This Week In Gaming


Amazon Game Studios showcases new projects

It looks like Amazon is getting serious about their investments in the gaming world by announcing four new games in development: “Til Morning’s Light,” “Tales From Deep Space” and “CreepStorm.”

“CreepStorm” will be a tower defense game while “Til Morning’s Light” and “Tales From Deep Space” are looking to be character-driven adventure games. Unfortunately for some, these titles will be exclusive to Amazon devices like the Fire Phone, Kindle Fire and Fire TV.

Check out Amazon Game Studios.


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Steam offers largest collection of free downloads yet

Steam opens up the gates this weekend to a collection of ten free games available for download. The list includes “Grid 2,” “Injustice: Gods Among Us,” “PayDay 2” and “Company of Heroes 2 among others.

We’ve reviewed Injustice: Gods Among Us, PayDay 2 and Company of Heroes 2 for you right here in the Vault. Go take a look and see if they’re worth a download.

Go check out the full list of free downloads at Steam.


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Google reveals their entry in to the set-top market

Google has announced the Nexus Player, an Android-powered console to hook up to your TV. The console comes with a custom remote control, and Google is offering a custom Asus game controller for $40.

The console will support the existing library of games available on the Play Store, but there haven’t been any announcements for games designed specifically for play on a TV screen yet.

The Nexus player competes directly with the Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Ouya with a retail price point of $99.

Go check out Google’s page on the new device.


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