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EA revives Sim City for 2013 launch

Apple's Game Center: More Opportunities for Social Games Developers

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Most of the initial buzz surrounding Apple's announcement on Thursday of its new operating system, iPhone OS 4, centered on the support for multitasking. While this feature has been long anticipated by users and developers alike, another important but less discussed aspect of the update involves Apple's Game Center -...
Apple's Game Center: More Opportunities for Social Games Developers

The entire history of Windows in one video

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Watch the entire string of upgrades from Windows 1.0 to Windows 8, as well as some game play from Reversi and Doom, in just over an hour. [Read more]...
The entire history of Windows in one video

Nintendo Wii U Arriving on Nov. 18 in the U.S. for $300

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Nintendo’s next generation console, the Wii U, is arriving in U.S. stores on Sunday, Nov. 18 for as little as $300. Nintendo’s President of North America Reggie Fils-Aime made the announcement this morning onstage in New York City. There will be two configurations available. The first will include the Wii...
Nintendo Wii U Arriving on Nov. 18 in the U.S. for $300

Romaine Jerome Targets The Wealthy Arcade Lover With New Pac-Man Watch

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This watch probably costs the equivalent of all the money I put into arcade games as a kid. Swiss watchmaker Romain Jerome helps you once again recall your video-game addicted youth with a limited edition luxury watch. RJ started mining our nostalgia veins with the Space Invaders watch that we...
Romaine Jerome Targets The Wealthy Arcade Lover With New Pac-Man Watch
Zynga confirms that FarmVille 2 is in the works

OnLive Multiview on an LG Google TV, eyes-on (video)

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Between the giant screen gaming demos, the shiny new hardware and the ever-present booth babes, the Electronic Entertainment Expo may well be the short attention span capital of North America at the moment. How does one possible manage to up the ante on electronic attention deficit disorder? Nintendo and...
OnLive Multiview on an LG Google TV, eyes-on (video)

The power of custom cohorting in mobile games

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This sponsored post is produced by Darren Keyes, Director of Business Intelligence at Fuse Powered. For those unfamiliar with the term, ‘cohorting’ refers to creating user segments, or technically, a group of people banded together as a group. You can segment a user base in many different ways. Some of...
The power of custom cohorting in mobile games

New hires in mobile apps: Gloops

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Due to recent changes in the way Linkedin displays hiring information we have have changed the format of our weekly new hires posts. Companies who want their new hires included in the post must contact us directly at mail (at) insidemobieapps (dot) com. Hiring in the mobile apps sector was...
New hires in mobile apps: Gloops

MAG II Gun Controller reports for FPS duty on PS3 and PC from Nov 20th

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Last time we saw a MAG gun controller, it was being splayed all over the FCC. But, that was some time ago; gamers with a gun habit will be twitching those trigger fingers for something new. One option? How about the MAG II? Initially seeing the light of day...
MAG II Gun Controller reports for FPS duty on PS3 and PC from Nov 20th

Don't do it! The gimmicks developers use to make their apps stickier

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Self-improvement and learning new things are never easy, and as humans our collective record on follow-through isn’t so good. The cycle is predictable: Most of the time, the initial excitement tapers off and well-intentioned goals end up becoming distant future plans on a to-do list (or plain regret). Because of...
Don't do it! The gimmicks developers use to make their apps stickier

Can You Build A Network On Top Of Another Network?

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By now, regular readers of this blog should be pretty familiar with USV's investment thesis centered around investing in large networks of engaged users that have the potential to disrupt large markets. I've mentioned it frequently here and my colleagues have also blogged regularly about it. Today I got a...
Can You Build A Network On Top Of Another Network?

Hulu launches a new online hub for video-game trailers

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Video-streaming service Hulu is branching out its offering ever so slight to cover video game trailers via a new dedicated hub, the company announced today. The Video Games hub is live now, and besides release information around games, you’ll note that it features trailers in HD, game-play demos and even...
Hulu launches a new online hub for video-game trailers

Study Shows How To Build Gamer Loyalty Through Guilds And Customization

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In a study that could have ramifications on how we think of both online worlds including MMORPGs and online titles like Farmville, researchers at UB School of Management have found that users return to subscription-based games when there is an appearance of a constantly changing environment full of like-minded team...
Study Shows How To Build Gamer Loyalty Through Guilds And Customization

Life beyond 'Cut the Rope': Zeptolab unveils new game, Pudding Monsters, launching 20 Dec

