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Amazon buys Double Helix Games

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Amazon made its first big foray into the gaming market by purchasing Double Helix Games, the studio responsible for the reboot of Killer Instinct, SIlent Hill: Homecoming, and a variety of other franchises. Amazon released an official statement shortly after it was revealed that they had acquired the studio:

“Amazon has acquired Double Helix as part of our ongoing commitment to build innovative games for customers.”

Amazon has been interested in developing games for a while, and I guess this is one way of moving forward with that. Double Helix still has Strider to develop alongside Capcom, a remake of the popular NES platformer. I’m not sure exactly what Amazon will bring to the table. I hope this is the start of something  good and not an evil most foul. There’s very little details yet, but this may further fan the rumours of Amazon releasing an android powered console for below $300 (USD). Of course, there is already an existing Amazon Game Studios who made a tower defence game that looks suspiciously like Bloons Tower Defence.

I honestly don’t mind if Amazon releases a console, I just hope they don’t become a King.com situation and trademark the entire Amazon rainforest and make social match three freemium puzzle games. I still want Amazon Prime to be a thing though, just so I can see unmanned drones flying overhead and realise that I am living in the future I once saw in movies as a child. Oh, who am I kidding? They’ll probably be the next Zynga.

Last Updated: February 6, 2014


  1. So they buy DH to make innovative games…………Too much lolz



  2. UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

    February 6, 2014 at 12:10

    So the question here is: Will they be like EA and just rape it for profit?


    • SheHulkNigri

      February 6, 2014 at 12:22

      What do you mean EA rape it for profit? They care! That is why they gave me 75 Sims 3 Stuff Packs, 24 Expansion packs and million in-game purchasable outfits for my little Sims to wear. They love to take uhm sorry GIVE so much it hurts…


      • UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

        February 6, 2014 at 12:27

        lol! Man I hate DLC and addon packs.

        It just feels like they are releasing half made games and then charging you even more over time. Sim City was my last purchase and I don’t think I will be buying any DLC for it. I am done with EA.

        I do hope Amazon is one of the good guys. I have also wondered what would happen if someone like WallMart/Makro entered the gaming arena… They have a built in customer base and so much capital. Would be interesting.


  3. RinceThis2014

    February 6, 2014 at 12:11

    Haha. Ting, was that the popcorn?


  4. Unavengedavo

    February 6, 2014 at 12:17

    I bet they are going to design a game where you fly a quadcopter around dropping off packages… And then make the world believe that the delivery robots are automated


    • SheHulkNigri

      February 6, 2014 at 12:19

      They manage that and next step for them is world domination…


    • Stephen Snook

      February 6, 2014 at 12:46

      I was actually going to joke about that in the article, but I’m too worried about it being true.


  5. Alien Emperor Trevor

    February 6, 2014 at 12:18

    What Amazon brings to the table is a stable business with a lot of cash. If they give them the time & freedom to create, we could get something really good.


  6. Hammersteyn

    February 6, 2014 at 12:43

    How the gaming industry makes me feel these days…



    • Norm

      February 6, 2014 at 15:10



  7. Angelina Sofia

    February 7, 2014 at 03:17

    We have a large collection of games that are similar to Bloons
    Tower Defense 4 for you to play, such as Shopping Cart Defense, Bloons TD
    2, Pokemon Tower Defense 2 and many more. http://www.funtowerdefensegames.com/


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