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


Currently available in Japan, nothing yet announced for US
Feb 07
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... read
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Revamped Bungie site

Bungie.net integrates PSN accounts into new website


Along with Facebook and Google accounts
Jan 11
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... read
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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
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... read
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Google Maps for Wii U? Why not?


Super useful
Dec 05
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 ... read
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Judge denies Motorola U.S. Xbox 360 ban


Germany also in the clear
Dec 04
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... read
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Google v Microsoft patent license trial kicks off


A fight over yearly fees
Nov 14
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... read
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Google celebrates Little Nemo's 107th birthday


I'm the Dream Master, baby, and I'm dreaming away
Oct 15
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 ... read
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US Court: Google can't enforce German Xbox 360 ban in US


Sep 30
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. ... read
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Google Play celebrates milestone with a $0.25 app sale


Sep 26
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... read
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Google says searches can predict 84% of game sales


Sep 25
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... read
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Blatant Pushmo clone available on the Android marketplace


Aug 04
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... read
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Google reveals $199 Nexus 7 tablet, uses Nvidia Tegra 3


Jun 27
At today's annual developer conference, Google revealed its Nexus 7 tablet, which goes up against Amazon's Kindle Fire and kind of winks at Apple's iPad. The big news is that this 7-inch screen Android (running Jelly Bean) de... read
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From Dust arrives on Google Chrome browser


May 22
Ubisoft has released Eric Chahi's 2011 God game, From Dust, for the Google Chrome browser today. You can grab the game from the Chrome Web Store right now, where it's on sale at an introductory price of $9.99 for the next wee... read
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Google gets Zerg rushed


Apr 27
Open up Google and search for "Zerg Rush," then be ready to fight! Good luck! Google "Zerg Rush" and prepare to defend your browser [PC Gamer] read
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Google Maps: Dragon Quest edition!


Mar 31
Leave it to Google to show the rest of the world how to properly pull an April Fools' prank! Launched earlier today, Google Maps has received an update with the help of Square Enix. If you visit the Maps page and click the "... read
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Android: 11 billion downloads, 250 million activations


Jan 20
Downloads on the Android Market have now hit the 11 billion mark. That's up from last month's 10 billion, and enough to make the boys over at Apple wince. Android-compatible tablets flew off shelves over the holiday season, a... read
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CES: OnLive games will soon be playable through Google TV


Jan 11
OnLive is everywhere! First your PC, your TV by way of the MicroConsole and mobile devices like the iPad. Now they're teaming up with Google TV to provide OnLive game services straight to your TV. As of today, only the OnLive... read
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Neato! Google's most searched gaming terms in 2011


Dec 15
Google has released its 11th annual Zeitgeist lists of the most popular and fastest rising search terms. They're a lot of fun to look through, and some of the results are pretty surprising. You're going to sh*t when you ... read
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Square Enix announces Mini Ninjas for Google Chrome


Dec 09
Square Enix is getting into the browser game game with their first title for Google's Chrome browser, Mini Ninjas. They're working with Google to bring what they call "console quality" gaming to the browser, using its Native ... read
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Bastion now available in Google Chrome


Dec 09
Google has been ramping ups its gaming presence steadily this year, with plans to make Chrome a viable gaming destination. Those efforts got a significant shot in the arm last night with the reveal of Bastion, formerly an XBL... read
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Android Market hits 10 billion download mark, $0.10 games


Dec 07
The Android Market started small, but grew very quickly. The Google Mobile blog says that the Market has just passed the 10 billion download mark this past weekend. The growth rate is at one billion app downloads a month! Tha... read
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Tech Industry Insider takes on Google+ games


Aug 19
[Tech Industry Insider is tech industry veteran and analyst Scott Steinberg's weekly look at the latest trends in the industry, news, and more. Let us know what you think of the videos and Scott's insight, and we may feature... read
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Facebook doesn't feel threatened by Google+


Aug 15
While Facebook has become popular for its social networking features, there's no denying that its gaming potential is what's really gotten people excited over the past year. With Google+ seducing the tech-heads and unleashing... read
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The DTOID Show: Friday live show was live! Did you watch?


Aug 13
First and foremost, a tremendous thank you to everyone who tuned into yesterday's live show. Between The Destructoid Show and Mash Tactics, your afternoons must be as unproductive as the day is long. Yesterday, we had a laun... read
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Refresh. Refresh. Refresh again. For some reason we were all anxiously waiting for that Google+ games tab to appear in our accounts this morning in the Destructoid office. When it finally did appear for me I was a bit excited... read feature

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Nick Chester, Dale North and myself are all patiently waiting for Google to finally roll out G+ Games in our respective areas. We cannot wait to play them, because we love videogames in all shapes and sizes. While we got ours... read feature

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[inhales through teeth] sssssssh Yeah. Un. Yeah, baby. Games on Google+, grrrrl. Sh*t is so real. Umm. It's real. Pandas and gems and diamonds and puzzles and all that thug sh*t is on Google+ now. Real talk. It's a gradual ro... read feature

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New Destructoid Episode: F*ck it, we did it live!


Jul 23
Phew, sorry I had to break out the overused meme, guys. I'm just exhausted after a long day of live streaming the Destructoid show. It truly was a festival of horrors!  In case you missed it, we discussed how G... read
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Google+ Games is soon to be a thing


Jul 22
The tech-savvy among you have no doubt engaged in a "Google+ versus Facebook" debate already (G+ wins, by the way), but the fight looks set to get a bit more real -- Google+ is getting its own gaming stream, allowing it to ch... read
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Saints Row 3 Google ad tells you for 'forget Uncharted 3'


Jul 12
A series of Google advertisements from THQ are suggesting that you forget about the competition and "strap it on" with Saints Row: The Third. When doing Google searches for high profile games such as Uncharted 3, Batman: Arkh... read
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Games on Google could be a first attempt at social games


Jun 23
A job listing for Google is looking for a product manager to head up something called Games at Google. The listing calls this a "brand new business," and throws around "social gaming" a few times. They're looking for someone ... read






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