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SOCIAL MEDIA SPECIAL: The publisher's perspective

SOCIAL MEDIA SPECIAL: The publisher's perspective

As part of our Social Media Special, Ubisoft's UK head of digital marketing Alan Dykes discusses how Twitter and Facebook can be crucial to a game's success – if used ...

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jun 20th 2012 at 5:26PM in News
SOCIAL MEDIA SPECIAL: The media's perspective

SOCIAL MEDIA SPECIAL: The media's perspective

Following our look at how social media can be used to build communities, IGN's Rich Keen discusses the new challenges this poses for media firms as pubishers and developers ...

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jun 20th 2012 at 5:20PM in News
SOCIAL MEDIA SPECIAL: Social Services

SOCIAL MEDIA SPECIAL: Social Services

Twitter, Facebook and other online networks are a part of our daily lives, but is the games industry taking full advantage of these direct connections to fans?

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jun 20th 2012 at 4:59PM in News
Facebook Credits consigned to the digital grave

Facebook Credits consigned to the digital grave

Social network Facebook has scrapped its virtual currency Facebook Credits.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 20th 2012 at 3:33PM in News

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UK developer conjures up BBC Merlin game

UK developer conjures up BBC Merlin game

Bossa Studios is currently working on a new Facebook game based on the hit BBC drama Merlin.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jun 20th 2012 at 10:25AM in News
Report: Facebook to release smartphone by 2013

Report: Facebook to release smartphone by 2013

Facebook is making big strides towards creation of its own smartphone, if a report by The New York Times holds water.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 28th 2012 at 8:16AM in News
Jay-Z launches Facebook game

Jay-Z launches Facebook game

Hip-hop star Jay-Z is to expand his empire with the release of a Facebook game called… Empire.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 27th 2012 at 10:01AM in News
Microsoft releases Kinect Star Wars iOS app

Microsoft releases Kinect Star Wars iOS app

A new iOS app based on Kinect Star Wars has hit the App Store courtesy of Microsoft.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 19th 2012 at 10:04AM in News

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Gaikai app brings triple-A to Facebook

Gaikai app brings triple-A to Facebook

Cloud gaming firm Gaikai is now streaming big console games such as The Witcher 2 and Saints Row: The Third through its new Facebook app.

Rob Crossley
by Rob Crossley
on Apr 11th 2012 at 4:31PM in News
Yahoo sues Facebook claiming 10 patent breaches

Yahoo sues Facebook claiming 10 patent breaches

Internet search and services firm Yahoo is suing social networking king Facebook, accusing it of ten patent breaches.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 13th 2012 at 11:12AM in News
No more Marvel games coming from Sega

No more Marvel games coming from Sega

Marvel has confirmed that Captain America will be the last of its licenses to be published by Sega.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 6th 2012 at 11:14AM in News
Zynga steps up to the plate and becomes a publisher

Zynga steps up to the plate and becomes a publisher

The mutually beneficial relationship between Facebook and Zynga could soon become more complicated, with the Farmville creator ready to launch an eye-catching games portal that exists outside of the social ...

Rob Crossley
by Rob Crossley
on Mar 2nd 2012 at 8:08AM in News

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INTERVIEW: Disney talks to MCV about its new Marvel Facebook game

INTERVIEW: Disney talks to MCV about its new Marvel Facebook game

With the hugely anticipated The Avengers almost here, Disney has released Marvel: Avengers Alliance for Facebook today.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Mar 2nd 2012 at 12:45AM in News
Facebook Credits might be illegal

Facebook Credits might be illegal

US attorneys have warned that Facebook Credits may be in violation of America's antitrust laws.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Feb 29th 2012 at 11:43AM in News
Hidden Chronicles peaks at 33.1m users

Hidden Chronicles peaks at 33.1m users

Zynga’s popular casual Facebook puzzler Hidden Chronicles has finally seen its growth slow to 33.1m monthly active users.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Feb 29th 2012 at 11:32AM in News
Uncharted 4... for iPhone and iPad?

Uncharted 4... for iPhone and iPad?

Platform holders traditionally rule their domains with an iron fist. But the market is changing. These are challenging times.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 29th 2012 at 10:22AM in News

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Facebook gaming on the decline

Facebook gaming on the decline

Just one year ago it seemed that Facebook WAS gaming, but 12 months down the line and it looks as if playing games on the world’s leading social network is ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 27th 2012 at 3:31PM in News
BigPoint lashes out following Facebook Euro growth

BigPoint lashes out following Facebook Euro growth

It speaks volumes that online games publisher and developer BigPoint has proactively been sending statements to news sites offering a response to recent reports of Facebook creating a dedicated team ...

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 27th 2012 at 8:52AM in News
Vita Facebook app pulled from PSN

Vita Facebook app pulled from PSN

Sony has removed the Vita Facebook application from both US and Europe PSN Stores following reports from owners of error codes when trying to access the social network on the ...

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 25th 2012 at 2:58AM in News
Facebook creates European social games team

Facebook creates European social games team

Facebook has put together a dedicated team to work alongside social games developers throughout Europe.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 23rd 2012 at 5:22AM in News
PopCap enters gambling sector

PopCap enters gambling sector

EA subsidiary PopCap is to dip its toes in the gambling waters with the release of its fourth Facebook game – Lucky Gem Casino.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 22nd 2012 at 3:25PM in News
Facebook and Twitter apps ready for Vita launch

Facebook and Twitter apps ready for Vita launch

Sony has announced that Twitter, Facebook and Flickr apps will be ready to download on Vita’s PSN Store on day one.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 20th 2012 at 3:29PM in News
Facebook files $5bn stock market IPO

Facebook files $5bn stock market IPO

Global social network Facebook has filed for a $5bn initial public offering which could value the company at $100bn.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Feb 2nd 2012 at 10:33AM in News
Zynga generated $445m for Facebook in 2011

Zynga generated $445m for Facebook in 2011

FarmVille, CityVille and the rest of Zynga's portfolio are well-established as Facebook's money-makers and now we know how much they are truly worth.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Feb 2nd 2012 at 10:01AM in News
New Facebook tweaks to boost games

New Facebook tweaks to boost games

Facebook has added new features to its interface to get more people discovering and playing its social and browser games.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Feb 1st 2012 at 10:55AM in News