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Google+ Games no more after June 30

After June 30, Google+ Games will be no more. Google has announced it's pulling the plug on all games through its service, so if you have credits in any games or wish to continue playing, you'll need to pursue that through each individual developer. Google announced it's pulling the plug shortly...

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Google Play launches game services for mobile, social, cloud gaming

Google is kicking off games services on its Play Store that allows developers to add achievements, social and public leaderboards, cloud saving, and real-time multiplayer. The games service goes live today and works completely on Android, and mostly on iOS or other "connected devices" – that...

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Google commemorates Atari's Breakout in interactive fashion

Atari's Breakout turned 37 last month, and that apparently (but not unsurprisingly) is enough of an excuse for yet another Google easter egg. If you type 'Atari Breakout' into Google Images' search, instead of finding graphics of the classic game, the screen will transform into a playable Breakout...

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Google Play Games leaks out, will feature matchmaking and achievements

The Android answer to Apple's Game Center app on iOS will be Google Play Games, according to information obtained by Android Police from a Play Services APK teardown. The service will bring lobbies and invites for matchmaking, in-game chat, cloud game saves, achievements and leaderboards to the...

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Wii Street U gets emotional, adds Miiverse support

The Wii U's Google-powered maps app, Wii Street U, has just received an update, allowing users to take pictures of places and upload them to the Miiverse. The Wii Street U app launched in February as a free download on the Nintendo eShop. Once uploaded, you can add emotional tags to your...

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Google Chrome 'experiment' transforms websites into thrilling marble mazes

That's Joystiq, as seen through a new Google Chrome "Experiment." The game World Wide Maze turns the website (or Google search result) of your choice into a three-dimensional maze, full of jumps, elevators, and desirable blue spheres to pick up. It's sort of a 3D Marble Madness – or, if you...

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US court: Motorola can't enforce German Xbox injunction

Motorola Mobility (now owned by Google) obtained an injunction against Microsoft in Germany that would have prevented sale or import of Xbox 360s, among other Microsoft devices earlier this summer, over H.264 video encoding technology owned by Motorola and licensed for use in MS devices. Now, the...

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Google report on game searches: Understanding the Modern Gamer

Scientific studies have a way of making well-rounded, conscientious people feel as if their lives are contrived, noting how their habits are shared by millions of other people and probably aren't that special in the long run. In the study "Understanding the Modern Gamer," Google does this with...

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Latest Google Doodle rides the rapids

Google continues its flirtation with the Olympic Games in London today, with another playable Google Doodle. Today's Doodle threatens productivity everywhere by challenging searchers to clear a rocky, frog-infested canoe slalom course. In case you missed them, previous Olympic Doodles took to the...

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Today's Google Doodle takes to the Track and Field

We can totally push buttons faster than you, and today's Google Doodle proves that. It's basically a web-based take on NES favorite Track & Field, paying homage to the currently-in-progress 30th Olympiad in London, and we scored a gnarly 15.4 seconds. Can you run down a virtual track and leap...

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