Monthly Archives: May 2012

Apple not to enter traditional home console gaming – according to CEO

With rumors of apps–including games–potentially making their way to Apple TV along with Siri compatibility and also speculations of an Apple-made iTV HDTV unit at an all time high, Tim Cook took to the stage at the All Things D

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Zynga working on Unreal-Engine powered ‘mid-core’ titles?

Zynga has reportedly picked up the Unreal Engine that will power new games from the social gaming giant. Pocket Gamer reports that rumours of Zynga having licensed the Unreal Engine have been “making the rounds”, which could possibly provide the

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Lotro and DDO can be streamed – no client download needed anymore

Happy Cloud, Inc., the leading provider of cloud-based on demand video game digital distribution technology, announces today that it has partnered with Turbine Inc. to enable on demand access for its free-to-play MMORPGs. Happy Cloud’s innovative “data streaming” technology now

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Mind Candy announce a second Moshi Monster Nintendo 3DS game

Mind Candy (…) and Activision Publishing Inc. (…) announce the upcoming release of Moshi Monsters: Moshlings Theme Park, the second title in the Moshi Monsters video game. (…) Moshi Monsters: Moshlings Theme Park, developed by Black Lantern Studios, invites players

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Real money action house set for June 12th

Blizzard has set a new launch date for Diablo III’s real money auction houses, naming a date of June 12. The date for the controversial feature quietly appeared via an in-game message following delays after the game’s troubled first weeks.

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Learning games firm ‘Mindshapes’ raises $4million

An interactive education and books crossover started by some of the founders of Zynga’s main social gaming rival is taking on $4 million in venture funding. Playfish co-founders Shukri Shammas and Sami Lababidi founded London-based Mindshapes together with David Begg,

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Gamification firm raises $25 million

Badgeville successfully gains over $40 million in overall funding in just less than 2 years. Gamification and behavioral based marketing firm Badgeville has announced yet another successful funding round.The company gained $25 million in series C funding, mainly led by

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‘Battlefield 3′ Premium service pricing leaked

An update to the EU PSN Store has apparently revealed the pricing and date for the rumoured Battlefield 3 Premium pack, listing the cost as £39.99 (€49.99/AU$79.95) and the release date as June 4, 2012. Spotted by Eurogamer, the since-removed

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Mark Pincus expects mobile to grow but web gaming will stay on top

Zynga founder and CEO Mark Pincus expects mobile gaming to grow, but believes Web-based gaming will still be crucial. Facebook, he said at the AllThingsD conference this morning, remains central to Zynga’s platform and distribution. Facebook, the company’s first platform,

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GameStop starts selling Android tablets – Kongregate App already installed

GameStop, a video game retailer, has now started to sell tablets that are powered by the Android operating system by Google. GameStop now sells the tablets at at 1,600 stores. Each tablet will have some content already loaded on it.

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