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The Legend of Zelda

The Legend of Zelda invades Google Maps

Google is known for its silly video game Easter eggs, although this one won't be hard to find. All you have to do is go to Google Maps today, head to the lower right-hand corner where you'd normally find the little guy to fling around, you ...

 
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Google VR

Google will reportedly release a Gear VR competitor this year

The past four years have been VR hype-dominated, but if you were really pressed to pin one as The Year of VR, I suppose it would be 2016. That's when most of these machines leave their comfy nests and beta states, and they actually get rele...

 
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Wii Street U

Another Wii U app bites the dust, probably because no one is using it

I'm sad that the Wii U hasn't hit it off with a lot of third party developers and the general public. It seems like every day an awesome looking game is announced for litrally every platform but the Wii U -- a platform where the intuti...

 
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Wilbur Scoville

Google browser game honors Wilbur Scoville

Google has a cute little game today honoring the American pharmacist Wilbur Scoville. Scoville, born on this day in 1865, came up with a heat scale for peppers. It eventually lead to what is referred to as the "Scoville scale," and is ...

 
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Also court dates, bills

Google search 'Super Mario Bros' for a celebratory Easter egg

Google did a low key celebration for the 30th anniversary of Super Mario Bros. So low key that the 30th anniversary was yesterday and many of us idiots who'd normally be writing posts about it were busy watching football and packing for int...

 
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American Truck Simulator

American Truck Simulator used Google Maps

I've always been fascinated by Euro Truck Simulator, but never jumped in because, pff, who wants to drive in Europe? This is America; we drive on American roads here and we speak American. As it turns out, American Truck Simulator will be v...

 
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YouTube Gaming

YouTube announces Gaming app, improved livestream

Today, YouTube announced YouTube Gaming: a hub specifically designed to curate gaming content. YouTube Gaming will take the form of both a website and a mobile app, and will launch sometime "this summer" alongside improved live streaming to...

 
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Pac-Man Google Maps

Google Maps is now a giant game of Pac-Man

I like when companies channel their April Fools' Day creativity into something real as opposed to just announcing a phony product or service that really ought to exist. This year, Google has another fun interactive gag for us with a playabl...

 
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Here's another one of these things: $99 Google Nexus console

Google's new Nexus Player is an Android-based $99 set-top game console / video box. Well, disc. It's round. Crazy brilliant idea, right? An Atom processor at 1.8Ghz (quad core), 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of storage will let you play video games o...

 
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Google

Google to pay back $19 million for in-app purchase settlement

In the latest in-app purchase settlement, the Federal Trade Commission is tasking Google with paying back $19 million to those whose children, against their parents' wishes, spent money on in-app purchases in apps downloaded from the Google...

 
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Twitch acquisition

Google supposedly bailed on Twitch deal because of antitrust issues

Amazon's recent acquisition of Twitch.TV for more than $1 billion might come as a surprise to anyone that had been following various suitors' attempts to buy the streaming mogul. As of late, it had seemed as if Google was poised to be the v...

 
Amazon buys Twitch
[Update: It's confirmed. Amazon has officially acquired streaming site Twitch.TV. "Amazon will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Twitch for approximately $970 million in cash, as adjusted for the assumption of opt...   read

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Google to keynote Tokyo Game Show 2014

Tokyo Game Show has announced its Keynote sessions for this year's event. Google will take the stage for the very first time at TGS on Thursday, September 18 to speak to business attendees about the new gaming world, with a focus on Google ...

 
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ONE BILLION $$$

Google buys Twitch for a billion bucks

Nintendo may think watching Twitch streams is not fun, but a lot of people disagree. Twitch has 50 million active users per month. That's more than the population of California. That's more than 20 times the amount of people the United Stat...

 
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Google Maps

Are you bright enough to not run out of miles in Google's Smarty Pin?

Every now and then you can count on Google to come up with a solid time-waster. This is one of them. It's called Smarty Pins, and it'll have you dropping your Google Maps marker all over the world in the name of trivia. The idea behind Smar...

