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Amazon, Verizon taking stabs at building Netflix of gaming

Amazon wants to disrupt the gaming industry with a new cloud streaming platform, irking not only the console makers, but also striking fear into the hearts of other video game streaming hopefuls like Verizon, revealing its own plans in the same week. The Amazon brand alone is enough to cause severe disturbance as we know, let alone factoring in its highly advanced streaming architecture. Bandwidth constraints have hindered attempts to create the Netflix of gaming, yet with the combination of AWS (which hosts Netflix) and the rise of 1 Gbps broadband lines in the US over the coming years, the video game sector could soon have its knight in shining armor (for consumers, that is). The retail titan is reportedly…

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