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  • 18Jun

    PopCap Pulls Games From Google+

    As if Google hasn’t been struggling enough with its social networking endeavor, PopCap and Wooga are pulling games from Google+. Wooga took down Monster World already, and more are to follow. Bubble Island and Diamond Dash will be taken off Google+ on July 1, according to Social Games Observer. Wooga told All Things D, “ We decided to remove certain games from Google+ because we have a much larger following on Facebook and they are active users.” Starting today PopCap is removing the popular puzzler Bejeweled Blitz from the site. However, even though PopCap is pulling Bejeweled Blitz, the company told All Things D that, “Google is a valuable gaming partner for PopCap and EA, and we’ll continue to develop for Google platforms.” Google is going to need to hold on to key partners to keep its fledgling social network afloat.

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  • 27Jan

    Google Ad preferences say I’m a male

    Google recently released a statement that they will be using your surfing history to better tailor ads to you as a consumer. The interests are stored per browser which does mean you could get different ads based on which browser you use for certain things. For example, I check email in one browser all day while another opens my links from Twitter. Most of which are video game related. Here’s a video explaining their ad system: The only issue so far is that when you look to see what Google thinks your preferences are, they seem to be defaulting us women as men. So far out of my friends on Twitter, only one woman on one of her browsers is a female. The rest of us show as 25-34 year old male. I get that my interests might seem male (they list comics, video games and technology), but everyone seems

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  • 03Nov

    Google does a Barrel Roll

    If you haven’t seen this explode on Twitter or Facebook yet, go to Google and type “Do a Barrel Roll”. Google is known for updating it’s logo, but this new trick is actually something pretty cool. Everyone from News organizations to celebs are tweeting about it (some people are a little sick of it already). The New York Times Bits Blog suggested in a tweet that “Google responds in something of a Siri-like fashion.” What are the true motivations behind this new web trick? Not sure but in the end, it’s pretty cool trick.

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  • 12Sep

    GameStop is launching their own Android tablet, accepting iOS devices for trade

    Two big moves in the tablet gaming space for one game retailer have been confirmed today. GameStop has selected an Android tablet model to serve as their “official” gaming platform next year. These tablet models will launch with some titles pre-installed. “We’re in test phase right now,” GameStop president Tony Bartel told GamesIndustry.biz. “But we’re excited at the prospect of coming out with this tablet. I would call it a ‘GameStop certified gaming platform.’ We looked at all the tablets and these are the ones that really worked for gaming and we’re going to give you a few benefits that you’re not going to get elsewhere.” The eventual intent for the tablet will be for it to stream console games (using the service they’re developing with recently-acquired Spawn Labs). The unit will ship with a special controller for this purpose. GameStop will also begin to accept Apple devices running iOS

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  • 12Aug

    Dragon Age Legends coming to Google +

    Google + has just launched a gaming platform and Electronic Arts/Bioware will be one of the first companies to embrace it. Dragon Age Legends is now available on Google + to play. As of yesterday, I heard the games part of Google+ will be slowly rolled out, so you may not have access to it yet, but when you get access it will be there. “We’re very excited to be among the first games launching on Google’s new social project. It’s an honor to join Google in celebrating the birth of their gaming platform on Google+ by expanding Dragon Age Legends to an even wider audience,” said Dr. Ray Muzyka, Co-founder of BioWare, and General Manager of the BioWare Label at EA. “Dragon Age Legends raises the quality bar for social network games. By bringing the franchise to Google+, we’re able to connect and entertain millions of existing and new

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  • 08Aug

    Win a Google + t-shirt

    I just got back from BlogHer 11 and just had to post this contest first. All week I will be posting about the cool things I learned at Blog Her. I spoke at the Geek Bar and sitting next to me was Google! They gave me Google + shirts to give away on GamingAngels! To enter: All you have to do is comment below on Google +. What you like about it? How many circles you have? It can be anything about the new service. Each comment gets you one entry into the random drawing on Friday. Good luck and make sure to add me on Google +!

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  • 11May

    Oh No! Angry Bird are on Google Chrome?

    As stated by one of our editors at GA said “Workflow must be going down all over the place.”, and to be honest, who can blame you?  These angry birds are everywhere! I do mean everywhere. This beautifully addicting game is available for most smartphone platforms (iPhone, and Android) and can be downloaded onto the iPod. As of today is has been announced that the game will be available for the Google Chrome web browser, as well as the Chrome O/S.  For those of you who don’t know, Angry Bird is an addicting bird flinging game, where you aim birds at structures to destroy that will destroy green pigs….you arch nemesis! What makes this version a little different then previous versions of the game is the fact that there is little homage to the Chrome version with little hints of chrome in the environment, as well as new levels for

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  • 27Mar

    Apple Sues Amazon

    I happened to be shopping for pet accessories on the amazon.com website and couldn’t help but see the great big banner at the top of the page. It clearly says “AppStore”. It was easy to see why Apple would sue them. It could be confusing to consumers who are used to The App Store meaning the official Apple App Store. The Amazon Appstore, will have it’s hands full starting with a lawsuit from Apple. Their plan to sell Androids’ mobile apps, could be perceived to encroach on Google by going around them. Leaving Google out of the equation will be certain to test Google’s resolve to be open source. Although, open source usually excludes taking the software and using it to make a profit. Amazon could find themselves in a pain sandwich between the two giants. A trademark infringement suit began on Friday from Apple, which claims ownership of the

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  • 31Dec

    Facebook is the most visited site in the US 2010

    The time was coming, someone had to take over googles’s raining crown  of “Most visited site in the US”. It should come to no surprise, that Facebook was the one to do it. According to the Experian Hitwise, which is a online measurement service, Facebook achieved 8.9 percent of all visits between January 2010 and November 2010. Google, which was the raining champion in 2008 and 2009, had to accept second place with 7.2 percent of all visits. For reference, this does not include all of Google’s proporities such as Youtube or email.

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  • 14Dec

    ESRB phone app makes it easier for parents to learn about games’ ESRB ratings on the go

    It’s now a lot easier to get ESRB ratings summaries on the go, thanks to an app for iPhones and phones running Android that the organization recently released. The new ESRB app allows parents to simply snap a photo of the game box to get the full ratings summary for that title. If you’re not that much of a shutterbug and are more into typing the game title out, that works as well. Hopefully, this will make some parents’ holiday shopping a little easier – and more age-appropriate. To get the application, search either the iPhone App Store or the Android Market for “ESRB.” And if you don’t have an Apple or Android phone, you can access the new mobile ESRB site at http://m.esrb.org. You can’t take pictures with that, but it at least makes the research easier. Watch the app trailer below to get an idea about how it

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