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  • Blog Post: Pokémon Go Developer Niantic Gets $20 Million From Google, Nintendo, The Pokémon Company

    Niantic Labs is doing ok for itself after spinning off from Google earlier this year. The company beyond the augmented reality game Ingress split off in August when Google announced its newly formed parent company Alphabet. Niantic is currently working on the ambitious Pokémon Go. Now it has more... More
  • Blog Post: Google Celebrates Super Mario Bros. 30th Anniversary With Easter Egg

    Google is getting in on the Super Mario celebration today, as Nintendo celebrates the 30th anniversary of the plumber’s Famicom debut. Yesterday was the exact commemoration of Super Mario Bros.’ release, but that doesn’t mean the party needs to stop. If you visit Google today and search... More
  • Blog Post: Pac Man Chomps Through Google For April Fools

    Google's April Fools jokes are starting early, with Pac Man invading Google Maps and the mobile game Ingress. Google start-up studio Niantic Labs has temporarily added Pac Man to their game Ingress, a massively multiplayer online game that utilizes augmented reality and GPS-based mechanics. In the... More
  • Blog Post: Minecraft Was Second-Most Searched Term On YouTube In 2014

    Popular "Let's Play" star PewDiePie also cracked the top ten most searched terms on Google's popular video service. This information was revealed in an article on Think With Google about the popularity of gaming content on the service. Minecraft and PewDiePie's popularity as search... More
  • Blog Post: Google Announces Nexus Player Media/Gaming Android Console

    Google is set to release its own version of Amazon's Fire TV - a set-top media and gaming box that has the ability to use an optional controller. The Nexus Player is an Android device and – unlike Google's successful Chromecast – can run Android apps and games from the Play store... More
  • Blog Post: Report: Game Engine Maker Unity Courting Buyers

    According to a new CNET report, Unity, the popular game development platform, has been conducting meetings with prospective buyers. Citing unnamed sources, CNET reports that "[Unity] is gearing up for a potential sale, having shared presentations with possible acquirers including Google, according... More
  • Blog Post: Bungie Gives Us A Birds-Eye View Of Destiny With Planet View

    Google Maps has given us a pretty great view of our planet's surface. Now, using some of those same technologies, Bungie is giving us a big-picture look at it’s new shooter with Destiny Planet View. We’ve already had a few opportunities to dive into Destiny’s world, but Destiny... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion – Are You Worried About Google Purchasing Twitch?

    Google's reported acquisition of Twitch could give the company a huge portion of video game livestreaming market. How concerned are you about this move? If you're an avid fan of watching Twitch livestreams, we'd love to hear your opinion. Are you concerned that this will bring changes to... More
  • Blog Post: Report: Google Purchasing Twitch For $1 Billion

    A new report, citing sources with direct knowledge of the deal, claims that Google is set to purchase the game livestreaming service Twitch. VentureBeat's veteran tech reporter Dean Takahashi broke the story, writing that his reported came from "confirmed sources familiar with the matter."... More
  • Blog Post: The Term ‘Free-To-Play' Might Be On Its Way Out

    Earlier this month, the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority issued a ruling that may have far-reaching implications for free-to-play games. The organization deemed that EA’s use of the word “free” with regard to Dungeon Keeper Mobile (a title that uses in-app microtransactions... More
  • Blog Post: Razer Announces Android TV-Powered Micro-Console

    During Google’s I/O developer keynote today, Razer’s latest project was announced. The company, known for mice, headphones, keyboards, and ultra-thin laptops will be entering the Android micro-console market. Android TV allows users to use their Android phones or newly announced wearables... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] YouTube & Twitch Still In Talks, No Deal Yet

    Update : The Wall Street Journal has a pair of sources who say that the YouTube/Twitch deal is still being ironed out. The report says that the sides are working on the deal, but characterized it as in its early stages and that nothing is imminent. The Wall Street Journal also says that the price of... More
  • Blog Post: Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition Now Available On Android

    After encountering some eventually resolved issues with the game appearing on iOS, developer Beamdog has brought the game over to Android. The enhanced edition of the game adds new characters and myriad improvements to the original game, as well as a new area, The Black Pits. You can grab the game for... More
  • Blog Post: Become A Pokémon Master... Using Google Maps

    Fans have been speculating how exactly Nintendo would dive into the realm of mobile. Would they make Nintendo games available on the app store? A Nintendo mobile app ? Well, now we have our answer...they've partnered with Google to bring the world of Pokémon to Google Maps. In what is obviously... More
  • Blog Post: Google Play Update To Allow Cross-Platform Multiplayer With iOS

    A new update to Google Play game services will make it easier for developers to create games that support multi-platform mobile multiplayer. Google Play's back-end tools have received an update that allows developers to manage leader boards and achievements across platforms, as well as support multiplayer... More
  • Blog Post: Google Releases Five Mini-Games For Glass

    Google has released five experimental tech-demo mini-games for its wearable Glass hardware. If you're a Google Glass early adopter, you can head here download the games now. Tennis, Balance, Clay Shooter, Matcher, and Shape Splitter aren't really meant to be full games, but instead serve to try... More
  • Blog Post: Google France Features Doctor Who Game

    Google is full of geeks, so it's not surprising that they love everyone's favorite time traveling doctor. If you head over to the French version of Google's site today, you can play a Doctor Who mini game. Hurry up and help the Doctor find all of the letters that spell Google on Google France's... More
  • Blog Post: Google Partners With MinecraftEdu To Release Quantum Physics Mod

    Google's Quantum A.I. Lab Team have released a mod for Minecraft which adds quantum physics mechanics to the game as a way of educating Minecraft fans on the topic. On the official page for the mod a post about the qCraft mod says, "qCraft is not a simulation of quantum physics (this is v1 after... More
  • Blog Post: Google's Homepage Is A Simplified Point-And-Click Alien Adventure

    If you head to Google's homepage today , you will find that today's doodle is an interactive point-and-click alien adventure game commemorating the 66th anniversary of the Roswell UFO incident's reporting. In the game, you play as a displaced alien trying to find the three parts of his dismantled... More
  • Blog Post: Report: Google Is Developing A Game Console

    The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the tech giant Google is creating an Android-powered game console, and a wristwatch device that will connect with your Android phone. According to the Wall Street Journal's Amir Efrati, his sources have revealed that Google "The Internet giant hopes... More
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