Google Has Much More To Tell Us About Video Games Now. Maybe Too Much.

Google Has Much More To Tell Us About Video Games Now. Maybe Too Much.

You know that neat little box that pops up on the right when you search Google for movies or books and such? Now it does that for video games as well, thanks to an update to Google's Knowledge Graph.

As you can see in the image above, no video game is safe from Google's database. With a simple search we can see Aquaman's Metacritic score. Below that, there's a rating from a website where an ISO for the game can be downloaded, which seems like a bad idea. Not every game gets a link to that particular site — the results vary by game. Newer titles will link to Steam or Gamestop reviews, while mobile games will link to iTunes or Google Play. But quite a few older titles I've searched for have that particular site in the info box.

Questionable links aside, the new result box is quite nifty. I love the synopsis, the quick access to release date, publisher and developer info, and the "People also search for" deal at the bottom is perfect for a lazy day of game research.

Google search finally adds information about video games [Venture Beat via Gamespot]


Comments

    Yea I don't see this as a bad thing, unless its been re released for pc/new consoles who cares? I think even the developers wouldn't mind.... its not devs get a share of second hand games sales. If I want to play a old school game and its not been re released for newer consoles/pc then most of the time your only option is to use a emulator.

    Last edited 26/10/14 4:21 pm

      Hey, LuckyChicken Studios still makes a lot of money of Aquaman!

    Just needs a link to the pirate bay too. I'd love to see an extension that replaces amazon etc links to movies, music and video games with a torrent link.

    I love these Google features. It makes everything very concise if you are just looking for a quick piece of information.

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