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    Amazon May Develop Steam Rival

    Rumblings are that Amazon may soon develop a digital distribution storefront for video games similar to Steam, or at least that's what analysts are thinking after seeing the online retail giant's latest job postings.

    The job postings for “Designer, Digital Software and Video Games” and “Software Development Engineer, Digital Software and Video Games,” point to something a bit more like a game client, according to Gamasutra.

    “As in other segments of digital media, we expect Amazon to pursue new opportunities as an aggregator of online games, similar to Steam, BigPoint (browser) and others,” said Sebastian, in an industry note.

    “Amazon.com is developing an exciting new customer experience in video games,” read one job description, while another cited the for “an experienced senior software engineer to lead the design and construction of next generation, breakthrough online video game and software distribution technology.”
    Link: VG247 Blog Archive Analyst believes Amazon job listings point to new Steam-like service

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    Re: Amazon May Develop Steam Rival

    I like that a major company is looking at pc gaming as a potentially profitable market. I don't however see Steam getting dethroned any time soon.

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    Re: Amazon May Develop Steam Rival

    I don't want Steam to be dethroned, it's just become to damn good.
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    Re: Amazon May Develop Steam Rival

    Steams gotten better, not good in my eyes.

    I still get random disconnects and Steam errors, but it would be a while until Amazon can compete
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    Re: Amazon May Develop Steam Rival

    mostly everyone loves steam... but a serious and good competitor could make it better than it already is

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    Re: Amazon May Develop Steam Rival

    gamers know Steam.

    everyone knows Amazon.

    fight!

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    Re: Amazon May Develop Steam Rival

    This could be good, or bad like the GameStop/EBgames download service. Well I hope the Gamestop/EBgames service has gotten better but I'm not willing to spend any of my own cash to find out.

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    Re: Amazon May Develop Steam Rival

    valve shouldn't stand idly by. thats all im gonna say on the topic.
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