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Mominis rebrands as PlayScape

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Mobile game publisher Mominis today announced that it is rebranding as PlayScape, a name based off the company’s existing platform PlayScape, which offers cross-game experience points and currency. “We’ve grown exponentially and evolved significantly, and we want our name and brand to reflect that,” said Eyal Rabinovich, co-founder of MoMinis...
Mominis rebrands as PlayScape

Why Sony’s Shu Yoshida thinks the PlayStation Vita will kill it in the U.S. compared to Japan (interview)

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Shuhei Yoshida is in charge of all of the games that Sony makes internally for the PlayStation 3 and its other platforms. The president of worldwide studios for Sony Computer Entertainment was at the recent DICE Summit in Las Vegas, and he showed up with the PlayStation Vita, the new...
Why Sony’s Shu Yoshida thinks the PlayStation Vita will kill it in the U.S. compared to Japan (interview)

Who’s Playing Social Games? [STATS]

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Casual game-maker Popcap Games (famous for Plants vs. Zombies and Bejeweled) commissioned Information Services Group to perform a survey of people who play social games online. It found that the average social gamer is a 43-year-old woman, despite long-standing social stereotypes about people who play games.Note that “social games”...
Who’s Playing Social Games? [STATS]
Op-Ed: E3 games exploit real fears in a tumultuous world

Press Start: Bioshock Infinite sells 3.7m, Danny Bilson on the fall of THQ and more

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Plus, Cliff Bleszinski on next-gen and the similarity between voting and freedom in gamesA selection of links, hand-picked by the Guardian games writers.Bioshock Infinite hits 3.7 million sales | GamesIndustry.bizIn an investor conference call today, Take-Two chairman and CEO Strauss Zelnick announced that BioShock Infinite shipped 3.7 million units to...
Press Start: Bioshock Infinite sells 3.7m, Danny Bilson on the fall of THQ and more

The Secret To Becoming A Billionaire Is Zombies

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Zombies. People seem unable to get enough of zombies, whether in movie form ("Shaun of the Dead," "28 Days Later," "Resident Evil") or games (Half-Life, Walking Dead, Left 4 Dead). This fascination has not gone overlooked by Naruatsu Baba, the 35-year-old founder, president and boss of Tokyo-based app-maker Colopl. Baba,...
The Secret To Becoming A Billionaire Is Zombies
No, EA won't license guns in its 2013 games--but it never has
Dennis Rodman returns to the court, helps promote Hothead mobile basketball game
New era for Bungie: First glimpse of Destiny, the next big thing from Halo's creator
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, classic Valve games on sale

Google adds mouse lock to stable Chrome 22 for 3D shooter mavens

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Google's fast-track approach to updating Chrome gives a different theme to each update: last time, it was all about visual acuity. For the just launched Chrome 22 stable version, the focus swings to gaming. Web apps can now lock in the mouse control for first-person shooters, simulations and other...
Google adds mouse lock to stable Chrome 22 for 3D shooter mavens
Lose the headset: gaming doesn't train you to multitask

Fuse - review

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PS3, Xbox 360; Electronic Arts; £35.47-39.99Reading this on mobile? Click here to viewFuse is an alien substance that handily powers a breed of secret super-weapons, some of which your four-person team manages to get its hands on after the rest are stolen. Your job is to hunt down and shoot...
Fuse - review

2012 Bafta video game awards – catch our coverage tonight!

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The Bafta video game awards are taking place tonight, and we'll be live-blogging the event, as well as providing a live video feedSo, will it be the super hero thrills of Batman: Arkham city, the physics-based spills of Portal 2, or the hard-boiled chills of LA Noire that dominate tonights...
2012 Bafta video game awards – catch our coverage tonight!

