Monthly Archives: June 2012

Battlefield Premium Service sold to 800000 users

EA’s Battlefield Premium service for Battlefield 3 has enlisted more than 800,000 users since its launch two weeks ago. The service offers discounts and early access on the game’s expansions, including the recently-released Close Quarters. EA Games Label executive vice

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Vivendi To Go Ahead With Sale Of Activision Blizzard

Earlier this month we heard that Vivendi’s higher-ups were going to discuss the possible sale of money-making publisher/developer hybrid Activision Blizzard, which it acquired and reforged back in 2007-2008. Now, it’s being reported that the decision has been made to

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Interview with Sony on F2P switch

“You’re much more focused on the player themselves and listening to what they tell you,” he says. “When you’re at retail, there are two transactions. You are selling your game to the retailer and also selling to the public. Now

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‘Hero Academy’ announced for steam – Mobile and PC crossover gameplay

Hero Academy is coming to Steam, developer Robot Entertainment has announced. Releasing on August 8, the Steam port will contain an exclusive Team Fortress 2 faction, as well as cross-platform play with iOS devices. The Team Fortress 2 squad contains

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Google announces 7%22 $200 tablet Nexus 7

(…) ASUS, partnering with Google to create the first Nexus tablet, a device that not only will amaze with its MSRP, but with its quality. It’s called the Nexus 7, it too is $200, and it’s better than Amazon’s offering

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Google releases Chrome for iOS

Google just did what many thought wasn’t possible — it just put mobile Chrome on iOS. Both iPad and iPhone users will get the app, either with incognito browsing, syncing and that unique tabbed browsing interface intact. The company hasn’t

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Flash won’t support Android 4.1

Adobe was very public about dropping mobile Flash last fall. In case that wasn’t clear enough, the developer just drew a line in the sand: Android 4.1 doesn’t, and won’t ever, get certification for Flash. The company is stopping short

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Zynga hits 22 million mobile DAU

Zynga’s chief mobile officer David Ko said that the company has reached 22 million daily active users on mobile. If you consider that Zynga has about 53 million daily active users on Facebook, it’s a pretty strong sign that the

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Nexon acquires mobile developer inBlue

Nexon has acquired the Japanese mobile studio inBlue. The company, already well-established in the online games sector, has made a series of recent purchases of mobile companies.Today Nexon announced a deal to purchase all outstanding shares of the studio, an

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Infinity Blade is Epic’s most profitable game

Epic Games has an interesting little factoid that it wants you to be aware of. Its iPhone/iPad game Infinity Blade is more profitable than Gears of War. That is, of course, if you look at it on a relative scale.

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