Amazon console is here: Say goodbye to MS/Sony/Nin.

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#1 Edited by loco145 (11556 posts) -

Only $99! Source.

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#3 Posted by chikenfriedrice (13075 posts) -

Yeah right.....I doubt Sony/MS/NiN are worried

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#4 Posted by charizard1605 (74214 posts) -

Ahahahahahahahahaha

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#5 Edited by RR360DD (13494 posts) -

Uh oh. Sony are finished

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#7 Posted by lbjkurono23 (12544 posts) -

Nice price for a set top box. Only bad thing is that I wished it had a S800 or at least S600. This would be my all in one nes/snes/gbc/gba/n64/psx/dc/psp emulator(if hacked).

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#8 Edited by Boddicker (4212 posts) -

Only 2 GB RAM?

I'm sure Sony and MS are shaking in their boots. Ninty might be the only actually scared one.

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#9 Posted by charizard1605 (74214 posts) -

@Desmonic said:

Not a console. It's a streaming device ala AppleTV which happens to also play games.

Epic fail TC.

It's pretty high spec'd (higher than a Vita, from what I gather), and it can be a pretty good games player; unfortunately, I see it forever stuck in the mobile games ghetto. Poor Double Helix, though.

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#10 Posted by lbjkurono23 (12544 posts) -

@Boddicker:

they should be. I wouldn't buy a single virtual console game. Not that they bothered putting much effort into it.

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#11 Posted by KBFloYd (15554 posts) -

ouya is doomed.

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#12 Posted by shawn30 (4367 posts) -

Joke thread.

So many devices do all of this already, and each device is designing its own interface, ect. The games on the Fire are smartphone-centric at best. Streaming can be done on tablets and laptops and phones and consoles. This thing is zero threat to the One/PS4/PS3/360. It may sell to people who don't have a streaming box yet, but having a remote you can talk into when MS has Kinect and Sony has voice commands via its microphone to a degree won't make a difference. The reason I feel the One is such a great media box is the quick switching, Snap, and Kinect for voice commands. I was watching a netflix movie with the wife the other, she got a call from a friend and said we could finish watching later. Before she left the room I was back into Titanfall. The call didn't last long as she was back, switched right back to netflix without missing a beat, got back to watching the movie. This Amazon Fire thing, its priced well but there isn't one damn thing special about it even if you don't give a crap about gaming. And if you think Netflix and Hulu can't create a cheap voice command remote you're living in fantasy land. Not impressed at all.

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#13 Posted by lbjkurono23 (12544 posts) -

S600 after all. Kinda interested. Now why cant google make one(chromecast isn't the same).

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#14 Posted by applefan1991 (3324 posts) -

April fools was yesterday TC...

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#16 Edited by charizard1605 (74214 posts) -

@Desmonic said:

@charizard1605 said:

@Desmonic said:

Not a console. It's a streaming device ala AppleTV which happens to also play games.

Epic fail TC.

It's pretty high spec'd (higher than a Vita, from what I gather), and it can be a pretty good games player; unfortunately, I see it forever stuck in the mobile games ghetto. Poor Double Helix, though.

I know, and the two "exclusives" they showed actually looked pretty decent, but lol @ the notion would actually endangeour home consoles. Just like AppleTV, tablets, and more undermined PS4 & X1 sales, right? Though TC does this a lot for some reason.

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As for the device, it sounds awesome (just like AppleTV) but alas they are useless where I live! ;_; Condemned to pay for cable until all these services decide to come to my country (Hulo, Netflix, HBO, ect, etc).

No, this will not undermine the PS4 or Xbox One or even Wii U. It's a different kind of product for a different kind of market.

Although if the competition gets its head out of its ass regarding this, then collectively, they might all erode console gaming just as smartphones and tablets eroded handheld gaming.

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#18 Posted by santoron (8574 posts) -

Well, no. But Ouya needs a cigarette and a blindfold...

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#19 Posted by charizard1605 (74214 posts) -

@GrenadeLauncher said:

Sonyntenzon master race here.

Xbone, once again, has achieved the remarkable feat of getting

BLOWN THE **** OUT

Uh huh.

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#21 Edited by cainetao11 (25859 posts) -

@charizard1605 said:

@GrenadeLauncher said:

Sonyntenzon master race here.

