Not content with ruling the web, mastering maps and giving us all Gmail accounts, Google is gearing up to take on the world of gaming.

The tech behemoth has appointed a new “developer advocate” for video games, the first time that Google has employed someone for a dedicated games development position. The lucky candidate is Mark DeLoura, previously of the Sony Computer Entertainment America parish. Looks like it’s game on for Google – and, no doubt, the rest of us too.