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2:45 PM on 08.19.2011

Tech Industry Insider takes on Google+ games

[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...

Nick Chester

9:00 AM on 08.15.2011

Facebook doesn't feel threatened by Google+

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...

Jim Sterling

1:45 PM on 08.13.2011

The DTOID Show: Friday live show was live! Did you watch?

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...

Tara Long



Google+ Games: Nothing to get excited about yet photo
Google+ Games: Nothing to get excited about yet
by Dale North

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, but most of that excitement has since worn off. I don't know what I expected, but what I got was something that is a lot like Facebook gaming. 

If you get nothing else from this, at least get that you shouldn't put too much toward looking forward to that gaming tab appearing in your Google+ account. 

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Top ten games we can't wait for on Google+ Games photo
Top ten games we can't wait for on Google+ Games
by Jim Sterling

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 ourselves incredibly excited, we started to list out the titles we were most looking forward to on the hottest new social networking service. Some of them are already available at launch, but others might take some time to reach us. Have a look and see if you're as excited about these as we are!

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Google+ gets games, player
by Dale North

[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 rollout, so you'll see a Games section pop up in your account when they're ready for you to get all up in that.

Google says that on the Games page you can see the latest game updates from your circles, browse the invites you’ve received, see achievements and check out games the shortiez you know have played. Your circles will only see the updates when they’re interested in playing games too, thug. If you're not down with the game you can also easily ignore it and continue posting pictures of your muscles or whatever.

Titles like Angry Birds, Bejeweled Blitz, Dragon Age Legends, Zynga Poker, Sudoku and many more are listed in the initial launch set. See a full list of that after the jump.

[inhales through teeth] Yeah.

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12:03 AM on 07.23.2011

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

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...

Tara Long

12:00 PM on 07.22.2011

Google+ Games is soon to be a thing

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...

Jim Sterling

8:40 AM on 07.12.2011

Saints Row 3 Google ad tells you for 'forget Uncharted 3'

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...

Jim Sterling

9:00 AM on 06.23.2011

Games on Google could be a first attempt at social games

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 ...

Dale North

11:30 PM on 05.11.2011

Google Chrome users can play Angry Birds for free

[Update] Okay, so any browser can play this apparently. Go figure. Google's I/O Conference is taking place right now in San Francisco and one of the announcements gamers will care about is that Angry Birds is playable for fre...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

2:00 AM on 05.01.2011

You need Serious Sam: Kamikaze Attack in your life

Another one of the indie games being made with the Serious Sam license is Serious Sam: Kamikaze Attack by Be-Rad Entertainment. The iPhone AND Android game sees you controlling a Headless Kamikaze and it's your goal to blow u...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

8:00 AM on 02.08.2011

Google homepage gets accelerometer control, goes deep

It's not really Bioshock, but there's some deep sea action on the Google homepage. And look! A d-pad. Kind of. Move it left and right to turn your sub about, and then pull down to dive. You'll see various divers and creatures...

Dale North

5:00 AM on 01.26.2011

Kongregate app returns to Android App Store

The Kongregate Arcade app which was released last week and subsequently pulled by Google has now returned on the Android app store. Google removed the app from the store a few hours following its arrival, where it had been ge...

Conrad Zimmerman

8:40 AM on 01.21.2011

Kongregate: Android Market removal 'bizarre'

It seems an odd thing to think that Google would pull one of the few gaming advantages it has over iOS and Windows Phone 7, but Google did exactly that. Apparently in violation of its "No Apps can download other Apps" rule, K...

Jim Sterling

10:20 AM on 01.19.2011

Google pulls Kongregate Arcade from Android (update)

F*cking really?  Yesterday we talked about Kongregate Arcade releasing an App with support for over 300 Flash games on the Android. Exciting stuff, considering how woefully below standards the Android OS is when it comes...

Jim Sterling