Xbone, once again, has achieved the remarkable feat of getting

BLOWN THE **** OUT

Uh huh.

LOL what is that supposed to.....?

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#22 Posted by misterpmedia (5914 posts) -

I know it was never going to be, but it would have been awesome if Ama came out with Gen 8 console to rival the big boys. The internet would be in flames of conversation by now.

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#23 Edited by lhughey (4408 posts) -

@chikenfriedrice said:

Yeah right.....I doubt Sony/MS/NiN are worried

They should be. I've always thought that an entry by Amazon or Apple is what Sony and Microsoft should be thinking about how to counter. They can compete with each other all day, but the winner of this gen will be the company that knows how to pivot when the non traditional gaming companies (with strong identities, great management, brand awareness, and tons of money) make a play for the living room.

Amazon also has the infrastructure to make this work (with AWS). If they can tie this in with Prime membership someway, they'll make waves and force MS and Sony to counter. I really think M$ had their eye on this and it probably influenced their thoughts about the Bone.

Make no mistake, Amazon should not be taken lightly by anyone. Ask Walmart, Apple, and Barnes and Noble.

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#24 Posted by lbjkurono23 (12544 posts) -

@misterpmedia: Thats how I feel. They could've done something truly special.

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#25 Posted by coasterguy65 (6937 posts) -

I'm sure the Fire TV will be sucessful for what it is...a Roku clone with voice commands, and better access to Android games. I really doubt any of the big 3 are worried.

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#26 Posted by uninspiredcup (18504 posts) -

@hummer700 said:

a bit dramatic no?

Not at all my friend. In terms of the internet if you where to deduce it down to but a few major stes around the world, Amazon would be one of them.

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#27 Posted by Solid_Max13 (3588 posts) -

I kind of expected better from amazon, but this just seems like an Ouya waiting to happen mediocre gaming, amazon could've done something special but this feels underwhelming

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#28 Posted by Bishop1310 (1257 posts) -

lol at the specs of the thing.............

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#29 Posted by Mr-Kutaragi (2462 posts) -

so this like vita tv?

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#30 Edited by lbjkurono23 (12544 posts) -

@Mr-Kutaragi: More like AppleTV, and Roku. Though it does have an official game control.

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#31 Posted by lostrib (49999 posts) -

Lol, no

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#32 Posted by kuu2 (8661 posts) -

Might be a good second or third option if you are a Prime member like me but I don't see this chewing into the marketshare of any of the major 3. It will eatup Roku and Ouya sales though.

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#33 Posted by Jacobistheman (3975 posts) -

It probably is here to stay, but won't have much effect on Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony. It targets a whole different market. It is a competitor to Apple TV, Chromcast, Roku, and other STREAMING DEVICES. The biggest hit will probably be Vita TV and people who bought it for the possibility of streaming PlayStation Now with it.

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#34 Edited by lglz1337 (4798 posts) -

ouya has competition oh my...

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#35 Posted by hotdiddykong (2076 posts) -

Oh great, another OnLive/Ouya

Seriously though, im interested in seeing how people like Double Helix will make games for them given they bought them

Also High speced doesnt mean shit

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#36 Posted by gamevet77 (449 posts) -

I purchased this along with the controller. I should get it friday and let everyone know hos it is

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#37 Posted by nini200 (11477 posts) -

This is like the Great American cheese of the industry. Not bad but not anywhere near as good as Kraft (Microsoft), Laughing Cow (Sony) or Velveeta (Nintendo)

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#38 Posted by Wild_man_22 (873 posts) -

This is kind of tempting. As a prime member, and someone looking for a streaming box. I don't know how much I'd actually use it to play games though.

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#39 Posted by undeadgoon (682 posts) -

hahaha... thanks your title made me laugh....

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#40 Posted by chikenfriedrice (13075 posts) -

@lhughey said:

@chikenfriedrice said:

Yeah right.....I doubt Sony/MS/NiN are worried

They should be. I've always thought that an entry by Amazon or Apple is what Sony and Microsoft should be thinking about how to counter. They can compete with each other all day, but the winner of this gen will be the company that knows how to pivot when the non traditional gaming companies (with strong identities, great management, brand awareness, and tons of money) make a play for the living room.

