Tag Archives: google
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.
Tue, Jun 28, 2011 | 00:01 BST
Thanks to a new consumer protection law recently passed in Taiwan, Apple has agreed to implement a new 7-day return policy in the App Store in that country. The rest of the world is still waiting though.
Fri, Jun 24, 2011 | 11:47 BST
A Google job ad has seemingly confirmed that the US search company is getting into games.
Thu, May 12, 2011 | 05:30 BST
It really was just a matter of time, but Angry Birds has now made it online, and is completely playable – in HTML 5 – on Google’s Chrome browser.
Fri, Apr 15, 2011 | 10:23 BST
Amazon’s terms and conditions for developers wishing to sell Android apps via its recently launched ‘Appstore’ have come under fire by the International Game Developers Association.
Tue, Apr 12, 2011 | 07:36 BST
Of 1400 US tablet users polled, 84% use the sleek touch screen devices for games, 43% spend more time with their tablet than on their home PC. No word on what percentage spend more time with their tablet than they do with their family, friends and partners.
Fri, Mar 25, 2011 | 03:23 GMT
Google has announced it will launch in-app payment options for Android apps next week.
Thu, Feb 03, 2011 | 16:02 GMT
Google has officially launched its Android Market web store, which will allow users to buy and install apps on their phones via the Internet just by signing into their Google account.
Wed, Jan 19, 2011 | 10:01 GMT
Johnny Chung Lee, one of the main developers behind Kinect, has left Microsoft for Google.
Wed, Jan 19, 2011 | 07:58 GMT
Kongregate Arcade, the app version of the flash gaming website, has released on the Android Market, and – wait, no. It’s gone, removed by Google for “unknown reasons”.
Wed, Dec 08, 2010 | 09:53 GMT
Google’s launched a brand new Chrome App Store, which features a gaming section.
Tue, Oct 26, 2010 | 22:08 BST
Android users should be pleased to know their phone system of choice now has 100,000 different apps to choose from over on the Android Market.
Sat, Nov 21, 2009 | 15:14 GMT
Gameloft has “significantly cut” back on developing games and applications for Google’s Android platform, according to a report from Reuters.
Apparently, it’s not the only one cutting back on support, as the company stated that others are doing the same thing due to the “weakness” of Android’s application store.
“We have significantly cut our investment in Android platform, just like,” said company finance director Alexandre de Rochefort during an investor conference.
“It is not as neatly done as on the iPhone. Google has not been very good to entice customers to actually buy products. On Android nobody is making significant revenue. We are selling 400 times more games on iPhone than on Android.”
Games for iPhone generated 13 percent of Gameloft’s revenue in the last quarter.
More through the link.
Thu, May 07, 2009 | 16:55 BST
Electronic Arts has appointed Google’s senior vice president of engineering, Jeff Huber, to the company’s board board of directors.
Huber is in charge of technology development and innovation for Google’s advertising systems.
“We’re thrilled to have Jeff on our board,” said John Riccitiello. “His proven track record in technology and engineering will make him a strong addition to the board.”
Prior to joining Google, Huber held managerial positions at eBay and Excite@Home.
Read on for the press announcement.
Tue, Mar 17, 2009 | 18:39 GMT
Google will be at GDC on March 25 giving a “sneak peak” at the new “game gadgets” currently in development for iGoogle using OpenSocial.
The company will also be on hand to demo the new iGoogle homepage.
Here’s the rundown:
Please join us on the night of March 25th as we give you an exclusive sneak peak at our new collection of gaming themes for iGoogle, Google’s personalized homepage. We will be creating an interactive experience that will bring the gaming industry’s most iconic characters to life and allow you to ride through their adventures. You’ll hear from some of the game publishers involved in the project and Google’s VP of Search Products and User Experience, Marissa Mayer. As an added bonus, you can see an early preview of a few of the game gadgets that developers are building for iGoogle using OpenSocial. It’s an event you won’t want to miss.
Nothing like a last minute announcement to pique the public’s interest.