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Move over Zuck, Abraham Lincoln filed a patent for Facebook in 1845

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You can’t make this stuff up, folks. Intrepid reporter (or just nosey historian) Nate St. Pierre did some digging in the grand old town of Springfield, IL where he took a tour of the Lincoln Museum and stumbled onto the “Springfield Gazette”, which was a paper entirely about Abraham Lincoln:...
Move over Zuck, Abraham Lincoln filed a patent for Facebook in 1845

Game Group to enter administration

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Fears for 6,000 UK jobs as troubled retailer's shares are suspended and it admits its business is worthlessThe future of Game Group is hanging by a thread as it said it would appoint administrators and admitted the business was worthless. The troubled retailer remains in last-minute rescue discussions with a...
Game Group to enter administration

D’oh! Homer Simpson, And His Donut, May Show Up In Angry Birds Space

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We heard from Peter Vesterbacka himself that Angry Birds Space would be Rovio’s biggest launch yet. It’s had crazy success since its launch in March, and in proper Rovio fashion, the company has just released an update to the next level: “Fry Me To The Moon.” But with access to...
D’oh! Homer Simpson, And His Donut, May Show Up In Angry Birds Space

Play time with the new games of Wii U

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In this episode, fix the Facebook e-mail mess and watch how the Wii U GamePad controller adds a new level to casual gaming. [Read more]...
Play time with the new games of Wii U
Major League Gaming to air on CBS television this fall
Microsoft Xbox Now Top Selling Console Worldwide

Microsoft readies Windows 8 app store games

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Microsoft is preparing a slate of games for the Windows 8 operating system that consumers will be able to purchase on the upcoming Windows Store, according to The Verge. Some developers such as Arkadium are excited about the opportunity for games to shine on the new Microsoft operating system, whose...
Microsoft readies Windows 8 app store games
TwitchTV Gets Its First In-Game Streaming Integration, Introduces A Scholarship For Competitive Gamers

PlayerDuel lets iOS developers add a competition layer to their mobile games

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There’s been a massive surge in mobile games over the last few years, aided by the ever-increasing penetration of powerful smartphones and tablet computers. A lot of those games are designed and developed to be used by one player, although people generally like to know how to stack up against...
PlayerDuel lets iOS developers add a competition layer to their mobile games

Activision Blizzard partners with Tencent to bring Call of Duty Online to China

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Activision Blizzard has closed a multi-year partnership with local Internet giant Tencent to bring Call of Duty Online to China, the gaming company announced today. As you may know if you are familiar with this highly popular franchise, Activision Blizzard’s subsidiary Activision Publishing has been developing Call of Duty Online for about two...
Activision Blizzard partners with Tencent to bring Call of Duty Online to China

Call of Duty Online to be released in China

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Activision is launching a free-to-play version of its hit first-person shooter franchise for the Chinese marketActivision has announced a new title in the blockbusting Call of Duty franchise, aimed exclusively at the Chinese market. Call of Duty Online is being released in partnership with internet service provider Tencent; it will...
Call of Duty Online to be released in China
Next PlayStation code-named Orbis, reportedly won’t play PS3 or used games

Facebook claims you’re playing games you aren’t playing

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Facebook recommends games to you based on what your friends are playing. Unfortunately, the Discover New Games module is lying: it often claims your friends are playing games they aren’t....
Facebook claims you’re playing games you aren’t playing
YoYo Games launches a series of Chrome games with the flip of a switch (exclusive)

Wikia Says It's the Biggest Site Nobody -- Including Its Millions of Readers -- Has Ever Heard Of (Video)

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The user-generated media site Wikia has been profitable for three years and grew traffic 42 percent last year to 47.6 million global unique visitors. Part of Wikia's extensive interactive map of the Skyrim gameWikia’s traffic in the gaming category is second only to IGN, with comprehensive and constantly updated databases...
Wikia Says It's the Biggest Site Nobody -- Including Its Millions of Readers -- Has Ever Heard Of (Video)

Four types of mobile apps

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If you are a founder trying to create a new mobile app or an investor trying decide whether an app has enduring value, it is helpful to separate the ways that people use apps into four categories. 1. Time wasters: Apps that can be used for short bursts when you...
Four types of mobile apps

Wreckateer: Microsoft Aims For Angry Birds For With New Casual Game

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We haven’t been paying much attention to new games this E3 but a new title, Wreckateer, should be interesting to casual gamers who have a passing familiarity with another title involving avians who are peeved. The game uses the Kinect interface to allow you to pull back a giant crossbow...
Wreckateer: Microsoft Aims For Angry Birds For With New Casual Game

