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12:30 PM on 08.07.2014

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 f...

Dale North

5:30 PM on 07.24.2014

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 ...

Steven Hansen

7:30 PM on 07.02.2014

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 i...

Brett Makedonski

6:15 PM on 06.25.2014

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 --...

Jordan Devore

12:52 PM on 06.25.2014

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 t...

Dale North

12:00 PM on 05.19.2014

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 ...

Jordan Devore

1:30 PM on 03.31.2014

Google wants you to partake in its Pokémon 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 Pok&eacut...

Brett Makedonski

2:30 PM on 03.12.2014

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 mul...

Hamza CTZ Aziz





6:00 PM on 01.29.2014

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 s...

Alasdair Duncan

6:00 AM on 01.28.2014

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 &...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

2:30 PM on 12.20.2013

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 Gam...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



Contest: Win a Nexus 7 pre-loaded with Tiny Death Star! photo
Contest: Win a Nexus 7 pre-loaded with Tiny Death Star!
by Mr Andy Dixon

[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 member!

In the game, you get to decorate your own personal Death Star from a selection of themed floors, and work to capture Rebel scum like Luke and Leia. I have never heard of something more adorable in all my life. And what better way to play such an amazing sounding game than with a brand new 32GB Nexus 7?!

To enter, just leave a comment in this thread telling me what you think the cutest thing about Tiny Death Star is. Limit one entry per person, and the contest is open to anyone in the US. You have until this Sunday, December 1 at 11:59pm Pacific to enter.

Good luck! And don't forget, our Huge members get automatic entry into all contests (as well as a bunch of other awesome perks). It's pretty great!

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Google celebrates 50 years of Doctor Who with a mini-game photo
Google celebrates 50 years of Doctor Who with a mini-game
by 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 clicking on it for yourself, it's an adorable set of puzzles staring Doctor Who. You get to pick any Doctor you want, and then you guide him on a pixellated adventure to find all six letters from the word "Google". The puzzles will have you timing your moves around Weeping Angels, Daleks, and Cybermen. If you mess up and die, you'll come back as the next regeneration of The Doctor.

If the doodle isn't available in your timezone yet, or if you aren't reading this on Friday, this link will take you right to the doodle's archive page.

Please fight in the comments about who is the best Doctor. Hint: Tom Baker is the best.

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8:00 AM on 08.10.2013

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 ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

10:30 PM on 06.28.2013

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 lo...

Max Scoville

12:15 PM on 06.28.2013

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 ...

Jordan Devore