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Zynga Cuts Revenue Outlook For 2012, Q3; Cites Weakness In Certain Games Including The Ville

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Zynga has just released preliminary financial results for the third quarter of 2012, lowring its outlook for the year. The company expects to report full Q3 results October 24. Zynga expects to report revenue in the range of $300 million to $305 million and bookings in the range of $250...
Zynga Cuts Revenue Outlook For 2012, Q3; Cites Weakness In Certain Games Including The Ville

Alt-Minds and the promise of 'transmedia'

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The term 'transmedia' has been derided in the past, but a Parisian developer reckons it may be the future of gaming, and Alt-Minds is the first instalmentMaybe we're wrong about the future of games. While those of us in the traditional industry wonder whether it's all going to be about...
Alt-Minds and the promise of 'transmedia'
CEO Jeff Weiner Has A Big, Audacious Goal For LinkedIn's Next Decade (LNKD)

Crowdstar the latest social games publisher to switch focus to tablets

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Armed with $12m of new funding, developer hopes to follow in the lucrative footsteps of SupercellThe phrase "mobile-first" continues to be en vogue for a range of media and entertainment services. But in the world of social gaming, "tablet-first" is becoming just as popular a strategy.Publisher Crowdstar is the latest...
Crowdstar the latest social games publisher to switch focus to tablets

Chinese game publisher Yodo1 teams up with HandyGames to localize iOS, Android games

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Yodo1, a Chinese game development agency that helps Western companies enter China, will work with European game publisher HandyGames to bring its titles to the world’s largest smartphone market. The first five titles from the partnership will be Clouds & Sheep, Guns ‘n Glory, guns ‘n Glory WW2, Happy Vikings and...
Chinese game publisher Yodo1 teams up with HandyGames to localize iOS, Android games

Firefox 18 delivers a jolt of speed to Web apps and games

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We've known for some time now that Firefox 18 would bring some significant speed improvements to Mozilla's popular browser, and the final version--released today--made good on that promise officially. In fact, a new JavaScript compiler in the software is delivering performance improvements of up to 25 percent on Web...
Firefox 18 delivers a jolt of speed to Web apps and games
IAC’s Rebel Entertainment comes out swinging with Dungeon Rampage social game

Tencent wraps up $27m deal for 49% stake in Singaporean gaming company Level Up

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Tencent, the maker of China’s ubiquitous QQ instant messaging client, has made its mark on the Chinese market and is expanding abroad by investing in foreign gaming companies. The company confirmed on a recent earnings call that it has completed its acquisition of a 49% stake in Singaporean online gaming...
Tencent wraps up $27m deal for 49% stake in Singaporean gaming company Level Up
Zynga's Arcade Games Go Mobile: Ruby Blast Launches On iOS, With Bubble Safari Coming Soon

YouTube - Aves Engine - HTML/JavaScript - A Web Game Engine - Sneak Preview (www.dextrose.com)

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YouTube - Aves Engine - HTML/JavaScript - A Web Game Engine - Sneak Preview (www.dextrose.com)
Zynga launches Zynga.com as it expands beyond Facebook in a big way
Game Insight launching cross platform MMO for mobile and web
Videogame consoles are learning from mobile gaming, and that's a bad thing

Number-juggling puzzling in KooZac

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KooZac is a new iOS release from Square Enix, an official mobile adaptation of a popular web game. The game is available now as a $0.99 Universal download from the App Store with additional in-app purchases of in-game currency, used to acquire various “booster” items in the game’s three modes....
Number-juggling puzzling in KooZac

Silicon Valley’s war for the mobile web

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If you work at a major Silicon Valley tech company and that company isn’t Apple, you’ve got skin in the mobile web game. But advocating for and working on the mobile web is becoming increasingly politicized and divisive. On the one side, you have Facebook drumming up a consortium...
Silicon Valley’s war for the mobile web
Game Insight reveals MMO Dragon Eternity for iOS, Android and web

