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Forget reward points: AmEx gives users Farmville cash
Gift-giving holidays spur huge success for mobile-game developers

iOS and Android gaming revenue tripled that of handheld consoles in Q1 2013: App Annie

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Research firms IDC and App Annie have again joined forces to release their second quarterly report on mobile gaming, the key takeaway being that tablets and smartphones continue to dominate the handheld console space, making triple the revenue of Nintendo, Sony and others combined in Q1 2013. Apple led the pack, overtaking the likes of...
iOS and Android gaming revenue tripled that of handheld consoles in Q1 2013: App Annie

Touché: 24 hours after rival GREE's deal, DeNA inks fresh terms with Yahoo Japan

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Barely 24 hours have passed since Japanese mobile gaming firm GREE agreed to a significant tie-in with Yahoo Japan, but already arch-rival and fellow billion dollar giant DeNA has fought back with an announcement that broadens its existing partnership with Yahoo Japan onto mobile devices. The deal sees the duo’s PC-based...
Touché: 24 hours after rival GREE's deal, DeNA inks fresh terms with Yahoo Japan
GamesBeat weekly roundup: Halo 4, Grand Theft Auto V reveal, THQ for sale
YouTube Finally Launches An Official Wii App, Largest WebM Video Deployment Yet

NXP and Cherry team up to make an energy-harvesting wireless light switch

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Last week, at CES 2013 NXP Semiconductors and Cherry showed off a light switch. It might not seem like something that could stand up against huge OLED televisions or Android-based mobile gaming platforms, but after surveying the best of CES, you might change your mind about just how impressive this...
NXP and Cherry team up to make an energy-harvesting wireless light switch

Skullcandy releases PLYR2 wireless gaming headphones

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Skullcandy has launched its first wireless gaming headset, one that the headphone manufacturer announced at the release of the SLYR. The PLYR2 is a platform-agnostic pair of headphones with microphone that will work with the Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Mac, PC, and mobile gaming platforms, and claims to offer a...
Skullcandy releases PLYR2 wireless gaming headphones

Applifier's Everyplay Wants To See Your Game Face

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Applifier, a Helsinki-based mobile gaming network, wants to see your game face. Their product Everyplay, which records players at their best (or worst) moments inside mobile games, is launching a new feature today that uses the iPhone’s front-facing camera to record your reactions. Yes, the videos are maybe a little...
Applifier's Everyplay Wants To See Your Game Face

Led By Social, Gaming Investment, M&A More Than Doubled In 2011; Consolidation Looms

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Yesterday, we took a look at the growing comfort consumers, specifically gamers, have with purchasing virtual goods and currency on the Web and mobile devices. Virtual goods are becoming a booming market thanks to the growing maturity of gaming platforms, free-to-play models, and the profusion of mobile devices. Today, international...
Led By Social, Gaming Investment, M&A More Than Doubled In 2011; Consolidation Looms
Markets pummel Zynga share price

Scopely, The Mobile-Social Gaming Platform From AdSense's Co-Creator, Raises $8.5M

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There are a handful of startups that are going to build mobile-social gaming platforms or die trying. And Apple’s GameCenter, along with multi-billion dollar freemium gaming giants GREE, Zynga and DeNA don’t scare them. Los Angeles’ Scopely is one of the latest. The company, from AdSense Co-creator Eytan Elbaz, is...
Scopely, The Mobile-Social Gaming Platform From AdSense's Co-Creator, Raises $8.5M
Japanese Gaming Giant GREE Debuts Zombie Jombie, Its First U.S.-Designed Title For Western Audiences

Microsoft's AppEx team to build new apps for tablets, smartphones and gaming platforms

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Microsoft's Online services division is working on more than search and advertising. It's now a consumer app-development shop, too. [Read more]...
Microsoft's AppEx team to build new apps for tablets, smartphones and gaming platforms
DreamWorks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg predicts a "pay by the square inch" pricing model

Data suggests iOS may be the most popular gaming platform of all time

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The iPhone makes it easy to get in a quick game while waiting for dinner to be served. Danilo With an overwhelming advantage in sales numbers, Apple's iOS platform appears to be the world's most popular platform for playing games. And judging by the growth of the number of...
Data suggests iOS may be the most popular gaming platform of all time

This Is The Secret To OMGPOP's Incredible Scaling Success

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The secret to OMGPOP's scale is a company called Couchbase, which has open source database software that enabled OMGPOP to scale from zero to 35 million users in 6 weeks.  Three weeks ago, the operations team at OMGPOP called Couchbase to help scale its game Draw Something, which has...
This Is The Secret To OMGPOP's Incredible Scaling Success

The Ouya Debate: Who really wants indie gaming hardware?