Review: CyberPower Fangbook EVO HX7-200 taps 4th-gen Core for high-end gaming

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Many new laptops will demonstrate the power-saving elements of Intel's new fourth-generation Core parts, but not the new, $1,579 CyberPower FangBook Evo HX7-200. This sharp-toothed monster is designed for performance, blowing away older competitors with a one-two punch of Intel's latest mobile CPU and Nvidia's newest mobile GPU. Yes,...
Review: CyberPower Fangbook EVO HX7-200 taps 4th-gen Core for high-end gaming

Ninja Gaiden 3 – review

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Xbox 360, PS3, Tecmo Koei, cert: 18, out nowFor many years the Ninja Gaiden series has brought contemporary action gaming a flavour of the past, often simply in the form of its intense difficulty. A decade ago, when video game designers became wise to the fact that less demanding experiences...
Ninja Gaiden 3 – review
How Many Daily Downloads Does It Take To Reach The Top Of The App Store?
Get your game on: The Ultimate Smartphone Guide, part IV

Condé Nast's Fashion Hazard Challenges What Games Should Look Like for Girls

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Condé Nast, the publisher behind top fashion magazines, like Vogue, has launched its first mobile game on the iPhone with a new take on gaming for girls. The game, called Fashion Hazard, challenges players to walk down catwalks in New York, London, Paris and Milan. But unlike other girly games that...
Condé Nast's Fashion Hazard Challenges What Games Should Look Like for Girls

Kingdoms of Amalur: A great action game in an empty, forgettable world

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The ubiquity of the action RPG, as an idea, is a little weird when you think about it. It's hard to think of two more disparate genres to try to combine, and usually the attempt ends up leaning too heavily toward one side of the coin or the other....
Kingdoms of Amalur: A great action game in an empty, forgettable world

Live Action Games

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Live Action Games

Facebook search takes users to specific sections of App Center

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Facebook users can now search for app categories from Facebook’s main search bar and be led directly to those sections of App Center. Facebook representatives did not tell us when exactly the social network added app categories to search, but the function doesn’t seem to have been around since the...
Facebook search takes users to specific sections of App Center

What Happens After Angry Birds Is Played Out? Meet SkyVu's Battle Bears.

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Now that Angry Birds has created millions of gamers on the iPhone, what will come next? Many game makers are preparing for an opportunity to create edgier games as players begin to move upstream after cutting their teeth on simple mechanics, like slingshots. To that end, a new crop of...
What Happens After Angry Birds Is Played Out? Meet SkyVu's Battle Bears.

Jordan Mechner, Creator Of Prince Of Persia, Finds Original Source Code In His Dad’s Closet

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Prince of Persia and Karateka, were two of the best action games of their era. Why? Because they gave us an inkling of what real, fluid graphical motion would look like in a few years time and, more important, were pretty much amazing if you were used to the Atari...
Jordan Mechner, Creator Of Prince Of Persia, Finds Original Source Code In His Dad’s Closet
US cable companies to trial streaming video games this year, says Bloomberg

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance - review

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Xbox 360, PS3, Konami, cert: 18For years, the Metal Gear series has focused on methodical stealth action and restrained gunplay. But with Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, a new creative team is at the helm, and as a result the series has taken a confident new direction. Platinum Games has moulded...
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance - review

BioShock Infinite, ludonarrative dissonance, and "next-gen game design"

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Ever since BioShock Infinite came out, we’ve seen articles sort of criticizing its level of violence and how that clashes with its story. Alongside this, we’re seeing an increasing amount of observations about the “ludonarrative dissonance” that exists when you try to mix a deep storyline with a shooter....
BioShock Infinite, ludonarrative dissonance, and "next-gen game design"

Major Origin Discounts Ran by EA for Action Games

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Electronic Arts has just deployed a major round of discounts on its Origin digital distribution service, this time slashing the prices on a variety of action games for the PC platform. EA’s Origin has, slowly but surely, become pretty popular with PC gamers, largely because it’s the only way to...
Major Origin Discounts Ran by EA for Action Games

Mobile game publisher MoMinis rebrands as PlayScape, says it now reaches 40 million users

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After five years in business and having recently scored another round of venture capital, Israeli-American mobile game publishing powerhouse MoMinis today announced that it’s changing its name to PlayScape and relaunching with a fresh look and more games. In short, PlayScape provides developers with end-to-end mobile gaming solutions, from development...
Mobile game publisher MoMinis rebrands as PlayScape, says it now reaches 40 million users

Interview: Nicolas Kayser-Bril, head of datajournalism at Owni.fr

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Past OJB contributor Nicolas Kayser-Bril is now in charge of datajournalism at Owni.fr, a recently launched news site that defines itself as an “open think-tank”. “Acting as curators, selecting and presenting content taken deep in the immense and self-expanding vaults of the internet,” explains Nicolas, “the Owni team links to...
Interview: Nicolas Kayser-Bril, head of datajournalism at Owni.fr
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