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WEEKLY NEWS UPDATE FOR 31ST MARCH – 6TH APRIL

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Online retailer Amazon has unveiled the Fire TV; a tiny set top box which will feature the ability to stream films, television and, most importantly for the sake of this article, games as well.

Priced at $99, the box runs on Android and offers 2GB of memory, a quad core processor and built in Wi-Fi (a $40 controller is sold separately). Executives at Amazon have hinted that it may be up to three times as powerful as rival devices such as Google’s Chromecast or Roku. The downside at the moment is that Amazon has yet to reveal any plans for release outside of the United States.

The Fire TV box is really very small indeed. Additional popcorn or big-ass TV not included in sale
The Fire TV box is really very small indeed. Additional popcorn or big-ass TV not included in sale

Several big name developers have pledged their support to the system, including TellTale Games who have confirmed that both The Walking Dead & The Wolf Among Us will be playable on the Fire TV. In total 95 games have thus been confirmed, ranging from free-to-play up to $10.

A separate announcement was also made that Metacritic scores for games will now appear on Amazon’s video game listings, offering users the chance to weigh up relatively pointless (and often times, paid for) opinions on products without having to leave the site. Continue reading WEEKLY NEWS UPDATE FOR 31ST MARCH – 6TH APRIL