As expected, Amazon is working on a game streaming service.

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#1 Edited by Daniel_Su123 (995 posts) -

https://www.theverge.com/2019/1/10/18177253/amazon-cloud-gaming-service-rumor-job-posting

Nobody should be surprised that Amazon is entering the fray.

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#2 Posted by ProtossRushX (4833 posts) -

The market only has room for 3 consoles microsoft might have to leave

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#3 Posted by KBFloYd (21233 posts) -

so what games will they be streaming? the same games xbox/PS4/PC already have?

they might make some money off amazon fans but they need to offer something new to beat the big boys.

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#4 Posted by I_P_Daily (9944 posts) -

Well the dude who owns Amazon will need to replenish some cashflow after his soon to be ex missus takes him to the cleaners lol.

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#5 Posted by Daniel_Su123 (995 posts) -
@ProtossRushX said:

The market only has room for 3 consoles microsoft might have to leave

Disagree, in the TV and movie streaming space, there's lots of services. But like many people have said, if you're not a cloud player then you pretty much can't compete at scale.

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#6 Posted by Mandzilla (2734 posts) -

They should finance a 'What the box?' sequel set in an Amazon warehouse as their first exclusive title.

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#7 Posted by MonsieurX (38487 posts) -

@ProtossRushX said:

The market only has room for 3 consoles microsoft might have to leave

According to....?

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#8 Posted by BigBadBully (2053 posts) -

Verizon getting in on the action also, could be placeholders but verizon screen that was shown has some Sony Games like God of War, Detroit, and Knack. Wonder if Sony might be teaming up with Verizon......

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#9 Posted by Kali-B1rd (1715 posts) -

Amazon have the potential to become a big player.

They have their own game engine which they are building an MMO on, which Star Citizen is also being built on now. Besides Microsoft Azure, there is nothing that rivals AWS currently.

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#10 Edited by The-A-Baum (1233 posts) -

That is all the Big 3 players in Cloud now in gaming. Sony is going to have to find another way and is going to regret not getting into this space years ago. I know they have invested into it some, but be realistic it was peanuts compared to what the Big 3 have spent and they have ways to monetize it besides gaming.

The more I hear about Cloud computing the more amazing (yet confusing) it gets. There is a dude on YouTube named Brad Sams (Who is a neutral) he has leaked a lot of things that came true and recommend you check him out, as he has some interesting info about future cloud. It's not just simple streaming.

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#11 Posted by storm_of_swords (2564 posts) -

I won't ever support game streaming.

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#12 Posted by Vaidream45 (1542 posts) -

They’ll be making money off of those who prefer a Firestick over a console which is a lot of people these days. Curious what types of games they’ll be able to stream. Amazon has some deep wallets so I wouldn’t underestimate them.

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#13 Posted by Basinboy (13704 posts) -

Still waiting for the proof of concept that streaming is preferable over a local computing device.

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#14 Posted by lamprey263 (35781 posts) -

Okay, but what's their killer app?

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#15 Posted by svaubel (4125 posts) -

Physical media or digital downloaded games any day over streaming.

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#16 Posted by Bread_or_Decide (27755 posts) -

@MonsieurX said:
@ProtossRushX said:

The market only has room for 3 consoles microsoft might have to leave

According to....?

Fanboys.

I mean we're living in a world where pc gamers think that epic, another website offering games, is a bad thing and that valve should be the only one offering games to pc gamers.

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#17 Posted by Kali-B1rd (1715 posts) -
@Bread_or_Decide said:
@MonsieurX said:
@ProtossRushX said:

The market only has room for 3 consoles microsoft might have to leave

According to....?

Fanboys.

I mean we're living in a world where pc gamers think that epic, another website offering games, is a bad thing and that valve should be the only one offering games to pc gamers.

I thought this was the console arguement "emerghed you have to download more than one store"

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#18 Posted by X_CAPCOM_X (8320 posts) -

@kali-b1rd: 'cept that the epic store is everything but a good "option" for consumers. Everything about it is made to bolster profits of companies regardless of how shitty the games they release on the platform are.