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Google announces Nexus Player for games and movies

Google has announced its own Android console. Dubbed the Nexus Player, the device is built for game and movie streaming, similar to Amazon’s Fire TV.

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Google Play headlines

  • Google to pay back $19 million worth of in-app purchases

    Google will refund over $19 million worth of in-app purchases to annoyed Android device users whose children ran up unauthorised in-app purchases.

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  • Google does a bit of housekeeping by sweeping away clones of Swing Copters

    Google has taken the axe to a number of games cloning Swing Copters, the latest release from Flappy Bird developer Dong Nguyen.

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  • Does the game have microtransactions? It will no longer be called 'free'

    Google is taking steps to ensure games that contain microtransactions will no longer be labelled as ‘free’ on the Google Play Store. The move comes in accordance with a new set of European Commission guidelines.

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  • iOS and Android cross-platform play soon possible with Google Play

    During the Game Developers Conference this week, Google announced that developers will soon be able to offer cross-platform play between iOS and Android devices.

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  • Malicious apps on Google Play quadrupled between 2011 and 2013

    Here’s a daily dose of math for you: the number of malicious apps found through Google Play has risen from 11,000 in 2011 to 42,000 in 2013, according to a PC World report citing online security services company RiskIQ. The amount of malware, spyware, or Torjans corresponds to the store’s growth, which in 2011 had […]

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  • Google Play has more downloads than iOS App Store - report

    Google Play beat out the iOS App Store in the number of applications downloaded during the third quarter of 2013.

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  • Google Play Games available today, similar to Apple's Game Center

    Google Play Games has been announced by Google, and is similar to Apple’s Game Center. The Android app will let users view and manage games, friends, can suggest friends, and will help manage achievements, leaderboards. The new app will be made available today. Via The Verge.

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  • Amiga classics heading to Android later this year

    Amiga Games is bringing a library of games hailing from the classic format to Android devices later this year via Google Play.

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  • GDC Next talks from thatgamecompany, Adam Orth, Google announced

    GDC Next organizers have announced its Los Angeles event will host talks from Google regarding the first six months of its Play service; thatgamecompany will discuss design philosophy; Adam Orth on exploring toxic online behavior in “Mob Rules: The Destructive Power of Opinion and Online Community,” and finally, Disney on heme park design lessons for […]

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  • Google Play: in-app purchases up 700%, report suggests

    Google Play apps have seen a 700% increase of internal purchases year-on-year, suggesting free-to-play is very much a hot ticket on the marketplace.

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  • Google Play officially launches game services for Android and iOS

    Google has come clean about the new game services package added to the Google Play app store suite earlier this week.

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  • Zen Pinball HD out now on Android

    Zen Pinball HD continues its quest to be available absolutely everywhere by swanning onto Google Play. Now Android users cna enjoy the free-to-play Pinball title which offers one built-in table and 15 licensed and themed tables as premium DLC. All tables will be on sale for 99¢ during the sim’s launch week. The Android version […]

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  • Eufloria HD now available on Google Play

    Deceptively simple and gloriously atmospheric strategy effort Eufloria HD is now available on Google Play for £2.99 / $4.99. The game once known as Dyson was previously made available to Android users through a Humble Bundle. Other versions are available for iDevice, Mac, PC and via the PlayStation Network. Thanks, PocketGamer.

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  • Google Play has close to 700,000 apps

    Google has announced that its Android store has a significant number of apps available – although just how many is a bit fuzzy. According to Bloomberg, the company claims to have “about 700,000″ apps on Google Play, although this ad for the Nexus notes that there are “more than 675,000″. Apple announced last week that […]

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  • Google Play update adds wishlist option

    A Google Play update will allow users to place items on a wishlist for later purchase. The update is slowly being rolled out on a per-account basis. If you have version 3.9.16, a bookmark option will be added to the top right of you screen when on an app page.

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  • Google Play sale offers 75% off top apps

    Android users take note; Google Play is celebrating its 25 billionth download by offering serious savings on its most popular apps. Although the sale is nominally 75% or more off the cover charge, in practice everything included in the sale costs costs 25¢. There are quite a few games on offer – current deals include […]

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  • Appy Gamer provides 1,000 gaming articles straight to your mobile, tablet

    Mobiles Republic has announced Appy Gamer is now available for iPhone, iPad, Android and Android tablets.

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  • Kinectimals now available through Google Play

    Microsoft soft has released its first game for Android, and it’s Kinectimals. The game, originally released for Kinect and MS’s first iOS game, adds five new baby critters to the ones already pulled from the console version of the game. It will run you $2.99. Thanks, GI International.

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  • Google Play now supports Android in-app subscriptions

    Google has enabled in-app subscriptions for apps sold through Play, its all-in-one replacement for the Android Marketplace. The new system allows developers to bill monthly or annually, and all subscriptions automatically renew. Glu Mobile is the first company to get on board. Visit Android Developers Blog for more information. Thanks, Joystiq.

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