holiday Sale through Amazon on the FINAL DAY!  

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You can see the previous days' deals as well:

Steam Holiday Sale on Amazon - Day 12

Subject: General Tech | December 31, 2013 - 05:02 PM |
Tagged: amazon, steam, steam sale

In case you hadn't heard yet, Steam is holding their annual Holiday Sale on PC games.  What you probably didn't know though is that Amazon has committed to matching prices with the Steam sale!  Now, the Amazon sales will just give you Steam keys that you can use in Steam, so what's the point?   Well it makes it easier to combine with other purchases you may be making for the holidays and it also happens to support PC Perspective at the same.

What's not to love!?

Here are some of the best sales we found on the Steam Holiday Sale through Amazon on Day 12!  Keep in mind that deals will change frequently so buy them quickly if you find one you want!

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You can see the previous days' deals as well:

Steam Holiday Sale on Amazon - Day 11

Subject: General Tech | December 30, 2013 - 09:51 PM |
Tagged: amazon, steam, steam sale

In case you hadn't heard yet, Steam is holding their annual Holiday Sale on PC games.  What you probably didn't know though is that Amazon has committed to matching prices with the Steam sale!  Now, the Amazon sales will just give you Steam keys that you can use in Steam, so what's the point?   Well it makes it easier to combine with other purchases you may be making for the holidays and it also happens to support PC Perspective at the same.

What's not to love!?

Here are some of the best sales we found on the Steam Holiday Sale through Amazon on Day 11!  Keep in mind that deals will change frequently so buy them quickly if you find one you want!

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You can see the previous days' deals as well:

Steam Holiday Sale on Amazon - Day 10

Subject: General Tech | December 29, 2013 - 08:40 PM |
Tagged: amazon, steam, steam sale

In case you hadn't heard yet, Steam is holding their annual Holiday Sale on PC games.  What you probably didn't know though is that Amazon has committed to matching prices with the Steam sale!  Now, the Amazon sales will just give you Steam keys that you can use in Steam, so what's the point?   Well it makes it easier to combine with other purchases you may be making for the holidays and it also happens to support PC Perspective at the same.

What's not to love!?

Here are some of the best sales we found on the Steam Holiday Sale through Amazon on Day 10!  Keep in mind that deals will change frequently so buy them quickly if you find one you want!

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You can see the previous days' deals as well:

Steam Holiday Sale on Amazon - Day 9

Subject: General Tech | December 28, 2013 - 02:50 PM |
Tagged: amazon, steam, steam sale

In case you hadn't heard yet, Steam is holding their annual Holiday Sale on PC games.  What you probably didn't know though is that Amazon has committed to matching prices with the Steam sale!  Now, the Amazon sales will just give you Steam keys that you can use in Steam, so what's the point?   Well it makes it easier to combine with other purchases you may be making for the holidays and it also happens to support PC Perspective at the same.

What's not to love!?

Here are some of the best sales we found on the Steam Holiday Sale through Amazon on Day 9!  Keep in mind that deals will change frequently so buy them quickly if you find one you want!

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You can see the previous days' deals as well:

Steam Holiday Sale on Amazon - Day 8

Subject: General Tech | December 27, 2013 - 07:02 PM |
Tagged: amazon, steam, steam sale

In case you hadn't heard yet, Steam is holding their annual Holiday Sale on PC games.  What you probably didn't know though is that Amazon has committed to matching prices with the Steam sale!  Now, the Amazon sales will just give you Steam keys that you can use in Steam, so what's the point?   Well it makes it easier to combine with other purchases you may be making for the holidays and it also happens to support PC Perspective at the same.

What's not to love!?

Here are some of the best sales we found on the Steam Holiday Sale through Amazon on Day 8!  Keep in mind that deals will change frequently so buy them quickly if you find one you want!

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You can see the previous days' deals as well:

Steam Holiday Sale on Amazon - Day 7

Subject: General Tech | December 26, 2013 - 09:13 PM |
Tagged: steam sale, steam, amazon

In case you hadn't heard yet, Steam is holding their annual Holiday Sale on PC games.  What you probably didn't know though is that Amazon has committed to matching prices with the Steam sale!  Now, the Amazon sales will just give you Steam keys that you can use in Steam, so what's the point?   Well it makes it easier to combine with other purchases you may be making for the holidays and it also happens to support PC Perspective at the same.

What's not to love!?

Here are some of the best sales we found on the Steam Holiday Sale through Amazon on Day 7!  Keep in mind that deals will change frequently so buy them quickly if you find one you want!

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You can see the previous days' deals as well:

Steam Holiday Sale on Amazon - Day 6

Subject: General Tech | December 26, 2013 - 09:58 AM |
Tagged: amazon, steam, steam sale

In case you hadn't heard yet, Steam is holding their annual Holiday Sale on PC games.  What you probably didn't know though is that Amazon has committed to matching prices with the Steam sale!  Now, the Amazon sales will just give you Steam keys that you can use in Steam, so what's the point?   Well it makes it easier to combine with other purchases you may be making for the holidays and it also happens to support PC Perspective at the same.

What's not to love!?

Here are some of the best sales we found on the Steam Holiday Sale through Amazon on Day 6!  Keep in mind that deals will change frequently so buy them quickly if you find one you want!

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You can see the previous days' deals as well:

Steam Holiday Sale on Amazon - Day 5

Subject: General Tech | December 24, 2013 - 02:11 PM |
Tagged: amazon, steam, steam sale

In case you hadn't heard yet, Steam is holding their annual Holiday Sale on PC games.  What you probably didn't know though is that Amazon has committed to matching prices with the Steam sale!  Now, the Amazon sales will just give you Steam keys that you can use in Steam, so what's the point?   Well it makes it easier to combine with other purchases you may be making for the holidays and it also happens to support PC Perspective at the same.

What's not to love!?

Here are some of the best sales we found on the Steam Holiday Sale through Amazon on Day 5!  Keep in mind that deals will change frequently so buy them quickly if you find one you want!

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You can see the previous days' deals as well: