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The DeanBeat: Game industry predictions for 2013

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Even though I have a terrible track record for predicting the future, I find making predictions irresistible. It’s such an exciting time in the game industry that just about anything can happen. Things that I never thought would occur — such as Apple dominating in the sheer number of...
The DeanBeat: Game industry predictions for 2013

What web is saying: the Facebook IPO

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Feeling overwhelmed with all the Facebook chatter. Is all this talk of the IPO making you yearn for the weekend already. Well, we are going to make life a little easier for you – find you best stuff for you to read. Keep checking often – and remember: the newest...
What web is saying: the Facebook IPO

As Facebook prepares to IPO, social trailblazer Friendster relaunches for the Asian gaming market

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The mighty Facebook finally filed for its $5bn IPO back in February, and whilst its going-public may now be delayed until June, another social networking, erm, powerhouse has announced that it’s pivoting and morphing into a social discovery and gaming platform. Friendster was launched by computer programmer Jonathan Abrams (now...
As Facebook prepares to IPO, social trailblazer Friendster relaunches for the Asian gaming market

Zuckerberg's first interview post-IPO, "It's not about fun anymore, but mission".

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg gave his first interview since the company’s IPO at TechCrunch Disrupt SF event today. Besides talking about mobile development, the Facebook co-founder spoke on a number of topics varying from the disappointing IPO performance recruitment/retention, search and the future of the social network. IPO Going public...
Zuckerberg's first interview post-IPO, "It's not about fun anymore, but mission".

Steam's virtual trading cards award prizes for your time well wasted

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Well, this is interesting. While the rest of the world was ogling over what's coming down the pipe from Google, Steam introduced collectible virtual trading cards that you can earn by playing games, and trade in for bragging rights and prizes. Sound odd? Sure, but it's also rather neat....
Steam's virtual trading cards award prizes for your time well wasted

Zynga Slingo, Chefville, Causes, schooFeed, Identified and more on this week's top 20 growing Facebook apps by MAU

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Zynga Slingo leads our list of the fastest growing Facebook applications by monthly active users this week with 170 percent gain that pushed the game past 35 million MAU. Zynga’s ChefVille is the No. 2 gainer. Other games from the developer on this weeks’ list are No. 13 CastleVille, No. 14 Texas HoldEm Poker and No....
Zynga Slingo, Chefville, Causes, schooFeed, Identified and more on this week's top 20 growing Facebook apps by MAU

Going beyond Facebook, Zynga launches Zynga.com site

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Zynga.com just went live. Announced last week, the web site is a new destination for Zynga’s gamers, who have been largely confined to playing games on Facebook. The San Francisco social gaming giant says the site is aimed at making games more convenient and accessible for the mass market of...
Going beyond Facebook, Zynga launches Zynga.com site

Parents told to beware children running up huge bills on iPad and iPhone game apps

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Developers are urged to make it less easy for a child to spend hundreds on 'in-app' purchasesParents are being warned to be vigilant with their iPhones and iPads, following increasing reports of children running up bills of hundreds of pounds while playing games such as Playmobil Pirates, Coin Dozer and...
Parents told to beware children running up huge bills on iPad and iPhone game apps

Playing games with culture

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Game maker Ken Levine on what makes video games matter...
Playing games with culture

Microsoft rumored to release 7-inch 'Xbox Surface' gaming tablet

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Microsoft reportedly plans to take on Apple's new iPad mini with its own smaller 7-inch tablet designed primarily for playing games....
Microsoft rumored to release 7-inch 'Xbox Surface' gaming tablet

Valve eyes the living room with multiple set-top 'Steam Boxes'

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Competition in the living room continues to heat up, with game maker Valve revealing its plans to support multiple set-top box devices for playing games and streaming content....
Valve eyes the living room with multiple set-top 'Steam Boxes'

Mobile apps news roundup: Most top grossing mobile games are integrated with Facebook, Puzzle & Dragons reaches 13 million users in Japan and more

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Facebook recaps stats about its games ecosystem from GDC 2013 – In a blog post Monday, Facebook’s director of games Sean Ryan recapped some stats about its games ecosystem that were revealed during the 2013 Game Developers Conference. Ryan says more than 250 million users are playing games on Facebook...
Mobile apps news roundup: Most top grossing mobile games are integrated with Facebook, Puzzle & Dragons reaches 13 million users in Japan and more
5 unexpected industry-specific iOS apps

Samsung Galaxy S4: Apple needs to go big with the iPhone 5S, or go home

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The Samsung Galaxy S4 is an omnipotent smartphone -- an omniphone -- that gives us our first real glimpse at a future where all our computing needs are satisfied by the same device. Be it productivity, content consumption, or playing games, it's now clear that the future of personal computing...
Samsung Galaxy S4: Apple needs to go big with the iPhone 5S, or go home

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
Nintendo kicks "Let's Play" videos off YouTube then slaps ads on them

Hakitzu: the app teaching kids to code - video

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The British startup hoping to create the next generation of coders by playing gamesScott CawleyPaul Boyd    ...
Hakitzu: the app teaching kids to code - video

As Facebook hits 250m monthly gamers it starts rolling out a new Games feed on profiles

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Facebook has released a whole slew of new figures at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco today, showing significant growth in the number of people playing social games and completing microtranscations. The company also revealed that it will be launching a new Timeline section later this week focused on...
As Facebook hits 250m monthly gamers it starts rolling out a new Games feed on profiles
If This Leak Is Correct, The Next Xbox Is Going To Be A Powerful Beast (MSFT)
Includification: Bringing video games to players with disabilities

Facebook's Zuckerberg Gives Zynga's Stock Price a Boost

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Mark Zuckerberg’s appearance today at TechCrunch Disrupt not only gave his own company’s stock a bump, but it also boosted shares of its close partner, Zynga. In after-hours trading, Facebook’s stock jumped 3.4 percent to close at $20.08 a share. The social games company, which has faced its own struggles...
Facebook's Zuckerberg Gives Zynga's Stock Price a Boost

Facebook tries promoting games with notifications

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Facebook appears to be testing a way to drive users to re-engage with games by sending them a new type of notification, we’ve discovered. Some users are seeing notifications about their friends playing games. These notifications, which are different from requests, appear to come from Facebook, not the game itself....
Facebook tries promoting games with notifications
Nokia Lumia 900 Review: This One’s A No-Brainer

Survey Reveals That People Prefer Mobile Games to Working, Sleeping and Just About Everything Else

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It’s not just the E-Trade baby who’s mastered these apps (Photo: blogcdn.com) Gather round kids, and set down your game of Tiny Wings for just a minute, because we have some mind-blowing news to tell you. A survey commissioned by Popcap Games released today reveals that people are addicted to mobile gaming....
Survey Reveals That People Prefer Mobile Games to Working, Sleeping and Just About Everything Else
PS4's 'play while downloading' feature arrives on PS3 first with 'The Last of Us'

Where Are All The iPad Shopping Apps?

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For a tech company founder in San Francisco, I’m a terribly late adopter of new technology. My buddy in med school had a smart phone before I did. The iPhone was out for a year before I bought the 3G. The iPad? I’m embarrassed to admit, I got my first...
Where Are All The iPad Shopping Apps?

Ahead of Wii U Launch, Nintendo Shows "How U Will Play Next"

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Nintendo has finally kicked off the Wii U advertising campaign, just days before its new console hits store shelves — and still, most of its marketing efforts are centralized on social media channels. The company’s new commercial, which is available on Facebook and YouTube, shows off “How U Will Play...
Ahead of Wii U Launch, Nintendo Shows "How U Will Play Next"

Facebook rolling out games section of Timeline

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Facebook is adding a new section to users’ About pages on their Timeline that showcases the social games they play. The games section is similar to the movies, books, TV and music sections launched with the latest profile redesign earlier this month. It displays the games users have recently played...
Facebook rolling out games section of Timeline
Heyzap launches a 'play with friends' feature for multiplayer mobile games
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