 
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Virtual reality

Google wants you to build a virtual-reality headset out of cardboard

Google wants "everyone to experience virtual reality in a simple, fun, and inexpensive way" with its Cardboard project. It's a template for making a "no-frills" cardboard enclosure -- such as the expertly crafted one above -- that houses An...

 
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Razer micro console powered by Android TV revealed at Google I/O

A new product, a Razer "micro-console" powered by Android TV, was shown as part of the keynote at Google I/O today. This is a device that will stream games and other content to televisions. Razer says that it will be priced to be affordable...

 
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Twitch

YouTube reportedly in talks to buy Twitch for $1 billion

Google buying Twitch. Well, that's one way to scale. Sources with Variety say that Google's YouTube is working to acquire the streaming video site for "more than $1 billion" and preparing for U.S. regulators to challenge the buyout. Other o...

 
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Google

Google wants you to partake in its Pokmon challenge

Here we are on March 31 and Google's rolling out April Fools' Day jokes because it does not give a damn what your calendar says. While I wish this were real so I could finally earn my well-deserved recognition as a Pokémon Mast...

 
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Google buys Android controller company Green Throttle Games

Green Throttle Games was part of the whole Android-based gaming arms race alongside Ouya, GameStick, and others. What made GTG unique was their Atlas controller, which paired with the company's Arena software, allowed for multiple controlle...

 
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Google Glass

Here are some Google Glass videogame prototypes

After a flurry of excitement last year, you don't hear that much about Google Glass these days, aside from people getting into various types of trouble with the law. So it's no surprise to me to see a demonstration of some simple games tha...

 
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Theme Park creator sells AI company to Google for $400M

Demis Hassabis isn't a household name, but chances are you've played one of his games. He was the co-designer and lead programmer on Theme Park (at just age 17), and has been involved with games such as Syndicate, Black & White, and Rep...

 
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Google's top picks for best games of 2013

Google has picked the best games of 2013 for the Google Play store. Here's the list: Heroes of Dragon Age  Juice Cubes DragonVale Plants vs. Zombies 2 Rayman Fiesta Run Asphalt 8: Airborne 10000000 Anomaly 2 Dots: A Game About Connect...

 
Nexus 7 giveaway
[Update: Contest over! Winner is Qtwentyseven!] Our friends at Disney have just handed us a brand new Google Nexus 7 pre-loaded with their hit game Star Wars: Tiny Death Star to give away to one lucky Destructoid community me...   read

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Doctor Who

Google celebrates 50 years of Doctor Who with a mini-game

Tomorrow is the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, and Google is celebrating with an awesome little game. I suggest that you just go check it out, without reading my description of it. If you must know what it is without clicking on it for you...

 
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More details on the Amazon console surface

TechCrunch has heard from its own sources regarding the Amazon console, and they have quite a bit more info to share. The hardware Amazon is building could be powered by a Qualcomm MPQ chip, which is the Snapdragon processor line that's use...

 
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The Order: 1886, Google's Console, & MGS1 in HD?

Hey hey! Here we are, another fine Destructoid show for you, about video game news. Tara's still gone, so I apologize about the scary bearded man who's guest-hosting. The news: Google might make an android console, Square lost some importa...

 
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Google game console

Google reportedly working on Android-based console

Google is said to be building an Android-powered game console in part as a preemptive strike against Apple, reports The Wall Street Journal. Additionally, an Android wristwatch and revamped Nexus Q media-streaming device are rumored to be i...

 
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Xbox One is terrible on Google, amazing on Bing

If you type "The Xbox One is" on Google, autocomplete will helpfully offer suggestions based on what the world is saying about it. Right now those suggestions are less than flattering. "The Xbox One is terrible," reads the first item. It's ...

 
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Cube Slam

Play pong with Bob the Bear in Google Chrome's Cube Slam

Of all the news I expected to be covering during E3, I never thought I'd be typing the words "Google Chrome," "Pong," and "Bear" in the same sentence, but there you go. Google has launched another goofy in-browser experiment called Cube Sl...

