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Fitness Video Games are Keeping Your Child Fat

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Summer vacation, which is just around the corner, used to be a time to take in the great outdoors, but increasingly video games have replaced the sandlot and soapbox derby to the chagrin of many parents - especially as child obesity levels rise. The game makers have responded in recent...
Fitness Video Games are Keeping Your Child Fat

What Games Are: My Three GDC Themes

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Editor’s note: Tadhg Kelly is a veteran game designer, creator of leading game design blog What Games Are and creative director of Jawfish Games. You can follow him on Twitter here. The Game Developer’s Conference was, as expected, a whirlwind. Folks from all across the games industry and associated media...
What Games Are: My Three GDC Themes
After a year in development and $1M spent, Big Fish Games launches Fetch mobile game (exclusive)

Behind the Curve: EA Finally Making Mobile Games Free by Year-End

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Over the next year, Electronic Arts said a majority of its mobile game titles will become free, representing a seismic shift away from the premium games market. “We started to see that freemium was coming in, and it took us a long time to move over,” said Nick Earl, who heads up...
Behind the Curve: EA Finally Making Mobile Games Free by Year-End

Urban Tour Guide Game StrayBoots Launches Out Of SMS; iPhone App Available Now

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Not many game makers launch exclusively onto SMS (yes, SMS), but the guys over at Strayboots felt that their interactive urban tour guide games would only catch on if everyone had the opportunity to play. Six months later, however, Strayboots is poised to announce the latest iteration of the game:...
Urban Tour Guide Game StrayBoots Launches Out Of SMS; iPhone App Available Now

Kiddie Game Makers Reach 5 Million Downloads, Set Sights on Shanghai

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TribePlay, makers of the successful Dr. Panda mobile game series for pre-schoolers, has been going strong. When we last spoke with Thijs Bosma, founder of the Chengdu-based company, TribePlay’s four titles had reached a combined total of over 1 million downloads. Since then, Bosma and his team have followed through...
Kiddie Game Makers Reach 5 Million Downloads, Set Sights on Shanghai

Game On! Google Adds In-App Subscriptions to Android

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Android app developers now have one more business model to consider. Google said on Thursday it is adding support for in-app subscriptions, allowing apps or services within apps that are paid for on a monthly or annual basis. The subscriptions will be auto-renewing unless a customer chooses to stop them....
Game On! Google Adds In-App Subscriptions to Android

Japanese Gaming Giant GREE Just Dropped $210 Million On An iPhone Game Maker

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t looks like Japanese mobile gaming giant GREE Is on a shopping spree for mobile game makers. When we talked to founder Yoshikazu Tanaka last month, his company had just made an investment in IUGO, a Canadian mobile game maker. Now, GREE has spent $200 million to acquire Funzio, the developer...
Japanese Gaming Giant GREE Just Dropped $210 Million On An iPhone Game Maker

Playerize Acquires Adknowledge's Super Rewards To Get Game Makers More Dollars

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Three years ago Adknowledge paid $50 million to buy game monetizer Super Rewards. But then its founder bought it back and today sold it to user acquisition service Playerize. Super Rewards’ embeddable paywall for developers lets gamers score virtual goods and currency by buying offers, completing surveys, and watching branded...
Playerize Acquires Adknowledge's Super Rewards To Get Game Makers More Dollars

LulzSec Hacks Military Dating Website, Zuck's Harvard Emails Suggest Ceglia's Facebook Claim Was Faked, Rovio Buys Futuremark

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Breaking news from your editors at Fast Company, with updates all day. Today's Google Doodle features the Crown Hall at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, one of architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's masterpieces. Today is Mies' 126th anniversary. LulzSec Hacks Military Dating Website. LulzSec, associated with hacking...
LulzSec Hacks Military Dating Website, Zuck's Harvard Emails Suggest Ceglia's Facebook Claim Was Faked, Rovio Buys Futuremark

YouTube expands live video streaming tools

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YouTube has new tools for game makers to add live video streaming to their software. [Read more]...
YouTube expands live video streaming tools

Is the honeymoon over for Facebook gaming?

