Will Verduzco · Mar 12, 2014 at 04:30 am

Google to Enter Set-Top Gaming with Latest Acquisition?

While Android-powered gaming devices haven’t exactly replaced modern consoles in the quest for your living room-based entertainment needs, they’re certainly gaining steam. While this essentially started with the Ouya, there are now many other Android-based gaming systems available such as the Nvidia Shield and the Madcatz MOJO. Google, however, has been curiously absent in this arena, but that may change faily soon.

Yesterday, Google acquired parts of Santa Clara-based Green Throttle Games. The company, which met its untimely demise four months ago, sold a custom wireless gaming controller that allowed for couch-friendly Android gaming. Many details surrounding the acquisition and its terms have yet to come to light, but we do know that the acquisition includes some of the talent from Green Throttle Games.

It’s nice to see Google take some initiative to bolster its gaming, regardless of how far off the fruits of this acquisition may be. Is an Android-based gaming console something that interests you, or are you more content with a PS4 and/or Xbox One? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

[Source: Pando | Via Engadget]


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Will Verduzco

willverduzco is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Will Verduzco is the Portal Administrator for the XDA-Developers Portal. He has been addicted to mobile technology since the HTC Wizard. But starting with the Nexus One, his gadget love affair shifted to Google's little green robot. He is also a Johns Hopkins University graduate in neuroscience and is now currently studying to become a physician.
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