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Valve stays true to its word, opens Steam Linux beta seeking 1000 "experienced Linux users"

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Valve has a treat for some Linux gamers today after it began opening registrations for its Steam client on the open-source platform, staying true to its word that it would launch its gaming platform in beta before the end of October. In September, Valve confirmed that the external beta would include...
Valve stays true to its word, opens Steam Linux beta seeking 1000 "experienced Linux users"

Hands-On With Sifteo Cubes: High-Tech Games Built Into Classic Building Block Shapes

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Kids these days have it so much better than we all did, am I right? Better clothes, funner food, cooler hair, and amazing tech-enabled games. Reinforcing that last example is Sifteo, a San Francisco startup that has built an especially unique interactive gaming platform aimed at age 7 and...
Hands-On With Sifteo Cubes: High-Tech Games Built Into Classic Building Block Shapes

Yahoo Scoops Up Another Small Startup: Gaming Platform PlayScale

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Yahoo said it had bought PlayScale, a gaming infrastructure platform. Yahoo has been on a bit of a tear in buying up small startups for low prices, to strengthen its talent pool in a wide variety of arena, including mobile, productivity and gaming....
Yahoo Scoops Up Another Small Startup: Gaming Platform PlayScale

Windows 8's Arbitrary App Certification Rules Could Block Skyrim And Other Huge Games

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We have already mentioned that some game developers were having a hard time accepting Windows 8 as a viable gaming platform. The primary concern is with Microsoft's insistence on walling off its Metro UI and accompanying Windows Store. When a distribution system is walled off, new restrictions come along that...
Windows 8's Arbitrary App Certification Rules Could Block Skyrim And Other Huge Games

PopCap goes native in Japan with new ‘Bejeweled Legend’

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Seattle’s PopCap Games this morning released a new installment in its classic Bejeweled franchise, but this one comes with a different twist — and for now, at least, we won’t be able to play it here in the U.S. The game is Bejeweled Legend, for iOS and Android. The first...
PopCap goes native in Japan with new ‘Bejeweled Legend’

SNES HD emulator for iPad looks sick – even the iPhone controller

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It’s a pain to play emulators on the iPhone because not only is it small, but you have to sacrifice screen space to allow for buttons — and in the SNES’ case, that’s a lot of buttons. The iPad has a lot of promise as a portable gaming platform,...
SNES HD emulator for iPad looks sick – even the iPhone controller

Konami among developers signing up with Zynga Platform

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Playdemic and Rebellion has also joined the online-gaming platform, according to an announcement Zynga made at the Game Developers Conference. [Read more]...
Konami among developers signing up with Zynga Platform

Japan's DeNA Appears Unfazed By Gaming Mechanics Ban As Profit Is Up 20%

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At least for the time being, Japan’s multibillion dollar gaming giant DeNA appears to be unaffected by the government’s recent inquiry into ‘gacha’ gaming mechanics. Profits were up 20 percent year-over-year to 10 billion yen ($127.3 million), and rose 6 percent quarter-over-quarter. Overall revenue was up 37 percent to...
Japan's DeNA Appears Unfazed By Gaming Mechanics Ban As Profit Is Up 20%

Let Developers Choose Their Tools, Apple

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(A note from Harry: Here’s a “letter to the editor” from Kevin Miller, CEO of Scotland-based RunRev. His company makes a HyperCard-like development platform; one of its investors is Mike Markkula, who funded the creation of the Apple II and later served as Apple’s CEO.) In recent weeks, there has...
Let Developers Choose Their Tools, Apple

J. K. Rowling's Pottermore to launch on PlayStation Home

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J. K. Rowling’s virtual Harry Potter community Pottermore is launching on Sony’s PlayStation Home, the company’s free social gaming platform. Users of Pottermore’s website will be able to link their Pottermore.com accounts to their PlayStation Network IDs. Pottermore at Playstation Home will be available in April. According to an announcement...
J. K. Rowling's Pottermore to launch on PlayStation Home

Mobile games giant GREE inks carrier billing deal with SingTel, its first outside of Japan

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Mobile gaming giant GREE’s plans to ramp up revenues outside of its native Japan have advanced today after it announced a deal that brings carrier billing to user of its games on Singapore-based operator SingTel’s network. The deal is the first of its kind for the company outside of Japan,...
Mobile games giant GREE inks carrier billing deal with SingTel, its first outside of Japan
Facebook’s new strategy for boosting user growth? Facebook for kids.

