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Threeview: A critic, an analyst, and an academic review Borderlands 2

Press Start: Pachter backs Xbox 720, EA shuts Sims Social and more

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Plus, the nightmare of reviewing Dark Souls early, Rivet Wars and what happens when a 90-year-old woman tries the Oculus Rift VR helmetA selection of links, hand-picked by the Guardian games writers.EA shutting down Playfish games | GamesIndustry InternationalEA is shutting it's last Facebook games: Sims Social, Pet Society and...
Press Start: Pachter backs Xbox 720, EA shuts Sims Social and more

Facebook disappoints on its opening day, closing down $4 from where it opened

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At the end of Facebook’s first day of public trading, shares were selling for around 9.5 percent less than their opening price. By the time the closing bell rang, the stock ticker symbol FB sat at $38.06. Facebook got off to a rocky start this morning, offering shares at...
Facebook disappoints on its opening day, closing down $4 from where it opened
Why Facebook’s GM ad drama won’t impact this IPO

Analyst who attacked Zuck’s hoodie says: “A jacket over a T-shirt and jeans would be fine”

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I have to believe that Michael Pachter of Wedbush Securities is just looking for attention at this point. Yesterday, we reported that Pachter called Mark Zuckerberg’s signature hoodie a “mark of immaturity” is at it again on Bloomberg. This time, he has alternative fashion suggestions for Zuck (bold by TNW):...
Analyst who attacked Zuck’s hoodie says: “A jacket over a T-shirt and jeans would be fine”

A winning wager? Experts see a $20B market for gambling in games

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SAN FRANCISCO — Serious gamers did not shy away from confronting serious issues at third day of the Game Developers Conference — including gambling. A panel on the hotly debated issue of gambling in games was packed. The big questions for the experts: Is gambling the next big growth...
A winning wager? Experts see a $20B market for gambling in games
Why Facebook's stock is struggling despite phenomenal revenue growth

Facebook shares fall sharply on second day of trading on Nasdaq

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Shares down to $34.03 from initial price of $38 amid criticism of Facebook's share value and Morgan Stanley's handling of saleFacebook shares have fallen sharply on a second day of trading, leading to questions about the valuation of its IPO and the handling of the sale by its bankers.At the...
Facebook shares fall sharply on second day of trading on Nasdaq

Poll: Mark Zuckerberg’s hoodie, thumbs up or down?

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As Facebook prepares for what promises to be a landmark IPO for the tech industry, the attention of Wall Street this week focused on one of the company’s signature features — Mark Zuckerberg’s hoodie. Yes, the attire of the Facebook CEO seemed to generate as much attention as the...
Poll: Mark Zuckerberg’s hoodie, thumbs up or down?

COO John Schappert Leaves Zynga

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Zynga just announced that chief operating officer John Schappert is leaving the social gaming giant and its board of directors. “We can confirm that John Schappert has left Zynga and its Board of Directors effective immediately,” said CEO Mark Pincus in a statement. “John has made significant contributions to the...
COO John Schappert Leaves Zynga
Disney and others bring disruption to movie-licensed games
Yelp shares soar 22% after lockup expires

Sony: We're Selling a Ton of PlayStation Vitas

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Sony’s new PlayStation Vita went on sale last week in the U.S. and Europe after debuting in Japan back in December, and it’s already racking up some impressive sales. Sony said Tuesday that it had sold 1.2 million PlayStation Vitas worldwide, exceeding its expectations for the device amid tough competition...
Sony: We're Selling a Ton of PlayStation Vitas
Best Buy's Amazon price match is a $400M all-in bet it can't win

Hoodie hater elaborates on Zuckerberg's disrespect for the church of Wall Street

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Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter told Bloomberg TV that Zuckerberg "wouldn't go to church in a hoodie." He continued, "I mean you shouldn't. You just show the institution respect, and I think he didn't show respect on Wall Street." [Read more]...
Hoodie hater elaborates on Zuckerberg's disrespect for the church of Wall Street

Boy in the Hood(ie)

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I had no idea that Mark Zuckerberg’s hoodie would be such a big deal. I bet you even he didn’t think it would be such a big deal. Now don’t get me wrong: thanks to Mark, coders/hackers all around the world have proudly incorporated hoodies into their uniform. Even...
Boy in the Hood(ie)

Is Facebook worth $100bn?

