Tag Archives: google
Fri, May 17, 2013 | 03:35 BST
Depopulated social network Google+ is shuttering its games service.
Fri, May 03, 2013 | 10:22 BST
Google has enlisted ex-Lucasarts and Dreamworks veteran Noah Falstein as chief game designer, sparking a rumour that the search company is gearing up to create a dedicated project for its Android gaming platform.
Wed, Mar 27, 2013 | 04:39 GMT
In a GDC session, as reported by Edge, Nathan Vella of Capybara Games said that earning a featured spot on Apple or Google’s app stores is the best way to promote a premium mobile game. He mentioned a number of other factors like not launching in the same week as big titles, figuring out what makes the game special and designing the game before deciding how to monetise it, but said leveraging fan interest to help get platform holders’ interest is vital. “Both of their companies have extremely ‘ear to the ground’ editorial teams and if you can make a splash, they will notice,” he said.
Thu, Jan 31, 2013 | 10:48 GMT
Computer science has been added to Britain’s English Baccalaureate (EBacc) qualification. The move was announced by Education Secretary, Michael Gove, who confirmed that it would be added alongside biology, chemistry and physics. Students working towards an EBacc can choose any three of the four sciences to meet the requirements of the qualification.
Wed, Jan 30, 2013 | 10:52 GMT
Google has snapped up 15,000 Raspberry Pi computers for use in UK schools. Google chairman Eric Schmidt has stated that access to affordable computing in schools is the key to driving the future of Britain’s innovation, and that the training of technically-minded people is a key concern of the company.
Thu, Jan 10, 2013 | 12:11 GMT
Wed, Dec 19, 2012 | 03:12 GMT
Google has released a list of the top ten gaming searches over the course of 2012, with FIFA taking out not one but two slots.
Fri, Nov 16, 2012 | 05:44 GMT
Google is finally putting its incredible power to good use in launching a massively multiplayer AR game, Ingress, which draws on the company’s unrivalled location and business data.
Thu, Jun 28, 2012 | 12:19 BST
Google made a slew of Android announcements in San Francisco overnight, including confirmation that its Nexus 7 tablet will release this July at a $199 starting point.
Thu, Jun 14, 2012 | 20:48 BST
PopCap and Wooga have pulled titles off Google+, less than a year after games launched on the social service. Wooga plans to pull all three titles Bubble Island, Diamond Dash and Monster World, by July 1. PopCap’s only title on the service, Bejeweled Blitz, will be pulled as early as next week. Both firms are pulling the titles due to the lack of support for the social networking service as compared to Facebook. After the pull, 40 games will remain on Google + from makers such as Zynga and Rovio. Thanks, Social Games Observer. Via Polygon.
Mon, Jun 11, 2012 | 04:46 BST
Over 900,000 unique Android devices are activated every day according Google’s senior mobile Vice President Andy Rubin.
Tue, May 08, 2012 | 09:41 BST
YouTube network Machinima is set to raise $30 million in its latest round of funding thanks to help from Google, AllThingsD is reporting, with its value now set to be around $190 million. Both Google and Machinima have refused to comment on the story.
Fri, Apr 27, 2012 | 08:31 BST
Seriously. Type “Zerg rush” into Google and see what happens.
Sun, Dec 18, 2011 | 22:56 GMT
Battlefield 3 took fifth position in Google’s annual top ten list of fastest-rising search queries, joining the likes of Steve Jobs, Google+, the iPad 2 and Rebecca Black as the year’s hottest topics.
Tue, Dec 13, 2011 | 22:21 GMT
In a move sure to horrify those who close the curtains when the Google car comes around the corner, a Dutch company called Pool Worldwide created a shooter experience for Google Street View. Called Google Shoot View, the overlay included a crosshair, a rifle, and sound effects, but wasn’t actually a game. Nevertheless, Business Insider reports Google pulled the plug, citing a violation of the service’s terms of service. For the few days it existed over the weekend, Google Shoot View brought enough traffic to crash the company’s servers, and had up to 3,000 concurrent users.
Mon, Nov 28, 2011 | 07:29 GMT
Wed, Sep 21, 2011 | 21:43 BST
Time again for another round of the small stuff.
Wed, Aug 31, 2011 | 09:05 BST
Once a sanctity of hallowed soundbites, the daily Shorts is rapidly transforming into an excuse to post videos.
Fri, Aug 12, 2011 | 01:30 BST
Those invited to the latest social network can now try out Dragon Age: Legends, Bejeweled Blitz, and Angry Birds, among others.
Sat, Jul 23, 2011 | 13:23 BST
It’s time for your second batch of shorts for the day. This one features an interesting off-screen video of Yoshinori Ono and Katsuhiro Harada doing, well, just watch. We’ve actually posted the video in here. A shorts first? Maybe.