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Facebook Updates Their Games Policy

Facebook hasn’t been super busy in the world of development this past week. We can only hope that their hard at work improving the Android app. That being said, the social network does have a few big changes coming your way in the weekly Operation Developer Love update. Facebook announced a policy change for games that went live yesterday. The …

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Facebook Gaming Gets A Boost From App Center

Zynga used to be king of the Facebook game. All of their games performed extremely well and it looked like they were going to remain on top. Things rarely ever stay the same, however, and Zynga learned that lesson the hard way. The company is now struggling to retain employees after missing out on the first wave in mobile gaming …

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Kill Some Walkers On Facebook With This New Walking Dead Game

AMC, by partnering with Eyes Wide Games and RockYou, has released a new Walking Dead social game for Facebook ahead of the show’s third season, which starts in October. Here’s the trailer for the game: The social game lets you complete missions, meet characters from the show, and recruit your Facebook friends to “defend your camp from walkers.” If your …

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Zynga Desperately Tries To Keep Employees After Stock Crash

Things are not looking good for Zynga. Their stocks crashed, COO John Schappert left and they’re being investigated for insider trading. After all this, employees would obviously want out. The company is going to keep them the only way they know how – throwing money at them. Bloomberg is reporting that Zynga is now handing out equity grants to all …

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Facebook Games Can Now Take Your Money At A Monthly Rate

Sometime ago, Facebook announced that they would be playing around with the idea of in-app subscriptions. It’s an easy way to receive continued sales from players who would rather pay a set amount per month instead of shilling a few dollars every week in their favorite games. The subscriptions beta was apparently successful as the option is now available to …

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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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New Facebook Study Reveals Motivation Behind Facebook Visits

Published this month in the Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, a new Facebook study suggests personality type determines how much time you spend on the social networking site and how often you visit. At the root of the study, its authors hoped to uncover the reasons why so many users flock to the site and spend time there, or …

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Zynga Digs Deep For Its Next Facebook Game

Despite a sluggish stock, Zynga is still toiling away on new games hoping to catch their next big break. They pushed Zynga Slots to mobile last week which will probably do really well. Their next Facebook game, however, is a little more uncertain. The next Facebook game from Zynga is called Ruby Blast. It’s a match-three puzzler with a twist. …

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Facebook Games Can Still Have Success Stories

There’s been a lot of doom and gloom lately about Facebook games. Zynga’s stocks plummeted after a report saw that players were moving from Facebook to mobile. Facebook is having none of it, however, as they highlight a success story for a game that is completely immersed in Facebook. The game in question is Candy Crush Saga. As the name …

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Facebook Brings Gaming To The News Feed

Facebook just announced that it’s launching the ability for people to play games directly in the news feed. “With feed gaming, you can include a short sample of your game in the stories people share from your game that friends can play in line with just a click,” says Facebook’s Gareth Morris in a post on the Facebook Developers Blog. …

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Facebook IPO: Which Apps Are On Top?

Hey, did you hear? Facebook launched its IPO today. It’s pretty big news. What’s that? You’re too busy playing Facebook games to care? You should care because the IPO will most assuredly have an effect on the Facebook app ecosystem that you love so much. Putting aside the whole app-IPO relationship thing for another time, let’s look at the top …

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Jesus Makes His Way to Video Games Just in Time for Diablo 3

For the first time, Jesus has made his video game world debut to combat the satanic influence of Diablo 3. And judging by the quality of “Journey of Jesus” verses Diablo, Satan is much more popular. This is not to say that both Jesus and Diablo don’t have their place. Personally I’m rooting for both of them. It just seems …

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