Here's a close-up look at the Fire TV's optional controller, which you can buy separately from Amazon's mini-console for $40. It's a lot like an Xbox 360 controller, with some extra media buttons and a significantly worse d-pad. You pretty much need it to play all those games on the Fire TV, and it comes with 1,000…
Amazon is bolstering up talent in their video game development studio, and they've got two new high-profile snags: Portal designer Kim Swift and Far Cry 2 designer Clint Hocking have both joined Amazon Game Studios, Kotaku has learned.
The newly-announced Amazon Fire TV won't just be letting you play Android mobile games on your TV. It's going to have its own exclusives, too, and the first one—a sci-fi shooter called Sev Zero—looks like it's aiming squarely pulling in people who play action-heavy games on consoles.