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Amazon job hints at secret, "completely new" gaming project

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]



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  1. dliup

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: Jan 2006

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    LOL

    1 employee? Good luck catching up.

  1. testudo

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    Re: LOL

    Catching up to whom? Since you don't know what they're doing, they may end up being so far ahead of anyone else.

    And, of course, it isn't like they can't or haven't hired more people for various jobs. You do realize product managers aren't usually the ones writing the software, right?

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