Entries in 'facebook' (204)

Facebook prepping $100bn IPO

Facebook prepping $100bn IPO

Social giant Facebook is set to file for an initial public offering in a deal which could value the company as much as $100bn.

Mat Bettinson
by Mat Bettinson
on Jan 30th 2012 at 10:33AM in News
PopCap axes 730,000-user Facebook game

PopCap axes 730,000-user Facebook game

EA PopCap has dropped ZipZapPlay’s Facebook game Baking Life, despite the title having almost three quarters of a million players.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Jan 20th 2012 at 10:39AM in News
Zynga settles CityVille copyright lawsuit

Zynga settles CityVille copyright lawsuit

Social games giant Zynga has ended its legal action on Brazilian games firm Vostu for alleged copyright infringement.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Dec 7th 2011 at 10:50AM in News
Signs point to Facebook IPO in New Year

Signs point to Facebook IPO in New Year

Social networking behemoth Facebook could be eyeing up the long awaited transition to a public company with an IPO that could amount to $10 billion.

Mat Bettinson
by Mat Bettinson
on Nov 29th 2011 at 2:33PM in News

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Brand Map: Civilization

Brand Map: Civilization

We look at a snapshot of players just prior to the launch of Civilization World to see what they are enjoying about the game series. 

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Nov 10th 2011 at 11:41AM in News
Michael Bay directs Need for Speed ad

Michael Bay directs Need for Speed ad

EA has enlisted Bad Boys and Transformers director Michael Bay to direct a new ad for upcoming street racer Need for Speed: The Run.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 3rd 2011 at 8:38AM in News
Zynga to establish new standalone platform

Zynga to establish new standalone platform

Social gaming powerhouse Zynga has unveiled plans to take its games beyond Facebook to a dedicated online portal.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Oct 12th 2011 at 10:45AM in News
Follow the Games Media Awards on Twitter and Facebook

Follow the Games Media Awards on Twitter and Facebook

With a little over two weeks to go until The Games Media Awards 2011, in association with Grainger Games, it’s time for us to remind you exactly how modern we ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 11th 2011 at 1:11PM in News

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Facebook gaming on the decline?

Facebook gaming on the decline?

The biggest 20 games operators on Facebook are combating a steady drop in daily user retention, an analyst group has said.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 10th 2011 at 3:50PM in News
The Sims Social close to claiming Facebook crown from CityVille

The Sims Social close to claiming Facebook crown from CityVille

Electronic Arts is now within touching distance of becoming the first games company to topple Cityville, the Zynga sensation that holds the record as the most popular Facebook game of ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 4th 2011 at 12:59PM in News
Zynga targets 'die-hard gamers' with Mafia Wars 2

Zynga targets 'die-hard gamers' with Mafia Wars 2

Facebook games giant Zynga believes it can win over the core gamer with its upcoming release Mafia Wars 2.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Oct 3rd 2011 at 7:00PM in News
EA's The Sims Social reaches 50m players

EA's The Sims Social reaches 50m players

EA is edging ever closer to usurping the Facebook games kingpin Zynga, with The Sims Social now reaching more than 50 million monthly active users.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 20th 2011 at 1:26PM in News

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Gem commences social media push

Gem commences social media push

Leading UK distributor Gem has officially launched new services on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 19th 2011 at 12:44PM in News
The Sims Social passes Farmville on Facebook

The Sims Social passes Farmville on Facebook

EA title The Sims Social has seen its MAUs surpass that of Facebook giant Farmville on the social network. In total it now has an MAU base of 36m users.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 12th 2011 at 9:28AM in News
Online Pass generates $10m-$15m for EA

Online Pass generates $10m-$15m for EA

Electronic Arts may have invited negativity over the past year with its divisive Online Pass system, but it has turned out to be a nice little earner for the firm.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Sep 8th 2011 at 10:20AM in News
Facebook and mobile app bring COD Elite to the masses

Facebook and mobile app bring COD Elite to the masses

COD XP: Activision has confirmed that Call of Duty Elite features full Facebook integration and will be accompanied at launch by a mobile app.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Sep 2nd 2011 at 8:35PM in News

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Facebook games chief wants content to match consoles

Facebook games chief wants content to match consoles

The man responsible for getting more games on Facebook wants it to start hosting core crowd pleasers like shooters and footy sims.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Aug 29th 2011 at 12:00PM in News
Konami turns to Facebook for PES 2012

Konami turns to Facebook for PES 2012

Publisher Konami is using social networks to win back PES fans.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 29th 2011 at 11:00AM in News
The Sims Social goes live

The Sims Social goes live

The game that many think could be EA's killer social gaming IP is out of beta and has gone live.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 19th 2011 at 10:13AM in News
Smurfs Facebook game hits 4m users

Smurfs Facebook game hits 4m users

Ubisoft’s The Smurfs & Co has become the fastest-growing Facebook game in the past two weeks, picking up 4.1m monthly active users.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Aug 17th 2011 at 11:44AM in News
Angry Birds hits Google+ before Facebook

Angry Birds hits Google+ before Facebook

Perhaps the biggest coup (or coop?) of today's introduction for Google+ is the fact the service boasts Angry Birds before Facebook.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Aug 12th 2011 at 10:09AM in News
Words With Friends coming to Facebook

Words With Friends coming to Facebook

Casual games Zynga has announced it is currently working on a Facebook version of Words With Friends.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Aug 2nd 2011 at 11:02AM in News
INTERVIEW: Jeff Karp, EA

INTERVIEW: Jeff Karp, EA

EA’s ‘casual’ division EA Play may not, at first glance, be the cutting edge of the company. It looks after family oriented products like The Sims (11-years-old and counting) and Harry ...

Michael French
by Michael French
on Jul 26th 2011 at 1:46PM in News
F2P Resistance game goes live

F2P Resistance game goes live

Sony has not just surprised fans with the announcement of a new free-to-play game set in the Resistance universe – it’s also made the game live.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 25th 2011 at 11:17AM in News
Facebook hires George Hotz

Facebook hires George Hotz

George Hotz, the man best known for crippling the security measures seen in the likes of the iPhone and PS3, has reportedly got a job with social networking giant Facebook.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 27th 2011 at 9:35AM in News