Monthly Archives: March 2011

Habbo Hotel with 20% growth in 2010

Sulake, the Finnish company behind teen online title Habbo Hotel, has reported record yearly financial results for 2010, with a twenty per cent year on year revenue growth. Sales for the financial year were €56.2 million (£49.4m), resulting in a

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60 PlayStation One Games for Xperia Play Launch

PlayStation One games appear in Android Market, predictably restricted to Xperia Play (…)That pricing translates to $6.38 when the games are accessed from the US, but we imagine the final pricing may differ once the Xperia Play lands stateside. And

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Vodafone delays Xperia Play release

Sony Ericsson have advised us that they will not be able to supply the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play to meet the original launch date of 1 April.” Last week 02 said it would not be releasing the new phone handset

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German Social Game Developer MegaZebra gets multi million euro funding

Munich, Germany-based social games developer and publisher MegaZebra has secured ‘multiple millions of euros’ in its latest round of financing led by Doughty Hanson Technology Ventures. Previous backer Kizoo Technology Ventures also participated, alongside private investor Markus Stolz. Founded in

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NCsoft now owns a Pro Baseball Team in South Korea

After months of preparation, NCsoft, a South Korean online game company, launched a new professional baseball team on Thursday. At the Changwon Convention Center here, about 400 kilometers southeast of Seoul, NCsoft celebrated the first expansion in the Korea Baseball

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Gamestop goes after Game Streaming Services

The retail giant has acquired Impulse and Spawn Labs. (…) The company’s surprising series of moves today sets it up to be a much more direct competitor to services like Steam and OnLive. Two separate acquisitions were announced today, with

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Hellbreed Ingame Trailer

Gameforge released an ingame Trailer of the upcoming Hack ‘n Slay MMORPG Hellbreed. Quote: Publisher Gameforge hat einen ersten Gameplay-Trailer zum kommenden Action-RollenspielHellbreed veröffentlicht, das voraussichtlich im Mai 2011 erscheinen wird. In dem Browsergame stellt sich der Spieler mutig den

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TERA closed Beta started

With a hiss and with a whir the cogs of TERA have been set in motion as Frogster announces the first online test of its systems is to start today, the 31st March. 1,500 of the most dedicated and hardcore

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EA acquires MLB License for Baseball Social Game

Though Take-Two has a licensing deal with Major League Baseball that covers most baseball games, Electronic Arts has partnered with the organization to release an MLB social game on Facebook. Timed to launch with the beginning of the 2011 baseball

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Applifer launches Game Portal

Applifier, a cross-promotion network for games on Facebook, has launched a games portal application this as part of its “leveling the playing field” strategy the company shared with us in September. (…) The newly-launched Games on Applifierservice furthers that goal

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