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Sony’s $380 Million Gaikai Acquisition Validates Streaming Gaming Strategy

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Sony’s decision on Monday to purchase cloud-streaming game provider Gaikai for a cool $380 million could completely reshape the way Sony interacts with the lucrative gaming market. Gaikai likes to describe itself as Netflix for gaming, and that’s as good a descriptor for the Orange County, Calif.-based company as any....
Sony’s $380 Million Gaikai Acquisition Validates Streaming Gaming Strategy
New Sonic game showcases Xbox, Windows Phone integration [video]

Killer Penguin: Tencent Builds Empire Beyond Games in China

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Tencent is the world’s fifth-largest Internet company by market cap, but much of its revenue has come from one sector: games. A new report, however, shows that the company is plotting to expand its empire by moving aggressively into ads and ecommerce. In a “War of Internet Dominance” in China,...
Killer Penguin: Tencent Builds Empire Beyond Games in China

Zynga in discussion to buy Draw Something maker OMGPOP

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Zynga is reportedly looking at picking off its newest rival in OMGPOP, maker of the new hit mobile app Draw Something. According to TechCrunch, who quoted a person with direct knowledge of discussions between the two companies, Zynga is looking into acquiring the New York-based OMGPOP, which just hit 30...
Zynga in discussion to buy Draw Something maker OMGPOP

A Microsoft 'Xbox Surface' Tablet Could Bridge PC-Mobile-Console Gaming

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Microsoft is reportedly building its own "Xbox Surface" gaming tablet, which could give the company a true mobile gaming strategy. Microsoft officials declined to comment, but the rumored 7-inch tablet could incorporate a custom ARM processor as well as "high-bandwidth RAM suitable for gaming tasks," The Verge reported on Tuesday. In...
A Microsoft 'Xbox Surface' Tablet Could Bridge PC-Mobile-Console Gaming

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?
HTC books $40 million loss from OnLive investment
Alex St. John’s Magi.com launches social gaming hub (exclusive)

What Will Actually Save Zynga?

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Can Zynga's mobile-gaming business and decaying Web-gaming empire keep the company alive long enough for a real-money gaming strategy to emerge?...
What Will Actually Save Zynga?

Telefónica brings Electronic Arts on board to offer more mobile games to the masses

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Telefónica Digital, the global business unit announced by Telefónica back in September to spearhead the telecom company’s digital growth, has launched the latest move in its global gaming strategy by teaming up with Electronic Arts’ (EA) mobile division. The tie-up with EA Mobile will let the telecommunications giant’s customers access...
Telefónica brings Electronic Arts on board to offer more mobile games to the masses
After last year's boom, social casino games remain strong

Zynga's Former General Manager of Poker Cashes in His Chips

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Wall Street gets excited when Zynga talks about the casino category because gambling could mean a whole new revenue stream for the social games company. Zynga Poker GM Lo Toney Unveils Zynga Casino at Unleashed 2011 But investors won’t like hearing this tidbit: AllThingsD has learned today that Laurence “Lo” Toney,...
Zynga's Former General Manager of Poker Cashes in His Chips

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

AMD has console gaming in its pocket, but can it squeeze out Nvidia on the PC?

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AMD is in a very interesting position this year. Not only is it pushing the envelope with server, desktop, and mobile APUs, but it also has the console market on lock down. This week at the Computex Taipei expo, AMD doubled down on its "Unified Gaming Strategy," and promises to...
AMD has console gaming in its pocket, but can it squeeze out Nvidia on the PC?

Supercell's free-to-play titles grossing $15M a month on iOS

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Finnish developer Supercell has told the New York Times its free-to-play iOS games are seeing sales in excess of $500,000 a day. On a monthly basis that translates to more than $15 million in gross revenue, or $10.5 million after Apple takes its 30 percent transaction fee. The figure, which...
Supercell's free-to-play titles grossing $15M a month on iOS
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