All the best games on sale for iPhone and iPad right now – January 19th

Another week has flown by. Sometimes it feels like the only truly unstoppable thing is time. Time will make dust of us all. But before it does, we should probably play as many awesome mobile videogames as we can. Am I right, or am I right?

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Around the Empire: What have you missed on Steel Media’s other sites this week? – Jan 19th

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Around this time every week we’re going to have a look at the comings and goings on the other sites in Steel Media’s pocket-gaming empire. We’ll round up the very best content you might have missed, so you’re always going to be up to date with the finest SM happenings.

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‘Headshot ZD: Survivor vs Zombies Doomsday’ Is Coming October 19th (Probably)

Headshot ZD: Survivor vs Zombies Doomsday, an action survival game where you—as you can guess from the title—take out zombies, rescue those who’ve been lucky enough to survive like Glenn did in The Walking Dead, build up a camp that can withstand the apocalypse, and keep on surviving. As you can see from the trailer, there’s a whole map you can explore and clear out of zombies. In order to keep going, though, you have to keep your base up and running by collecting resources and upgrading the various buildings in the base. If that was all there is to the game, it would be just another base builder, but Headshot also adds a 2D shooting part where you select various weapons and go to town on those zombie heads.

The game has some really cool pixel art, a ton of content (more than 100 unique types of survivors and zombies according to the developer), and looks like it’s going to be fun to play. Headshot ZD is going to be free and should release October 19th (or thereabouts). If you want to learn more about the game, head over to our forums.


[Goodbye Productivity] Google celebrates its 19th birthday with surprise spinner and new Snake game

Although the domain name was registered on September 15, 1997 and it technically celebrated its 20th birthday a couple of weeks ago, Google likes to celebrate its birthday closer to when the company officially launched. And for the past years, it’s sort of chosen September 27 as its birthday. You may notice that today is actually September 28, but we were overwhelmed with plenty of news yesterday and had to miss the birthday party.

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Here are 19 random facts about Google on its 19th anniversary

In 1998, Sergey Brin and Larry Page founded the search engine.

Google is celebrating its 19th birthday today. Naturally, the search engine giant is celebrating in the most Google-y way possible — by releasing a special Google Doodle.

This doodle is a bit different, though — it has a game built into it. Users can spin a wheel to open one of 19 surprises Google has launched over the years.

Google Doodle game for its 19th anniversary

Cute. But 19 is pretty old in tech years, so we thought that to honor the occasion we’d collect 19 random, in-no-specific-order facts about the tech giant. Happy birthday, Google. And please pick up this article in search.

1. Google was founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin in 1998.

2. Speaking of Google’s Doodles, the first Doodle was designed by Larry Page and Sergey Brin as an out-of-office message in case of a server crash while the two founders attended the Burning Man Festival in 1998.

3. Google employs more than 72,000 people.

4. Google leads the world in digital and mobile ad revenue. As Recode reported earlier this year, nearly $ 50 billion — 67 percent of Google’s net digital ad revenue — will come from mobile in 2017, up from $ 38 billion in 2016.

5. Google owns domains of common misspellings of its name, like,, and more. Google also owns, which is the numerical spelling of Google.

6. In October 2016, statistics showed that Google owned 90.3 percent of the world market share of search engines; as of July 2017, Google owns 86.8 percent.

7. Google is still mostly white, Asian and male. As Recode reported, the percentage of Google employees who are white decreased from 59 percent to 56 percent this year. The percentage of Asian employees increased from 32 percent to 35 percent.

8. Google is named for the number “googol,” which is the numeral one followed by a hundred zeroes.

9. Earlier this year, it was announced that Google is funding a new software project that will automate writing local news.

10. Here’s what looked like on Dec. 2, 1998.

This is a screenshot of Google’s beta webpage on Dec. 2, 1998 The Wayback Machine

11. At the Google I/O developer conference in May, Google announced that there are now more than two billion pages using its AMP format, spanning 900,000 domains.

12. According to Google, there are hundreds of billions of web pages within the Google Search index, and it is well over 100,000,000 gigabytes in size.

13. Google’s philosophy consists of “Ten things we know to be true.” The No. 1 item: Focus on the user and all else will follow.

14. Google started playing elaborate April Fools’ Day jokes on April 1, 2000. The first joke was the MentalPlex hoax, which invited users to let Google read their minds. An archived version of the page can be found here.

15. Google recently announced a new head of diversity, just as it was dealing with a controversial 3,000-word internal memo sent across the company by an employee.

16. Google was started in Susan Wojcicki’s garage. Wojcicki is now CEO of YouTube.

17. Google owns five of the Top 10 mobile apps in America: YouTube, Google Play, Google Maps, Gmail and Google Search.

18. Google bought YouTube in 2006 for a whopping $ 1.65 billion, its largest purchase ever at the time.

19. Google’s head of artificial intelligence doesn’t think you should worry about a coming robot apocalypse.

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Google celebrates its 19th birthday

Back in 1997 Larry Page started a search engine named after the number “googol” and 19 years later we all celebrate the birthday of one of the largest tech companies globally. Today may be a day for celebrations over at Mountain View, but we also get to feast with 19 surprises, available through a spinning wheel and a new Easter egg. When you google “google birthday surprise spinner”, you’ll get a spinning wheel like the one on “The Price is Right”. Spinning it, you get plenty of surprises, including games like tic-tac-toe, Solitaire, a tour around the Galapagos islands or Earth Day… – Latest articles

Google unwraps 19 past Doodle games for its 19th birthday

Google is no stranger to celebrations. In the past, the festivities have brought new features for Google Photos, and Google Earth, and a montage (with a Rickrolling twist) for YouTube's tenth anniversary. Today, the party is coming to its Doodle. To…
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Google celebrates 19th birthday with 19 games from Doodles past

Google’s latest Doodle for its 19th anniversary is a birthday surprise spinner that takes players back to its most memorable Doodle games. Spin the wheel to play interactive browser games from the past 19 years, like a musical puzzle game celebrating Beethoven’s 245th birthday, or this adorable Magic Cat Academy Halloween game from 2016.


Google has also added a brand-new Snake game to its Search Funbox, which is one of the 19 wheel surprises among other search result games like tic-tac-toe, and an Earth Day quiz. You can play it anytime by searching “snake game,” or just search “Google birthday surprise spinner” to give the wheel a spin and try out the other Doodle games.

The wheel also includes the 2010 Pac…

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