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


Gaming focused, affordable
Jun 25
// Dale North
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 t...
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Twitch

YouTube reportedly in talks to buy Twitch for $1 billion


Google x Twitch
May 19
// Jordan Devore
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 ...
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Google

Google wants you to partake in its PokÚmon challenge


Or, it's maybe an April Fools' joke
Mar 31
// Brett Makedonski
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 Pok&eacut...
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Google buys Android controller company Green Throttle Games


The mobile gaming arms race continues
Mar 12
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
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 mul...
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Google Glass

Here are some Google Glass videogame prototypes


Call me when they port Doom to the system
Jan 29
// Alasdair Duncan
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 s...
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Theme Park creator sells AI company to Google for $400M


Google acquires DeepMind
Jan 28
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
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 &...
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Google's top picks for best games of 2013


Google Play has games!
Dec 20
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
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 Gam...

Contest: Win a Nexus 7 pre-loaded with Tiny Death Star!

Nov 26 // mrandydixon
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A $199 value!
[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...

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Doctor Who

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


Don't blink
Nov 22
// Joshua Derocher
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 clickin...
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More details on the Amazon console surface


Will be a media box, plus they're securing exclusive games
Aug 10
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
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 ...
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The Order: 1886, Google's Console, & MGS1 in HD?


The Destructoid Show wears a sombrero to be "offbeat"
Jun 28
// Max Scoville
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 lo...
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Google game console

Google reportedly working on Android-based console


Could be out as early as this fall
Jun 28
// Jordan Devore
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 ...
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Xbox One is terrible on Google, amazing on Bing


Oh, Microsoft!
Jun 19
// Jim Sterling
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 fi...
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Cube Slam

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


'dat adorable bear
Jun 13
// Chris Carter
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...
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Google Play

Google Play game services announced for Android and more


Google's answer to Game Center?
May 15
// Jordan Devore
This week at Google I/O, the company announced Google Play game services, a collection of game-centric services for Android, iOS, and web platforms. Players running on the former platform in particular should be happy to hear...
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Google

Google brings on videogame vet as chief game designer


An interesting move by Google
May 05
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
TechCrunch caught wind of Google's recent move to bring on Noah Falstein as their newly appointed chief game designer. Who is Noah, you ask? He's been in the industry since the 1980s and in that time he's worked at Williams E...
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Jones on Fire

Jones on Fire ditches F2P model, releases on GooglePlay


Cats can be saved on Android devices right meow
Mar 11
// Jason Cabral
Developers have always had to make hard decisions concerning the future of their products and brands. Even after weeks of planning and researching business models, what may have worked for one brand my not work for yours. Su...
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Oh snap
Valve's Steam Box is going to be a real big deal, but Microsoft's Don Mattrick, president of Xbox's Interactive Entertainment Business, doesn't think so. Verge reports that when asked whether he views Valve as a competitor du...

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Wii Street U

Wii Street U available in US eShop NOW for FREE


Get some use out of that eShop
Feb 14
// Tony Ponce
The Google Street View app for Wii U, Wii Street U, is now up for Americans. As in right this second. Right now. Go download it for free (for a limited time). I guess we gotta download something from the eShop. Unless you wanna pick up Ken's Rage 2, that is. But seriously, this could be fun for a bit, despite my pessimism.
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Wii Street U

Wii Street U is Google Street View for (duh!) Wii U


Currently available in Japan, nothing yet announced for US
Feb 07
// Tony Ponce
Japanese Wii U owners can now download Wii Street U, which as the name implies is literally Google Street View adapted for use on the Wii U. The hook here is that the GamePad gives you a 360-degree view of the area, as demon...
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Revamped Bungie site

Bungie.net integrates PSN accounts into new website


Along with Facebook and Google accounts
Jan 11
// Jason Cabral
In the minds of most gamers, Bungie is still synonymous with Microsoft and the Xbox. But the studio appears to be broadening its audience with the recent update to its website. Bungie.net now gives players the option to log i...
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Zen Pinball HD now on Google Play, Marvel tables on sale


Hey Zen Studios, take all my money... again
Dec 18
// Brett Zeidler
Zen Studios has announced today that Zen Pinball HD would make its way to the Google Play store today. Yes, I'm sure some of you have had it for awhile (myself included), but that's because we're running one of those sexy Teg...
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Google Maps for Wii U? Why not?


Super useful
Dec 05
// Dale North
Today's Nintendo Direct broadcast unveiled Google Maps running on the Wii U? Why would you need a map app for a home console? No idea, but Iwata seemed excited about it in his silly helmet. He says that the service is coming ...
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Judge denies Motorola U.S. Xbox 360 ban


Germany also in the clear
Dec 04
// Dale North
Motorola tried to shut down the sale of the Xbox 360 and other Microsoft products over a patent fees dispute, but it didn't stick. Motorola wanted somewhere near $4 billion a year for the use of some pretty standard tech...
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Google v Microsoft patent license trial kicks off


A fight over yearly fees
Nov 14
// Dale North
Seattle is the battleground where Google and Microsoft will duke it out in a dispute over yearly licensing payment amounts. Google's Motorola feels that Microsoft should be paying somewhere around $4 billion a year for u...
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Google celebrates Little Nemo's 107th birthday


I'm the Dream Master, baby, and I'm dreaming away
Oct 15
// Tony Ponce
The first installment of Winsor McCay's influential Little Nemo in Slumberland strip was published in the New York Herald on October 15, 1905. To celebrate the comic's 107th birthday, Google has created an interactive Doodle ...
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US Court: Google can't enforce German Xbox 360 ban in US


Sep 30
// Kyle MacGregor
Earlier this summer, Google's Motorola Mobility obtained an injunction against Microsoft from a German court. A Mannheim judge issued a sales ban on several Microsoft devices for the violation of four patents. ...
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Google Play celebrates milestone with a $0.25 app sale


Sep 26
// Dale North
Android app store Google Play just hit 25 billion app downloads (!), and to celebrate Google has rounded up a bunch of games and other apps and slashed their price down to $0.25. A quarter, folks. Google lists publishers like...
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Google says searches can predict 84% of game sales


Sep 25
// Dale North
A Google whitepaper called "Understanding the Modern Gamer" shows that gamer behavior can be tracked through searches, and shows that there is a link between searches and game sales. One of their key bulletpoints from the pap...
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Blatant Pushmo clone available on the Android marketplace


Aug 04
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
The never ending saga of mobile games ripping off other titles has found a new victim with Pushmo for the 3DS. The clone in this case is called BlockShift, and the developer behind the project has even stated in the comments...

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