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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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GTA5 iFruit app brings dogsitting, car customization to Android

Rockstar Games has announced the Android release of its iFruit app, giving those not devoted to iOS a chance to groom a virtual Rottweiler on the go. As with its iOS incarnation, the Android version of iFruit is a free download. For that nonexistent price of entry, players are given access to an...

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New Nexus 7 tablet coming July 30, carried by GameStop

A new version of the Nexus 7 tablet is coming to market on July 30, anxious to show off its thinner and lighter summer body to the world. The new Nexus 7, which sports an increased 1,920 x 1,200 resolution and upgraded innards, will retail for $230 for the 16GB model and $270 for the 32GB model....

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WSJ: Google developing Android console; eyes on Apple, Ouya

Google is developing a game console that runs on Android, Wall Street Journal reports. The console is in development alongside a wrist watch powered by Android. Google is interested in the console and watch as a buffer against whatever devices Apple has planned for the future, the report says....

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