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Is Google Set To Make A Video Game Console? | Rumor Wave

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Rumors have been swirling since the beginning of the year about a possible entry into the video game console market by Google. Being a part of the console market is difficult and expensive, but Google is a company that has the resources and money to make a splash in the industry. Could Google really be set to enter and compete against the PlayStation and Xbox?

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  1. I don't think Google wants to enter the console market, it's more likely their expanding the cloud services they offer.
    Lets say they did want to enter the console wars, what if they made an Android console like the Ouya? They already have a catalogue of games. An Android based system would be a no-brainer. If the retail price was less than other consoles, it would for sure get sales.
    An argument can be made that the Ouya was a failure but I trust Google would make a better Android console.

  2. google every product and projects are always in beta.

  3. Google has the money to make a legit impact. They are capable of making a very powerful console. I'm skeptical , they might do the just streaming or go the android route.

  4. Google should acquire Sony they can buy Sony if they want

  5. Please Google, buy EA and fire those shitbags running the company now and return them to a quality game studio.

  6. Google will probably be the best bet than Amazon. Amazon is looking to break in to the supply side. They just bought a pharmacy chain for a billion dollars. This will compliment their Whole Foods and other services that they've been offering.

  7. All the best to Google but from my perspective, 4 is a crowd. There's only so much money consumers can throw into gaming between Nintendo, PlayStation, Xbox and PC.

    A forth major player in the console market could disrupt everything, leaving one of the big 3 in trouble should Google become successful. However, despite how big they are success isn't guaranteed. I really don't think this is a direction Google should be taking.

  8. Console Wars:
    Nintendo and Sony: Japanese
    Microsoft and Google: American
    Sounds even and fair to have 4 companies crush each other
    And another thing imagine if Google with their​ new console support cross-play with Microsoft and Nintendo something that Sony should follow but no all they care about is the money I say give Google a chance

  9. Something to keep in mind is Google effectively owns Niantic Labs, makers of the popular Pokemon Go game. That means for all the revenue coming in from Pokemon Go and the other AR games money is going right back into Google's pockets already.

    In terms of a target, my gut feel is they would throw cash at buying exclusives from known larger publishers like Square-Enix, EA or Activision.

    The other piece to keep in mind is some of the largest games out there is the past approximately 10 years haven't come from the traditional console space but rather the mobile space where Google has a lot of established relationships. Think about how Angry Birds was everywhere and Candy Crush went so mainstream it became a tv game show. Google's approach might be to catch those fish that others are ignoring and give them way bigger budgets to work with.

  10. Hopefully they buy EA so I never have to see their games anymore

  11. ISPs putting data caps in home internet seems to face in the opposite direction of streaming video games.

  12. Hell no. It's gonna be nothing but the SJW console

  13. This has too high a possibility for failure. There is really no wiggle room for a new console brand. Xbox, playstation, and Nintendo have cemented themselves into society. They are part of pop culture now. Anything else falls in the category of an Ouya. could be wrong but if I wanted another console(I own 1 console) I would just get a PC.

  14. If it integrates well into the google ecosystem it might be interesting. Obviously it would need games worth playing also.

  15. Google should get rockstar games for exclusives.

  16. Google makes lots of halfass products, like for example Google TV, of which I had 3 of them. Google abandoned the platform pretty much about 8-months after they launched it. Google Glasses, another big budget failure. Nexus Player, ugh. Even if Google did attempt to get into this market, they'd probably give up on it a few months later and you, as a consumer, would be stuck with a worthless piece of hardware.

  17. If its just gonna play shit mobile games, no thanks, but if I can put emulators on it right out of the box then we're talking… if ps2 is one of those emulators

  18. XBOX already offered that sidebar deal with the snap to side gimmick with the XB1 – then MS killed it, like how MS killed voice control with the XB1 after offering it before Alexa existed. MS makes a lot of dumb decisions.

  19. Googles console will never reach the potential of the big 3!

  20. “Stream gaming is decades away from us”

    -10 year olds

  21. Somebody needs to buy Konami and bring Kojima back in the fold. They can make a deal where the current Konami corp. can still make pachinko machines and get the Konami name for the machines, and 100% compensation of the pachinko machines, and a percentage or shares of the Konami video game division. They have killer franchises like Metal Gear, Silent Hill, Contra, Castlevania, Bomberman, Gradius, etc… If somebody bought and saved Konami, that would be a MAJOR get.

    Come on Konami! Get your heads out of your asses!!!

  22. They would succeed if they made a high profile take-over, such as 2k, Bethesda, or someone of that caliber along with a mid tier brand that resonates with people such as Atari or Sega…. Come too think of it, maybe the Atari VCS is Google's secret weapon.

  23. "Hey are you getting the new call of duty for google?" "Oh want to add me on google?" "We should meet up and play some google" ….. it just doesnt sound right.. but they do control the best search engine and youtube so they probably know what they are doing

  24. Google will release a playstation 4 with the Google logo on it

  25. Could we have our first dedicated streaming console? Probably not, but it would be fun to see.

  26. Knowing Google they will have a great idea and never follow through with it like… Google Fiber.

  27. It will be more like a Nvidia Shield type console that run an Android TV variant possible using cloud computing

  28. I don't believe that people are going to want to bank more personal information, in more Google products.

  29. You know what would be awesome? If you could use your Android phone as a controller for this Google console. Of course, this would be a play for the casual gamer market and not for the hardcore gamers. Just imagine, you are playing a Mario Kart like game with some friend and it turns out that you don't have enough controllers. Well, somebody just downloads an app, connects with the console and bam, an additional player has just been added. Just from a novelty stand-point alone this would be pretty awesome I think.

  30. If google can't run YT right half of the time why the hell would I trust them with a console

  31. If it's a cloud/stream play console…. I will pass. I do not like those streamed games. Internet connections in my area just don't cut it.

  32. na I can't see the point they haven't even got a tv box out yet, I can't see the point of google getting into the console business unless they intend to buy out a former major player namely sega..

    Unless google and other Co's invest in the global fois market there is no point in having live stream tv and forth..

    to be honest a wide adoption of fiber optic will have to replace the home network because you are going to be past the limits of 10gb ethernet

    At this stage I would love another console to come to market however if you aren't going to be allowing high capacity hdds to be onboard you are going to be screwed on limitation of what games ..

    Average day 1 from purchase install routine is 180GB without the addition of mods, DLC and updates.

    1TB-4TB is an out scope in OS drive these days..

  33. If its streaming then it really won't be a threat to anyone. Not unless Google is single handily planning to upgrade the world's Internet.

  34. Got one yesterday and finished with it, took it to CEX in Bolton with 22 games and got £7.23 in store credit.

  35. i heard adblock+ is already planning a release date for the so called "google" console. imagine they buy EA and then shut it down

  36. Google sounds like they’re going the OnLive route. Hopefully they change the idea.

  37. Future could be Google vs Apple vs Amazon

  38. I can only see this working if the Streaming service doesn't need a gaming PC and they try their hardest with exclusives and making the online great. other than that this sounds like Ouya 2.0 or could end up like the Phantom console and just disappear altogether

  39. Isn't this basically the NVIDIA Shield? That's basically what can probably compete in this market. It basically is a steam box/android console but seriously if they're 100% serious they should look at the shield and use that as a stepping stone for them. The important thing would be exclusives that can compete also.

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