How to play retro game emulation on Firesticks and Fire TVs — NES, SNES, N64, Sega, Playstation, PSP, and more

Fire TVs and Fire TV Sticks have long been great devices for playing retro games on emulators. The main hurdle in doing so is figuring out the best emulator to use for each game system you want to play, as there are often several emulators and emulation engines to choose from for each game console. That’s where one of my favorite retro gaming YouTubers, Retro Game Corps, has just stepped in with a fantastic new guide for emulation on Fire TVs. While the guide does a great job of walking you through the process, I do have a few complimentary comments and tips to add to make things a bit easier. Read more ›

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Huge Black Friday sale on Luna games from Ubisoft — Up to 75% Off

Ubisoft is having a Black Friday sale on its games through Amazon Luna, which, as of last month, can now be purchased individually without needing a subscription. Purchasing these games makes them available through Luna but also adds them to your Ubisoft account for local play on PCs. There are several great deals like Assassin’s Creed Origins for $9, down from $60, Watch Dogs Complete Edition for $7.50, down from $50, and Far Cry New Dawn for $8, down from $40. If you’ve been wanting to try these games but either don’t have a gaming PC or haven’t wanted to pay for the Ubsoft+ subscription service, here’s your chance to pick them up at a discount.

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Fortnite is now playable on Amazon Luna cloud gaming — Free for Prime Members

Fortnite, one of the most popular games in the world, is now available on Amazon Luna cloud gaming in the US, Canada, Germany, and the UK. To play at no additional cost, you need to either be Prime member or be subscribed to the Luna+ channel, which costs $9.99/month and includes just over 100 games. It’s unclear whether Fortnite is only free for Prime members during May, as part of May’s bundle of free games, or if it will be free indefinitely, as I’ve seen reports of both. I’ve reached out to Amazon for clarification and will update this post if I hear back. While there are many Luna compatible devices and controllers, the best way is through a modern Fire TV device and the Luna Controller, which is currently on sale for $49.99. Update: Amazon says Fortnite will be free for Prime members indefinitely.

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Fire TV Games ‘Machinarium’ and ‘Jackbox Party Packs’ are currently on sale

If you’ve been looking for a new Fire TV game to try, or you just have some free digital credit to burn, then take a look at these games on sale. Machinarium is an award-winning puzzle game that is similar to “escape” games where you need to figure out the correct combination of items to find and tasks to complete in a given space to progress to the next area of the game. It’s perfect for casual players and even those that have never tried a Fire TV game before, especially because it works well with just a Fire TV remote, so there’s no need for a game controller. It normally costs $5.99 but is currently on sale for $2.39. If you prefer multiplayer games, then all Jackbox Party Packs are on sale at up to 50% off. These are collections of games primarily meant to be played with 2 or more people. Each player uses their own phone to contribute to the game, so there’s no need for extra remotes or controllers. Remember, you can save a bit by purchasing Amazon Coins at a discount and then using those coins to purchase these games.

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Fire TVs gain a new Games Hub for discovering Appstore Games, Luna Cloud Games, and Twitch Streams

Amazon has added a new Games Hub to Fire TV devices, which can be accessed by selecting the “Games” tile on the Fire TV search screen. The new hub is heavily focused on Amazon’s Luna cloud gaming service, which is understandable since that’s currently the most popular type of gaming being done on Fire TV devices, but you’ll also find local downloadable games from the Amazon Appstore being highlighted, as well as Twitch streams and game trailers. Read more ›

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‘Unbroken Soul’ action platformer game for Fire TV is on sale for $0.99

The Fire TV game Unbroken Soul is currently on sale for $0.99, which is 80% off its regular price of $3.99. This game has been available since 2019 but this is the first time it has ever been on sale. It’s described as a “retro style action platformer” and has nine regions to explore, each with a unique boss. If you still have some Amazon Coins collecting dust or some No-Rush Reward credits that are expiring soon and want a new game to play, give Unbroken Soul a try. The game is compatible with all Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, Fire TV Cube, and Fire TV Smart TV models, as far as I can tell, but it goes require a game controller to play.

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The best Fire TV puzzle-adventure game, Machinarium, is on sale for $0.99 — Down from $4.99

The puzzle-adventure game Machinarium is on sale for $0.99. This is easily my favorite puzzle game for Fire TV devices and one of my favorite Fire TV games overall. The game normally costs $4.99 and this sale matches the lowest it has ever been. Machinarium is similar to “escape” games, where you need to figure out the correct combination of items to find and tasks to complete in a given space to progress to the next area of the game. It’s perfect for casual players and even those that have never tried a Fire TV game before because it moves at your own pace with simple controls. Those basic controls allow it to work with the Fire TV remote, so you don’t need to have a game controller to play. The game is compatible with every Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, Fire TV Cube, and Fire TV Smart TV model. Other Fire TV games that are currently on sale include all Jackbox party games, all Final Fantasy games, and the Monster RPG games.

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All Jackbox games for Fire TV and Fire TV Stick are currently on sale

All of the Jackbox Party Games for Fire TV devices have gone on sale. These games are primarily designed to be played with 2 to 8 people, where everyone’s phones are used as controllers to interact with the game. If you’ve never tried a Jackbox game before, your best bet is to start with the Jackbox Party Pack 1, which includes 5 of the best games for $13.74. Remeber, you can use Amazon Coins or Digital Reward Credits to pay for these games. Read more ›

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These are the Free Prime Member Games and New Amazon Lune Games for September

If you’re a Prime member and play PC games, head on over to Prime Gaming to claim this months batch of free games. Up for grabs is Knockout City, which is normally free-to-play until level 25 but claiming the game allows you to play all levels for free. Also available for free are Tools Up!, Sam and Max Hit the Road, Puzzle Agent, Candleman, Unmemory, and Secret Files 2. If you’re subscribed to the Luna+ channel through Amazon Luna cloud gaming, a few new games will be made available in September. Those games include Dice Legacy, Enter the Gungeon, and Olija. The games Hokko Life and Open Country, which were originally supposed to arrive last month, are now slated to arrive in September as well.

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RetroArch game emulator frontend is now officially available on Fire TV devices

RetroArch, the very popular front-end app for emulators, is now available in the Amazon Appstore for all Fire TV devices, including Firesticks, Fire TV Cubes, and Fire TV Smart TVs, as spotted by Liliputing and XDA. RetroArch is not an emulator on its own, but it allows you to install numerous game engines, called cores, that can then emulate consoles such as NES, SNES, PlayStation, GameCube, Wii, and much more. While there are many standalone emulators that can be sideloaded, the benefit of RetroArch is that it provides a unified interface for all emulators in order to simplify the process of setting up and using multiple emulators.

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