Amazon’s Building a Living Room Box: Here is the Video Game Controller

Amazon Controller

Images of an Amazon-branded game controller have leaked, all-but confirming the existence of an Amazon set-top box for your TV. The images were first posted by media blog Zatz Not Funny, and come from a Brazilian regulatory agency similar to the FCC. They depict a traditional-looking game controller with media control buttons at its bottom. It actually looks remarkably similar to the controller for OnLive, but with Xbox-style offset analogue sticks. The controller also features three central buttons that look like Android’s back, home, and menu keys, and a button beneath that bears the logo for GameCircle, Amazon’s service for cloud saves, leaderboards, and achievements. It’s suggested that the unnamed box will run a fork of the Android OS, just like Amazon’s Kindle Fire line of tablets. Those tablets act very much as a storefront for Amazon, offering a wide selection of games, movies, and books.

Read the full story at The Verge, and the original report at Zats Not Funny!

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