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Between the Ouya console and Wikipad handheld, we seem to be at an inflection point for upstart gaming platforms. Who wants these things, and should you take them seriously? [Read more]...
The Ouya Debate: Who really wants indie gaming hardware?
Ars Technicast, Episode 16: Favorite gaming platform--console or PC?

Multiplayer Mobile Gaming Network Nextpeer Adds 100K Users A Day As A Ninja Bike Race Takes Off

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It can be a tough life out there for mobile-social gaming platforms. With Apple’s Game Center covering the bare basics and GREE’s recent shutdown of OpenFeint, it’s arguable that there isn’t that much room for another mobile gaming platform. Yet there are a few startups that are trying to...
Multiplayer Mobile Gaming Network Nextpeer Adds 100K Users A Day As A Ninja Bike Race Takes Off

Amazon Pumps Up Kindle Fire Gaming With GameCircle, Opens APIs To Developers

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Amazon has just announced a bit of good news for avid Kindle Fire gamers and developers — the company has been working to revamp the gaming experience on their wallet-conscious tablet and have decided to share the fruits of their labor. Starting today, developers can use Amazon’s GameCircle APIs to...
Amazon Pumps Up Kindle Fire Gaming With GameCircle, Opens APIs To Developers
Bladepad: A Kickstarter Project to Make iPhone Gaming Less Painful

Online Gaming Group bwin.party Sells Poker Network Ongame To Amaya For Up To $32.2M

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Canada’s Amaya Gaming is to buy bwin.party’s B2B poker network Ongame in a deal worth up to €25 million ($32.2 million). An initial payment of €15 million ($19.3 million) is payable in cash on completion — expected during the fourth quarter of 2012 but subject to standard conditions including regulatory approval. Additional payments of up...
Online Gaming Group bwin.party Sells Poker Network Ongame To Amaya For Up To $32.2M

Study finds there are nearly 2.5X more gamers since 2008

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A new study has found that the number of gamers in the US has grown from 56 million in 2008 to 135 million in 2011. The 241 percent increase is thanks largely to the explosion of new online and mobile gaming platforms, including those on social networks and smartphones. Parks...
Study finds there are nearly 2.5X more gamers since 2008
Google reportedly prepping Android social gaming app
Home away from home: The unspoken significance of Facebook's latest showpiece

Live from the Engadget CES Stage: an interview with Sifteo's Dave Merrill

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We've been hearing a fair amount about the Sifteo Cubes over the past couple of years, but we haven't had nearly enough opportunities to actually see the things in action. The company's president and co-founder Dave Merrill will be kicking off the second day of our CES stage by...
Live from the Engadget CES Stage: an interview with Sifteo's Dave Merrill

NVIDIA demos GRID streaming on OUYA, proves little boxes play big games (video)

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NVIDIA champions GRID as a perfect fit for cloud gaming platforms, but we haven't had much chance to see a good use case in action. The company was more than happy to oblige at E3, however, by streaming games from GRID to an OUYA system. As Android Central caught...
NVIDIA demos GRID streaming on OUYA, proves little boxes play big games (video)
Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 will support the Unity game engine

Is The Death Of JavaScript Upon Us, Or Is A Universal Language Transformation Underway?

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Editor’s note: Péter Halácsy is co-founder and CTO of Prezi. Follow him on Twitter @halacsy. Startups identify with JavaScript. When you’re just starting out, you need to be dynamic. You need to be flexible. You need to be able to bust out a prototype that just works, and you need to...
Is The Death Of JavaScript Upon Us, Or Is A Universal Language Transformation Underway?
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