Geek of the Week: Xbox creative director Jeff Faulkner

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Jeff Faulkner is the Xbox creative director who guides the branding and user experience for Microsoft’s entertainment and gaming platform. Now a Seattle resident, he’s a veteran designer with roots at agencies in Portland, working on a variety of high-profile projects. He’s speaking tonight in Portland about the intersection of...
Geek of the Week: Xbox creative director Jeff Faulkner
Halo 4: King of the Hill Fueled by Mountain Dew developer defends his promotional iOS game

Digital Storm's Hailstorm II relieves you of gaming PC claustrophobia, $2,760 cash

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What's the price for glory? Digital Storm's just launched it's latest flagship PC gaming platform, the Hailstorm II, letting serious players part with anywhere between $2,700 and $8,000-plus. A sequel to the original Hailstorm PC, the integrator claims its new platform is the first to take advantage of the...
Digital Storm's Hailstorm II relieves you of gaming PC claustrophobia, $2,760 cash

Windows 8's Arbitrary App Certification Rules Could Block Skyrim And Other Huge Games

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We have already mentioned that some game developers were having a hard time accepting Windows 8 as a viable gaming platform. The primary concern is with Microsoft's insistence on walling off its Metro UI and accompanying Windows Store. When a distribution system is walled off, new restrictions come along that...
Windows 8's Arbitrary App Certification Rules Could Block Skyrim And Other Huge Games
Ars Technicast, Episode 16: Favorite gaming platform--console or PC?

CHART OF THE DAY: Apple's Giant Gaming Platform In Context (AAPL)

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Apple's mobile gaming platform is huge compared to its rivals. During its iPhone OS 4 presentation Scott Forstall, SVP iPhone software, flashed this slide. He said, "If you look at dedicated gaming devices like the Sony PSP and the Nintendo DS, we just blow them out of the water."...
CHART OF THE DAY: Apple's Giant Gaming Platform In Context (AAPL)

Google Play Services code peek fuels rumors of a game framework

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Android may be improving its reputation as a gaming platform, but there isn't a consistent, official service that can tie everything together -- Google has no parallel to Xbox Live or Game Center. That might be changing, if Android Police's snooping around the Google Play Services component of the...
Google Play Services code peek fuels rumors of a game framework

Duedil opens up private data from companies in 20 new countries through its API

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Private business information service Duedil (short for ‘due diligence’) today announced that it is making data on companies in 20 new countries available to businesses and developers through the Duedil API. In addition, the London, UK-based company is releasing a brand new developer portal to cater to third-party developers and...
Duedil opens up private data from companies in 20 new countries through its API
Verizon partners with GameTanium to offer subscription-based Android gaming

Japan's Infocom ramps up overseas expansion with investment in Korean app store UbiNuri

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Japanese IT company Infocom has announced an investment in UbiNuri, an app store distributor from South Korea, as it works to expand to overseas markets throughout Asia. Infocom will leverage the investment for its growing content business and social media services. UbiNuri got its start in 2003 and has built...
Japan's Infocom ramps up overseas expansion with investment in Korean app store UbiNuri

Ngmoco executive Oberfest leaves DeNA to start mobile health company

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Another day, another DeNA departure. Jason Oberfest, who was vice president of social applications for the mobile-gaming platform, has left to co-found a mobile health startup called Mango Health. Oberfest joined Ngmoco in September of 2009, just months before it was acquired by Japanese gaming giant DeNA in a...
Ngmoco executive Oberfest leaves DeNA to start mobile health company

Skillz enters beta with an Android gaming platform that let players compete for real money

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For those tired of competing just for points and virtual currency in mobile games, a new startup, Skillz, is about to ramp things up with its new platform for adding real-money tournaments to Android games. Developers add Skillz as the multiplayer element of their mobile games. Players then sign up for...
Skillz enters beta with an Android gaming platform that let players compete for real money

Agawi and Marvell team up to bring cloud-based gaming to Android set-top boxes

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It's like a match made in heaven. Agawi and Marvell have partnered up to combine a cloud-based gaming platform with the equipment that powers many popular Google TV devices. Together, both companies will offer a white-label Android gaming solution to OEMs, internet and cable providers, game publishers and retailers....
Agawi and Marvell team up to bring cloud-based gaming to Android set-top boxes

Are you watching, Facebook? Asia's mobile chat apps show how it's done

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The App Store and Google Play may not be kings forever. If we look to Asia, we can see evidence that Web-based apps may be creeping closer to finding dominance on smartphones. And no-one should be more interested in the trend than Facebook. Last week, South Korea’s Kakao Talk announced...
Are you watching, Facebook? Asia's mobile chat apps show how it's done

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?
RockYou acquires social bingo game maker Ryzing

Microsoft and the National Football League team up for exclusive partnership

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Microsoft has just announced a broad partnership with the National Football League intended to make the Xbox One the definitive living room device for football fans. While the Xbox is known primarily as a gaming platform, Microsoft has been positioning the console as an all-in-one entertainment solution for some...
Microsoft and the National Football League team up for exclusive partnership

Game Over: Zynga Titles Sink After Facebook Changes Up Discovery

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If Zynga’s symbiotic relationship with Facebook was ever in question before, it sure isn’t now. The gaming company missed analyst estimates in its second-quarter earnings release on Wednesday, reporting one cent earnings per share on revenues of $332 million. That’s below what the Street expected — revenues of $344 million...
Game Over: Zynga Titles Sink After Facebook Changes Up Discovery
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