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There's a breakout minigame Easter Egg hiding in the Google I/O site

There's a breakout minigame Easter Egg hiding in the Google I/O site

Google loves Easter eggs more than any other company I can think of, and it especially enjoys hiding games inside its various products. The most famous example of this would be the dino game in Chrome, but there are plenty of others to find. Google I/O is a little more than a month away, and it seems Google has taken the opportunity to hide a fun game of Breakout in the countdown page.

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[Bonus Round] Evo Explores, Patchwork, Sinless: Remastered, Cyber Breaker, Retro Shot, Colonial Conquest, And OlliOlli2

[Bonus Round] Evo Explores, Patchwork, Sinless: Remastered, Cyber Breaker, Retro Shot, Colonial Conquest, And OlliOlli2

Welcome to the latest entry in our Bonus Round series, wherein we tell you all about the new Android games of the day that we couldn't get to during our regular news rounds. Consider this a quick update for the dedicated gamers who can't wait for our bi-weekly roundups, and don't want to wade through a whole day's worth of news just to get their pixelated fix. Today we've got a Monument Valley-style puzzle game, a two-player board game, a cyberpunk point-and-click adventure, two stylized "retro" games, a Risk-style strategy title, and a SHIELD-only extreme sports sequel. Without further ado:

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Evo Explores

Evo Explores is a puzzle game by way of MC Escher.

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[Bonus Round] Green Ninja, Brickies, Blamburger, Outside World, And Lifeline

[Bonus Round] Green Ninja, Brickies, Blamburger, Outside World, And Lifeline

Welcome to the latest entry in our Bonus Round series, wherein we tell you all about the new Android games of the day that we couldn't get to during our regular news rounds. Consider this a quick update for the dedicated gamers who can't wait for our bi-weekly roundups, and don't want to wade through a whole day's worth of news just to get their pixelated fix. Today we've got a game where a frog kicks the crap out of ninjas, an interesting take on Breakout, a stacking game from Cartoon Network, a Monument Valley-style puzzler, and a text-only narrative game.

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[Bonus Round] Ambition of the Slimes, Skyward, Blockadillo, Chesslike, And Fisherman - Monsters & Stuff

[Bonus Round] Ambition of the Slimes, Skyward, Blockadillo, Chesslike, And Fisherman - Monsters & Stuff

Welcome to the latest entry in our Bonus Round series, wherein we tell you all about the new Android games of the day that we couldn't get to during our regular news rounds. Consider this a quick update for the dedicated gamers who can't wait for our bi-weekly roundups, and don't want to wade through a whole day's worth of news just to get their pixelated fix. Today we've got a unique spin on the tactical RPG, a beautiful twitch game, a Breakout-platformer mashup, a roguelike with chess movement, and an oddly disturbing fishing game. Without further ado:

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Ambition of the Slimes

If you've played a Dragon Quest game sometime in the last 20 years, you've probably slaughtered hundreds of tiny, weak slimes - they're the Goombas of the RPG world.

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[Bonus Round] 1849, Toy Defense 4: Sci-Fi, Mega Dead Pixel, And Meme Duel

[Bonus Round] 1849, Toy Defense 4: Sci-Fi, Mega Dead Pixel, And Meme Duel

Welcome to the latest entry in our Bonus Round series, wherein we tell you all about the new Android games of the day that we couldn't get to during our regular news rounds. Consider this a quick update for the dedicated gamers who can't wait for our bi-weekly roundups, and don't want to wade through a whole day's worth of news just to get their pixelated fix. Today we've got a frontier version of Sim City, another toy-flavored defense game from Chillingo, an 8-bit falling game, and a Breakout clone that spends too much time on the Internet. Without further ado:

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1849

Would you like your city-building sim with a more down-home feel?

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[New Game] HeroCraft's Neon Commander Calls On Breakout Players To Save The World From Space Invaders

[New Game] HeroCraft's Neon Commander Calls On Breakout Players To Save The World From Space Invaders

HeroCraft has released another game into the Play Store, and while you've never heard its name before, you already know how to play. Neon Commander is what you get when you install Space Invaders, but instead of firing back with a space ship of your own, you bounce enemy projectiles back towards them a la Breakout. With my skills, that means the world is doomed, but at least the game concept isn't.

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The game is free, and there aren't any immediately obvious restrictions on what you can do. There are 32 levels and 6 boss battles, each becoming available as you vanquish earlier foes.

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[Bonus Round] Tetris, Home Run Derby, Le Vamp, Titan Escape The Tower, Age Of Pirates, Dark Nebula II, And MLB Dream Nine

[Bonus Round] Tetris, Home Run Derby, Le Vamp, Titan Escape The Tower, Age Of Pirates, Dark Nebula II, And MLB Dream Nine

Welcome to the latest entry in our Bonus Round series, wherein we tell you all about the new Android games of the day that we couldn't get to during our regular news rounds. Consider this a quick update for the dedicated gamers who can't wait for our bi-weekly roundups, and don't want to wade through a whole day's worth of news just to get their pixelated fix. Today we've got yet another Tetris game from EA, not one, but two MLB titles, a cute endless runner, a new take on Breakout, a pirate math game, and another marble puzzler. Without further ado:

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TETRIS

So, why would EA release another new Tetris game, in addition to the original Android Tetris and the new Tetris Blitz?

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[New Game] Retroid Is A Vibrant Retro Arkanoid-Inspired Experience Now Available On Google Play

[New Game] Retroid Is A Vibrant Retro Arkanoid-Inspired Experience Now Available On Google Play

Retroid is Arkanoid-gaming done right. Never heard of arkanoid? Think Breakout, but made in Japan. Retroid takes Arkanoid and smothers it in a coat of gorgeous retro graphics. No, I don't mean pixelated - well done or otherwise. These are bright modern visuals dishing out shapes and colors in a manner that is as trippy today as it has ever been.

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This game is about as pick up and play as it gets. There are no instructions, as this game is ubiquitous enough that it doesn't need them. Everything from the title screen to the level selection feels like the quintessential mobile gaming experience.

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Google Plays Breakout With Image Search Results For 37th Anniversary, Works On Android Too

Google Plays Breakout With Image Search Results For 37th Anniversary, Works On Android Too

Sometimes you have to assume that there are entire teams at Google whose sole job is to think up fodder for nostalgic technology bloggers. Case in point: for the 37th anniversary of the classic arcade game Breakout, Google has thrown together another one of its elaborate Easter eggs. Do a Google Image Search for "atari breakout", and the results will turn into the smashable blocks, with your mouse working as a control for the paddle. It even works on Android, assuming you use a compatible browser in desktop mode.

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Interestingly, the prototype version for the original 1976 Breakout hardware was designed with help from Apple's future dynamic duo, Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak.

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Verizon's Pantech Breakout Getting Update To S8995VWCA55F.BB With A Long List Of Tweaks

Verizon's Pantech Breakout Getting Update To S8995VWCA55F.BB With A Long List Of Tweaks

Listen up, Pantech Breakout owners – Verizon has just announced an update to build S8995VWCA55F.BB that brings with it a laundry list of tweaks and enhancements. While it's not a bump to the next version of Android, the update is still refreshing, given the Breakout's debut on Verizon is now more than a year behind us.

The update, which should be rolling out to Breakout owners any time now, comes with improved SMS delivery, memory management fixes, enhancements for data connectivity, and improvements made "to reduce SD Card issues" among other things. Here's a full look at update S8995VWCA55F.BB from Verizon's own support document.

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