Monthly Archives: April 2013

Zynga to publish Disruptor Beam’s Game of Thrones: Ascent social game

Zynga continues to expand from its social-game roots with plans to publish Disruptor Beam’s Game of Thrones: Ascent social game. In partnership with HBO, Disruptor Beam is making a social game based on the epic television series. Zynga will publish

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With online gambling legal in Nevada, door opens for Zynga and others

Ultimate Poker became the first legal online gaming service in the U.S. today – at least in Nevada. The move is significant for companies like Zynga, which are taking steps to supplement their online game businesses with revenues from real-money

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As Zynga struggles on mobile, it invests $10 million in tablet game studio

As the Facebook-centric Zynga continues its transition to mobile, the company has invested $10 million in TapZen, a tablet game company founded by former Zynga exec Mike Verdu. TapZen is geared to follow on the Zynga business model but with

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Millions of Users Desert Facebook for Other Social Networking Sites

Will Facebook join the likes of Orkut, Hi5, MySpace and Friendster? The Guardian reports that in the last couple of years, millions of users have abandoned their Facebook profiles and have moved on to newer social networking sites. This number

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EA Layoff 900 Employees

EA is demonstrating how it earned the worst company in the world award by laying off 10% of their workforce. Worse, the rationale behind the redundancies is that Electronic Arts wants to focus on mobile and ‘new technologies.’ Why not

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EA Confirms Yet Another Round Of Layoffs

Electronic Arts (EA) is reducing its workforce once again, officials from the Redwood City, California-based video game developer and publisher confirmed on Thursday. “In recent weeks, EA has aligned all elements of its organizational structure behind priorities in new technologies

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Zynga Launches ‘Draw Something 2′, Kills Four Older Games

Zynga announced the launch of its new game “Draw Something 2″, a sequel to its highly-successful Pictionary-like mobile app “Draw Something”. The company also announced the shutting down of four of its older games. (…)Zynga also announced the shutting down

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Activision CEO Earned $64.9 Million in 2012

The high pay garnered by CEO’s around the world is a point of fury for many people, in no small part because it tends to rise well above the wages earned by the staff working beneath them. Walmart, for instance,

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CCP Games Signs Deal to Develop EVE Universe Television Series

CCP Games, announced today that they have entered into a creative partnership with filmmaker Baltasar Kormákur and his production company to bring the EVE Universe to television screens worldwide. The new television series will take its inspiration from the millions

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DUST 514 launches on May 14

CCP Games has just announced at this weekend’s EVE Fanfest that the wait for DUST 514 will soon be over: DUST 514 is launching on May 14th. [The free-to-play PlayStation 3 shooter is built to connect with CCP’s sci-fi MMORPG

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