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Facebook Wants Players To Become Payers Facebook Wants Players To Become Payers

It’s already been proven that people spend a lot of money on Facebook games. Heck, 12 percent of Facebook’s revenue comes from players buying stuff in Zynga’s games. There are still quite a few people who don’t want to pay …

Minecraft Graphing Calculator Takes Time, Blows Minds Minecraft Graphing Calculator Takes Time, Blows Minds

Minecraft players have used the platform to recreate Hyrule, map out King’s Landing from Game of Thrones, and build in-game Rube Goldberg devices to explain updates. All of these things fly way over my head in terms of not only …

Zynga Buys “Draw Something” Makers OMGPOP [REPORT] Zynga Buys “Draw Something” Makers OMGPOP [REPORT]

UPDATE: It’s official, Zynga has bought NY-based OMGPOP. ORIGINAL ARTICLE: Yesterday, we told you that social gaming giant Zynga was looking to buy OMGPOP. If the name OMGPOP doesn’t ring enough bells, I’m sure that the words “Draw Something” probably …

Angry Birds Space Launching With Walmart Partnership Angry Birds Space Launching With Walmart Partnership
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With the all new Angry Birds game, Angry Birds Space, launching on Thursday, players who have completed every single level the Rovio has thrown their way are salivating at the idea of brand new content. And if you want to …

Mass Effect 3 Ending Complaints Reach the FTC Mass Effect 3 Ending Complaints Reach the FTC
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Bioware has taken a beating over the ending to its Mass Effect trilogy. Now, Gamepur.com is reporting a least one fan is taking the complaints up the chain of command. User El_Spiko on the Bioware forums said: “After reading through …

Battlefield 3 NES Edition Gaining Viral Momentum Battlefield 3 NES Edition Gaining Viral Momentum

I don’t care how great and realistic graphics are getting these days, the best video games are all behind us. However, if we can see more of the newer titles incorporate soundtracks like this, I might be inclined to backtrack …

Google Talks Porting Games To Chrome Google Talks Porting Games To Chrome

Google had quite the presence at the Game Developers Conference last week from announcing Google Play to helping developers compress high quality textures. Today, the developers have uploaded one of their other talks that focused on porting titles to Chrome. …

UK Paper Uses Call of Duty Graphic In Story About Real-Life Military Operation UK Paper Uses Call of Duty Graphic In Story About Real-Life Military Operation

People are up in arms about the use of a video game character graphic in a serious news story about a failed military operation. On Sunday, the UK paper The Sunday Times ran a piece called “Hostage tragedy of ‘mission …

Zynga Planning Secondary Offering To Prevent Share Dumping Zynga Planning Secondary Offering To Prevent Share Dumping

Zynga went public last year with a $1 billion IPO that set the social games developer up for a year of rising profits and increased customer base. It seems its shareholders have other plans. Bloomberg heard from two separate sources …

Mass Effect 3 Ending Frustration Spawns Social Media Campaign Mass Effect 3 Ending Frustration Spawns Social Media Campaign
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There’s no denying that Mass Effect 3 is set to be one of the biggest releases of the entire year. BioWare’s epic adventure sold 890,000 in its first 24 hours in North American alone, and they have announced that millions …

Google Talks Texture Compression For Games At GDC Google Talks Texture Compression For Games At GDC

Gamers might not really appreciate the texture work that goes into video games, but they will instantly notice texture pop-in or low resolution textures. This can be caused by bad texture compression, which can be a difficult task for developers. …

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 …

Mass Effect 3 Ships 3.5 Million In First Few Days Mass Effect 3 Ships 3.5 Million In First Few Days
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Have you picked up your copy of Mass Effect 3 yet? If so, have you left your recliner yet? Still wringing every little drop I can out of GDC GOTY Skyrim, I’ve not had the chance to progress any further …

GDC 2012: Ubisoft Creates Engine Room, Blog For Developers By Developers GDC 2012: Ubisoft Creates Engine Room, Blog For Developers By Developers

GDC is a great place for developers to share insights and ideas with each other for one week a year. Ubisoft wants to create the GDC experience year round with a new blog directed at developers. The new blog is …

Gaming Jeopardizes player’s Life And Feet Gaming Jeopardizes player’s Life And Feet

Roxanne Myers was doing some research on gaming addiction for her senior thesis when she decided to join a weekend-long gaming challenge to add some substance to her study. After over a day and many hours of being seated at …

Mass Effect 3 Already On Sale At Newegg Mass Effect 3 Already On Sale At Newegg

Mass Effect 3 just launched at midnight on Tuesday, and gans packed local retailers to get their hands on one of the first copies. Some retailers even held midnight release parties. But if you don’t mind waiting a few days …

HTLM5 Apps Get Faster On Android Devices HTLM5 Apps Get Faster On Android Devices
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HTML5 is the future of the open Web and many people want to take advantage of building games with it on smart devices. While appMobi’s HTML5 acceleration technology has been on iOS devices since last year, it’s finally making the …

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 …

Facebook Offers New Tools For Game Development Facebook Offers New Tools For Game Development

If you thought that games were just a way for Facebook to make some easy money, think again. The company is serious about it and are offering tools for developers to add even more options for achievements and high score …

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 …

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. …