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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.


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

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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.


"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.


"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...


"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...


"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...


"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...


"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...


"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...


"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...


"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...


"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....


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

- SockMonkeh see all 5 comments

Google Hopes to Conquer Gaming with Lively

By Chris Faylor, Sep 29, 2008 8:35am PDT

Google Lively creative director Kevin Hanna has confirmed that, as speculated, the search giant has a long-term goal of creating an online game...


"Google is best at dealing with MASS information. When it comes to delicate things their tool of ..."

- Jobos see all 11 comments

Valve Denies Google Buyout Rumors

By Chris Faylor, Sep 17, 2008 7:43am PDT

Update: Valve has issued a series of succinct responses that deny a Google buyout. "Rumor," Valve marketing VP Doug Lombardi told Shacknews, while...


"Im sorry but I really like being able to download software Iv long since lost the disc for. EA ..."

- godm0de see all 81 comments

Is Google Looking to Conquer the Gaming Market?

By Nick Breckon, Sep 09, 2008 8:00pm PDT

Google's recent expansion in non-traditional fields has Forbes wondering whether the search giant may be looking into a piece of the gaming market....


"Given that the former director of the Games Developers Conference Jamil Moledina just trashed ..."

- fatfoogoo see all 15 comments