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Could Google Become a Game Publisher? 85

Posted by Soulskill
from the either-that-or-they-won't dept.
Forbes is running a story examining the possibility of Google becoming a games publisher. The launch of their Google Lively 3D world and the acquisition of in-game advertiser AdScape has analysts speculating on whether Google will use its enormous reach to tap into the lucrative games market. "Google also has several existing technologies that could be used to create games. Imagine a flight simulator that uses Google Earth as a backdrop or tracking a spy in a major city via Google Maps' street view. While there would still be significant work required to create a game using these tools, the underlying technology is already fundamentally finished."
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Could Google Become a Game Publisher?

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  • Good Lord (Score:5, Funny)

    by David Gerard (12369) <slashdot@NospAm.davidgerard.co.uk> on Wednesday September 10, 2008 @05:27PM (#24952811) Homepage

    For goodness' sake. They have your business data, your bank account details, your medical information, your DNA sequence and your personal preferences in pornography [today.com]. Now they want your gamer chat?

    "Gamer chat: the unspeakable in pursuit of the incomprehensible" - Oscar Wilde.
      "stfu n00b" - Mark Twain.

    "LOL PWN3D G3T WOW GOLD ON EBAY.COM"

  • by amdpox (1308283) on Wednesday September 10, 2008 @05:29PM (#24952841)
    ...after all, they'd have to run in a browser, would be supported by ads, and would steal all your sensitive information. And money. And clothes.
  • Sure! (Score:4, Funny)

    by Drakin020 (980931) on Wednesday September 10, 2008 @05:38PM (#24953011)
    If it ever left Beta. :-D
  • by eln (21727) on Wednesday September 10, 2008 @05:47PM (#24953139) Homepage

    they'd have to run in a browser

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    If you have any issues with any of your Google products, you can receive help on the GoogleNet. If that doesn't help, you can arrange a return by sending the item postage paid through GooglePost back to the GooglePlex for repair or replacement.

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  • by FishAdmin (1288708) on Thursday September 11, 2008 @10:26AM (#24961847)
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