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Gree closing down OpenFeint on December 14

This time it’s OpenFeint, the social gaming platform started up way back by Jason Citron and Danielle Cassley, that at one point claimed 25 million users, and then was sold to a Japanese social network named Gree for $104 million.

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GREE: “The traditional PC will disappear”

CEO Yoshikazu Tanaka has used his keynote speech at the Tokyo Game Show to highlight some of the changes that will be important to the gaming “The line between PC and mobile has blurred, and that’s a trend for this

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GREE to enter Korean market

GREE, a Japan-based mobile social game firm, said Friday that it plans to dive into the Korean market after establishing a game studio in the region this year. Ryotaro Shima, senior vice president at GREE, said that Korea is an

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Gree grows North American mobile game revenue by 38% in Q2

The Japanese company is unveiling its North American numbers for the first time today. In the second quarter, it reported revenues of $16.87 million, up 38 percent from the previous quarter of $12.15 million. In the first six months of

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GREE partners with 2K to add ‘Civilization and ‘Pirates’ to its network

Gree has partnered with Take-Two subsidiary 2K to add two more notable Western franchises, Sid Meier’s Civilization and Sid Meier’s Pirates!, to its mobile social games network. Tokyo-based Gree has made plenty of efforts in recent months to strike deals

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GREEs mobile social platform goes open beta

Gree’s new self-titled mobile social game platform has launched worldwide as open beta, allowing developers to download and utilize the platform’s APIs and services. The platform, unveiled last year, isdue to launch fully during the second quarter of 2012, with

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GREE posts profits of $168.8

Mobile games company Gree recorded profits of ¥13.4 billion ($168.6m / £104.5m) for the third quarter ended March 2012, up 186 per cent from ¥4.6 billion for the same period last year. Net sales at the company were ¥46.1 billion

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GREE acquires mobile developer Funzio

Japanese gaming giant GREE just acquired mid-core, mobile game developer Funzio for $210 million in an all-cash deal that should boost its ability to build games for Western audiences. Funzio is behind Crime City, Modern War and Kingdom Age, which

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GREE releases its first game for western audiences

GREE, the $5.9 billion Japanese mobile gaming company making a big push in international markets, debuted its first-ever title designed by U.S. talent for Western audiences today. Taking the evergreen zombie theme that has fueled countless mobile gaming hits, GREE’s

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OpenFeint for Android

Game Channel, OpenFeint’s app to help promote mobile games in the crowded market, launched yesterday for Android. The app is already available for iOS devices. “We learned a lot about discovery on Android with our Spotlight app and with Game

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