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PlayStation 4 games revealed: a preview of what's to come

www.engadget.com
As with any gaming console, good hardware only tells half of the story. Today, Sony announced a stable of games that'll play a large role in determining the early success of the PlayStation 4, which is set for availability this holiday season. Leading the charge will be biggies such...
PlayStation 4 games revealed: a preview of what's to come

Put the pedal to the metal in these games for iOS

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This week's collection of apps are all racing games including sequel to a popular franchise, a race simulator that's fun and unique, and a well-polished remote control-like racer that's tough to put down. [Read more]...
Put the pedal to the metal in these games for iOS

Responses To Nimblebit Point Out That Inspiration Comes From Lots Of Places

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We just wrote about Nimblebit's response to Zynga upon discovering Zynga's game that looks a lot like a Nimblebit game. In that post, we noted that even Nimblebit's game was hardly the first such game out there, and now (as pointed out in our comments), someone decided to take the...
Responses To Nimblebit Point Out That Inspiration Comes From Lots Of Places
EA shutting down 'Sims Social' and other Facebook games, insists 'activity has fallen off'

Weekend Time Waster: Solitaire Blitz brings excitement to lonely card clicking

arstechnica.com
Digital forms of Solitaire have been included with Windows since it reached version 3.0, and they may well represent the most widely played video game series this side of Angry Birds, enjoyed by bored cubicle workers and bored, procrastinating students alike. While most serious gamers probably wouldn't put these games...
Weekend Time Waster: Solitaire Blitz brings excitement to lonely card clicking

The Biggest Fan

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Description:  My father used to take me to the Padres games all the time when I was a kid.  If it wasn’t for him taking me to these games, I’m not sure how else I would have fallen in-love with Cotton Candy, Cracker Jacks, and the overload of salt...
The Biggest Fan

Facebook looks to mobile app ads to spur revenue

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Facebook will allow app makers to pay to promote their apps in the news feed in what could be one way to help solve the company’s mobile monetization problem. Facebook said Tuesday that developers will be able to target a specific audience and set a budget for their ads, which will...
Facebook looks to mobile app ads to spur revenue

Hit for the fences with these games for your smartphone

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This week's collection of apps are both iPhone and Android friendly, featuring great games that let you play America's favorite pastime. [Read more]...
Hit for the fences with these games for your smartphone
As player numbers crater, EA will shut SimCity Social, other Facebook games

UK investigates unfair trade in children's game apps

www.pcworld.com
The U.K. Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has launched an investigation into free children's game apps to explore whether these games are misleading, commercially aggressive or otherwise unfair.Children could be unfairly pressured by Web and app-based game makers to pay for additional content in games, the OFT said in...
UK investigates unfair trade in children's game apps

Draw Something largest mobile game on Facebook by DAU, Zynga still leads canvas game pack

www.insidemobileapps.com
OMGPOP’s Draw Something is near the top the charts on our AppData traffic tracking service with 10.8 million daily active users, making it the second-largest app on the Facebook Platform by DAU behind Microsoft Live. We’ve been tracking it for the past couple weeks on Inside Social Games and over...
Draw Something largest mobile game on Facebook by DAU, Zynga still leads canvas game pack
Zynga games platform beta is now live

London 2012: The Games of the Memes

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Imma let you finish, Twitter ... but these Games belonged just as much to the *other* social media....
London 2012: The Games of the Memes

Responses To Nimblebit Point Out That Inspiration Comes From Lots Of Places

www.techdirt.com
We just wrote about Nimblebit's response to Zynga upon discovering Zynga's game that looks a lot like a Nimblebit game. In that post, we noted that even Nimblebit's game was hardly the first such game out there, and now (as pointed out in our comments), someone decided to take the...
Responses To Nimblebit Point Out That Inspiration Comes From Lots Of Places
Tracking the history of Zelda in 'Hyrule Historia'
iOS Gaming Watch List: 'Pitfall,' 'Super Mole Escape,' and 'Ghostbusters'

