Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Between an e-book business, a TV studio, and gaming streaming service Twitch, Amazon has all of the pieces to build a video game franchise with cross-media potential. Now all it needs is that hit game. Amazon is getting another chance to deliver. The Seattle online retailing giant on Tuesday released a new set of games for its mobile devices. The fall lineup is a mix of original titles and collaboration with other game developers, all made specifically for Amazon's devices.   [READ MORE]
Playing endless hours of video games could turn you into a millionaire. The world of competitive gaming has turned the hobby into a lucrative sport. Countless tournaments have sprung up over the years, offering gamers the chance to win hundreds of thousands of dollars for playing rounds of Dota 2 or StarCraft. Players can even sign to competitive teams, with the potential to win millions in international tournaments.   [READ MORE]
Chariot is a puzzle platformer where a princess and her fiancé must take a wheeled coffin up ledges, down pits and past danger to find its resting place. Mashable tested Chariot for its new What to Play YouTube series, where Mashable writers check out promising new video games and let you decide if they're worth playing.

It's not always glitz and glam for Selena Gomez, in fact, sometimes the 22-year-old is overwhelmed by all of her success. During a recent interview with beauty blog Into the Gloss, the "Come & Get It" singer shared why starring in her hit Disney show as a teen was crucial to her upbringing. Gomez says "I was on Wizards of Waverley Place from when I was 14 until I was 18 or 19 and I thank God for that show, it gave me a legitimate family.   [READ MORE]
Is there any life left in Microsoft's last game console? Yes there is. Especially at this price: Dig Jungle has the refurbished Xbox 360 E for $89.99 shipped. That's the lowest price many videogamers have seen, especially for this compact, quiet E model that was introduced last year. Why bother with this "outdated" console? Simple: there's a massive catalog of incredible games available for it.   [READ MORE]
The original Star Wars trilogy: a pinnacle of science fiction, a master class in space opera, an iconic example of universe building and, maybe, just a little bit too long to watch. If you're planning on watching the J.J. Abrams-helmed 2015 installment and want a bit of a refresher course, look no further than Mashable's video breakdown. Characters were explored, themes were discussed, mind-controlled rancors were theorized.   [READ MORE]

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