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Google Maps now for the NES

By John Keefer, Apr 01, 2012 8:00am PDT

OK, so it is an April Fools gag, but it is pretty well done. Enjoy the ingenuity.

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"it sounds like dragon warrior music at parts. i remember those long 8bit notes from wandering ..."

- chilln see all 17 comments

From Dust heading to Google Chrome

By Steve Watts, Mar 08, 2012 6:45pm PST

Google Chrome will be getting From Dust in April, Ubisoft announced today.

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"Why didn't you guys like the game? I didn't realize it was out but I'll probably pick it up ..."

- Onumis see all 8 comments

Google unveils 'Google Play'

By Steve Watts, Mar 06, 2012 11:30am PST

Google kicked off its cloud-based entertainment initiative "Google Play" today, serving as a central location for PCs, Android tablets, and Android phones to access music, movies, eBooks, and games.

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"it's anonymised after 18 months, isn't it? anyway, that bit hasn't changed much, the big change ..."

- jcupitt see all 12 comments

Battlefield 3 fifth 'fastest rising' search on Google

By Xav de Matos, Dec 20, 2011 8:00pm PST

Battlefield 3 was the only game to make Google's annual Zeitgeist report, increasing related search results by 1,773% between 2010 and 2011. It was the fifth "fastest rising" search during this period.

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"I personally think it's due to their extremely aggressive marketing campaign getting the brand ..."

- Xevo see all 17 comments

Report: Google+ could launch games in a couple of weeks

By Steve Watts, Jul 29, 2011 2:00pm PDT

Google may be ready to launch games on Google+ within a couple of weeks, but launch titles are still unknown and many developers haven't received the programming interface or instructions.

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"I just hope that circle/stream is disabled by default when you look at all streams. "

- Zips see all 8 comments

Games coming to Google+

By Steve Watts, Jul 22, 2011 4:30pm PDT

A Google+ help page shows a reference to a "Games stream," the latest in a long line of hints that the company is planning to step foot into the social gaming market.

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"Not really. There's a lot of differences. You can add people to circles, and they don't have to ..."

- zehh see all 10 comments

Google's Game Plan Comes Together With Help From Sony Ericsson

By Jeff Mattas, Aug 12, 2010 1:30pm PDT

Earlier this week, Google held a ThinkGaming conference for industry analysts and marketing folks, and while many of the specific strategies...

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"Just give me my Popcap games, Google. You could have people killed and no one would question ..."

- passingstranger see all 3 comments

Report: Google Investing Millions in Zynga, Preparing to Launch Games Service

By Brian Leahy, Jul 12, 2010 11:20am PDT

Google could be investing between $100 and $200 million in Farmville creator Zynga, according to a report by TechCrunch. The iPhone version of...

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"Aren't all games time wasters? Isn't that what entertainment is about?"

- holinka see all 20 comments

Google Celebrates Pac-Man's 30th with Style

By Chris Faylor, May 21, 2010 11:40am PDT

Celebrating the thirtieth anniversary of the pill-popping puck, online search giant Google has debuted an interactive rendition of its logo that...

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"There is not much that gets your heart pumpin that fast than controlling both players at the ..."

- Don Soleone see all 16 comments

Google Unveils Chrome Web App Store

By Chris Faylor, May 19, 2010 1:40pm PDT

Seeking to centralize web-based applications and games much in the same way that Apple has done with the iPhone and its iTunes App Store, Google...

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"At first glance I assumed this had something to do with cellphones/android. Maybe this is just ..."

- shinobidye7 see all 22 comments

Nintendo and Google Releasing 'Search Fight' Game for Wii in Japan

By Brian Leahy, Apr 07, 2010 3:40pm PDT

In an odd move, Nintendo and Google are teaming up to release 'Ando Kensaku' in Japan, a game that pits players against each other in guessing...

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"haha can't believe it, and for $52? they must really be one week late."

- taczbr see all 5 comments

Quake 2 Ported to HTML5 with Multiplayer

By Brian Leahy, Apr 02, 2010 11:20am PDT

Our own Arctic Fox spotted Google Code-hosted port of id Software's legendary first-person shooter Quake 2 to HTML5, which contains numerous...

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"It's available in all major browsers but IE series in their dev versions. That means you are ..."

- Neech see all 51 comments

Google Axes Lively, Will Not Conquer Gaming

By Chris Faylor, Nov 20, 2008 9:08am PST

Just a few months after launching Lively, Google has decided to terminate the customizable 3D social networking platform it had hoped would...

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"For a minute I thought there was some new 3D Google app called Google Axes."

- ZombieAcademy see all 15 comments

Google Offering In-game Advertising via AdSense [Updated with Sample]

By Chris Faylor, Oct 08, 2008 7:46am PDT

Online search giant Google has launched a new public beta of its popular AdSense advertising software, which will allow developers to integrate ads...

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"I hope someone makes a NoScript or Adblock program for games."

- Sailor of Fortune see all 9 comments

YouTube to Begin Selling Video Games

By Chris Faylor, Oct 08, 2008 7:17am PDT

Popular video-sharing site YouTube will soon begin to sell video games and music as part of a new advertising push, according to a Reuters report....

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"Yeah, it's brilliant. People will be watching some Crysis barel explosion video and there will ..."

- SockMonkeh see all 5 comments