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Gamers have plenty to be fired up about with Fire TV's games lineup

Hayden Dingman | April 3, 2014
Do you still believe in the dream of the cheap Android-based console? After the Ouya's lackluster launch and the Nvidia Shield's less-than-stellar adoption rates, do you have it in you to get excited one more time?

Of course, we'll have to see how Amazon's approach to gaming works once we get our hands on the box for some testing. After all, in the case of the Ouya, the controller turned out to be the device's Achilles' heel, turning a middling console into an out-and-out disaster. We'll have to test how games work both out of the box with the Fire TV's remote and Amazon's $40 add-on controller, plus any other Bluetooth controllers we have lying around.

Maybe the dream of the Android-based console is still alive, though. Amazon's developer support is unprecedented in this space; the trick will be to see how that support translates to the shipping product.

 

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