Make Tech Easier: 14 Hidden Google Games You Need to Play

For a given value of useful, but whatever. Make Tech Easier: 14 Hidden Google Games You Need to Play . “Say what you will about Google, but the old search-engine devil has some fine taste and sense of humor in its design department. Over the years Google’s amassed a veritable trove of hidden games, many of which first appeared in connection with anniversaries but continue to be available to play today. Google’s repertoire of hidden games and easter eggs stretches across all its platforms – from Google Search to Assistant and the Google Android app. This list brings together Google’s best secret games wherever it can find them.”

CNET: All the best online games to play with your friends during quarantine

CNET: All the best online games to play with your friends during quarantine. “Whether you’re looking for old-school favorites, party games, escape rooms or hard-core board games, there’s likely a virtual option of a multiplayer game for you, as people have turned to tech for creative socializing during social distancing. (Watching movies and shows together through extensions like Netflix Party and Airtime for YouTube have also become popular ways to hang out virtually.) Here are some of the best online games to play with friends that are available, no matter what type of experience you’re seeking.”

CNET: Facebook launches gaming app to challenge Twitch, YouTube

CNET: Facebook launches gaming app to challenge Twitch, YouTube. “Facebook on Monday launched a mobile gaming app aimed at challenging Twitch’s and YouTube’s dominance of the live game-streaming market. The free Facebook Gaming app, available only on Android right now, is designed for people already engaged in the online gaming community but will also include casual games and access to gaming communities, The New York Times reported Sunday.”

9to5 Google: Google wants to help cure your boredom with its most popular Doodle games

9to5 Google: Google wants to help cure your boredom with its most popular Doodle games. “Over the years, Google has featured an impressive number of games and minigames on its homepage, all of which have been carefully preserved and archived on the Google Doodle Blog. Starting April 27 and running for two weeks, Google is launching a new series of ten Doodles, each one a callback to one of the company’s popular games.”

GameSpace: Family Video Game Database Launches – Get The Kids Back On The Computer!

GameSpace: Family Video Game Database Launches – Get The Kids Back On The Computer!. “This new database might still be in its early stages but features a whole host of games that present more than just a faceless zombie or a trash-talking 13 year old from another time zone. Instead, you will find information on how to tame gaming. There are several subcategories of suggestions including a range of fitness games, some of which you’ll find on our fitness game guide, as well as educational games and ideas for titles that are likely to calm the noise levels in the room.”

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Players Are Creating Custom Content For A Real-Life Museum (GoNintendo)

GoNintendo: Animal Crossing: New Horizons Players Are Creating Custom Content For A Real-Life Museum. “In the world of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Blathers is the go-to guy when it comes to museums. In the real world, it turns out there’s another museum that has tied itself to the Animal Crossing excitement. The Museum of English Rural Life had to close its doors temporarily due to the coronavirus, but they’re continuing the fun online with a request from their followers. The Museum has a real-life exhibit showcasing rural smocks, which were outer garments worn by shepherds and waggoners. Since people can’t check out that exhibit right now, the museum curators thought it would be fun to create a digital collection.”

SoraNews24: Japanese students hold graduation ceremony in Minecraft amid school cancellation

SoraNews24: Japanese students hold graduation ceremony in Minecraft amid school cancellation. “Because the Japanese school year ends in March and begins in April, for many students this closing period means that they mill miss their graduation ceremonies. Whether they’re leaving elementary school, middle school, or high school, it’s a sad feeling for them to go out with a whimper instead of a bang. But some creative elementary school graduates in Japan came up with a great workaround. If they couldn’t have a graduation ceremony at school, then why not have one digitally in a place they all meet often anyway… in Minecraft!”