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Barely Related: Marvel mixes it up, Comcast service facepalm

One great thing about live streams of The International and LCS championships – you can read awesome articles between the matches. Welcome to Barely Related, a conversational Friday column that presents the non-gaming news stories that we, the Joystiq staff, have been talking about over...

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FTC sues Amazon over in-app purchase practices

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has sued online retailer Amazon for refusing to change its framework for purchases made within its hosted mobile apps, according to a Reuters report. The lawsuit is an expected result of Amazon's denial of FTC-issued requests to change its in-app purchase...

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Amazon fighting FTC's demands over in-app purchases

Amazon has denied a Federal Trade Commission request to restrict add-on purchases made within its mobile applications, the Wall Street Journal reports. As part of the FTC's terms, Amazon would need to clearly warn users of real-money transactions within its applications, require password entry...

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The Room Two among free apps on Amazon App Store through tomorrow

Amazon is offering 31 paid apps for free in its Android marketplace today and tomorrow. Of the premium apps available for free through Saturday on the Amazon App Store, 14 are games. The discounted games include Fireproof's puzzler The Room Two as well as Sega's Android version of Sonic the...

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3D puzzler Saber's Edge joins Fire Phone games roster [update]

Developer Hibernum Creations is bringing turn-based strategy puzzle game Saber's Edge exclusively to Amazon's Fire Phone. Describing Saber's Edge as one of only two games tapped for this sort of exclusivity arrangement, Hibernum Creations seems thrilled to be working with the online retail...

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Amazon gets into the cell business with the Fire Phone [Update: Price, pre-orders]

The Fire Phone is Amazon's first foray into the smartphone market, announced today at an event in Seattle. The Fire Phone has a 4.7 inch Gorilla Glass display and an HD resolution screen, as reported by Engadget. It has a 13 megapixel, rear-facing camera with a dedicated camera button, plus...

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Amazon discounts over 1,000 digital PC games

Amazon kicked off its Digital Games Mayhem sale, discounting over 1,000 downloadable PC games. Okay, we didn't count to make sure the retailer had that many games on sale; we were too busy adding the Rockstar Ultimate Collection to our online carts. The bundle features 12 games from the developer...

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PSA: GTA 3, Vice City, San Andreas out now on Fire TV, Kindle Fire

Rockstar's PlayStation 2-era Grand Theft Auto trilogy is now available for Amazon's Android-powered Fire TV and Kindle Fire tablet devices. Starting this week, Android versions of Grand Theft Auto 3 ($4.99), Grand Theft Auto: Vice City ($4.99), and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas ($6.99) are...

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown gets acquainted with Android, out now

XCOM: Enemy Unknown is out now on Google Play, commander. The new Android port is priced $10/£7.14, and according to a message from XCOM HQ, an advance on the Amazon Appstore is expected "soon." Despite claiming the lives of many of our best friends - or at least a bunch of soldiers named...

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Titanfall is the $37 daily deal in Amazon's Gold Box today

Look high into the sky today and you'll see $37 copies of Titanfall, which are ejecting from Amazon Gold Boxes as per the retailer's daily deal. That price applies across all platforms - that includes the newly released Xbox 360 version - so if you've been tempted to mech time for Respawn's...

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