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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 …

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 …

Zynga Insiders Knew They Were Crashing And Cashed Out Zynga Insiders Knew They Were Crashing And Cashed Out
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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 …

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

Wii U Boxart Design Spotted In The Wild
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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …

Casual Gaming: An Untapped Market

At the first of the year, I wondered if 2007 or 2008 would be the year of the online game.

2007 is nearly gone, and not a peep out of anybody except the Casual Games Association, which says 150 million people play free, casual games online, outpacing game consoles, first-person shooter games, and massively multiplayer games.

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MySpace To Launch Gaming Channel

MySpace is partnering with casual gaming company Oberon Media to create a new gaming channel on the social networking site.