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Zynga files for right to make real-money gambling games in Nevada

PlayStation Vita – the essential guide

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Everything you need to know about Sony's latest handheld console – the games, the hardware, the future – analysed and assessedThe first video game hardware launch of the year hits Europe on Wednesday. And while everyone seems to love the look and feel of the PS Vita, question marks remain...
PlayStation Vita – the essential guide

Windows 7 drops below 70% adoption on Steam, while Windows 8 passes Windows Vista and Ubuntu grabs 1%

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Valve on Saturday updated its Hardware & Software Survey for January 2013, and the news is very good for everyone except Apple. Both Microsoft and Canonical have reason to celebrate on Steam for the start of this year. Here is how things looked like for January 2013 on Steam, in...
Windows 7 drops below 70% adoption on Steam, while Windows 8 passes Windows Vista and Ubuntu grabs 1%

Betable Brings Legal Gambling Mechanics To Social Game Developers

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Over the last several months, we’ve seen a slew of casino game launches from indie developers to the behemoth in the room, Zynga. The issue is that while it’s easy to create a casino-style game, it can be difficult to monetize one because of very fragmented and complicated regulations around...
Betable Brings Legal Gambling Mechanics To Social Game Developers

Microsoft Gets Ready To Launch The Next XBox As Console Gaming Goes Down The Tubes

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SAN FRANCISCO/SEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp is set to make a splash this week with the eagerly awaited unveiling of its new Xbox game console, eight years after the last version, as it seeks a larger share of the $65 billion a year global computer gaming industry. But the small device faces...
Microsoft Gets Ready To Launch The Next XBox As Console Gaming Goes Down The Tubes
“In the Studio,” MinoMonsters’ Josh Buckley Chronicles His Quest to Constantly Create
Mobile-and-social app analytics firm Swrve raises $6.25M (exclusive)

As Zynga Stumbles, All Eyes Are Now On This Startup

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Will Harbin is Mark Pincus's worst nightmare. Here's why the CEO of upstart gaming studio Kixeye is such a threat to Zynga, the giant of social games. Zynga is having a lot of trouble trying to find a new business as its Facebook games stagnate or decline. One direction it's...
As Zynga Stumbles, All Eyes Are Now On This Startup

This Developer Points Out A Potentially Fatal Problem For The Next Big Gaming Console (GOOG)

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Loren Brichter is the developer behind Tweetie, a Twitter client that was eventually acquired by the company itself. Most recently, he created a hit iOS game called Letterpress, and it's found some notable success in the App Store. In short, he's a guy who knows his stuff when it comes...
This Developer Points Out A Potentially Fatal Problem For The Next Big Gaming Console (GOOG)

First Chilean game on Kickstarter aims for OUYA

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Chilean firm Syrenaica is launching the first Kickstarter campaign for a Chilean game, the company announced today. Called Evilot, it will be a HTML5 app optimized for tablets and mobile devices. While the indie gaming startup’s ambition is to make Evilot available across multiple platforms, it is especially keen to...
First Chilean game on Kickstarter aims for OUYA

Turiya Media targets game publishers with behavioral data mining

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Looking to stake a claim in the online gaming market, Turiya Media today announced the launch of its Leafnode product, which helps game publishers better retain and monetize their customers through mining and analyzing behavioral data. The company is also competing as a finalist today in the startup competition our GamesBeat@GDC conference in San...
Turiya Media targets game publishers with behavioral data mining

Say What? Yes, You Heard Right – Zynga Could Be Worth $5 Billion

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Zynga, the leading social-gaming company behind Facebook hits such as Farmville and Mafia Wars, would likely be worth as much as $5 billion if it were publicly traded instead of privately held, according to SecondShares.com, a group of former equity analysts who spend their time researching the value of...
Say What? Yes, You Heard Right – Zynga Could Be Worth $5 Billion

EA chief suggests that Zynga overpaid for OMGPOP/Draw Something

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Electronic Arts chief executive John Riccitiello took a not-so-subtle shot at Zynga today during EA’s conference call with analysts. He said that EA would not pay a large amount of money “just to buy a brand” or to buy a “instant one-hit wonder.” That was a not-so-veiled reference to...
EA chief suggests that Zynga overpaid for OMGPOP/Draw Something
The DeanBeat: The right strategies for the social casino gaming bubble

Group Buying: A Billion-Dollar Web Trend?

