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Report: YouTube to acquire Twitch for $1 billion [Update]

YouTube has opted to buy into the streaming video game business by acquiring Twitch for $1 billion, according to Variety. Citing unnamed sources close to the deal, Variety claims the $1 billion figure will change hands in an all-cash deal, with an official announcement and full details arriving...

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Google Glass lead electrical engineer joins Oculus VR team

Building a new entertainment medium requires lots of money and very talented engineers. Facebook ensured that Oculus VR has plenty of the former, and now the company has set its sights on the latter goal, by hiring Google Glass lead electrical engineer Adrian Wong. Though neither Wong nor his...

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Season 2 of The Walking Dead haunts Vita next week

While the Vita still lags behind its console and computer counterparts, fans of Telltale's critically beloved The Walking Dead won't have to wait much longer for the second season of the emotionally charged zombie adventure. Barring any unforeseen catastrophe, The Walking Dead: Season 2 will...

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Google partners with Pikachu in Google Maps: Pokemon Challenge [April Fools!]

Google wants to hire the very best. Like no one ever was. If you're a Pokémon master and can meet some extreme physical fitness requirements, you might have what it takes to survive the Pokémon Challenge, a fictional Google Maps-based job application that employs an augmented...

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Cross-platform Android and iOS gaming arriving through Google Play

Android phone and tablet owners and iOS devotees might not be quite so divided in the video game space soon. Features recently added to Google Play game services, the tool used by developers to manage items like leaderboards and achievements in Android, included new multiplayer options for iOS...

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Google buys Android controller manufacturer Green Throttle Games

While the developer closed near the end of 2013, Google confirmed that it just acquired the "parts and labor" as well as two co-founders of Green Throttle Games this week. PandoDaily reported that Green Throttle Games may be an asset for Google in the set-top TV box business. Green Throttle...

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Google Glass now has games

Google Glass, the latest in wearable tech/sci-fi eyewear of the future/thing that will make people look at you like you are a crazy person because you are talking to yourself, now has mini-games. Available to download and play now are Tennis, Balance, Clay Shooter, Matcher and Shape Splitter....

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PS4 most-Googled tech gadget of 2013 in US

The PlayStation 4 was Google's most-searched-for item this year in the Tech Gadgets category in the US. The data is according to the Google's Zeitgeist, which rounds up and compiles the year's most popular searches. The Xbox One, meanwhile, didn't break the top 10 for the US. Worldwide, the PS4...

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Make time for Doctor Who's birthday Google Doodle puzzler

Today's Google Doodle is of the wibbly-wobbly variety, namely a Doctor Who-themed game celebrating the British TV show's 50th anniversary tomorrow. It's an isometric puzzler reminiscent of 80s Atari classic Crystal Castles, and in it you guide a pixelated Doctor past traps and obstacles as you hunt...

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YouTube app arrives in time for Xbox One launch

YouTube will be available on Xbox One at the console's launch this Friday, November 22. You'll be able to download the app for free just as soon as you get that day one update out of the way first. The YouTube app on Xbox One will fully incorporate gesture and voice commands. You can use motion...

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