Author Topic: Amazon Luna Game Streaming Service  (Read 218 times)

Cartagia

Amazon Luna Game Streaming Service
« on: September 24, 2020, 02:06:09 pm »
$5.99 a month.  Over 100 games a launch.  Alexa enabled / compatible controller.  Twitch integration.

And reports that they bought SEGA - but I can't confirm that anywhere. EDIT: Looks like the tweets I saw about it are gone.

https://www.theverge.com/2020/9/24/21451371/amazon-luna-cloud-gaming-service-twitch-alexa-controller
« Last Edit: September 24, 2020, 02:09:12 pm by Cartagia »

Re: Amazon Luna Game Streaming Service
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2020, 02:16:49 pm »
If Amazon bought them, Sega is officially dead.

pzeke

Re: Amazon Luna Game Streaming Service
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2020, 02:24:04 pm »
Thanks, but no thanks.

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Re: Amazon Luna Game Streaming Service
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2020, 02:25:58 pm »
I believe that the original tweet was posted by @Nibellion. These tweets seem to explain it as being a joke, though.

Sega's safe, for now.

Cartagia

Re: Amazon Luna Game Streaming Service
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2020, 02:29:33 pm »
I believe that the original tweet was posted by @Nibellion. These tweets seem to explain it as being a joke, though.

Sega's safe, for now.


Yeah, a couple of IGN folks did the same thing.  Pretty sure it's untrue.  Think it was in response to the Microsoft is buying SEGA jibjab.


I signed up for potential Early Access just because that controller is pretty sexy.  Will probably never use the service, though.


Re: Amazon Luna Game Streaming Service
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2020, 02:31:02 pm »
RIP Stadia

pzeke

Re: Amazon Luna Game Streaming Service
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2020, 02:50:58 pm »
Lol, speaking of game controllers, I'm reminded of when Google boasted the Stadia controller as the console's selling point because it was "gender neutral".

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telekill

Re: Amazon Luna Game Streaming Service
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2020, 03:57:58 pm »
It looks almost identical to a Switch Pro controller. I'll probably pass on the service.

I requested early access as well but I probably won't buy the controller for the test run. It states you can use a PS4 controller so I'm good to give it a test.
« Last Edit: September 24, 2020, 04:06:08 pm by telekill »

Re: Amazon Luna Game Streaming Service
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2020, 05:42:44 pm »
Wow, what a terrible commercial. Why imply you can run around and seamlessly play at a bowling alley, Times Square, a store selling TVs, etc.?

Now that would be some worthy technology if you could just seamlessly take over any monitor. Instead it's just another crap streaming service.

kashell

Re: Amazon Luna Game Streaming Service
« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2020, 07:57:32 am »
But can we play N-Gage games on it?
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Re: Amazon Luna Game Streaming Service
« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2020, 02:14:29 pm »
"introductory price” of $5.99 a month during it's Early access...

That worries me this could be really pricey down the road. Also, you'll need fire stick for tv connection I think? Could get pricey quickly if you want all the bobbins. Plus it looks like you'll have to pay for more games. I already saw a section for in the future that looks like you can purchase an Ubisoft games channel. I just don't know if I'd play enough to get my money's worth. Subscriptions are tricky. Really depends on the person if you'll get your money's worth or not.

Re: Amazon Luna Game Streaming Service
« Reply #11 on: September 25, 2020, 03:10:31 pm »
Any word on if they still make you buy the games like Stadia does... cause if its just all included for $6 a month... that sounds a little interesting to me..

Cartagia

Re: Amazon Luna Game Streaming Service
« Reply #12 on: September 25, 2020, 04:14:23 pm »
Any word on if they still make you buy the games like Stadia does... cause if its just all included for $6 a month... that sounds a little interesting to me..

Sounds like it will be similar to Prime Video.  The base sub gets you access to a lot of stuff but there will be add-on "channels" for different publishers.

Re: Amazon Luna Game Streaming Service
« Reply #13 on: September 25, 2020, 04:26:02 pm »
It sounds like a nice thing to subscribe for, I think it will become more ideal for people who, want to play video games but don't have the space for a video game collection. like for someone in a 2 room studio or small apartment and can't afford anything ese. Not everyone has the space for physical games and consoles.

Around where I live it cost about $500 USD a month plus more money  for. utilities to live in a 2 room studio,  in which is basically a place where you cook eat and sleep in one single room. and then have another room for using the bathroom and taking a shower that's all.


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