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Google will reportedly release a Gear VR competitor this year

The past four years have been VR hype-dominated, but if you were really pressed to pin one as The Year of VR, I suppose it would be 2016. That's when most of these machines leave their comfy nests and beta states, and they actually get rele...

 
 
 
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Google browser game honors Wilbur Scoville

Google has a cute little game today honoring the American pharmacist Wilbur Scoville. Scoville, born on this day in 1865, came up with a heat scale for peppers. It eventually lead to what is referred to as the "Scoville scale," and is ...

 
 
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Google search 'Super Mario Bros' for a celebratory Easter egg

Google did a low key celebration for the 30th anniversary of Super Mario Bros. So low key that the 30th anniversary was yesterday and many of us idiots who'd normally be writing posts about it were busy watching football and packing for int...

 
 
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American Truck Simulator used Google Maps

I've always been fascinated by Euro Truck Simulator, but never jumped in because, pff, who wants to drive in Europe? This is America; we drive on American roads here and we speak American. As it turns out, American Truck Simulator will be v...

 
 
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YouTube announces Gaming app, improved livestream

Today, YouTube announced YouTube Gaming: a hub specifically designed to curate gaming content. YouTube Gaming will take the form of both a website and a mobile app, and will launch sometime "this summer" alongside improved live streaming to...

 
 
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Google Maps is now a giant game of Pac-Man

I like when companies channel their April Fools' Day creativity into something real as opposed to just announcing a phony product or service that really ought to exist. This year, Google has another fun interactive gag for us with a playabl...

 
 
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Here's another one of these things: $99 Google Nexus console

Google's new Nexus Player is an Android-based $99 set-top game console / video box. Well, disc. It's round. Crazy brilliant idea, right? An Atom processor at 1.8Ghz (quad core), 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of storage will let you play video games o...

 
 
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Google to pay back $19 million for in-app purchase settlement

In the latest in-app purchase settlement, the Federal Trade Commission is tasking Google with paying back $19 million to those whose children, against their parents' wishes, spent money on in-app purchases in apps downloaded from the Google...

 
 
 
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Amazon has acquired Twitch.TV

[Update: It's confirmed. Amazon has officially acquired streaming site Twitch.TV. "Amazon will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Twitch for approximately $970 million in cash, as adjusted for the assumption of options and other ...

 
 
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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 focus on Google ...

 
 
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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...

 
 
 
 
 
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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...

 
 
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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 Pokémon Mast...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 




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TheBlondeBass

Guilty Gear Strive looks like an absolute blast to play! Fast-paced and flashy as Looks like health will be a bit on the low side though, wonder if thats

 
Hypno

AaaaaaAaaaaaaa the zone Dreepy is available in never has the right goddamn

 
Rad Party God

I randomly decided to give Yooka-Laylee another go this weekend and I ended up completing it Id still recommend A Hat In Time over this any day of the week, I dunno, I still like it very much and I still had a lot of fun completing

 
taterchimp

One of my biggest pet peeves in games is when dialog has to load or something, so a meaningful interruption is delayed by two seconds making everything feel janky and

 
Forsaken Knight

Disney+ has reacquainted me with Ducktales, Darkwing Duck, Gummibears, and the original Mickey Mouse And also The New Adventures of Winnie the One of my absolute It’s a magical experience to feel 10 yrs old

 
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Well, thats an interesting Pic in comments for obvious

 
Chris Moyse

Happy Birthday to the awesome Adzuken! Hope you have a great day and week, as well as an awesome year ahead :)

 
Zero Syndicate

So Ive been working on making a game through RPG Just a quick one to understand the engine for a larger project Its giving me a moment to study level design and world building in What makes your favorite JRPG unique/interesting?

 
Adzuken

Its my birthday! Stayed up late last night celebrating with

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

I honestly kinda forgot Blaster Master Zero 2 happened this I need to really get back into Neat that the DLC will be free for a little while, too!

 
 

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