Entries in 'facebook' (204)

EA shutting The Sims Social, SimCity Social and Pet Society

EA shutting The Sims Social, SimCity Social and Pet Society

Three of EA’s Facebook titles are facing the chop.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 15th 2013 at 1:10PM in News
Warner launches free Hobbit browser game

Warner launches free Hobbit browser game

The Hobbit: Armies of the Third Age is now available to play for free in browsers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 21st 2013 at 12:43PM in News
The New Rules of Video Games Marketing

The New Rules of Video Games Marketing

The bedrock of any video game or console launch is its marketing.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Feb 27th 2013 at 1:19PM in News
What's next for social and mobile gaming?

What's next for social and mobile gaming?

Jeroen Bouwman, Head of Content Acquisition & Michael Louw, Senior Games Producer at Spil Games discuss the opportunity for edu-games and more.

Spil Games
by Spil Games
on Feb 25th 2013 at 12:00PM in News

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Casual Gaming - into 2013, and beyond!

Casual Gaming - into 2013, and beyond!

Jeroen Bouwman, Head of Content Acquisition & Michael Louw, Senior Games Producer at Spil Games reveal the opportunities in casual games in 2013.

Spil Games
by Spil Games
on Feb 18th 2013 at 10:52AM in News
Bungie's Destiny ready for reveal; Social media campaign begins

Bungie's Destiny ready for reveal; Social media campaign begins

The first project of Bungie’s post-Halo identity looks set for a reveal as early as this Sunday (February 17th).

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 13th 2013 at 2:42PM in News
Facebook refocusing on core games market

Facebook refocusing on core games market

Facebook is set to redefine gaming on its social network with a string of new ‘core player-focused' titles, the head of game partnerships at the company has claimed.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Feb 5th 2013 at 9:54AM in News
Zynga loses Facebook crown as FarmVille 2 is overtaken

Zynga loses Facebook crown as FarmVille 2 is overtaken

FarmVille 2’s hefty stint as Facebook’s No.1 game has come to an end.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 18th 2013 at 1:01PM in News

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Morgan Stanley fined over Facebook IPO

Morgan Stanley fined over Facebook IPO

Financial services corporation Morgan Stanley has agreed to pay a $5m fine to settle charges that it improperly handled crucial information regarding Facebook’s earnings ahead of the social network company’s ...

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Dec 19th 2012 at 10:05AM in News
Facebook calls time on its special relationship with Zynga

Facebook calls time on its special relationship with Zynga

Beleaguered publisher Zynga has suffered a fresh blow following news that Facebook is to cool the once special relationship enjoyed by the pair.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 3rd 2012 at 4:02PM in News
Zynga alters deal with Facebook

Zynga alters deal with Facebook

Zynga will no longer be tied so closely to Facebook as a new deal between the two will level the playing field between the FarmVille firm and its competitors.

by Seth Tipps
on Nov 30th 2012 at 10:33AM in News
Facebook and Twitter apps pulled from Xbox Live

Facebook and Twitter apps pulled from Xbox Live

Microsoft has removed the dedicated Facebook and Twitter apps from the Xbox 360 marketplace.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 19th 2012 at 3:26PM in News

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Facebook hits one billion monthly users

Facebook hits one billion monthly users

Facebook has amassed more than one billion monthly users.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Oct 4th 2012 at 1:03PM in News
Facebook hopes to bring core gaming experience in 2013

Facebook hopes to bring core gaming experience in 2013

Facebook has intentions to shake its 'casual games only' label, as the company looks to court core audiences over the next year.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Oct 2nd 2012 at 7:29AM in News
Fake account sweep on Facebook causes fan decline for Zynga titles

Fake account sweep on Facebook causes fan decline for Zynga titles

Zynga has taken a hit in regards to the publisher’s community numbers thanks to Facebook implementing measures to remove fraudulent ‘Likes’ from its pages.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Sep 28th 2012 at 7:16AM in News
Facebook drawing EA ad money away from TV and print

Facebook drawing EA ad money away from TV and print

EA has admitted that it is to distance itself from TV and print advertising in favour of a social networking focused marketing strategy.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 21st 2012 at 11:02AM in News

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The Clone Wars: Zynga bites back, says EA doesn't understand copyright

The Clone Wars: Zynga bites back, says EA doesn't understand copyright

Zynga has quickly fired back after EA filed legal action against it for copying one of its games.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Aug 3rd 2012 at 8:27PM in News
The Clone Wars: EA Maxis sues Zynga claiming copyright theft

The Clone Wars: EA Maxis sues Zynga claiming copyright theft

Disputes over game copying in the social space has gone to a new level. EA is suing Zynga.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Aug 3rd 2012 at 6:56PM in News
Facebook's Q2 earnings report disappoints Wall Street

Facebook's Q2 earnings report disappoints Wall Street

Despite reporting better than expected quarterly earnings, Facebook took a beating on the stock market yesterday.

by Seth Tipps
on Jul 27th 2012 at 10:01AM in News
Social and mobile publisher 6waves 
backs London Games Conference

Social and mobile publisher 6waves backs London Games Conference

One of the leading social and smartphone games publishers has signed up to sponsor Novembers’ London Games Conference 2012.

on Jul 20th 2012 at 2:24PM in News
Facebook App Centre launches in UK

Facebook App Centre launches in UK

The age of buying apps within an app is upon us.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 6th 2012 at 1:36PM in News
ANALYSIS: Social mobile turf war

ANALYSIS: Social mobile turf war

A war has erupted in the mobile games space, with two Japanese giants hoping to buy their way into the hearts of Western gamers.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jun 27th 2012 at 2:24PM in News
Facebook and Amazon "potential buyers" of RIM's handset business

Facebook and Amazon "potential buyers" of RIM's handset business

Blackberry manufacturer RIM is said to be considering selling off its handset business and becoming a messaging service specialist.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 25th 2012 at 1:39PM in News
SOCIAL MEDIA SPECIAL: Top Tips

SOCIAL MEDIA SPECIAL: Top Tips

Rounding off our Social Media Special, James Batchelor asks industry experts how games firms can make the most of the world's biggest social networks

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jun 20th 2012 at 5:50PM in News