Amazon hires two high-profile game designers in Kim Swift and Clint Hocking

By Shawn Knight ยท 7 replies
Apr 3, 2014
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  1. Amazon Game Studios has hired two high-profile game designers in Kim Swift and Clint Hocking, evidence that Amazon is taking its gaming ambitions seriously.

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  2. amstech

    amstech IT Overlord Posts: 1,936   +1,101

    Whatever got into Amazon's head that made them engage in the gaming scene needs to be extracted painfully with a syringe. People like to play these little fad games on their phones and tablets, if their going to sit down and use a gamepad you think they are going to choose Candy Crush over Titanfall and Gears of War?
  3. TheLastPanda

    TheLastPanda TS Member Posts: 78   +10

    There is a really big casual market emerging. I can't believe people spend hours on Facebook games instead of full games but it does work.
  4. treeski

    treeski TS Evangelist Posts: 990   +233

    Yeah exactly... it's the entire reason the Wii got so huge. Considering Wii U's poor performance, there is a market there for others to grab.
  5. lmike6453

    lmike6453 TS Enthusiast Posts: 100   +6

    I have to disagree as I use a MOGA controller all the time paired with games on Android like GTA San Andreas, Need for Speed Most Wanted, Portalize, etc etc

    It definitely is product specific, and they need to keep those console ports rolling our way
  6. Naughty Dog has a few ex - employee up for grab...
  7. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,423   +350

    So where on earth is this location? "in Kim Swift and Clint Hocking" is it in florida or is it more like florida or???
  8. Holotus

    Holotus TS Enthusiast Posts: 68   +9

    I think in time Amazon will have a streaming service for high quality AAA games.

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