Monthly Archives: August 2011

CEO Mark Pincus will have complete authority even after going Public

Zynga is altering its stock structure to give CEO Mark Pincus 70 times more voting power than anyone buying shares in the company’s planned IPO. According to documents obtained by Bloomberg, the Zynga board approved a three-tier stock structure that

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Wooga is not concerned about Facebooks 30% Share

Well, I guess neither do the legions of iOS game makers. Jens Begemann, CEO of Berlin-based Diamond Dash creator Wooga, defended Facebook’s 30 percent cut it takes from Facebook Credits in an interview with GamesIndustry.biz. The chief of the fourth

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Kabam is about to launch The Godfather for Facebook

Kabam is going Hollywood. The hardcore Facebook game publisher is announcing today that it has a deal with Paramount to make an empire-building social game based on the Godfather mafia films. The new game is called The Godfather: Five Families

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Runes of Magic for Browser is coming

The Browser Version of Runes of Magic (no Client Download) will be released this year according to Frogster. Quote: Bereits im Februar dieses Jahres gab der Publisher Frogster bekannt, dass eine Browser-Version von dem kostenlosen Online-Rollenspiel Runes of Magic geplant

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MMORPG Eligium: The Chosen One Preview

Eligium is one of these new breed MMO’s, developed by Chinese company Shenda Games and published by Frogster, Eligium is shaping up to be one very meaty free package. (…) From the preview time we got with the guys at

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Samsungs Pad still banned in Germany %96 Ruling postponed

South Korea’s Samsung Electronics Co. can continue selling its tablet computer Galaxy Tab 10.1, a competitor to Apple Inc.’s iPad, in most European countries for the time being with the exception of Germany, after a German court postponed a ruling

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Zynga brings its Gamecards into 18 new Countries incl. Germany

Zynga announced an expansion of its game card distribution in Europe today that adds 18 new countries to its reach via a partnership with epay, a division of Euronet Worldwide, Inc. The game cards allow player to purchase virtual goods

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Zynga warns its Users of Phishing and Fraud

Zynga (…) has released a new video detailing the many fake or otherwise fraudulent accounts and websites that will try and steal your Facebook information, your billing information, or even your Farm Cash and other premium currency in its games.

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Westawars Extension launched

Innogames launched a Westwars Extension „Kopfgeldjäger“ (Bounty Hunter). Players are able to hunt famous criminals like Billy the Kid. Westwars currently has 370k MAU and 80k DAU (26th of August). Quote: Heute hat InnoGames eine zusätzliche Welt für das Facebook-Spiel

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Gameforge releases Star Trek Infinite Space Q and A Videos

Gameforge, Europe’s largest publisher of free-to-play online games, today released an all-new community-based Q&A video featuring Star Trek expert consultants, Michael and Denise Okuda. In the video, they outline details regarding the upcoming Star Trek – Infinite Space free-to-play casual

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