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Missing Pieces: Wrapping up the week's must-know gaming news

Another Halo project minus Neil Blomkamp, Amazon lays down the hammer of judgment, and Oculus takes a big bite out of Valve—this is all the game news fit to print for the week of March 31.

Fire TV, Cortana, HTC One, and the pains of cord cutting

Amazon's Fire TV and the battle for the living room, why cord cutting won't work for sports fans, the new HTC One phone, and Cortana versus Siri versus Google Now.

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Gamers have plenty to be fired up about with Fire TV's games lineup

So you bought an Amazon Fire TV. Now what games can you buy? Some pretty big ones, it turns out.

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Amazon sends money to Kindle readers affected by e-book price-fixing scandal

If you bought a lot of bestsellers, you could see a hefty credit on your Amazon account on Tuesday.

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Amazon Prime price jumps to $99 per year

Higher fuel and transportation costs to blame, says Amazon.

Amazon.com security slip allowed unlimited password guesses

The problem, now fixed, affected Amazon.com's iOS and Android mobile apps

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Verizon denies throttling Amazon's cloud, Netflix

Verizon is denying a charge leveled by a security expert that limits bandwidth to Amazon Web Services and Netflix after a recent court decision.

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Amazon gobbles up game developer Double Helix Games, maker of Killer Instinct

The Internet retailer said the acquisition is part of its efforts to build innovative games for customers

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Amazon ponders jacking the price of Prime by $20 to $40

An Amazon Prime subscription could cost you $20 to $40 more per year sometime soon.

Once skyrocketing tablet sales growth sees a slowdown

Market-research firm IDC says that tablet shipments grew 28.2 percent in the fourth quarter of 2013. That's a far cry from the 75.3 percent growth in sales during the 2012 fourth quarter.