Thursday, February 06, 2014

Amazon Buys Gaming Studio

In an unexpected move by the internet giant, Amazon.com has acquired Double Helix Games. Okay maybe it was expected, but not so suddenly. Amazon has been doing well at taking over the gaming market, both with new and used sales with trade-in values equivalent to many brick and mortar stores. Picking up a gaming studio, with both the rights and talent, is the next step.

Double Helix was formed in 2007 with the merging of two smaller companies, Shiny Entertainment and The Collective Inc. Shiny created Earthworm Jim. That's all you really need to know, because it's Jim. He is the man. But Double is most known for Killer Instinct, Silent Hill: Homecoming, and Front Mission Evolved.

As rumors of an Amazon gaming console continue to circle, the purchase of Double Helix will only compound.

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