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Google Play update adds local multiplayer to Android games

Android device owners can now crush virtual foes within spitting distance - please don't spit on your foes - thanks to the addition of local multiplayer to certain mobile games. "Google Play Games has added the ability for players to find each other nearby in multiplayer games with the latest...

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Google reveals $99 Nexus Player game console, controller

Google announced the upcoming release of the Nexus Player, a $99 set-top box and video game console compatible with thousands of Android apps. The hardware boasts a 1.8GHz Silvermont quad-core Intel Atom processor, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of storage space, and supports 1080p video streaming via...

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Barely Related: Twin Peaks returns, so does Ghostbusters

Hello, weekend! It's so lovely to see you again. Welcome to Barely Related, a conversational Friday column that presents the non-gaming news stories that we, the Joystiq staff, have been talking about over the past week. And no, we're not stopping our focus on industry and gaming news. Think of...

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Report: Google among potential buyers of Unity gaming engine

Unity, the little gaming engine that could, may soon have new owners, according to a Cnet report. For those unaware, Unity is an increasingly ubiquitous engine on which a diverse cast of developers have built a number of popular, wildly disparate games including hits such as Blizzard's...

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Don't want that app? Google Play expands refunds up to two hours after purchase

Regretting that $7 purchase of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas on your Nexus 7? There's time to turn it around now that Google has expanded the window for refunds on app purchases. Google Play shoppers now have two hours to return an app to the store, whereas refunds were previously limited to just...

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Google to refund at least $19 million over in-app purchases

If we were to face a complaint filed with the Federal Trade Commission, having a bunch of irritated parents on the other end of things is pretty low on our list of ideal situations. We're thinking Google feels the same way, now that they've agreed to pay a minimum of $19 million in refunds over...

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Report: Ouya talking to Google, Tencent about acquisition

Ouya is looking to be acquired, and it's in talks with Google, Amazon and a few Chinese companies, including Riot Games owner Tencent, Re/code reports. Re/code's sources say there aren't any offers on the table yet, but talks are proceeding. Ouya sees acquisition, rather than another funding round,...

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Take a tour of Destiny with Planet View

Destiny players can get an early look at the game's sprawling otherworldly environments with Planet View, a Google Street View-like feature powered by Google's technologies. In addition to offering combat-free tourism, Planet View catalogs the game's enemies and makes it easier to find hidden...

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Report: Amazon to acquire Twitch for $1 billion

Now Amazon is reportedly ready to buy Twitch for a billion buckaroos? Nearly a month after the video game streaming service was reportedly being purchased by YouTube parent Google, TheInformation and others (like the Wall Street Journal) are saying that Amazon is gonna be Twitch's sugar daddy. ...

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Crazy Taxi: City Rushes to Android

Hot on the heels of its iOS counterpart, the mobile-exclusive Crazy Taxi: City Rush is now available on Android devices. Designed by Crazy Taxi creator Kenji Kanno, City Rush has been built specifically for the touchscreen interface found on mobile devices. Though the game still centers on...

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