Monthly Archives: April 2011

Popcap buys Gaming Startup ZipZapPlay

PopCap Games, maker of popular casual games like Bejeweled, has acquired social game startup ZipZapPlay. “The team at ZipZapPlay is one of the best in the social games scene, and combined with our existing group in Seattle gives us the

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Kinect is a success

Third quarter results for Microsoft’s Entertainment and Devices Division show sales up 60 per cent from $1.21 billion to $1.94 billion. During the three month period ended March 31, Microsoft sold 2.7 million Xbox 360 units, up from 1.5 million

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Androids overtakes iOS in Free App Amount

It was only a matter of time before this happened. Android market has beaten Apple‘s app store in free app number count! Android has taken a lead of 9000 apps to a total count of 134,000 free apps to Apple’s

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Marvels new MMO will be F2P

Marvel Entertainment’s new Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) super-hero game will be free to play, the company announced at a San Francisco event with game development partner Gazillion. (…) Although, Marvel has definitely examined pay-to-play options in the past and determined

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Zynga wants to release a Farmville light mobile app (?)

Mobile farmers, take heed: Zynga has heard your cries, lambastingFarmVille for iPhone. Well, sort of. According to a new survey by the omnipotent developer, a new, lighter version of FarmVille mobile is in the works. This new, stripped down FarmVille

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Playstation Network Hack could cost Sony $24 Billion

Security experts have attempted to estimate the cost of the ongoing PlayStation Network security scandal to Sony, with suggestions ranging from around $20 million to $24 billion. Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter, speaking to websiteShacknews, suggests that PSN generates around

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Father of Doom %96 John Romero %96 works on a Facebook adventure Game Cloudforest

John Romero. The id Software co-founder …) announced a partnership earlier this year with social gaming company RockYou, which is probably best known for its work on the game Zoo World. RockYou announced via a press release that its publishing

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Combat arms reaches 10 Million Players worldwide %96 3 Million in Europe

Since starting the European service of Combat Arms early 2009, NEXON Europe was able to recruit over 3 million soldiers to play on their virtual battlefields. Surpassing this milestone in the European territories, Combat Arms now has an army of

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Heyzap reached 46 Million Users in 2 month or mobile game checkins

Heyzap launched a way for gamers to “check in” to mobile games on Android a couple of months ago and has already reached 4.6 million users. A total of 72 games use Heyzap’s platform, which creates a social network on

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Mythos launched

Like a digital phoenix rising from the ashes of a failed company, Mythos has come back from the dead to finally launch. Under the care of HanbitSoft and Frogster, Flagship’s former Diablo-style MMO has been retooled and finally pushed out

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