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Google+ Games to go dark after June 30th

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Sure, Mountain View may be bolstering its gaming efforts on mobile platforms and the web, but it's seen fit to give Google+ Games the pink slip. After June 30th, the game section on the titan's social network will go dark, but Page & Co. note that some titles will...
Google+ Games to go dark after June 30th
Gaikai signs up Warner Bros. Lord of the Rings Online game for instant demos

Facebook partners with world’s largest carriers to bolster mobile web-based payments

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Facebook has partnered with some of the world’s largest carriers to make the experience of paying with Credits more seamless on the mobile web. The company has done a deal with AT&T, Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Telefónica, T-Mobile USA, Verizon, Vodafone, KDDI and Japan’s Softbank Mobile Corp to let Facebook users...
Facebook partners with world’s largest carriers to bolster mobile web-based payments

Nvidia demos upcoming Hawken mech game using cloud graphics (video)

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Hawken is one of the highly anticipated free-to-play downloadable games coming this fall. Graphics chip maker Nvidia showed a demo of the online mech-combat title today in order to demonstrate its cloud graphics technology. Jen-Hsun Huang (pictured below), chief executive of Nvidia, and Gaikai (cloud gaming platform) chief executive...
Nvidia demos upcoming Hawken mech game using cloud graphics (video)
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VIDEO: The art of war on a tabletop

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Warhammer 40,000 fan Andrew Ruddick spoke to BBC News about why he was still playing the game after almost 20 years....
VIDEO: The art of war on a tabletop
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Blizzard Cashes in on Virtual Game Spending

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Blizzard Cashes in on Virtual Game Spending is a post from Chris PirilloI think I am in the wrong line of business. I knew already that Facebook’s Farmville was a huge hit. Every time I log into the site, I see people harvesting their crops and begging me to fertilize...
Blizzard Cashes in on Virtual Game Spending
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80 percent of Bingo Blitz's mobile revenue comes from Facebook-connected players

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Facebook today published a developer spotlight blog post about Buffalo Studios’ Bing Blitz, stating that 80 percent of the game’s mobile revenue comes from Facebook-connected users who spend three times more and play twice as much as other users. “One of the keys to sustaining long-term players has been to integrate Facebook...
80 percent of Bingo Blitz's mobile revenue comes from Facebook-connected players

Learn how top grossing apps are using social to improve their apps performance

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This sponsored post is produced by W3i.  Most of the top grossing apps design social features into their apps as part of their core strategy.  Why?  In his key note at GamesBeat Zynga’s Chief Executive Mark Pincus stated that users’ retention rates doubled compared to the average game’s retention rates...
Learn how top grossing apps are using social to improve their apps performance
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Duane Reade stores to offer 'value-added game' assets for Google's Ingress augmented reality game

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New York City’s largest drugstore chain, Duane Reade, announced on Tuesday that it would integrate mobile game Ingress into more than 250 stores. Google launched Ingress, a World of Warcraft-like augmented reality game, as a beta in November 2012. Google Vice President of Product Management John Hanke heads Google’s Niantic Labs, a project that explores experimental mobile-social-local applications,...
Duane Reade stores to offer 'value-added game' assets for Google's Ingress augmented reality game
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PS4 to use Gaikai for instant demos, UStream multicasting, social gameplay

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David Perry, CEO and founder of Gaikai, took the stage at today's PlayStation 4 announcement to reveal new details on the next generation of Sony's PlayStation Network and Gaikai's integration into the service. Perry said the PS4's version of the PlayStation Network will be the "fastest gaming network in...
PS4 to use Gaikai for instant demos, UStream multicasting, social gameplay
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Namco encourages fan art with Tekken Instagram competition

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Fans of Tekken Tag Tournament are being asked to send Instagram images to Namco throughout August, with the best set to be shown in a London galleryOf all interactive entertainment genres, the fighting game seems to provoke the strongest sense of community and identity from its fan base. While first-person...
Namco encourages fan art with Tekken Instagram competition

EA Sports Active 2.0 to get heartbeat sensors and online sharing (video)

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Electronic Arts showed off its sports game line-up this evening at the Game Developers Conference, and one of the key features it highlighted was a heartbeat sensor. EA Sports Active 2.0 will debut this fall with a new kind of heartbeat monitor that you strap around your arms and one...
EA Sports Active 2.0 to get heartbeat sensors and online sharing (video)

Paradise Paintball 3D Is The First Social First Person Shooter For Facebook

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As the social games space matures, we’re seeing a diversification of the types of games being released.  This is no better evident by the recent release of Paradise Paintball 3D by Chinese developer CMune.  The game is a first person shooter, but is actually very social and leverages Facebook well....
Paradise Paintball 3D Is The First Social First Person Shooter For Facebook

Amazon's first mobile game: 'Air Patriots' for iOS, Android and Kindle Fire

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Amazon’s fledgling game development studio released its first mobile game this morning, Air Patriots, a tower-defense game with a military aviation theme. It’s available for Kindle Fire, Android, iPhone and iPad. The simultaneous cross-platform release gives Air Patriots a widespread presence out of the gate — or the hangar,...
Amazon's first mobile game: 'Air Patriots' for iOS, Android and Kindle Fire

Giant Space Invaders Turns a Building Into an Arcade Game

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This huge version of the classic Space Invaders proves playing the game on an arcade machine is for chumps--this one scales a building!...
Giant Space Invaders Turns a Building Into an Arcade Game

Plot thickens in Apple “bait apps” case

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Apple came under fire last year from parents whose children had racked up credit card charges on apps that were supposed to be “free.” Apple tried to throw out a law suit over the apps but has come up short after a judge found the parents suffered sufficient harm to...
Plot thickens in Apple “bait apps” case
AOL's First Mobile Game 'Clucks' Uses Nuance Voice Recognition In A Video- And Turn-Based Mobile Word Game

Full circle: MySpace co-founder Tom Anderson becomes advisor for Facebook casino app

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Even Tom from MySpace knows that Facebook’s app platform is a powerhouse, and has joined a company called RocketFrog as an advisor. The company has launched what it calls the “largest free to play online casino app” on the Facebook platform. I’m not a social games kind of guy, but...
Full circle: MySpace co-founder Tom Anderson becomes advisor for Facebook casino app
Halfbrick’s iOS Hit ‘Jetpack Joyride’ Touches Down On Facebook

Kinect Star Wars finally awarded a ship date

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Kinect Star Wars, one of the very few games that we have covered with regularity at TNW, was awarded a launch date this morning, along with a specially branded Xbox console that matches the theme of the game. Both Star Wars-branded products will be released on April 3rd. Microsoft is...
Kinect Star Wars finally awarded a ship date
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