Google May Have a Console in the Works

Colton Steury writes: "Rumors of Google’s possible entry into the console space are intensifying, as Pandodaily has discovered that Green Throttle Games has been quietly acquired by the search engine giant. Green Throttle Games went silent last year around November after releasing the Arena app and their own custom Atlas controller to lackluster critical and commercial success."

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UltimateMaster3726d ago

Get discs-based gaming and/or hdd(not touchscreen Android game) with first and third party support (like the PS4 and X1 3rd party games support) and you could have a great system on your hands.

Just don't make another Android console. Make a real dedicated gaming console.

hellzsupernova3726d ago

being google it wont be disk based at all. Im thinking if they have one in the works it is going after steam and will stream, or download all games, especially with googles fibre roll out across america

WeAreLegion3726d ago (Edited 3726d ago )

I'd love it, but can you bring Google Fiber here first, so I can tell Comcast to suck it?

Snookies123726d ago

Yeah, so waiting for it to hit SC... I'm sick of AT&T here. :\

crusf3726d ago

Good. We can ask the console for help on games without using our computer.

CrossingEden3726d ago

If this is true then I definitely won't be surprised to see that console flop. It's an extremely bad idea to even attempt to enter the console market with a new console if you're not part of the big three. The bright side is that i'll have an excuse to sing the chorus of "Another One Bites The Dust." In fact, i'll start practicing now.
Dun Dun Dun
Another one bites the dust
Dun Dun Dun
Another one bites the dust

WeAreLegion3726d ago

It's Google. If they want to succeed, they will. If they have to buy Nintendo and Sony to do it, they will. Actually, I'd be ok seeing Nintendo and Sony work together with Google's financial backing. THAT would produce the best games in history.

mkis0073726d ago

another pswii60 dream eh?

SolidDuck3726d ago

I still think if they partner up with sega and release the dreamcast 2 watch out. I mean I love my ps4 and all. But u better believe I wound be buying a dreamcast 2.

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Why Epic's Win Against Apple And Google Paves The Way For The Future Of Mobile Gaming

Epic Games winning its cases against both Apple and Google is shaping the way forward for the future of mobile gaming.

shinoff218373d ago

I feel alot of mobile gamers are kids which will at some point probably turn to console or pc. Mobile gaming just doesn't cut it for me.

AlterRecs72d ago

tru dat, but i feel like it's gonna be a lot more viable for people who travel a lot or don't want to invest in a full gaming rig. Think of it as a Switch on drugs, with a LOT more room for free illegal downloads.


Why The Sony And Google Lawsuits Are A Win For Gamers

from eXputer "These multi-billion-dollar cases mean more savings for both devs and consumers. Public reactions to these lawsuits have been mixed, with some in favor/against the points being made"

mastershredder149d ago

They lost one, won one, and are about to go do sony. Yeah, Yeah, so where is the win part for gamers? This is about industry dividend regulation and enforcement, and has nothing to do with gamers (Studios will take a larger cut before you get a discount). The win and gratitude should be diplayed by the creators/publishers; way, WAY before the cosumers or a game jurno. Good Grief. Most of this is correct, but who it is really aimed at is misleading in its inclusivity as some kind of shoe-in for future savings/discounts for gamers.

Petebloodyonion149d ago (Edited 149d ago )

The argument is pretty easy for why it's a win for the consumer
More competition often equals reduced prices for consumers which is not the case here since Sony established the price point for the whole industry due to the price parity clause.

Here's an easy example of what could happen if it went through.
MS wants to acquire more market share and decided to reduce the 30% cut to 20% for publishers willing to reduce their price by 5%.
Sony would have to follow suit
or feel that their consumers would be okay with paying more for a Playstation product (like often the case for Nintendo).

Right now this scenario can't work because the publisher would have to offer the same price on Playstation despite them still paying 30% due to the price parity clause So there's no pressure for MS to reduce their 30% cut.

mkis007149d ago

Now you're just arguing for the biggest corporations model. Not everyone can afford to follow that model. Some rely on game sales not subs.

Petebloodyonion149d ago

I fail to see what my comment has to do with sales versus subscriptions.

In my example, MS reduces their 30% cut (the same one Sony charges) to 20% because they want ppl to buy Xbox instead of publisher.
MS gives the 10% reduction to publishers who will reduce their Xbox price by 5% (so consumers pay less and publishers still make 5% more profit on a sale.

Eonjay149d ago

We already know from real life that Activision had a deal with MS to reduce their 30% platform fee to 20% for Call of Duty. That did not result in lower prices for Xbox gamers. It only mean a wider profit margin for Activision. In addition, it did not result in Sony having to follow suit and lower its platforming fees. Activision still wins because paying 10% more to triple your sales is a win. Here, the actual end users (gamers) are not made better or worse just because companies are negotiating platforming fees. In fact the only way for competition to reach the consumer is for Activision to offer its game cheaper on the platform it pays less for... which it obviously doesn't (you know because its actually the PUBLISHER who sets the price). Ubisoft already cut the price of Avatar. Games are constantly on sale on PSN without being on sale on Xbox and vice versa.

There are some potential arguments to make but you don't make any of them and you conflate corporate welfare with consumer advocacy. In a real world example, it turns out Sony does not have the power to force Microsoft to charge a higher platforming fee. You made it up. Or you were lied to and you didn't do your own research. You have a real concern over competition but misrepresented it in your example and made us all worse off.

mkis007149d ago

Xbox would be more likely to cannibalize sales for subscriptions. Especially if it would get rid of the competition who does not have the ability to play with fire.

Petebloodyonion149d ago

Of course Activision would not reduce the price on Xbox due to price parity clause.
Meaning that if Activision would reduce the price on Xbox ( because it’s cheaper to produce) they would have an obligation to match the price on PlayStation ( despite costing more).

Sephiroushin149d ago

a win for consumers 🤣 … you lost me at reduced prices but read a bit more and the cut fee to publisher doesn't benefit consumers on anything at all dont kid yourself!

tagzskie149d ago

What i fail to see is how can MS console exclusive have the same price as sony exclusive? If you say MS reduces the cut at least do it in their console exclusive first so we can actually see that they actually do it, not wishful thinking because of parity. More competition is good? yeah i agree but not all because MS is the one who indroduced pay to play online and the others follow it. As long i dont see any price reduce in games i dont see any benefit in consumers period..

zaanan148d ago

I read that IGN article you linked, and nowhere does it mention “price parity,” console cut, or anything of the sort. Just a clause in the Sony contract not to make the RE Village game worse on PS. Stop making shit up.

JackBNimble148d ago

Reduced prices ... lol ... that's so naive.

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AlterRecs149d ago

The case is against monopolies.

When you have a monopoly, companies can charge as much as they want knowing they have no competition.

If you are able to buy PlayStation games from places other than the PS Store, then Sony will lower their prices to make people continue to buy games from their store.

It's not rocket science

mkis007149d ago

Simce when do digital cards get markdowns. To this day the card for breath of the wild is full price.