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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...
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...
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 ...
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. ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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]
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 "...
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...
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...
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 ...
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 ...
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...
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...
Just do it! Love you, Google.
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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...
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...
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...
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...
[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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
[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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
It takes 90 hours and over 100,000 clicks to get from San Francisco to New York in Google Streetview. You know, just in case you were wondering.
Yesterday, Google launched its "Web Store," an online destination for extensions and "apps" for its Google Chrome web browser. Videogame publishing giant Electronic Arts is hopping on this train early. EA has added a number o...
I don't know about this rumor. It would be nice, but Google TV's whole thing is that it controls your cable box with fancypants video passthru and IR control, giving you the ability to search and watch both web and television...
[Update: Contest closed! Winners are robptx, Vertical, ZombiePlatypus and ServantSaber!] We're giving away four Samsung Galaxy S Epic Android phones! The brand new Samsung phone was released just last month and each phone wil...
Google has been making a lot of moves lately in the social games space. They've poured money into Zynga, the makers of FarmVille and Mafia Wars. They acquired a publisher of social network games, Slide. We've known for m...
Here's something we all already knew: People like to waste time on the internet while they're at work. It's possible that you're doing it right now. In a weird way, I am doing this very thing right now. Remember the tribute t...