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Amazon Announces Three Original Games

At TwitchCon 2016, Amazon Game Studios finally revealed what is has been working on, announcing three major games in development. First is targeted towards the esports market, called Breakaway. It’s a 4v4, mythological sports brawler that features hero-centric, class based combat. Registrations for the pre-alpha are currently open, so don’t forget to sign up! Next up is a third person shooter known as Crucible, which is also seems to be a competitive game, with 12 players fight for survival on an alien planet, with key focus being on cooperation. The game is also said to feature a 13th player, who can influence the game as a game master. Third and last is New World, an massively multiplayer open sandbox game set in 17th century colonial America, closely described as a living cu...

Sony, Steam And Amazon Offering Refunds On No Man’s Sky Irrespective Of Playtime

For most of the people, No Man’s Sky has been nothing but one disappointment after another. Allegedly, it is nowhere close to what Hello Games had promised. Needless to say, it was a huge letdown. Amazon, Sony (through the PSN) and Steam, all seem to agree on this viewpoint. Hence, they have started refunding the digital copies of the game regardless of how long you’ve spent playing the game. “You can do this with practically anything on Steam so long as you are not abusing the system,” posted NeoGaf user Nzyme32. “I assume they have some internal criteria for all this in coming to a decision as to whether you can get a refund when outside the normal refund criteria. I managed to get a refund on Volume & Homeworld Remastered (which I have since repurchased...

Amazon Games Giving Away Their Game Engine For Free

Amazon Games earlier this week announced that they will be giving away their own game engine, Lumberyard for free. Amazon’s Lumberyard is currently in beta phase for developers who would like to create PC and console games. Amazon’s Lumberyard has quite a lot of features with some of them being Lumberyard’s integration with Twitch that allows Devs to build games and engage with more than 1.7 million monthly broadcasters while doing it. Twitch viewers can also chat with the Devs to directly impact the game that they are watching in real-time. The biggest feature of Lumberyard is that it is free, including its full source code which helps in customizing Lumberyard the way we want. Amazon’s Lumberyard also allows Devs to create and scale multiplayer games thanks to Ama...

Xbox Elite Controller And Halo 5 Guardian Get Same Release Date

Earlier on August 31st Microsoft has announced for the new Xbox One Elite bundle with a 1TB HDD and the new elite controller, the whole elite bundle will cost $500. The official release date for Xbox One Elite controller hasn’t been announced however the official release date for the Xbox One Elite controller has been revealed by Amazon, controller will go for sale on October 27, 2015, Yeah! it is available for pre-order now for a standard price i,e $149.99. Well here is the interesting thing, Microsoft is going to release its first Elite controller on the same day of its biggest game which is Halo 5: Guardians. Microsoft has made its debut two years ago in console gaming and in this verge of excellence Halo 5: Guardians will be probably the biggest game release. Xbox Elite controlle...

Amazon Buys Twitch For $1 Billion

Rumors were out that Google was planning to acquire Twitch but those rumors aren’t true anymore as Amazon and Twitch have officially announced a deal, which sees Amazon purchase all outstanding shares of Twitch for roughly $970 million in cash. The was approved by Twitch’s shareholders and should be completed sometime later this year. Twitch CEO, Emmett Shear, in a message addressed to the Twitch community, wrote, “We chose Amazon because they believe in our community, they share our values and long-term vision, and they want to help us get there faster. We’re keeping most everything the same: our office, our employees, our brand, and most importantly our independence. But with Amazon’s support we’ll have the resources to bring you an even better Twitch....


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