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Video Gaming Trends
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Google Play Game Services officially launched today at Google I/O 2013
Google Play Services: new APIs, cloud messaging and more – Android Authority
Android Authority, on Wed, 15 May 2013 11:30:44 -0700
Google Play Games services introduces a number of new APIs for developers to use, including instantaneous cloud game saves, which will be amazing for games like Angry Birds. Developers will also be able to take advantage of leaderboards and …
Hugo Barra, VP at Google, announced today the official Google Play Game Services with cross-platform support. This is one of the most awaited new features from Google Play, a new feature that will help users connect and compete against each other while playing their favorite Android video games.
The new Google Play game services main features are as following: Cloud Save, Achievements, Leaderboards and Google+ Circles connectivity support between users. The Cloud Save function allows you to save the game progression and state to the cloud. Also, this data will be synced between all your owned Android devices, smartphones and tablets.
Achievements function will be used by the Game developers, as they will integrate new achievements that you can unlock and become the best, or at least the first, player to complete all stages. Leaderboards feature is also a great deal for Google, as this function allows users to see how they scored and outranked their Google+ friends.
Google+ Circles is the main feature of the Google Play Game Services, as it allows users to connect with their friends, family and any other user with a Google+ Account. With this function you can simply launch a video game on your Android device, hit the Multiplayer button and you will be taken to the Google Play Game Services invitation screen. Select the person/s you wish to compete against and then invite them to your newly created multiplayer game session. The invited person will receive a notification telling them that a ‘New Game Invitation’ has been issued and then you simply tap once to join the Host’s game. Obviously, you need to have the respective Android video game installed on your device.
It seems like the Google Play Game Services will be available for web browsers and iOS devices. At the moment, these are all the Google Play Game Services-related news coming from the Google I/O 2013 event. Tell us in comments if you’re eager to test this new Google feature and what other expectations you have from Google’s event.
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Weekend Hot Topic, part 1: best video game secrets
Metro, on Fri, 10 May 2013 17:03:00 -0700
The subject for this weekend’s Inbox was suggested by reader REBROCK (gamertag)/Rebrock (PSN ID), who asked what hidden extra have you found the most interesting or clever in a game? Was it simply a joke, a useful new feature or item, or a whole …
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Geek (blog), on Fri, 10 May 2013 06:39:29 -0700
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Video games are not a complete and total waste of time. Assassin’s Creed teaches you world history. Metal Gear Solid teaches politics and philosophy. And Cooking Mama teaches you, well, cooking.
Those are some of the nuggets of wisdom at “Real Things Video Games Teach You,” a tumblr that in two days has compiled nearly 60 examples of the positive things a game can contribute to your development. Some seem a little tongue-in-cheek (Grand Theft Auto teaches you “managing consequences.”) but all the entries contain some earnest defense of the medium.
What have video games taught you? They’ve taught me how to hit the green with a 5-iron on No. 12 at Pebble Beach.
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