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Amazon announces new cloud gaming service called Luna

Another big company jumps into cloud gaming.

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RaidenBlack37d ago

Well that's a bit 'luna'-tic

Jin_Sakai37d ago

Can’t be worse than Stadia that’s for sure. Lol

-Foxtrot37d ago

Amazon and Stadia could team up and I still don't think people would give a shit.

RightFootGames37d ago

It doesn't matter if people don't want it if they all force it and the publishers willingly stop making games for consoles and PC's.

Mr Pumblechook37d ago

The logo is similar to something else in the gaming/tech space but I can't remember what!

ShadowKing-37d ago

Stadia, almost forgot about that service. lol

SamPao36d ago

@Mr Pumblechook looks very similar to the proton VPN logo

morganfell36d ago

Yeah it would be difficult to get below stadia. The other thing is google tends to abandon projects that do not take off immediately and Amazon often, not always, but often tries to improve it until it works.

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RpgSama37d ago

Such a stupid name, and I thought Stadia was bad.

"Dude, let's go play Luna!" Said no one ever.

trekka1337d ago

how could they it hasn't existed

-Foxtrot37d ago

People say Luna

I think of Sailor Moon

Sorry Amazon...

Fishy Fingers37d ago

Names like "Alexa" and "luna" are usually selected for voice recognition purposes, they're easily identified.

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P_Bomb36d ago

I immediately thought of ‘Lunar’ from Sega CD.

DarXyde36d ago

Don't underestimate Amazon. No one's said it because it wasn't a thing.

They're evil geniuses, and I genuinely hope the dedicated gamers fight hard against them. I think we're going to see songs rather aggressive acquisitions.

Microsoft's purchase of Zenimax is arguably a good thing. Amazon is probably going to do something extreme. They likely will purchase a studio with very prominent IPs.

The industry is becoming unrecognizable in some ways.

ZeroBlue236d ago

@darkxyde So are google though, but they learned, as MS has, that the gaming industry requires more than throwing billions of dollars at it.

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Muzikguy37d ago

I'm a bit unimpressed lately with the offerings of Prime. They should beef that up instead of going for cloud gaming

lelo2play36d ago

If Amazon start buying big studios like Take Two, Activision, EA, Ubisoft... it's going to be a catastrophe.
They have the money...

DarXyde36d ago

Bethesda's acquisition makes more sense now:

Microsoft is now in a position to keep their games off those platforms, but likely still on other consoles.

It's a pretty effective sleight against Amazon, Google, and now with Apple's decision, iOS devices.

Hmm.

bujasem_8936d ago

@mr pumblechook just throwing a hat here. Abstergo industries?

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FourCoOpPOP237d ago (Edited 37d ago )

Where do they come up with these game streaming service names?

4Sh0w37d ago

pffft, haha I love the internet..if cant find something to laugh about you're dead.

Unknown_Gamer579437d ago

Thanks for that. Now I'm wondering if Google's Alexa and Amazon's Luna are chicks the executives met at some bar in Vegas and had a fun time with one night before an important board meeting.

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porkChop37d ago

It means moon. I'm not sure what they mean with that.

morganfell37d ago

You’ll be up all night gaming. Or maybe RaidenBlack is correct..,

Marquinho37d ago

Females names.

They might assume they sound more friendly.

phoenixwing37d ago

females are considered more friendly everywhere. Whether or not they're more friendly because they're better at manipulation is up for grabs but at least they smile if and when they decide to stab you in the back. All in good fun lol

Rocketisleague36d ago

Mate if you ever worked with cloud services you'd be driven insane with the names

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dazsarge37d ago

Atleast some thought and effort has been put into this regarding games and pricing. Google needs to wake up..or is Stadia already dead?

LOGICWINS37d ago

Pricing seems very reasonable indeed. If this service gets integrated into Amazon Prime, this could prove very exciting!

Unknown_Gamer579437d ago (Edited 37d ago )

I think that horse has been beaten to such a fine pulp that it's not going to "wake up" even with the help of necromancy. Google definitely should though, and realize their half-hearted attempt at a product is a bust.

BillyG0AT37d ago

So it probably means that MS is not buying up these companies to keep their games off PS. It's to keep them off other cloud streaming platforms.

TheOtherMoon37d ago

No...MS wants users and subscribers for its products. That's why they are buying companies...to get a stronger user/subscriber base.

BillyG0AT37d ago

Yes...Keeping those big games off their competition in cloud gaming is going to drive that user/subscriber base.

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RightFootGames37d ago

Why can't they just let these developers and publishers put their products on everyone's service? It doesn't matter who's service they are keeping them off...

RightFootGames37d ago

You mean because they are greedy and selfish and don't care about whats best for gaming, yeah I agree with you 100%.

Christopher36d ago

Simple: There is less competitive value in a streaming service that provides the end-result same quality across the board if they all have the same content. The best way to get people to use your service then relies entirely on pricing and content.

It's why movie subscription plans compete based on their library, not on their ability to stream 4k. They all do 4k.

TheOtherMoon37d ago

"Luna: Cloud Gaming without the Games.

Do nothing with Early Access. Coming: 2021."