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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Casual Games’

Ex-Zynga Employee Reveals All In Reddit AMA

As you’re probably aware of by now, Zynga laid off 520 employees this week. As part of that downsizing, a number of studios, including OMGPOP, were shut down. Now one ex-Zynga employee has taken to Reddit to answer any and all questions about the company. The former employee – going by the handle “former_zyngite” – says that he was in …

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Amazon Goes From Game Retailer To Game Developer

Amazon has been doing a lot lately to position themselves as one of the major players in the gaming market. The retailer seems to have a hand in everything these days from traditional sales to free-to-play digital games. They never had a hand in actual game development, but a retailer wouldn’t make games, right? My assumption was wrong as Amazon …

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Zynga Insiders Knew They Were Crashing And Cashed Out

This week has not been good for Zynga. After posting decent results for Q2, the company’s shares took a dive into previously unknown depths. The shares dropped to trading around $3 each and haven’t really recovered since. To add insult to injury, a report from Yahoo News came out this week that says Zynga insiders knew about the coming collapse …

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Video Games Are Evolving And You Can’t Press B To Stop It

Video games kind of suck this year. Sure, there’s going to be another blockbuster winter full of Assassin’s Creed III, Epic Mickey 2 and Halo 4, but is that all there really is? E3, the Christmas for gamers, turned out to be more like Columbus Day. Why has this year been so bad? The answer is pretty simple really. People …

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Wii U Boxart Design Spotted In The Wild

There are a lot of things that we don’t know about the Wii U yet – the price, the launch games, the online infrastructure, boxart, etc. We can hopefully mark one of those off the list as a small publisher has just revealed what may be the final Wii U boxart design. It was brought to our attention that a …

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Lego Batman 2 Trailer Shows Off Open-World Gameplay

A new trailer for Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes has been released, and it showcases the title’s open-world gameplay and voice acting. According to the trailer, which was uploaded to YouTube by user OfficialGaminGuys, Lego Batman 2 open world gameplay will feature 500 square miles of a Lego Gotham City to Explore. Newer Lego games (such as the Harry …

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Draw Something Receives Update, Gives You More Celebrities to Illustrate

Trying to bring celebrities to life in the insanely popular “Draw Something” is one of the hardest thing I’ve ever tried to accomplish in a video game. Never mind attempting to discover warp zones or achieving three stars in every Mario Kart race — drawing Beyonce without using words to describe my poorly-constructed illustration trumps them all. Just when I …

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Zynga to Spend Billions to Acquire Competitors

Unless you’ve been living off the social networking grid, chances are you’ve heard of Zynga. I personally know several individuals who have spent vast amounts of their precious free time on such highly-addictive titles as “Farmville” and “Mafia Wars”, among others. Just recently, Zynga dropped a substantial amount of money to acquire OMGPOP, the company responsible for crafting the popular …

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One Brave Developer Puts Android First

It’s a tough market out there for social and mobile games, even tougher for Android-based games. One developer is aiming to bypass that and make Android development profitable. TechCrunch is reporting that Bionic Panda Games, a new Android-focused game developer, is making waves in the Android device game development field. The company chose Android not because of its position as …

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