It may have taken a little while, but Amazon lhas finally made a long-awaited break into the gaming industry with its Amazon Fire TV.
Amazon Fire TV is an Android-based media streaming box that will also allow users to play a variety of games with a quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM.
Primarily this is a TV / Media box and ships with a standard remote control for a mere $99 , but Amazon also have eyes on the Gamers and give you the option of a gaming controller for an extra $40 which will also include a thousand Amazon coins, or you could just use the standard remote that ships as standard or use smartphone apps to play games.
Although the Fire TV already faces fierce competition in both the multi entertainment and the gaming areas of the market it does have one thing going for it over it competitors and that's affordability. There will be a wide selection of free games to choose from, but even the paid ones are cheap with an average price of a paid game retailing at just $1.85.
The system also supports local multiplayer, with up to 7 remotes and game controllers able to be connected at any one time.
There will be over a 100 game titles available at launch, with thousands more on the way. Expect to see Amazon's internally developed sci-fi third-person shooter Sev Zero, as well as third-party efforts like Mojang's Minecraft - Pocket Edition and Gameloft's Asphalt 8. The company also said it will have software support from Disney, Electronic Arts, Ubisoft, and more.