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After reading Facebook's S-1 document, it's probably not worth $100bn, but at least one analyst has compared it to Google and Apple around the time of their listings, and has backed a $75bn valuationSo is Facebook worth it? After a fevered day and evening reading the S-1 document filed with...
Is Facebook worth $100bn?

ANALYST: If Zuckerberg Hadn't Worn That Hoodie At The Roadshow, Facebook Might Not Have Plunged Like This

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Prior to the Facebook IPO, Wedbush securities analyst Michael Pachter took a lot of heat for saying that Mark Zuckerberg shouldn't have worn a hoodie on the roadshow. Pachter thought it was disrespectful, but at the time everyone thought the complaint was ridiculous. Anyway, in light of the Facebook flop...
ANALYST: If Zuckerberg Hadn't Worn That Hoodie At The Roadshow, Facebook Might Not Have Plunged Like This

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

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

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Good morning! Here's the news: More details are coming out about how big investors got inside information leading up to the Facebook IPO. Apparently one Facebook executive called the analysts at 21 Wall Street firms telling them to cut their estimates just a few days into the roadshow. The Senate...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

EA’s quarterly earnings report will be a must-read on Monday

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Game industry observers will be watching Electronic Arts closely on Monday, May 7, when the company is scheduled to report its fourth fiscal-quarter earnings for the period ending March 31. The results will give investors a first peek at EA’s financial performance after the launch of its Mass Effect...
EA’s quarterly earnings report will be a must-read on Monday
EA has a lot riding on Battlefield 4, and it is stepping up its investment in a big way

What the Facebook Skeptics Know

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What Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter on Thursday called “media hype” about Facebook’s lockup expirations, I would call market transparency. Thanks to the intense media scrutiny Facebook has received, retail investors now know more about the company than perhaps those on Wall Street would like. They know that more than...
What the Facebook Skeptics Know
Analysts pore through Zynga's numbers as the stock price rises

The Analyst Who Thinks Zuckerberg Should Wear A Suit Loves Facebook's Stock, Says Its A Screaming Buy Regardless Of All That's Happened (FB)

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Michael Pachter at Wedbush has a new note out on Facebook. Before the company hit the public markets he said the stock was worth $44. Now that the company's been trading for a week, and the stock has been clobbered, is he changing his mind? Hell no! He's doubling down...
The Analyst Who Thinks Zuckerberg Should Wear A Suit Loves Facebook's Stock, Says Its A Screaming Buy Regardless Of All That's Happened (FB)

Ex-Engineer Lashes Out at Zynga Culture, but Current Devs Will Respond on Reddit

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Meet Slade Villena. In February, the ex-Zynga engineer publicly slammed the door in the San Francisco online social gaming company’s face in this discussion thread on Reddit, although he kept his real identity a secret at first. With a new seven-person team and a successfully-funded Kickstarter game under his...
Ex-Engineer Lashes Out at Zynga Culture, but Current Devs Will Respond on Reddit

HERE IT IS: Wall Street's First Bullish Rating And Price Target On Facebook (FB)

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It's begun: Wall Street is already putting out ratings and reports on Facebook. First out of the gate: Michael Pachter at Wedbush, who has put a $44 target and an 'Outperform' rating on Facebook. Here's are the two key paragraphs: We are initiating coverage of privately held Facebook, Inc. with...
HERE IT IS: Wall Street's First Bullish Rating And Price Target On Facebook (FB)

Press Start: Banjo-Kazooie 4 rumoured for E3, analyst predicts next-gen console prices and more

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Plus, the next Walking Dead teased by Telltale Games, Empire Magazine's Last of Us review leaked online and a game about telling stories through gamesA selection of links, hand-picked by the Guardian games writers.Banjo Kazooie 4, Mirror's Edge 2 top Xbox One E3 list - rumour | VG247A list of...
Press Start: Banjo-Kazooie 4 rumoured for E3, analyst predicts next-gen console prices and more
Zynga, Nokia and the dangers of cliche-based speculation
Activision Blizzard beat first-quarter earnings estimates with strong Call of Duty sales
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