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NewsPoster Mar 14, 2014 01:11 PM
Amazon-branded controller spotted, Android game console imminent?
An Amazon-branded game controller with Android buttons has popped up in <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/305999==http://www.zatznotfunny.com/2014-03/amazon-streamer-feature-bluetooth-gaming-controller/" rel='nofollow'>Brazilian regulatory documents</a>. The controller resembles the OnLive controller, and has a pair of offset Analog sticks, a directional pad, a pair of triggers, two shoulder buttons, a diamond-oriented ABXY button configuration, as well as the standard back, home, and menu buttons common to Android devices.<br />
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The pictured device, with clear Amazon markings, lends credence to <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/306000==http://www.electronista.com/articles/14/02/06/ip.75.staff.acquired.by.amazon.in.game.studio.purc hase/" rel='nofollow'>earlier rumors</a> of the online retailer's intentions to develop and sell an Ouya-like Android gaming console. Other efforts in this space have resulted in limited financial success, despite wildly-successful Kickstarter campaigns.<br />
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Amazon's Appstore for Android would presumably supply games for the console, probably requiring specific versions for the console. A similar model of software distribution is currently in play with its Kindle line of tablets, requiring all purchases for the tablet come from Amazon -- barring jailbreak efforts by the user.<br />
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