Monthly Archives: February 2012

Google is a virtual ghost town

The Google+ social network has attracted tens of millions of new users, but it appears most of them aren’t spending much time on the site, according to new data from research firm comScore Inc. The figures show that Google+ users

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Apple will announce the iPad 3 on March 7th – latest feature rumors

OK, with the official iPad 3 announcement only days away (March 7, in case you’ve been living under arock for the past few hours), a number of you have been asking me what I think Apple’s next-generation tablet will bring.

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Gamevil hits 100 million downloads

Gamevil, a social and mobile game publisher and developer, has announced a major milestone: over 100 million downloads. The company said that during the past six months it’s seen the fastest growth in company history. Gamevil reported a 109 per

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Blizzard lays off 600 employees

Activision Blizzard subsidiary Blizzard Entertainment announced that it will reduce its global workforce by 600 employees. The company noted that 10 percent of its staff cuts–or about 60 people–were actively involved in game development. Blizzard was quick to point out

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Black Prophecy Developer Reakktor looking for last minute backer

Reakktor Media, the developers behind the MMO Black Prophecy, has started the insolvency process, according to a report on GI.biz, with the 50 remaining employees hoping for a last minute contract in order to stay open. Speaking to GamesIndustry.biz Germany,

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Gamigo releases first trailer of Otherlands

During the European press event “next-g”, publisher gamigo and developer RealU released the first gameplay trailer for the MMORPG Otherland, which is currently being developed in Singapore. The trailer is made entirely of scenes from the game in top-notch graphics

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Facebook mobile platform attracts 425 million users in 4 month

Four months after it started, Facebook’s mobile platform has attracted at least 425 million users, the social networking giant claimed Tuesday (…) The Facebook Mobile platform has also sent 60 million users every month to social apps and games, Facebook

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Kabam partners with CNET and Sweetlabs for desktop games

Kabam, a social game developer and publisher, has announced a new deal through CNET’s download.com and Sweetlabs to bring more of its titles to desktop computers, without the need for a browser. All of Kabam’s games thus far have been

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AION F2P now available

Gameforge AG has today launched the free-to-play revision of AION. The change-over has occurred simultaneously for the German, French and English language versions of the videogame, and is available now. “The response we received from the beta players on our

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Travian celebrates 1 million Facebook Fans

The Travian fan page (see link here) has now broken the imaginary limit of 1,000,000 fans, which probably makes the strategy classic the browser game with the most fans on facebook. The number of Travian players grows every day, as

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