There are finally quality games available for the Amazon Fire TV. The entire GTA III series just launched today on Amazon’s Fire platform, finally giving owners a legitimate reason to buy Amazon’s $40 gaming controller and use the box as a casual gaming machine.
Up until now, the Fire TV has lacked a must-have game besides, maybe, the Sonic titles. But thanks to Rockstar, Grand Theft Auto 3, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas are all available individually. San Andreas buyers will net 2,000 Amazon coins that can be used to on other content in the Amazon Appstore.
Chances are GTA III’s availability alone won’t lure buyers to the Fire TV yet it shows Amazon is working to fill its Appstore with worthwhile content. The $99 device sports not only video streaming apps like Netflix, Hulu Plus, and soon HBO Go, but it also supports some Android games.
Amazon’s Fire TV is shaping up to be a quality platform. Engadget’s Richard Lawler recently detailed useful medications available to the device thanks to its open nature. As more tweaks are found and applications are ported to the platform, it’s quickly filling the wide gap between Google TV and Chromecast.