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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

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
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More Layoffs And Downsizing At Vostu, South America's One-Time Frontrunner in Gaming

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Vostu, the onetime darling of the social gaming world in South America, appears to have just had a fresh round of layoffs over the last few weeks. Multiple sources who have worked with the company said that Vostu laid off about 100 people and is now down to somewhere between...
More Layoffs And Downsizing At Vostu, South America's One-Time Frontrunner in Gaming

Electronic Arts: Digital sales will surpass boxed game sales in years

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As the transition towards a Web-based distribution model continues in the gaming world, EA said it won't leave its physical media users out in the cold. [Read more]...
Electronic Arts: Digital sales will surpass boxed game sales in years

Microsoft: Xbox event planned for May 21

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The gaming world is about to get more interesting. Microsoft said Tuesday that it will be revealing the next generation of its Xbox console in an afternoon event on May 21. In a company blog post, Microsoft director of programming Larry Hryb -- better known to the gaming community as...
Microsoft: Xbox event planned for May 21

As Flickr Co-Founder Butterfield Shuts Down Glitch, Is He Planning A New Photo Service? 'You Will Know It Well,' He Says

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Glitch, the online, multiplayer gaming world created by Tiny Speck, is closing down December 9 after failing to get enough user traction, and then failing to find a buyer for the product. Right now Tiny Speck’s founder, Stewart Butterfield, is working at finding new jobs for the 30 or so people...
As Flickr Co-Founder Butterfield Shuts Down Glitch, Is He Planning A New Photo Service? 'You Will Know It Well,' He Says

Nintendo is a hardware company. Saying they should put their games on iOS reminds me of everyone saying Apple should license OS X. It doesn't work that way.

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I, of course, realize this. But I don't view the situations as all that similar. Apple fell because it was badly mismanaged over several years. Nintendo has fallen because the world has simply changed around them very rapidly. (Remember how insanely popular the Wii was just a few years ago?)...
Nintendo is a hardware company. Saying they should put their games on iOS reminds me of everyone saying Apple should license OS X. It doesn't work that way.

Ouya Games Console Starts Shipping To First Customers

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The Kickstarter-funded, $99 device is expected to shake up the gaming industry. Ouya, the cube-shaped gaming console that won all its backing on Kickstarter, has started shipping units, reports the BBC. The system, which runs on Android, rapidly raised over $8 million in investment, and is expected to disrupt...
Ouya Games Console Starts Shipping To First Customers
Betable Nabs The Guy Behind Zynga's Recent Deal To Enter Real-Money Gaming

Report: Microsoft to debut next-gen console in April after being "caught off guard" by Sony

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It looks like Microsoft’s turn to impress the gaming world may come in April. That’s according to a report from computerandvideogames.com, who spoke with an unnamed Sony official that said Wednesday’s PS4 unveiling ”caught Microsoft off-guard,” and that “we definitely ruffled some feathers.” Sources said that Microsoft is planning on hosting...
Report: Microsoft to debut next-gen console in April after being "caught off guard" by Sony

Humble THQ Bundle is ready to shut up and take your money

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The people over at Humble Bundle are the good Samaritans of the gaming world, providing amazing pay-what-you-want deals for amazing games to support amazing causes. But they may have gone too far with the Humble THQ Bundle. While they usually provide a great package of indie games that help...
Humble THQ Bundle is ready to shut up and take your money

Sega Goes Nuclear On YouTube Videos Of Old Shining Force Game

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Sega has a history of being less than friendly to their fans and customers. Recall that they were unable to respond to one customer's concerns about SOPA, other than to ramble on about reboots and hard resets. Then there was their DRM fiasco when an iteration of their popular Football...
Sega Goes Nuclear On YouTube Videos Of Old Shining Force Game

Y Combinator-Backed Minefold Launches Affordable, On-Demand Platform For Game Hosting

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Multiplayer online games are becoming increasingly popular, so much so that the already-addictive web has become rife with way-too-addictive game experiences that will steal hours from your day — and probably most of your rent money. Zynga’s Cityville is played by over 61 million users per month, and the cult...
Y Combinator-Backed Minefold Launches Affordable, On-Demand Platform For Game Hosting

