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1 month ago

Amazon sold pirate copies of Frostpunk and Surviving Mars, among others

That big shop on the internet, Amazon, has been selling pirated copies of PC games, some do-gooders have discovered (or rather, sellers using Amazon as a storefront have been selling the pirate goods). The dodgy games include icy societal survival game Frostpunk and dusty martian city-builder Surviving Mars, which were being sold for the suspiciously cheapo prices of $3 and $4. If you bought one…

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1 year ago

Twitch Prime goes global, getting Plunkbat clothing

To celebrate the (almost) global launch of Twitch Prime, Twitch have announced next month's perks will include hideous exclusive Twitch-themed clothing for PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. Twitch Prime, to refresh your memory, is an extension of Amazon Prime. Prime Members get to see the streaming site without ads, and each month get a premium subscription to one Twitch channel, the occasional free game, and trinkets and baubles…

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2 years ago

Amazon Launch Twitch Prime, Part Of Amazon Prime

Amazon launched Twitch Prime over the weekend, adding perks for the livestreaming service to Amazon Prime subscriptions. Primepeople don't see Twitch ads, get a free subscription to a Twitch channel, get chat emoticons and stuff, and will receive a small freebie every month for a game, such as a Hearthstone hero. Or, as Twitch say: "We wanted to make it like a secret level that…

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3 years ago

Amazon Lumberyard Is A Free CryEngine Spin-off

Amazon have launched their own free game engine based on Crytek's CryEngine, fancied up to focus on online games. It's an interesting idea with an awful name: Amazon Lumberyard. It'll simplify setting up online stuff and fancy features like 'Twitch Plays' for devs, is the idea, tied into Amazon's various server hosting services and Twitch (Amazon bought 'em for $970 million, remember). No, I don't…

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Amazon Are Making Their First PC Game

In their ongoing push to take over as the world's Number One Supplier Of Everything, Amazon are currently looking for interested game developers to help create their first ever PC game, Gamasutra report. The omnipresent Old Gods of Internet retail are apparently¬†building "an ambitious new PC game project" using what they are describing obliquely as "the latest technology." So far what this actually¬†entails is still…

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4 years ago

Live$treaming: Amazon Buying Twitch For $970 Million

Hey gang! Remember those rumours that Google planned to buy Twitch for a cool billion dollars? That's not happening. The livestreaming service has been up for sale, though. Amazon announced yesterday that, all things going well, they'll buy Twitch for $970 million in cash money. Being owned by Amazon is good for us users, Twitch say, because they'll have the support to do new stuff…

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5 years ago

Digital PC Games Go On Sale Down The Amazon

Unless you're an entrant to the Running Man or a Guess What I Ate From The Smell In My Toilet event, competition is mostly a good thing, so I'm happy to see Amazon UK finally following America and taking digital PC gaming seriously. The seller of everything has now added digital downloads to the UK store. The usual suspects are on board, with EA, Square…

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Amazon Opens Indie Games Dept, But Only For The US

Well this seems rather fantastic, unless in my doe-eyed naivety I've missed how it is instead sinister and terrible. Amazon US have launched an Indie Games channel. They say, "The Amazon Indie Games Store helps independent game developers reach more customers, and helps customers learn about more creative games and the people and processes behind building those games." Which is great - if you're in…

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6 years ago

Amazon Invades Free To Play Worlds, Brings Gifts

Amazon US already sells just about everything on Earth. Now, it's shipping to parallel worlds via its new Free To Play aisle, with games including Super MNC, Battlestar Galactica, Run! Escape! - no, wait, sorry, Runescape, and Allods Online. Not only can you grab the games from the site, you can attach your Amazon details to your main account and make purchases from its website.…

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