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After seeing massive success with Cut the Rope (and sequel Cut the Rope: Experiments), British-Russian games studio ZeptoLab is today announcing its new upcoming game at Le Web in Paris, France. Launching on 20 December, the new game is called Pudding Monsters and will be released for iOS and Android...
Life beyond 'Cut the Rope': Zeptolab unveils new game, Pudding Monsters, launching 20 Dec

Game Play: A Celebration of Video Game Performance Art

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Game Play: A Celebration of Video Game Performance Art

Nintendo's Up Next: Wii U Event on Tap Tomorrow

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As other technology companies announce their product plans — including Apple’s new iPhone today and Amazon’s new tablets last week — now it’s Nintendo’s turn to talk about what it has in store for the holiday season. The company will be streaming its Wii U event live tomorrow at 7...
Nintendo's Up Next: Wii U Event on Tap Tomorrow

Game pioneer Will Wright’s personal gaming startup falls apart in litigation (exclusive)

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Game pioneer and SimCity creator Will Wright was enthusiastic about pioneering a new concept in games dubbed “personal gaming,” where developers use mobile and social data to create a game that is targeted at just one person. To do that, he formed the startup Hive Mind. “Rather than craft a...
Game pioneer Will Wright’s personal gaming startup falls apart in litigation (exclusive)

Gadgetwise Blog: When Superman and Batman Battle, You Need a Big Weapon

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A fight stick accessory for the new fighting game "Injustice: Gods Among Us" is designed to mimic arcade-style game play.    ...
Gadgetwise Blog: When Superman and Batman Battle, You Need a Big Weapon

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Facebook Says Game Play Has Grown 8 Percent So Far This Year (ZNGA, FB)

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Remember how Zynga basically blamed Facebook for its lousy quarter? Mark Pincus and company had better find another excuse. At a game-developers conference in Europe, Facebook representatives said that game-playing on its website was actually up significantly, countering the notion that game play was shifting over to mobile. Now more...
Facebook Says Game Play Has Grown 8 Percent So Far This Year (ZNGA, FB)

Microsoft Has Patented What's Basically a Holodeck

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Let’s get freaky. (Photo: Rikomatic) Sometimes when you can’t make the trip to Risa, you might feel the need to recreate the pleasure planet in a fully-immersive alternate reality. Who wouldn’t? Ars Technica reports that Microsoft filed a patent last year for a “Holodeck-style, full room immersive display.” Score one...
Microsoft Has Patented What's Basically a Holodeck
Song Pop Hits 2 Million Daily Active Users, Many Of Them Probably Flirting
The Mighty Eagle Himself, Peter Vesterbacka, Offers First In-Depth Demo Of Angry Birds Space
EA has a lot riding on Battlefield 4, and it is stepping up its investment in a big way

Rockstar condemns Max Payne 3 cheaters to play only against each other

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Most online game developers deal with the persistent problem of in-game cheating by simply issuing blanket bans, hoping to eliminate the problem players from their universe entirely. Rockstar is taking a slightly different tack for online play in Max Payne 3, however, letting them continue to play in a quarantined,...
Rockstar condemns Max Payne 3 cheaters to play only against each other
How Google's game services API will convince devs to make better games

Twitch hits 28M viewers a month as live game streaming hits its stride

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Live game video streaming site Twitch is hitting its stride, as the company announced today it drew 28 million unique viewers in February alone. Those viewers watched more than 600,000 players broadcast their own games, and each of the viewers watched more than 90 minutes of video per day....
Twitch hits 28M viewers a month as live game streaming hits its stride

Angry Birds Star Wars tests just how far those funny birds can fly (interview)

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Angry Birds has been downloaded more than a billion times, and game publisher Rovio isn’t done with it yet. The company launched Angry Birds Star Wars on mobile devices on Friday, and it also debuted a whole line of Hasbro-made toys featuring mash-ups of Angry Birds and Star Wars...
Angry Birds Star Wars tests just how far those funny birds can fly (interview)

Feds Realize That Exploiting A Bug In Casino Video Poker Software Is Not Hacking And Not A CFAA Violation

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For years, we've talked about how casinos were able to get away with not paying people who won jackpots from electronic gambling machines, by claiming that their wins were really because of software glitches. That always seemed like a highly questionable practice, but even more questionable was filing criminal charges...
Feds Realize That Exploiting A Bug In Casino Video Poker Software Is Not Hacking And Not A CFAA Violation
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