All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Social Gaming’

Gaming Isn’t Entirely Antisocial, Shows Study

For decades now parents across the world have been nagging children to put down the video games and get outside the house to socialize. With the advent of the internet and more social gaming, however, new research is showing that video games may be an integral part of the social lives of today’s youth. A new study published in the …

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Kindle Fire Gaming Gets A Facelift

The Kindle Fire, and its new HD iteration, want to be the gaming tablet of choice. For now, Apple’s iPad is the king of mobile gaming, but the Kindle Fire HD can easily catch up. To that end, Amazon is introducing a number of new aesthetic features that developers can take advantage of. The big change is that Amazon now …

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SimCity Social Officially Launches On Facebook

The world of social gaming just added a behemoth to its ranks. This behemoth has a very familiar feel to it and a name that carries a ton of weight. SimCity Social is finally out and available to play on Facebook! The simulation stays on the straight and narrow as far as SimCity goes and a lot of people will …

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Sim City Social Aiming Directly For Zynga In New Video

The social gaming world is getting more and more cut throat as the days go by. There is no better example of this than this new video from EA titled “More City Less ‘Ville.” This is an obvious shot at Zynga and their seemingly hundreds of ‘ville games like Farmville and Cityville. This video has a catchy tune and even …

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Zynga Holding Second Annual “Unleashed” Event

Since going public last year Zynga hasn’t really had the best of times. Its overall value has dropped 40% since December. So when they announced that they were launching a gaming platform outside of Facebook, a lot of people raised their eyebrows as to wether or not they could survive without the social media behemoth. With their announcement that they …

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Angry Birds Facebook Gets New Social Tournaments

A couple of weeks ago, Rovio launched the newest part of their social empire: A Facebook version of Angry Birds. Well they have now taken that one step further by making tournaments so you and all of your friends can see who is the most proficient at killing pigs! The new social part of Angry Birds for Facebook features some …

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Facebook Risks Losing Social Gaming Innovators

Facebook is on the verge of a $100 billion IPO and it seems lately that more and more info is coming out about how they do business practices and how well their advertising actually works. Now we are getting reports that the lifeblood of the social media’s revenue, social gaming, has the possibility of taking a huge hit in the …

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Friendster Reinvents Itself With Social Gaming

The long thought dead social media site “Friendster” is trying to reinvent it self as a social gaming platform. The old “IT” social media platform before Facebook, and before Myspace has decided that after it was no longer a player in the social media game, that it would use it’s fairly good name recognition to launch a gaming platform specifically …

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Zynga Acquires “Draw Something” Makers OMGPOP

Earlier we reported that Zynga had made a deal to acquire OMGPOP, and now it is official. The social gaming giant behind such popular games as Words With Friends and Farmville has bought the makers off breakout hit “Draw Something” for and undisclosed amount, although reports are putting the figure at around $200 million. David Ko, CMO of Zynga, talked …

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Zynga To Launch Dedicated Social Gaming Platform

If you’re tired of playing Zynga games on Facebook or smartphones, then the social game company has the perfect solution. Zynga announced today the launch of the creatively titled Zynga Platform, which will be a new social games portal for the company’s own games as well as third party developers. “We built Zynga.com to give our players more ways to …

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Why Are Social Games So Popular?

I’m what you might call the old guard in gaming. I come from a time where games were only played by nerdy kids with titles like Mega Man and The Legend of Zelda. This whole social gaming craze caught the gaming industry off guard. It’s these kind of moments that redefine how people perceive gaming. The infographic today takes a …

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Zynga Defends Game Development Strategy

As we reported last week, Zynga was accused of straight up stealing the ideas in Tiny Tower for their new game Dream Heights. Zynga CEO Mark Pincus wrote an internal memo defending their style of game development. That memo has now leaked online via Forbes. The memo starts out nice enough with Pincus congratulating his mobile team for making some …

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