A.V.G.N. Is Now an Amazon Exclusive… Kind Of. Is It the End of Youtube?

The Angry Video Game Nerd is one of the most popular and longest running gaming-based web series. Formerly known as Angry Nintendo Nerd, the show popularized gaming videos on the internet, helping move the gaming media from magazines to world wide web. Being one of the most popular faces on the internet, James Rolfe (TheContinue reading “A.V.G.N. Is Now an Amazon Exclusive… Kind Of. Is It the End of Youtube?”

Amazon Game Studios Has Big Ambitions With “Breakaway”

Have you heard of Breakaway? Breakaway is one of Amazon Game Studio’s first original Independent Projects (or IP). In 2014, Amazon acquired the streaming platform Twitch for approximately $1 billion. Even before that acquisition, the titan of online commerce has been developing the perfect game for streaming and spectating. That game is Breakaway, a four-vs-fourContinue reading “Amazon Game Studios Has Big Ambitions With “Breakaway””

Amazon Lumberyard Opens up for Developers

Amazon is continuing to make great strides into the video game market, with the announcement of their new development engine known as ‘Lumberyard’. The engine is completely free to download and utilize, akin to the Unity engine. Lumberyard is the culmination of technology borrowed from CryEngine, AWS, Twitch and Double Helix, boasting high-end 3D modellingContinue reading “Amazon Lumberyard Opens up for Developers”

Amazon Prime Members Receive Discount on Video Games

Amazon Prime members are set to receive a nifty universal discount on video games, with a new benefit rolling out today. Any Prime member is entitled to a 20 percent discount off of newly released video games, from pre-release through two weeks after release. The offer only extends to physical copies, and only when theContinue reading “Amazon Prime Members Receive Discount on Video Games”

Playstation Vue Branches Out To Amazon Fire, Google Chromecast

Sony has recently confirmed its intentions to expand onto other forms of hardware in regards to the Playstation Vue service, beginning with the relatively popular Amazon Fire device. In what is likely to be a pleasant surprise to quite a few fans of Sony’s streaming service, as of today you are able to use theContinue reading “Playstation Vue Branches Out To Amazon Fire, Google Chromecast”

Amazon App Store “Underground” Hits the Streets

In a bold move today, Amazon announced a new service for Android devices by the name of Amazon Underground. This standalone app plays host to a suite of $10,000 worth of individual applications, all available to the user for free. Among the available applications are several licensed properties such as Star Wars Rebels: Recon Missions,Continue reading “Amazon App Store “Underground” Hits the Streets”

Amazon App Store "Underground" Hits the Streets

In a bold move today, Amazon announced a new service for Android devices by the name of Amazon Underground. This standalone app plays host to a suite of $10,000 worth of individual applications, all available to the user for free. Among the available applications are several licensed properties such as Star Wars Rebels: Recon Missions,Continue reading “Amazon App Store "Underground" Hits the Streets”

YouTube Gaming Prepares for Launch

August 26th marks the launch of YouTube’s very own game streaming service, the appropriately named Youtube Gaming. The streaming service stands as a direct competitor to the incredibly popular Twitch.tv, a site owned and operated under the Amazon brand. YouTube Gaming offers live-streaming of a range of popular games, directly distributing the video feed fromContinue reading “YouTube Gaming Prepares for Launch”