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Google Play Game Services announced: cloud saves, multiplayer, achievements

Google has officially unveiled Google Play Game Services at its I/O 2013 developer conference today. Google Play Game Services adds cloud saves, achievements and leaderboards for games on the Play Store. The big news, however, is that the service is not only headed to Android and web, but also to …

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Google: Our low tax bill is fine because we bring so much to the UK

The executive chairman of Google has argued that the company’s minute UK corporation tax bill is entirely justified. The company came in for fierce criticism when it emerged that it paid just 6m in UK corporation tax in its last financial year. That’s for a company worth over 175bn. But …

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OFT to investigate in app purchases and the way publishers target kids

The Office of Fair Trading is to investigate in app purchases used in smartphone and web games. The moves is a result of concerns that some customers – primarily children – are unwittingly spending sizable sums on content in games which, when they are initially downloaded, are presumed to be …

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Google’s entertainment manager heads to Weve

Warren Mills will leave Google for a role at mobile commerce firm Weve at the end of the month. Mills was Google’s industry manager for entertainment. At Weve, which is a joint venture between mobile operators EE, Vodafone and O2, he will assume the role of entertainment partnerships manager and …

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What the top Google searches say about the industry in 2012

It may come as no surprise that core games and Q4 blockbusters were among the most common search terms of the year when it comes to gaming. Google supplied MCV with an alphabetised list of the Top 10 console video game queries from January 1st to December 11th 2012, and …

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