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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 the United Stat...   read

 
 
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Google Maps

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 idea behind Smar...   read

 
 
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Virtual reality

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 -- that houses An...   read

 
 
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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 to be affordable...   read

 
 
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Twitch

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 buyout. Other o...   read

 
 
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Google wants you to partake in its Pokmon 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 Pokémon Mast...   read

 
 
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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 multiple controlle...   read

 
 
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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 simple games tha...   read

 
 
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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 & White, and Rep...   read

 
 
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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 Game About Connect...   read

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

[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 ga...   read

 
 
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Doctor Who

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

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 you...   read

 
 
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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 line that's use...   read

 
 
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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 lost some importa...   read

 
 
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Google game console

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 rumored to be i...   read

 
 
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Xbox One is terrible on Google, amazing on Bing

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 first item. It's ...   read

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

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 called Cube Sl...   read

 
 
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Google Play

Google Play game services announced for Android and more

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 about what thi...   read

 
 
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Google brings on videogame vet as chief game designer

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 Electronics on S...   read

 
 
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Jones on Fire ditches F2P model, releases on GooglePlay

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. Such is the case ...   read

 
 
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Xbox vs. Valve

Head of Xbox doesn't view Valve as a competitor

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 during Microsoft'...   read

 
 
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Wii Street U

Wii Street U available in US eShop NOW for FREE

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'...   read

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

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 demonstrated in the ...   read

 
 
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Revamped Bungie site

Bungie.net integrates PSN accounts into new website

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 in through the u...   read

 
 
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Zen Pinball HD now on Google Play, Marvel tables on sale

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 Tegra powered devi...   read

 
 
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