It looks like the leaks were spot-on. Right on cue, at Google I/O, Google’s new game services have been announced, complete with multiplayer match-making, leaderboards, cloud-based save states and cross-platform functionality.
Thanks to earlier leaks, we’ve already known some of the features Google Play game services will offer for some time now. What we didn’t ... Read More »
Game developers have to rely on third-party services for everything from matchmaking to leaderboards, since Google does not embrace the Game Center concept. That may be changing very soon, however; a teardown of the My Glass app recently released on Google Play has revealed what could finally be Google’s answer to Game Center: Google Games.
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With the surprise unveiling and immediate release of Google Play yesterday, the folks at Google are clearly thinking along the lines of platform unification. The Play moniker is used on both the Android and web store experience, and was a means of showing that Google offers these services to more than just Android users. ... Read More »
Flash/HTML-based games and the online community experience that surrounds them can really define a social network. Take Twitter and Facebook for example. Without games, Facebook and Twitter are even more similar than they already are. With the addition of games, however, Facebook becomes a one-stop shop for entertainment. Clearly, Google is trying to take the ... Read More »
Google TV is being pitched as a new experience that “combines the TV you know and love with the freedom and power of the Internet”, but the gaming opportunities have been downplayed so far.
When I look at Google TV, I see a viable game system that can actually compete with the likes of Microsoft, ... Read More »