Morning DLC: Video Games News And Rumors 10/7/13


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Amazon is planning to release a set-top box that will play movies and games by the end of the year, according to aWall Street Journal report.

The paper claims that Amazon is set to release the device, codenamed Cinnamon, in time for the holiday spending season.

While details remain thin on the ground, it’s claimed the box will enable users to run apps and content from a variety of sources through their TV, much like existing devices such as Apple TV and Roku.

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Video game auction site GameGavel.com has just launched a Kickstarter campaign to create a new digital and print video game magazine.  In an attempt to do something that hasn’t been done before, a who’s who of all-star gaming journalists from the past three decades have been called upon to provide content for the magazine.

The magazine, titled “RETRO” is a multi-format, throw-back video game magazine with the heart and soul of the great gaming magazines from the 1980’s and 1990’s.  “RETRO” will include a combination of retro gaming and current generation content and subscribers can expect a wide range of entertaining and informative content including developer and programmer interviews, multi-generational game reviews (and previews) for all gaming formats, hardware reviews, industry news, collecting tips and much more.

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Activision Blizzard wants to separate from French company Vivendi, which owns a majority of its shares. Activision Blizzard and a team of its managers agreed in July to buy $8.2 billion of its stock from Vivendi, a move that would reduce the French media conglomerate’s stake in Activision Blizzard to 12% from 61%, providing the company with a new independence.

Some shareholders have blocked the deal in court, obtaining an injunction that would require shareholder approval for the sale to go through. If Activision Blizzard fails to overturn the injunction on appeal, the company has said it would consider seeking a shareholder vote to authorize it.

Los Angeles Times

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