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Kinect Star Wars Demos, Interviews Hit YouTube Kinect Star Wars Demos, Interviews Hit YouTube

Demos of the new Star Wars game for Microsoft’s Kinect for Xbox 360 have been hitting YouTube, thanks to a spring showcase from the company. I’m not going to bore you with too much text, but will rather let you …

GDC 2012: Tweets From the Game Developers Conference GDC 2012: Tweets From the Game Developers Conference

The highly attended Game Developers Conference opened today at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Here are some of the reactions to the opening day we have selected from Twitter: @YouTubeYouTubeHow many Post-it notes does it take to kick off …

Google Talks Gaming Efforts, Presence At GDC 2012 Google Talks Gaming Efforts, Presence At GDC 2012
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Google is at the Game Developers Conference (GDC), and Google+ Engineering Director David Glazer is talking about the company’s efforts in gaming on the Google Developers Blog. Google is working closely with all browser vendors to “improve the web’s capabilities …

Facebook Paid Developers Over $1.4 Billion Last Year Facebook Paid Developers Over $1.4 Billion Last Year

By now most people know that a huge chunk of Facebook’s revenue comes from the apps – primarily games – that the social network’s users can add to their accounts. Facebook has dramatically increased the amount of money and personnel …

Xbox Live Arcade Will “Absolutely” Go Away, Says Microsoft Xbox Live Arcade Will “Absolutely” Go Away, Says Microsoft
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Xbox Live Arcade is dying (though it may be a slow death) – essentially because the need for discs, as opposed to downloadable content is becoming less important, and game developers are already offering bigger games in the downloadable format. …

Facebook Responds To “Discover New Games” Problem Facebook Responds To “Discover New Games” Problem

This morning we ran a story about a problem with Facebook’s “Discover New Games” feature. Some users who visited Facebook’s games page were being told that their friends were playing certain games. In many cases, though, those friends had either …

Facebook May Be Misreporting What Games You Play Facebook May Be Misreporting What Games You Play

Facebook’s games tend to have a surprisingly polarizing effect on the social network’s users. Many, of course, love them. Some even spend hours on end playing them. On the other hand, those that don’t play them tend to find them …

Game of Thrones RPG Gets a Limited Edition Art Book Game of Thrones RPG Gets a Limited Edition Art Book

For gamers, winter isn’t coming until mid-may, but you have a chance to get your hands on some awesome Game of Thrones materials if you pre-order with a specific set of retailers. Cyanide Studios’ upcoming RPG “Game of Thrones” is …

The Meme Drinking Board Game: Imbibe With Your Favorite Internet Pals The Meme Drinking Board Game: Imbibe With Your Favorite Internet Pals

Still trying to figure out what to do on your Friday night? You could go to the bars, but it’s crowded and you’re tired of paying eight bucks for a crappy beer. You could go to the movies – but …

iPhone, iPad And Android Games On Sale: Sega’s Valentine’s Day Present iPhone, iPad And Android Games On Sale: Sega’s Valentine’s Day Present

Sega announced on its blog that it is offering a number of mobile games at discounted prices from now through Valentine’s Day. Most of them are for iOS, but there are a couple for Android as well. Here’s the full …

The Number of Gamers Is Increasing, Says ParksAssociates.com The Number of Gamers Is Increasing, Says ParksAssociates.com
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According to a study done by ParksAssociates.com, people are really transforming into gamers. The website defines a gamer as an individual in a broadband househols who plays at least one hour per month. The report mentions that 135 million people …

Madden 12 For Android, iPhone On Sale For 99 Cents Ahead Of Super Bowl Madden 12 For Android, iPhone On Sale For 99 Cents Ahead Of Super Bowl

Update: The game is on sale for 99 cents on both Android and iOS. EA Sports has decided to reduce the price of Madden 12 for Android ahead of the Super Bowl. It’s usually $4.99, but if you go the …

MegaUpload Inspires Indie Game MegaUpload Inspires Indie Game
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The strange case of MegaUpload has captured the nation, or at least the Internet. While we wait for the inevitable movie adaptation of the events, an intrepid developer has made a game based on the events. The game in question …

DigitalPal Is Newest Social Networking Site DigitalPal Is Newest Social Networking Site

A new social media network wants to get rid of all status updates and relationship drama to give users a chance to talk about their favorite movies, music, books and games. Digital Pal, launching in beta today, allows users to …

Play Your World With Google Maps: Coming To Google+ Play Your World With Google Maps: Coming To Google+

Google has uploaded a new video to its YouTube channel that previews a game coming to Google+ called Play Your World with Google Maps. There’s not a whole lot of info about the game that I can see, beyond its …

Dungeons & Dragons Reboot Will Be Shaped By Fans Dungeons & Dragons Reboot Will Be Shaped By Fans

D&D players: Are you ready for a reboot? Although fantasy role-playing might owe it all to Dungeons & Dragons, the game itself is struggling to stay relevant in a world full of RPG options. Gaming analysts say that D&D sales …

Zynga’s Scramble With Friends Launched For iPhone Zynga’s Scramble With Friends Launched For iPhone
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Fans of Zynga’s Words With Friends (or Boggle) may be interested to know that the company just launched Scramble With Friends. Even the icon for the game looks like Words With Friends, as to present a familiar experience for users …

Hidden Chronicles: Zynga’s New Hidden Objects Game Available Today Hidden Chronicles: Zynga’s New Hidden Objects Game Available Today
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Popular game maker Zynga has just launched their newest Facebook addiction. The company has announced on their blog that Hidden Chronicles is now available on Facebook in 15 languages. Hidden Chronicles is a hidden objects game that tests players’ observation …

Microsoft Flight, The Next-Gen Flight Simulator, Free This Spring Microsoft Flight, The Next-Gen Flight Simulator, Free This Spring

Today, Microsoft announced the Spring launch of Microsoft Flight, the continuation of the Flight Simulator franchise, or as they put it, “bringing a new perspective” to the long-standing series. Microsoft Flight Simulator, whether you call it a game or a …

Nintendo 3DS Outsells Wii In Its First Nine Months Nintendo 3DS Outsells Wii In Its First Nine Months

Nintendo’s glasses-free-3D entry into the world of handheld gaming is off to a pretty fast start, according to figures just released by the company. According to Nintendo, they have sold more than 4 million 3DS units since its launch in …

YouTube Slam Launched To Pit Videos Against One Another YouTube Slam Launched To Pit Videos Against One Another

Google’s YouTube team and its Google Research team have teamed up to launch YouTube Slam, which is basically a way for you to rate YouTube videos against one another. They’re calling it an experiment, and a way for YouTube users …