Xbox One: five key points you need to know

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Microsoft has unveiled its new generation of games console - but what else can it do, and when can you buy one?1. What exactly is the Xbox One?It's the latest games console from Microsoft, announced at an elaborate event co-hosted in Seattle and London this week. It's the first new...
Xbox One: five key points you need to know
Gamified courses from Course Hero and Bunchball boost student engagement

In Zlango’s World, Emoticons Are The Future (And The Future Revenue Model)

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They say if you want to understand the future, you have to look at children. And if my 10-year-old cousin’s chat history is any indication, we will soon be communicating in emoji, Egyptian hieroglyphics or some other kind of pictographic language that renders the 2,000-year-old Roman alphabet obsolete. Sometimes...
In Zlango’s World, Emoticons Are The Future (And The Future Revenue Model)
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21 year-old CEO aims to be the 'next Disney,' starting with an iPhone game

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Early Bird Tickets on Sale What’s cute, furry, and iOS all over? MinoMonsters! MinoMonsters is a mobile gaming startup that released major updates to the game today and shared some news surrounding the company’s progress. MinoMonsters is a Pokemon-inspired game where users collect,...
21 year-old CEO aims to be the 'next Disney,' starting with an iPhone game

How Major League Gaming went all-in, landed on its feet, and raised millions

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We’re big fans of Major League Gaming here at TNW, mostly because we find that the company sits at the intersection of hardware, gaming, and what one might call ‘the cult of technology.’ Major League Gaming, MLG for short, is a company that hosts competitive gaming tournaments around the United...
How Major League Gaming went all-in, landed on its feet, and raised millions

Kontagent Raises $1 Million For Facebook Analytics Platform

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Kontagent, an fbFund winner and social analytics platform has raised $1 million from a number of angel investors, including Jameson Hsu, co-founder/CEO of Mochimedia; Greg Thomson, founder of TallTreeGames and creator of YoVille (Acquired by Zynga); Mike Sego, Chief Product Officer of Gaia and creator of (Fluff)Friends (Acquired by SGN)....
Kontagent Raises $1 Million For Facebook Analytics Platform

The hottest trend in games? Free

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The business model formulated to attracted Chinese consumers is taking over around the world. By John Gaudiosi, contributor FORTUNE -- With the Electronic Entertainment Expo just around the corner, the gaming world will soon be focusing on the next generation of gaming from Sony's PlayStation 4 and Microsoft's Xbox One consoles....
The hottest trend in games? Free

Oculus Rift Virtual-Reality Headset Puts You Right in the Game

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Five days at CES can make anyone feel like they’re stuck in some sort of alternate reality. The Oculus Rift gaming headset actually transports you into that world. The headset, created by Palmer Luckey, has built-in virtual reality technology that, along with custom-made game software being played on another screen,...
Oculus Rift Virtual-Reality Headset Puts You Right in the Game

The Year of the Game

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Last week, Reaper Miniature Bones and Planetary Annihilation became the 10th and 11th Kickstarter projects to cross $1 million in funding. Both projects belong to the Games category. In fact, seven of the eleven projects that have crossed $1 million this year are games, and an eighth is a comic about a game. This has been the year...
The Year of the Game
Oculus Rift: Is the world finally ready for virtual reality games?

Scopely Hires Former Zynga GM Reed Shaffner To Lead Its Product Team

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Mobile gaming startup Scopely has signed on former Zynga general manager Reed Shaffner to lead its product team. Shaffner will oversee games from Scopely’s developer partners as well as its infrastructure. Based in Los Angeles, Scopely was launched in 2011 to help independent mobile game developers optimize their products for...
Scopely Hires Former Zynga GM Reed Shaffner To Lead Its Product Team

Will Zynga Emerge As A Gaming Company Or Gambling Company?

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There is more than a bit of schadenfreude among longtime insiders in the gaming industry at Zynga’s performance over the last year. The company has fallen from a private, pre-IPO valuation of around $14 billion to just $2 billion over the past year as it failed to maintain growth on...
Will Zynga Emerge As A Gaming Company Or Gambling Company?
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As The Stock Implodes, The Exodus From Zynga Begins (ZNGA)

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Kixeye, a fast-growing social gaming startup in San Francisco, has hired away Zynga general manager Alan Patmore. At Zynga, Patmore oversaw CityVille and Mafia Wars, two of the company's most successful games on Facebook. Zynga has lately had a lot of trouble replicating those early successes, and is doing whatever it...
As The Stock Implodes, The Exodus From Zynga Begins (ZNGA)
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