MCV writes: An event later this week could well be the launch platform for Amazon’s long-rumoured Android console.
Most likely true. I'm not excited at all and have no hopes for their console. It's most likely another Android console and want compete with the big three at all.
You have to wonder 'why bother' after the dismal showing of the Ouya. Plus, why would you play a mobile title on your TV? Video streaming shiz makes sense though. How about a Steam Box rival though, i.e. a 'proper mini pc'? No? I'll see myself out.
I don't like this. They've already prevented a few big name Android games from being released to any platform but their Kindle.
Its all about the specs though and Ouya has 10 year old specs. Amazon could have a device at least comparable to WiiU on the Andriod platform if they have the right GPU.
but what IF not?
I really hope not...I really really don't want amazon to come out with a console
Amazon controller looks extremely uncomfortable.
Affirmative. it does look uncomfortable
"Amazon controller looks extremely uncomfortable." Just hold the Onlive controller and you'll know what it feels like. It's nearly a carbon copy other than the stick locations.
amazon is my most used goto shop ………but this is an absolute travesty :-/
Things working against Amazon: - No experience in the industry - Few exclusive developers - No established franchises - Crowded industry - They bought Double Helix. That's like buying a diseased elephant for your new circus. Things working for Amazon: - No preconceived notions about quality - Best customer support in the world Based on the icons of the controller, this is simply another Android platform...though likely with more restrictions.
Hasn't this been delayed once or even twice already? I see it as no more than a larger version Ouya, and we all know how the Ouya faired. Is that really the controller? good grief, it reminds me of those first generation of controllers that came out for the PC years ago.. For all the money that Amazon has, you's think they'd have hired someone who knew what ergonomical was.
That controller just looks like some kind of third party Xbox controller..weird.
what would happen if they had Jack Trenton, Amy Hennig and the rest of the ex PlayStation people for the Amazon console ?
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I really dont understand the point of android consoles, those games are only good (well, acceptable) on phones. I wouldn't want to play that stuff on my 50". Each to their own I guess..
Not sure how I feel about an amazon console. I think it could be good though. I'd say it's time for android consoles to take a break if this one fails though.
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