Firefox 18 Launches With New IonMonkey JavaScript Engine, WebRTC And Retina Support

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Right on schedule, Mozilla just released the latest stable version of its Firefox browser for Windows, Mac, Linux and Android. Firefox 18 is the first stable version to feature Mozilla’s new IonMonkey JavaScript compiler. Given the right benchmark, IonMonkey outperforms Mozilla’s old compiler by over 25% and most Web apps...
Firefox 18 Launches With New IonMonkey JavaScript Engine, WebRTC And Retina Support
Three young entrepreneurs to watch
Microsoft Helps To Bring The Popular Mobile Game Contre Jour To The Web
Kabam acquires indie maker of Realm of the Mad God web game (exclusive)

DATA: Google Totally Blows Away Facebook On Ad Performance (GOOG)

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"No one ever got fired for telling clients to advertise on Facebook." That's the sarcastic mantra making its way round the digital advertising world right now. But is Facebook actually an efficient vehicle for marketers compared to the other digital ad giant, Google? A comparison of the two companies from...
DATA: Google Totally Blows Away Facebook On Ad Performance (GOOG)

Angry Birds Friends coming to Android and iOS, brings the franchise full circle

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You may not have realized it if you were heads-down with your smartphone, but one of the most popular Angry Birds games is on Facebook: its social network adaptation, Angry Birds Friends, has racked up about 15 million active users. It's only appropriate, then, that Rovio complete the cycle...
Angry Birds Friends coming to Android and iOS, brings the franchise full circle

Time for some perspective in the free-to-play games debate

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Freemium games aren't 'evil', nor are they the only future for mobile developersHave you played Ridiculous Fishing yet? It's marvellous fun.Released for iOS last week by Dutch developer Vlambeer, it's a new mobile version of their 2010 web game Radical Fishing, and involves hauling fish up from the depths, flinging...
Time for some perspective in the free-to-play games debate

Zynga Buys Austin-Based Challenge Games

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Zynga, the online gaming powerhouse, has acquired Austin, Tex.-based Challenge Games. The social game start-up will be renamed Zynga Austin and be focused on product development. Backed by Sequoia Capital and Globespan Capital Partners, Challenge focuses on virtual goods games, such as Warstorm. Zynga did not reveal the terms...
Zynga Buys Austin-Based Challenge Games

Police Search For Mugger For 3 Weeks, Internet Finds Him In An Hour

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We've discussed before the ways law enforcement groups use social media. Frankly, the general theme tends to be that they aren't very good at internetting. Whether it's mocking invasive vaginal searches or catfishing music fans with well-tread tropes, it seems the wider internet plays the web game better than...
Police Search For Mugger For 3 Weeks, Internet Finds Him In An Hour
Zynga’s John Schappert explains strategy behind the move beyond Facebook (interview)

10 Best iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows Phone games this week

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Vote, Eternity Warriors 2, KooZac, Monpla Smash, Lego: Build Your Brain, Shoot 1UP and moreIt's time for our third weekly post rounding up the best new smartphone and tablet games, returning to its Thursday slot. Why Thursday? That's become the biggest day of the week for new mobile releases, as...
10 Best iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows Phone games this week

Zynga's Success Depends On Play

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Today Zynga announced its fourth quarter earnings and 2011 financial results. Zynga now holds the top five games played on Facebook. Its non-GAAP earnings per share were five cents, or $37.1 million for the quarter. But even though it had a 59% gain in sales, it posted a loss for...
Zynga's Success Depends On Play
Meteor Entertainment raises $10M to fund Hawken online mech game (exclusive)

Who do you really know on Facebook? Try this cute game and find out

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As our own Courtney Boyd-Myers only just pointed out – the world of social media can feel a bit like a video game where you are pressured to ‘KNOW ALL THE PEOPLE!’ It’s easy enough to add people into your social feed out of politeness or under social pressure, but...
Who do you really know on Facebook? Try this cute game and find out
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