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Can we all get a better deal by making purchases together?That’s the idea behind a new breed of “group buying” Web sites — at least one of which may be valued at more than $1 billion.Is group buying the next big web trend, joining the social gaming market as...
Group Buying: A Billion-Dollar Web Trend?
Online gambling now legal in New Jersey
Rovio and the 'Amazing Alex' gamble

Crowdstar moves further from Facebook, partners with Tencent and Gamevil for expansion into China and Korea

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It Girl developer CrowdStar is bringing its games to China and Korea’s mobile markets, courtesy of new partnerships with Tencent and Gamevil. Chinese games portal Tencent will release localized versions of Top Girl and Happy Peeps: Tower Town for iOS devices, while Gamevil will localize and distribute Top Girl Android...
Crowdstar moves further from Facebook, partners with Tencent and Gamevil for expansion into China and Korea

Free-to-play games on Xbox 360? It could happen sooner than you think

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Is Microsoft getting ready to bring free-to-play (F2P) online games to the Xbox 360? At least two developers are currently in talks with the company, GamesBeat has learned. “There hasn’t been a hi-res free-to-play game on the console yet, and we still don’t have any definite announcements or dates, but we’re...
Free-to-play games on Xbox 360? It could happen sooner than you think
Nintendo proves it doesn't "get" the Web with the Wii Mini

Rovio pins hopes on Bad Piggies

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Angry Birds-maker Rovio launches its new title Bad Piggies, which it hopes will kick-start the firm's fortunes in the mobile gaming market....
Rovio pins hopes on Bad Piggies

As Microsoft pushes Xbox into the mainstream, will gamers look elsewhere?

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Microsoft’s gaming strategy has been doing well for some time now, with its Xbox console owning the top console spot in terms of sales and ecosystem spend for some time. It’s a hit, in other words. Even more, the company owns the other largest gaming platform (I’m speaking loosely here,...
As Microsoft pushes Xbox into the mainstream, will gamers look elsewhere?

This week at Microsoft: Billions, fines, and Windows 8′s market share

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It’s Friday yet again my friends, which means we have the time afforded to ourselves to take a peek back at the last seven days of Microsoft news. TNW has more Microsoft content coming over the weekend, so keep your eyes peeled. This week had two themes for the company:...
This week at Microsoft: Billions, fines, and Windows 8′s market share

Real-Money Gaming Platform Betable Signs Canada's Frima Studio

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Betable, a gaming platform that enables developers to use real money instead of virtual currencies, just signed one of Canada’s largest independent developers Frima Studio. Frima, which has about 350 people and is based in Quebec, is opening up a real-money gaming division called 3OAK. Instead of going their own...
Real-Money Gaming Platform Betable Signs Canada's Frima Studio

BII REPORT: The Current State of Mobile Gaming

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Gaming is one of the fastest-growing usage categories in mobile, with huge growth seen in Apple's iOS and Google's Android platforms. In particular, social mobile gaming, enabled by always-connected smartphones and the "freemium" revenue model, is particularly strong. BI Intelligence has produced a new report on Mobile Gaming, taking a look at the size of the mobile...
BII REPORT: The Current State of Mobile Gaming
Jason Citron's Phoenix Guild nets $1.1M in funding to create "exploitation-free" games for core gamers

10 Million People Play This Game Every Day

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OMGPOP's Draw Something app, which is less than two months old, just blew past Zynga's Words With Friends to become the most-played game on a daily basis, according to AppData. As with all explosively popular apps, expect one of two things to happen: a larger social gaming company (we're...
10 Million People Play This Game Every Day

Behind the scenes of GREE’s latest acquisition: what made Funzio right for the Japanese mobile giant

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GREE’s surprise $210 million acquisition of Funzio wasn’t a surprise for everyone — according to Funzio’s former COO Anil Dharni, the two companies had been meeting together for the past six months. As it turns out, GREE’s purchase of the San Francisco-based company wasn’t based on competition from a potential...
Behind the scenes of GREE’s latest acquisition: what made Funzio right for the Japanese mobile giant

Can Sony win over the living room?

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Sony's PlayStation 4 announcement delivered lots of top-of-the-line gaming specs sure to stir the heart of any video game enthusiast. But it did little to market its console to non-gamers, a risky strategy for a company that's watched the gaming market drift away from its PlayStation brand. Read full article...
Can Sony win over the living room?
Rovio teases Angry Birds Trilogy for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Nintendo 3DS
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