 

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Larxinostic

Good day to you! The sixth blog in my OST series is live for your Thanks for any feedback! =) It concerns a recent entry in a flagship niche Whatre your favorite less-known game series?

 
TheStantonator

Since I missed the boat on the discussion and with Far Harbor coming out soon, what did everyone think of Fallout 4? I personally found it very repetitive and gave up on it after 30 or so hours having become bored with the go here, kill this

 
jak2364

The Legacy Of Kain series needs a remastered collection cause Im too lazy to use Xpadder for proper controller Ah well, guess Ill crawl on back to my Doom series

 
JuIc3

Got the job I interviewed for, and things are looking good!

 
Parismio

Ugh, overwatch is so hype!

 
gajknight

Hey dudes, is Murdered: Soul Suspect any good? Worth £8? Been eyeing it for ages but always put it

 
guitarvillain

Go to your Youtube library on the left side of the homepage, click on Liked videos, scroll down to the very first video you ever liked, and post it

 
Vadicta

So, I was on the bus today, and there was this high school kid talking about how he needs to have bad grades, so it fits with the brand identity of his virgining rap Thats a new

 
TheStantonator

Overwatch is the Havent been this addicted to a game since World of

 
Sir Shenanigans

Persona people: is 5, having never played one of the previous games, something I could jump into? In terms of narrative? I just love the look of it, super stylish!

 
Fuzunga

Have a good

 
WryGuy

Youve been pre-approved for a Marvel Credit Card with 3% cash back rewards when you shop at Oh, what times we live

 
KnickKnackMyWack

Theres a rumor on IGN saying NX might use cartridges (though I think they mean carts, like 3DS and My knee-jerk reaction was negative, but thinking about it, Nintendo is a stickler for short load if it works well and is cheap, Im

 
OrochiLeona

Civil War? Thats sooooooo last week #UK

 
Torchman

So Torch how was Gunbuster? It was Too short, a little too much nudity for my tastes, title mech wasnt in action until end of episode 4 of Action was great But that ending Good lord that

 
Nathan D

Hot off the rumor mill: Naughty Dogs next project after Uncharted 4 is The Last of Us 2: A Fungus Among

 
MeanderBot

Video game developers are tripping over themselves to make VR games and here I am trying to think of story ideas for an interactive fiction

 
Occams

Its interesting to see that Spider-Man puts a lit cigarette out onto a Latino babys forehead in the opening scene of Civil

 
Fuzunga

I cant believe Nintendo would throw away their three-day Treehouse Livestream to only show That was the best thing ever to come out of E3 coverage!

 
RiffRaff

Protip: Humble Spring Sale just Go spend money and

 
Asterion

FromSoftwares new IP looks very different to

 
FakePlasticTree

Ryujis really feeling it!

 
Luca Blight

Everyone talking about Overwatch, Uncharted 4, Civil War and Persona 5 and Im here wondering wheres my burrito?

 
Ckarasu

I know it probably is not that bad, but there seems to be quite a bit more dialogue in the R&C reboot than there should

 
Gundy

First day of Floral I hate

 
Isuma

Welp, thanks for nothing Atlus! Ill save my hype with the animation announcement and everything for when this game finally arrives in the Until then Im a prisoner of the

 
Sr Churros

Funny thing about my current Emerald run: for the first time Im not using the starter at I got Treeko because I dont really like any Gen 3 starter, but I got Shroomish and I like it Should have got other starter instead

 
OverlordZetta

As someone with a lot of experience in the realm of Sentai, let me say that first impressions dont always hold, and those awful suits that look like they belong more in a bike race might look great in motion! Otherwise, theres always your imagination!

 
Samsneeze

Power Ranger suits for the movie look like discount Iron Man and somehow worse than what we had back in the 1995 And who thought it was a good idea to give them boob armor? What is wrong with people?

 

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