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Grand Theft Auto 5: three lead characters, one huge map

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Rockstar has revealed the first GTA V details, and promises some huge changes including multiple lead charactersHere we go, then, the madness has begun. It's been four years since the last full Grand Theft Auto release and in that time gaming has changed considerably. We've seen the seemingly irresistible rise...
Grand Theft Auto 5: three lead characters, one huge map

Facebook mobile game users play longer, spend more than users not connected with the social network

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Mobile game players logged in via Facebook generate more revenue for developers, Facebook Games Strategic Partner Manager Sara Brooks said today during a Casual Connect presentation. The session, titled “Unlock New Frontiers of Growth with Facebook,” primarily covered the expansion of Facebook-based social games into both established casual game genres and...
Facebook mobile game users play longer, spend more than users not connected with the social network

Inside Virtual Goods: Spending and Usage Patterns of the Social and Mobile Gaming Audience 2012, Is Here

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If 2011 is remembered as the year that games on mobile platforms grew quickly and games on social networks continued to mature, 2012 is quickly becoming the year that mobile games ecosystems are beginning to mature as well. Given massive changes in the Facebook monetization ecosystem over the last year, last...
Inside Virtual Goods: Spending and Usage Patterns of the Social and Mobile Gaming Audience 2012, Is Here
Electronic Arts launches free-to-play Command & Conquer Tiberium Alliances

Twitch Raises $15 Million to be the YouTube of the Videogame World

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Twitch, which was started by the people at Justin.TV, has raised more money to continue building an online video platform where viewers can watch live footage of videogames being played. The experience can be analogous to watching a professional basketball or football game on TV, especially as videogames increasingly become a rival other...
Twitch Raises $15 Million to be the YouTube of the Videogame World
Adobe Flash-based mass market games will go 3D in a big way

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
With Miiverse Apps, Nintendo Will Finally Venture Onto Smartphones
What's better than real money casino games? Every other kind of real money game

Real-Money Gambling Platform, Betable, Signs Up Developers Slingo, Digital Chocolate, Murka; Private Beta "Opening Up In Near Future"

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Gambling platform Betable, which allows developers to incorporate real-money gambling into their games (in markets where online gambling is legal) without themselves having to obtain a gambling license, has announced it’s signed up games developers Slingo, Digital Chocolate and Murka Games to its platform — currently in private beta. The news...
Real-Money Gambling Platform, Betable, Signs Up Developers Slingo, Digital Chocolate, Murka; Private Beta "Opening Up In Near Future"
Applifier launches video ad network to monetize Facebook games

Bank Of America Is NOT The Worst Company In America

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It seems to us that a lot of Americans dislike Bank of America, but it turns out there's a more hated company out there. Over 250,000 voters at The Consumerist decided that Electronic Arts is even worse. Here's why: [A]fter years of being ignored and relegated to steerage, game-players...
Bank Of America Is NOT The Worst Company In America

Cargo-Bot is a deceptively simple iPad puzzle game, made on the iPad (video)

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After flinging avian creatures no longer provides a suitable outlet for your mental acumen, you may wish to graduate to a more challenging level of iPad gameplay. Might we suggest moving crates? Seriously, though, while the premise behind Cargo-Bot may seem effortless, it's actually nothing of the sort. In...
Cargo-Bot is a deceptively simple iPad puzzle game, made on the iPad (video)

Zynga Insists More Ads Will Save Draw Something

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Pictionary-like game Draw Something has endured one of the most precipitous falls from grace perhaps any smartphone app has seen. AppData reports that since March, the number of users logging into the app via Facebook has fallen from 14.5 million a day to 7.6 million, almost halving Draw Something's daily active users....
Zynga Insists More Ads Will Save Draw Something

European League of Legends Game Players Have Their Account Data Compromised

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Hackers have stolen account data from the European servers of popular real-time strategy game League of Legends (LoL), the game's developer, Riot Games......
European League of Legends Game Players Have Their Account Data Compromised

Videogame Distribution Shifting Online, Even for TV-Tethered Consoles

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Internet-enabled devices such as phones, tablets and computers are making it insanely easy for consumers to discover and play new videogames. And it’s that kind of online connectivity that is expected to drive the next wave of growth on the consoles. In a new report, DFC Intelligence, a market research...
Videogame Distribution Shifting Online, Even for TV-Tethered Consoles

