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Google Patents Games Technology

Google Might Get Into Hosted Gaming Via YouTube 36

bizwriter writes "A recent patent application from Google describes a way to provide 'the collaborative generation of interactive features for digital videos, and in particular to interactive video annotations enabling control of video playback locations and creation of interactive games.' Get into the description and you find it's about building games on top of video submissions, making it sound that Google plans to extend its YouTube site into an associated gaming site."
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Google Might Get Into Hosted Gaming Via YouTube

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  • Re:Newgrounds... (Score:2, Interesting)

    by Draele ( 1693326 ) on Tuesday December 29, 2009 @08:34PM (#30589140)
    I was just thinking that. Being something of a regular Newgrounds user, I kinda felt my heart sink when I saw that. It doesn't look like it's quite the same, but it still bothers me that this is happening. All I can hope is that it's different enough to leave Newgrounds some space, or, failing that, its expanded fanbase will keep it alive. If it doesn't, Google is officially one small step closer to total domination of the internet.
  • Re:Newgrounds... (Score:1, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday December 29, 2009 @09:47PM (#30589620)

    reminded me of, which i don't use as it's kinda complicated. what would be interesting is a real terrain mapped from google maps street view for 3d exploration.

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