TechCrunch Gadgets Webcast: Live From E3

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We went. We saw. We gamed. As we discuss in the video here, E3 was strange this year. Sony focused on just new games. Microsoft is jamming the Kinect down gamers’ throats. Nintendo finally unveiled the final Wii U hardware but then announced a series of Wii U mini-games...
TechCrunch Gadgets Webcast: Live From E3

Rovio: Angry Birds Space Downloaded 50 Million Times In 35 Days

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Rovio to Houston. The Mighty Eagle as landed. Big time. Rovio just took to Twitter to announce that its latest Angry Birds installment, Angry Birds Space, was downloaded 50 Million times in 35 days. As the company brags, that makes Angry Birds Space the fastest growing mobile game in history....
Rovio: Angry Birds Space Downloaded 50 Million Times In 35 Days

Facebook app store launches

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Social network offers its millions of users a range of games and programs that can be used on web and mobileFacebook has launched an app store, similar to that for the Apple iPhone, in a bid to turn the social network into a key entertainment platform online.The network announced its...
Facebook app store launches

Game appoints administrators but PwC pins hopes on sell-off

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PwC's Mike Jervis said they were 'hopeful' that a buyer could be found for the chain which has nearly 6,000 UK staff 600 UK storesVideo games specialist Game has officially entered administration with the appointment of PwC ahead of a swift restructuring that is expected to result in heavy job...
Game appoints administrators but PwC pins hopes on sell-off

OnLive's E3 blowout includes new games, easy in-browser access, MultiView and LG's Google TV

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OnLive launched in the summer of 2010 streaming games to PCs or Macs, and now two years later it has returned to E3 feeling pretty good about the state of cloud gaming and its place in it. Among a series of announcements going out are news that it will...
OnLive's E3 blowout includes new games, easy in-browser access, MultiView and LG's Google TV

Zynga Unleashing Several New Games and an Update for Its Playground

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Zynga is expected to unveil its playbook at its second “Unleashed” event tomorrow, including a line-up of games that will be released over the next several months. The event, starting at 10:30 a.m., will be hosted by the company’s CEO Mark Pincus at its swanky San Francisco headquarters. As usual,...
Zynga Unleashing Several New Games and an Update for Its Playground

Angry Birds Maker Says This Year Will Be A Monster Year With FIVE New Games

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Angry Birds is boldly going where no other game has gone before. Rovio, the makers of Angry Birds, is releasing Angry Birds Space next week. It's the latest version of Angry Birds, which will feature gravity-based gameplay that will make you bend the trajectory of your bird around planetoids....
Angry Birds Maker Says This Year Will Be A Monster Year With FIVE New Games

PowerA unveils Moga Bluetooth controller for Android devices, we go hands-on

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PowerA's best known as a company that crafts controllers and accessories for console gaming systems, but at E3 this year the firm is announcing its first foray into the mobile space: a Bluetooth controller for Android. Called the Moga, its got dual analog sticks and shoulder buttons, along with...
PowerA unveils Moga Bluetooth controller for Android devices, we go hands-on

Zynga Q4 Revenue Up 59 Percent To $311.2M In First Quarter As A Public Company

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Social gaming giant Zynga just released its fourth quarter earnings, the company’s first earnings release as a public company. Analysts expected earnings of $0.03 per share on revenue of $302 million. Zynga beat the street, with revenue coming in at $311.2 million for the fourth quarter of 2011, an increase...
Zynga Q4 Revenue Up 59 Percent To $311.2M In First Quarter As A Public Company

Zynga game changers: new games, friend network, API

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At "Zynga Unleashed" event at its headquarters in San Francisco, Zynga founder and CEO Mark Pincus attempted to change perceptions about Zynga's future. [Read more]...
Zynga game changers: new games, friend network, API

Zynga Wants to Sell Its Technology, Not Just Its Games

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Today’s “Zynga Unleashed” event in San Francisco revealed moves to allow third-party game developers to use Zynga’s technology platform and a new “Zynga with Friends” brand for multiplayer social interactions that could help the game company reduce its dependency on Facebook. Oh, and the company announced some new games, too....
Zynga Wants to Sell Its Technology, Not Just Its Games
The wildest memes from the Micrsoft E3 press conference

Check out IE’s guide to building cross-browser games with HTML5

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Internet Explorer hasn’t had the best reputation over the past few years, and for good reason. No standards support, instability, security holes; the list goes on and on. And out of all the trash talking that the blue E has received, it’s likely that the strongest words have come from developers....
Check out IE’s guide to building cross-browser games with HTML5
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