Warning: Fake versions of Angry Birds successor Bad Piggies inject ads into Google Chrome

thenextweb.com
Late last month, Rovio, the company behind Angry Birds, released a very popular game called Bad Pigges on Android (free), iOS ($0.99 to $2.99), and Mac ($4.99). Those who don’t have an Android device but still want to play for free are out of luck. Cybercriminals are capitalizing and have...
Warning: Fake versions of Angry Birds successor Bad Piggies inject ads into Google Chrome
Qualcomm's Gamecommand launches four exclusive titles for Snapdragon devices

Study: Game microtransactions aren’t so micro in the end

www.geekwire.com
The underlying economics of video-games have been undergoing a radical transformation with the shift toward “free-to-play” titles that offer a basic experience at no charge and make money instead by selling additional content and other in-game items. Many of us now play games this way, on Facebook and other platforms....
Study: Game microtransactions aren’t so micro in the end

Train Your Brain With AgameAday

www.makeuseof.com
Here on MakeUseOf, we like to take on the occasional brain-teaser or word puzzle. Fortunately, I’ve found a site called A Game A Day (stylized “AgameAday”) – a great way to go throughout the year and enhance your thinking skills. Despite its old school design, this site provides some fairly...
Train Your Brain With AgameAday

Ludum Dare's 48-Hour Game Making Competition Is Proof that Game Developers are Crazy

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Don’t tell 10-year old me this, but making a video game is hard work. Hundreds, if not thousands, of animations need to be created for even the smallest of games, and the knowledge required to make sure everything works the way that it should takes years to acquire. Add the...
Ludum Dare's 48-Hour Game Making Competition Is Proof that Game Developers are Crazy

Zynga Uses Facebook (!) To Launch A New Platform For Its Games — And For Other Developers

techcrunch.com
Is Zynga going to leave Facebook to start its own site for gamers? Whispers about this have circulated for years, and today we have an answer: yes and no. Yes, Zynga is starting its own site for games. But no, it’s not leaving Facebook. At least not for the foreseeable...
Zynga Uses Facebook (!) To Launch A New Platform For Its Games — And For Other Developers
Pincus Responds to Zynga's Biggest Problems: Hits-Driven, Mobile Incompetence, and Facebook Reliance

E3 roundup: Day 3 in mobile app news

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Freeze Tag shows off E3 lineup — Mobile developer and publisher Freeze Tag is showing off its new social mobile titles, Party Animals and The Grimm Reaper, this week at E3. Party Animals is set in a cartoon world where players build and customize their raucous parties. The Grimm Reaper,...
E3 roundup: Day 3 in mobile app news

Rovio launches Stars publishing program, names initial third-party games (video)

www.engadget.com
While Rovio still leans very heavily on one game franchise for its success, there's no question that it's a big company these days -- big enough, in fact, that it's venturing into publishing for the first time. Its new Rovio Stars division will look for a handful of promising...
Rovio launches Stars publishing program, names initial third-party games (video)
Nintendo developing new 'Zelda,' 'Mario,' and 'Mario Kart' games for Wii U

Kinect takes center stage at E3 with Madden, FIFA franchises

arstechnica.com
Ars at E3 EA press conference, live from E3 Microsoft E3 press conference liveblog Sony E3 press conference liveblog: Monday, June 4 Ubisoft E3 press conference liveblog: Monday, June 4 Pre-emptive trailers show off some of E3's biggest titles Microsoft's E3 press conference today was littered with new Kinect...
Kinect takes center stage at E3 with Madden, FIFA franchises
Zynga launches 'real money' online casino games in the UK

Pocket Gems and W3i expand Android monetization partnership

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Social mobile game company Pocket Gems announced it’s expanding its existing partnership with W3i. Under the expansion, W3i will provide monetization solutions for two more of Pocket Gems’ Android games, Tap Paradise Cove and Campus Life. W3i will also provide monetization solutions for Pocket Gems’ other Android games and Pocket Gems will...
Pocket Gems and W3i expand Android monetization partnership

Zynga’s Newest Game: FrontierVille

techcrunch.com
One thing Zynga loves are the “ville” games. Farmville now has 80+ million monthly users, and they’ve go FishVille, YoVille, PetVille, etc. as well as lots of other games. Next up, it looks like, is FrontierVille And as ridiculous as these games are, people love them, sometimes they get addicted...
Zynga’s Newest Game: FrontierVille
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