During Bethesda’s E3 show earlier tonight, there was a cute video starring Keegan-Michael Key about Skyrim coming to Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant. We all chuckled and got on with our lives, because Key is a comedian and that would be a stupid game. And yet here we are, a few hours later, and you can actually play …
On Friday afternoon, news leaked that Twitch had cut more than 25 jobs, mostly from Twitch Studios, an in-house production group, and the company’s community and marketing teams. The laid-off employees—some of whom had been with Twitch since its inception—were reportedly told that the company had overhired and needed…
Facebook has just announced a plot to murder Twitch in cold blood with their new exclusive streaming deal with ESL, the world’s biggest esports event company. But will that really be enough to strangle Twitch, the video game streaming service now owned by omnipotent internet god, Amazon? Here come the bloodthirsty…
After just a year, Amazon has gutted its hard-to-love anime service Anime Strike, rolling the dozens of anime shows and movies Anime Strike offered into Amazon Prime’s general offerings.
Some frustrated Amazon customers are complaining that their Xbox One X pre-orders aren’t scheduled to arrive today, which is the launch day for the spanking new console.
Amazon Game Studios’ hero sports brawler Breakaway is essentially canceled but may reemerge in some form later, two people familiar with plans for the game tell Kotaku.
This is one case where being on your phone mid-match might not get you in trouble with the refs.
Online retailer Amazon offered preorders for the Switch several times following the console’s release date announcement, promising day one delivery of Nintendo’s latest console. Now it’s day one, and many preorder customers are still waiting.
Millions of people watch games being played on Twitch. This spring, they’ll be able to purchase the games they watch directly from the streaming site, with a portion of the revenue going to the on-screen talent.
Amazon’s Echo and Echo Dot devices are good for more than shopping, listening to music and home automation. Just try asking it one of the most important questions in the Mass Effect universe. “Does this unit have a soul?”
While opening other people’s packages is a huge no-no, these Amazon Japan boxes appear like they’ve been torn, exposing copies of Final Fantasy XV.
Amazon finally showed their hand last night during TwitchCon, announcing a trio of new games that their studios have been developing over the past few years. A couple of them sound pretty damn cool.
Breakaway is a new game from Amazon that has been built from the ground-up to support Twitch (which, remember, Amazon owns) viewers and broadcasters. They call it a “4v4 mythological sport brawler”.
Amazon’s releasing their very own game engine. Lumberyard, as they call it, is based on Crytek’s famous CryEngine, and can be used to develop games for both PC and consoles. It’s also free to download, and comes with “no seat fees, subscription fees, or requirements to share revenue.”
In 2013, Amazon told the world that they wanted to start delivering stuff straight to your backyard, using drones. It seemed like a science-fiction pipedream, but here we are in 2015, and they’re still working on it while waiting for the “regulatory support needed to realize our vision”.