All publications by tag «Amazon»
DOJ backs new antitrust bill aimed at preventing Apple and Google from favoring their own products
The US Department of Justice has supported a new antitrust legislation, raising concerns over the domination of tech giants like Apple, Google, and Amazon. This bill could prevent platform holders from favoring their products over those of competitors.
Devs saw their account blocked by Amazon after getting into infinite loop of automated answers
Automating customer support might be good for cutting costs, but sometimes it leads to really unpleasant results for actual clients. One of the Amazon app developers has shared a story of their account being suspended after making an occasional purchase.
BioWare former writer on Mass Effect TV series: “That’s not going to work for a passive medium”
Writer David Gaider, who worked at BioWare for almost 17 years, has shared his thoughts on the possible Mass Effect TV series. He explained why he thinks that a ME show is not necessarily the best idea and there’s a good chance its showrunners will fail.
Amazon’s unreleased Steam competitor Vapor unveiled in massive leak
Twitch has been hacked by an anonymous leaker, who revealed its source code, streamers’ payout information, and other data. The leak also includes information about a project codenamed Vapor, which seems to be an in-development Steam competitor.
Amazon’s ‘draconian rules’ for creating your own games spark heated debate among developers
James Liu, a software engineer at Google, has shared a piece of Amazon’s employment contract. The post went viral due to some rules the company allegedly has regarding creating your personal games as a hobby. Here is what other developers and users think of it.
US House committee labels Amazon, Google, Apple, and Facebook as “gatekeepers” and calls them on monopolistic practices
Following roughly a 16-month investigation, a US House of Representative antitrust committee has found that Amazon, Google, Apple, and Facebook have engaged in anti-competitive policies.
Amazon’s New World pushed to August 25
Amazon, which is now “investing hundreds of millions of dollars” in games development and distribution, had to delay the release of its MMORPG New World. They game should have come out in May, but the studio’s transition to remote work has “exposed some problems” that have to do with the technical and collaborative nature of game development.