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EA will no longer pay gun makers for the right to depict weapons in games

Brain game company Lumosity earned $24M in revenue in 2012, now reaches 35M members

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If you get too distracted to read this story the whole way through, perhaps you should consider joining the millions of people who use brain training app Lumosity. On Thursday, the San Francisco-based maker of brain fitness games and neuroscience research company said that it had grown 150 percent year-over-year...
Brain game company Lumosity earned $24M in revenue in 2012, now reaches 35M members

Game Insight made $50M last year, aims for $150M this year

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Russian social and mobile game company Game Insight, which has some of the highest-grossing games on Android, revealed it earned $50 million in revenue in 2011. The company’s chief executive, Alisa Chumachenko shared the numbers last week in her talk at the Russian social game conference Sociality Rocks!. According to Chumachenko,...
Game Insight made $50M last year, aims for $150M this year

How the Angry Birds Almost Died Before the First Level

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Mikael Hed almost pulled the plug on Rovio while the Angry Birds were still in development. After several years in business, his mobile game company had yet to produce a hit. Rovio’s chief backer, Hed’s father, Kaj, was struggling to figure out how to keep the company going. “He told...
How the Angry Birds Almost Died Before the First Level
Institutional Venture Partners explains why it bet big on game studio Supercell
CrowdStar raises $11.5M for mobile games but will lay off Facebook developers

Zynga Accounted for 12 Percent of Facebook's Revenue in 2011

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Zynga is mentioned 24 times in Facebook’s filing, but the most notable one is related to the game company’s huge contribution to the social network’s top line. Facebook said today in its filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission that Zynga accounted for approximately 12 percent of the company’s revenue last year...
Zynga Accounted for 12 Percent of Facebook's Revenue in 2011
Will Asian online game publishers Nexon and NCSoft buy blockbuster publisher Valve?

CoinLab gets $500,000 in VC for bitcoin-related gaming startup

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It’s no secret that Bitcoin has hit a bit of a rough patch lately. The company experienced a lawsuit, major theft, and a major exchange rate collapse, all within the last six months. That’s why it’s all the more surprising that Draper Associates, the original wing of Silicon Valley...
CoinLab gets $500,000 in VC for bitcoin-related gaming startup

CocoaChina hires Kai Zhao as its U.S. VP of Engineering, plans to launch social gaming platform in 2013

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Chinese mobile game company CocoaChina today announced it hired of Kai Zhao as vice president of engineering as well as revealing some of the company’s plans in 2013. Zhao is tasked with leading the technical direction for infrastructure supporting mobile games published in the U.S. Before joining CocoaChina, he was...
CocoaChina hires Kai Zhao as its U.S. VP of Engineering, plans to launch social gaming platform in 2013
LucasArts' mixed legacy: A breeding ground for great games and designers that relied too much on Star Wars
Rovio to launch Angry Birds cartoon series this fall

Zynga stock crushed by Facebook IPO

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Trading in the social game company has been halted after its stock fell 13 percent following the Facebook open. [Read more]...
Zynga stock crushed by Facebook IPO

Qwotebook founder wants to be the Bartlett’s of the blogosphere

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In its day, Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations, first published in 1855, was an impressive accomplishment. Thousands of quotes were traced back to their authors, and the results combined into a hardbound meta-book of human wisdom, wit, and sloganeering. Today, Internet entrepreneur Drew Olanoff is trying to create the modern version: A crowdsourced,...
Qwotebook founder wants to be the Bartlett’s of the blogosphere

EA Hires Former Yahoo Exec Blake Jorgensen to Fill CFO Vacancy

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For the past five months, Electronic Arts has been operating without a permanent top finance executive, after Eric Brown suddenly resigned. Today, the game company has hired Blake Jorgensen as its full-time EVP and CFO. Jorgensen joins most recently from Levi Strauss & Co.; prior to that, he was CFO at...
EA Hires Former Yahoo Exec Blake Jorgensen to Fill CFO Vacancy

Will Valve Revitalize Mac Gaming With Steam For OS X?

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Valve is in the midst of a media blitz at the moment — not that you’d notice, since their idea of a media blitz is secretly launching a complex alternate reality game, or emailing single novelty screenshots to six different media outlets. You could be forgiven for expecting a...
Will Valve Revitalize Mac Gaming With Steam For OS X?
Ownshelf is a cloud-based network for eBook fans to share with friends
Gamevil's Kyu Lee weighs in on publishing, niche markets and international success

King taps tech industry veteran Robert Cohn as a new member of its board of directors

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Game company King today announce that it’s adding tech industry veteran and former co-founder and CEO of voice mail supplier Octel Communications Robert Cohn to its board of directors. “We are excited to have Bob join our board given his broad experience with public and private companies across the globe and...
King taps tech industry veteran Robert Cohn as a new member of its board of directors
Disney Infinity takes shape as a huge investment in transmedia (hands-on preview)

Press Start: Batman: Arkham Origins, Tearaway release date and more

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Plus, growth in the Japanese video game industry, ThatGameCompany's industry'changing next project, EA wins worst game company award again...A selection of gaming links hand-picked by the Guardian's games writers.Batman: Arkham Origins announced for PC, PS3, Wii U and Xbox 360 | EurogamerWarner Bros. has announced Batman: Arkham Origins for the...
Press Start: Batman: Arkham Origins, Tearaway release date and more

Nintendo to preview Wii U games at Best Buys during E3

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Struggling to drum up consumer interest in its faltering Wii U console, Japanese game maker Nintendo will show off forthcoming games in Best Buy stores while this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo is going on. Nintendo revealed the partnership between the game company and the electronics retailer last week, tipping some...
Nintendo to preview Wii U games at Best Buys during E3
Late at night in a private club, Nintendo tries to win back the love of longtime fans
American Express 'Zynga Serve Rewards' prepaid card earns in-game credits
Software patents are broken, and it's hurting our economy

EA Building Up Its Facebook Empire -- This Time With SimCity Social

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Electronic Arts is hoping to hit the restart button this year on its Facebook strategy by bringing one of its biggest brands to the social network. “We have high aspirations and high hopes for this one,” said Jami Laes, VP of Global Studios for Playfish, EA’s social games studios. As...
EA Building Up Its Facebook Empire -- This Time With SimCity Social

Zynga Loses Its CTO of Mobile as Shares Trade Lower

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Game Closure, which is building a platform to make it easy for games to be played across multiple devices, said it has hired Laurent Desegur, Zynga’s CTO of mobile. Desegur will join the Mountain View, Calif., start-up as a VP of Mobile Engineering, in charge of the company’s game engine...
Zynga Loses Its CTO of Mobile as Shares Trade Lower

Zynga Buys Austin-Based Challenge Games

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Zynga, the online gaming powerhouse, has acquired Austin, Tex.-based Challenge Games. The social game start-up will be renamed Zynga Austin and be focused on product development. Backed by Sequoia Capital and Globespan Capital Partners, Challenge focuses on virtual goods games, such as Warstorm. Zynga did not reveal the terms...
Zynga Buys Austin-Based Challenge Games
Com2Us rides the Kakao mobile games wave and expands to the U.S.

Zynga picks up Wild Needle in $3.8 million talent deal

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Zynga’s latest mobile acquisition appears to be an estimated $3.8 million deal for San Francisco-based mobile-social game company Wild Needle, according to TechCrunch. Reportedly a talent deal, Wild Needle is the latest in a long series of relatively low priced mobile buys from Zynga. The company’s largest mobile acquisitions to...
Zynga picks up Wild Needle in $3.8 million talent deal
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