updated 03:35 pm EDT, Wed June 16, 2010
Amazon may have advanced gaming on web or handheld
A new job posting for Amazon has hinted that the company is working on a secret gaming strategy. The position for a Senior Product Manager in Video Games asks for someone to work on a "stealth project" for a "completely new type of technology." While the post doesn't explain more, the recruit would have most of the control over the project.
The nature of the project could head in multiple directions and isn't apparent at this stage. At a minimum, Amazon already sells some Xbox Live content and could become a storefront for more content and other consoles. An online delivery system like Steam or even a streaming service like OnLive are possibilities, if slight.
However, the company has lately been pushing a small-scale app platform for the Kindle with games a part of the equation. Other moves have also seen Amazon look for those with experience in LCDs and buy a multi-touch firm; neither technology is expected in a Kindle in the near future and could theoretically lead to a different device with gaming as a component. [via Engadget]