Moving Beyond Angry Birds, Rovio Releases Amazing Alex

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Finnish gamemaker Rovio on Thursday released Amazing Alex, a physics game that will test the company’s ability to expand beyond its core Angry Birds franchise and justify its sky-high valuation. The title is available now for iPhone, iPad and Android and coming soon to PCs, Macs and Windows Phones. Amazing...
Moving Beyond Angry Birds, Rovio Releases Amazing Alex

Zynga announces Gems With Friends

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Zynga today announced the global launch of Gems With Friends, a free puzzle game for iOS and the sixth addition to Zynga’s “With Friends” franchise. In the game players have three two-minute rounds to drag and drop numbered gems as fast as they can to match three in order...
Zynga announces Gems With Friends
Balrogs! Kabam can't keep #11 top grossing iOS game The Hobbit live tonight

Zynga lays off 580 employees

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Social gaming company behind FarmVille is also closing offices in New York, Dallas and Los Angeles to save $80m a yearZynga, the social gaming company behind CityVille, Words With Friends and Draw Something, is laying off 580 people and closing offices in New York, Dallas and Los Angeles.The gaming firm...
Zynga lays off 580 employees
NeuroSky launches Focus Pocus learning app that kids can control with their minds
Sega aims to make some crazy money with Crazy Taxi for iOS

Pub trivia with a high-tech twist? CrowdGame’s iPad app connects multiple players at once

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Steve Cellini didn’t set out to create yet another mobile trivia app. After all, there are already plenty of those floating around. Instead, the Seattle entrepreneur and brains behind CrowdGame wants to transform the way people deliver trivia questions, removing the old-fashioned paper-and-pen systems that most folks have used for...
Pub trivia with a high-tech twist? CrowdGame’s iPad app connects multiple players at once

Ngmoco raises $25M for iPhone games, acquires Freeverse

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Making a bigger push into games on the iPhone, Ngmoco has raised $25 million in a third round of venture capital and acquired iPhone game developer Freeverse. The round was led by Institutional Venture Partners and included existing shareholders Kleiner Perkins, Norwest Venture Parters, and Maples Investments. To date, Ngmoco,...
Ngmoco raises $25M for iPhone games, acquires Freeverse

Rayman developer: Wii U GamePad latency is 1/60th of a second

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Since the Wii U was first unveiled, quite a few people have asked if the system was really powerful enough to handle HD graphics while pushing an 854x480 image out to the tablet GamePad wirelessly in real-time. Has to come with significant lag, right? We haven't noticed any latency between...
Rayman developer: Wii U GamePad latency is 1/60th of a second

Amazon to bolster gaming on Kindle Fire with newly-launched GameCircle

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The Kindle Fire isn’t really known as a powerful gaming device. But Amazon.com is looking to change that perception with the launch of GameCircle, a new tool for developers that is designed to easily add features such as leaderboards, achievements and a new syncing function that allows game players to...
Amazon to bolster gaming on Kindle Fire with newly-launched GameCircle

RocketPlay Betting on Zynga to Bring Its Virtual Sports Casino to Facebook

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RocketPlay has partnered with Zynga to bring virtual its sports betting game to Facebook. The concept is similar to a Sportsbook in Las Vegas, where fans drink beer, place bets and watch their favorite teams play. But now, instead of traveling all the way to Sin City, the players can...
RocketPlay Betting on Zynga to Bring Its Virtual Sports Casino to Facebook

Zynga Picks Up Mobile Gaming Startup Wild Needle In A Talent Deal

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Zynga has picked up the team behind Wild Needle, a female-focused casual games company that was backed by Playdom co-founder Rick Thompson. Wild Needle was raising funding back in late 2010 to build casual, mobile games for women and closed a round with Thompson and Shasta Ventures. They didn’t release their...
Zynga Picks Up Mobile Gaming Startup Wild Needle In A Talent Deal
Beintoo Raises $2M to Reward Mobile Gaming Addicts

Nintendo's Fils-Aime Expects Wii U's Killer App to be Social Networking

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The small tablet that comes with Nintendo’s Wii U, used as a game controller or to change the TV station and watch videos, is the most obvious distinguishing feature of the new game console. But in an interview, Nintendo North American President Reggie Fils-Aime said he believes the Miiverse, the...
Nintendo's Fils-Aime Expects Wii U's Killer App to be Social Networking
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