Amazon also has the infrastructure to make this work (with AWS). If they can tie this in with Prime membership someway, they'll make waves and force MS and Sony to counter. I really think M$ had their eye on this and it probably influenced their thoughts about the Bone.

Make no mistake, Amazon should not be taken lightly by anyone. Ask Walmart, Apple, and Barnes and Noble.

I don't think this is even comparable to what MS and Sony offer....this is more like Ouya.

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#41 Posted by kuu2 (8661 posts) -

@nini200 said:

This is like the Great American cheese of the industry. Not bad but not anywhere near as good as Kraft (Microsoft), Laughing Cow (Sony) or Velveeta (Nintendo)

Wouldn't that be American Cheese, Swiss Cheese, Blue Cheese, and Provolone, or is great american a company?

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#42 Edited by heretrix (37737 posts) -

Thanks bro.

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#43 Posted by Wild_man_22 (873 posts) -

@chikenfriedrice said:

@lhughey said:

@chikenfriedrice said:

Yeah right.....I doubt Sony/MS/NiN are worried

They should be. I've always thought that an entry by Amazon or Apple is what Sony and Microsoft should be thinking about how to counter. They can compete with each other all day, but the winner of this gen will be the company that knows how to pivot when the non traditional gaming companies (with strong identities, great management, brand awareness, and tons of money) make a play for the living room.

Amazon also has the infrastructure to make this work (with AWS). If they can tie this in with Prime membership someway, they'll make waves and force MS and Sony to counter. I really think M$ had their eye on this and it probably influenced their thoughts about the Bone.

Make no mistake, Amazon should not be taken lightly by anyone. Ask Walmart, Apple, and Barnes and Noble.

I don't think this is even comparable to what MS and Sony offer....this is more like Ouya.

Not yet, but give it time. If amazon continues paying for studios, making what people perceive as ''real'' games, and they are actually worth owning. I could easily see them carving a nice niche this gen. It all comes down to how serious amazon is actually taking the gaming portion of Fire Tv.

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#44 Posted by madskills6117 (4118 posts) -

April fools?

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#45 Posted by PurpleMan5000 (8797 posts) -

The box only costs $100, so if they can get even one quality exclusive, then I'm going to purchase it.

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#46 Edited by nini200 (11477 posts) -

@kuu2 said:

@nini200 said:

This is like the Great American cheese of the industry. Not bad but not anywhere near as good as Kraft (Microsoft), Laughing Cow (Sony) or Velveeta (Nintendo)

Wouldn't that be American Cheese, Swiss Cheese, Blue Cheese, and Provolone, or is great american a company?

It's a company but you're also correct.

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#47 Posted by Tighaman (1038 posts) -

its funny that misterx insider said this about 2 months ago lol xboxtv

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#48 Edited by lhughey (4408 posts) -

@chikenfriedrice said:

@lhughey said:

@chikenfriedrice said:

Yeah right.....I doubt Sony/MS/NiN are worried

They should be. I've always thought that an entry by Amazon or Apple is what Sony and Microsoft should be thinking about how to counter. They can compete with each other all day, but the winner of this gen will be the company that knows how to pivot when the non traditional gaming companies (with strong identities, great management, brand awareness, and tons of money) make a play for the living room.

Amazon also has the infrastructure to make this work (with AWS). If they can tie this in with Prime membership someway, they'll make waves and force MS and Sony to counter. I really think M$ had their eye on this and it probably influenced their thoughts about the Bone.

Make no mistake, Amazon should not be taken lightly by anyone. Ask Walmart, Apple, and Barnes and Noble.

I don't think this is even comparable to what MS and Sony offer....this is more like Ouya.

This is true. But if it catches on, Amazon will put resources behind it and upgrade the device. Think how the kindle was a basic device that was meant to capture a non competive marketshare. Once it caught on, they beefed up the specs and released the Fire to go after Ipads. 250M people with "true" gaming consoles (service hubs in their living room) is a big of a market for Amazon to ignore. They will establish developer support for the next year or so, then release a more powerful offering.

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#49 Posted by incuensuocha (1510 posts) -

There is zero chance of me buying this. Though it's still more likely than me buying an Xbone.

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#50 Posted by DaBrainz (7721 posts) -

Looks like Roku with an xbox controller.