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It’s not just Facebook commerce, or F-commerce as some like to call it, that is languishing at the world’s largest social network. With its IPO on the horizon, there’s reason to start worrying about Facebook’s gaming revenues, according to new research from IHS iSuppli. Facebook’s problems in the gaming market...
Is the honeymoon over for Facebook gaming?
CHART OF THE DAY: Game Makers Are Picking Mobile Devices Over Consoles

Casino Game Makers Outline a Winning Strategy on Facebook

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Remember, the house always wins. Increasingly, that phrase can be applied not only to Las Vegas casinos, but also to Facebook, which takes a 30 percent cut of game developers’ revenues for the right to be on the social network. “Facebook is almost the same business [as casinos],” said Chris...
Casino Game Makers Outline a Winning Strategy on Facebook

The news that shook the game world in 2012

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The game industry is still living in compressed time. It went through more gyrations and disruptions in a year than it usually does in a generation. The revolution in games is on our doorstep, but several of the big companies trying to start it have failed to execute. They...
The news that shook the game world in 2012
Apple freezes the App Store in advance of the holiday app-downloading bonanza

What Games Are: The Shady Side Of Games

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Editor’s note: Tadhg Kelly is a veteran game designer, creator of leading game design blog What Games Are and creative director of Jawfish Games. You can follow him on Twitter here. There’s a reason why games and organized crime have often gone hand in hand. The thrill of the win, of achieving – often...
What Games Are: The Shady Side Of Games

Playing at No Cost, Right Into the Hands of Mobile Game Makers

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Many game developers have adopted a lucrative strategy known as freemium: giving away games and then charging for extra features....
Playing at No Cost, Right Into the Hands of Mobile Game Makers

Appvetica turns the iPhone and iPod Touch into a controller for Wii-like iPad gaming

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While there’s no doubt that tablets are becoming a huge market for gaming, the touch screen interface provides a number issues for both gamers, who want a quality experience, and developers who have to adapt to a control-pad-free environment. However, one Polish startup is giving developers the tools to provide...
Appvetica turns the iPhone and iPod Touch into a controller for Wii-like iPad gaming

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.

PlayStation 4: how developers helped build the console of the future

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Sony's first-party studios, together with Ubisoft chief Yves Guillemot, on how guidance was sought from game makersThe Cell processor must have seemed like a good idea at the time. A complex, proprietary setup, with a central PowerPC core and eight independent co-processors, it was powerful and multifaceted, but difficult for...
PlayStation 4: how developers helped build the console of the future
250 million users play games on Facebook each month, developers have earned $2 billion
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Are we on the cusp of an era of Achievement Point hyperinflation?

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Microsoft today announced that downloadable games on its popular Xbox Live Arcade service will soon be able to offer more Achievement Points—those cross-game digital accomplishment trackers that are great for proving just how much time you've wasted playing Geometry Wars. Starting in April, XBLA game makers will have the...
Are we on the cusp of an era of Achievement Point hyperinflation?

What is GameSalad?

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What is GameSalad? is a post from Chris Pirillo Add to iTunes | Add to YouTube | Add to Google | RSS FeedCharbax recently attended MacWorld, and was kind enough to record a few videos for us, since I wasn’t able to attend myself. GameSalad is the world’s most advanced...
What is GameSalad?

Here's How Facebook Is Going To Rake It In With Mobile Ads For Games And Apps (FB)

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Facebook is prepping new ads that will target mobile users based on the apps they have—and haven't—installed on their smartphones, the Wall Street Journal reports. But the Journal has made up a privacy scare story based on a fundamental misunderstanding of how Facebook apps and ads work. Also, it could...
Here's How Facebook Is Going To Rake It In With Mobile Ads For Games And Apps (FB)

'Amazing Alex,' new game from Angry Birds maker Rovio

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Angry Birds maker Rovio has branched out from its tried and true formula of giving its irate avian stars new places to fight their pig enemies. In the company's new game, Amazing Alex, the game makers have taken the physics puzzle fun a little closer to home. Read full article...
'Amazing Alex,' new game from Angry Birds maker Rovio
Exclusive: Zynga Executive Leaving to Change the Video Industry
Sony courts developers by dropping PlayStation Mobile membership fees

Mobile Games Account for 52% of App Sessions so far in 2012

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Game developers are gathering in San Francisco this week at the Moscone Convention Center for the Game Developers Conference. Collectively, game developers should give themselves a pat on the back. According to new data from mobile analytics company Flurry, they are absolutely killing it. According to Flurry, games accounted for...
Mobile Games Account for 52% of App Sessions so far in 2012
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