Nokia to Kill Off N-Gage
Nokia has acknowledged that it will be shuttering its N-Gage gaming service next year. Gamers will be able to download and purchase games that have already been published on the N-Gage platform through September 2010, and the N-Gage community web site will remain open until the end of 2010. Nokia said that it will no longer publish new games for the N-Gage service. N-Gage started life as a hardware-based gaming platform, and later moved online. After N-Gage is fully shut down, games will only be available from the Ovi Store.
Google Debuts YouTube Gaming
Google today unveiled YouTube Gaming, a dedicated video service that will focus on gamers. The site will have its own search algorithms so results focus on games.
YouTube Gaming Hits the Start Button
Google today fully launched its stand-alone YouTube Gaming site. The site features dedicated search algorithms so results focus on games.
Sony Xperia Phones Can Now Broadcast Games to Twitch
Sony today announced a new partnership with Twitch that will let select Xperia smartphones broadcast gameplay directly to Twitch. Twitch has allowed Android devices to view gameplay before, Sony's Xperia Z3+, Xperia Z4, and Xperia Z4v smartphones, and the Xperia Z4 Tablet can now push Android games to Twitch live.
Google to Let Android Users Trial Games from Search
Google gave developers a handful of new tools to improve the gaming experience for Android device owners. Perhaps the most significant of the new tools is one that will allow people to trial games for up to 10 minutes directly from Google search results.
Google Pushing Play Games 2.0 and Associated Dev Tools
Google today made Play Games 2.0 available to Android handsets via the Google Play Store. The updated gaming center provides an entirely new profile interface and has otherwise been redesigned.
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