Amazon . com Fire Television set is “absolutely not a game gaming system”

The Amazon Fire TV was announced earlier today, but despite the device’s optional controller and slate of available games, the Amazon’s Kindle VP Pete Larsen says, “This is absolutely not a game console.”

In a recent interview with Engadget following the Fire TV’s unveiling, Larsen said, “This isn’t trying to be a console, but we do think there’s a great opportunity there in between a console and a smartphone for fun, quality games.” The job interviewer also offered up one more quote from Larsen by means of Flickr producing, “This can be absolutely not a game title console.”

The Amazon Kindle Fire TV has an optional $40 controller and Amazon has made big gaming investments like purchasing Killer Instinct developer Double Helix, but the Amazon Fire TV is not trying to go head-to-head with Sony,ps3 controller , and Nintendo. As discussed during the system’s reveal, their machine is aimed primarily at tablet and mobile gamers who may not already have standalone gaming console. The Blaze TV’s primary offering is internet streaming video clip, as well as their major competitors are Apple company TV and Roku.

No matter, these devices has numerous online games available right now like which include new third-person shooter/tower protection hybrid named Sev Zero, Minecraft: Wallet Release, Asphalt 8, and Deus Ex: The Slip. Just right now Amazon . com Activity Studios also declared that they’d brought on activity sector vets Kim Clint and Swift Hocking.

We’ll have more facts about the program within the emerging days and nights while we experiment with the $100 program in the GameSpot office.

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