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EA losing ground in casual sector

EA losing ground in casual sector

Cowen & Company's Doug Creutz has predicted that EA will slip drop a place in the casual and social games market within the next few weeks, with German company Wooga ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 24th 2011 at 1:02PM in News
Zynga’s latest attracts 33m users

Zynga’s latest attracts 33m users

Zynga has struck gold again with Empires & Allies, it’s latest Facebook title.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jun 22nd 2011 at 11:35AM in News
Zynga sues CityVille clone

Zynga sues CityVille clone

Zynga has taken legal action on Vostu for allegedly copying the design and content of a number of its games.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Jun 17th 2011 at 11:50AM in News
EA: The Sims goes Social

EA: The Sims goes Social

One of the PC’s biggest boxed gaming franchises of all time – The Sims – is now heading to Facebook.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Jun 7th 2011 at 10:27AM in News

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EA preparing Simpsons Facebook game

EA preparing Simpsons Facebook game

MCV has learnt that EA will release a Facebook game based on The Simpsons franchise this September.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 26th 2011 at 3:31PM in News
Facebook and Google to debate app payments

Facebook and Google to debate app payments

In-app payments, near field communication, virtual items and Facebook Credits will be some of the topics at the Monetising Mobile conference in just under
two weeks’ time.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 18th 2011 at 3:47PM in News
Mensa HQ heads to 3DS

Mensa HQ heads to 3DS

The High IQ group Mensa will get its own 3DS game this year, courtesy of  Barnstorm Games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 16th 2011 at 3:39PM in News
Facebook embroiled in Google smear campaign

Facebook embroiled in Google smear campaign

Facebook hired public relations firm Burson-Marsteller to try get the press onside regarding Google's strategy of collecting information from Facebook.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 13th 2011 at 11:11AM in News

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Social games market will "crash very hard"

Social games market will "crash very hard"

The social gaming market that has propelled firms such as Zynga to success is going to “crash very hard”.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on May 11th 2011 at 12:10PM in News
‘Facebook for gamers’ gets publisher support

‘Facebook for gamers’ gets publisher support

Several UK games publishers have signed up to support Pixwoo, a new gamer-centric social network.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 10th 2011 at 1:29PM in News
Social gaming to be worth $5bn by 2015

Social gaming to be worth $5bn by 2015

The global market for social games is expected to create revenues of over $5 billion by the end of 2015.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Apr 11th 2011 at 1:34PM in News
GameStop launches Facebook store

GameStop launches Facebook store

It's time to stand up and face up to that elephant in the corner of the room. Retailer GameStop has officially launched a digital games store on Facebook.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 8th 2011 at 9:41AM in News

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GameStop buys streaming tech and digi download firms

GameStop buys streaming tech and digi download firms

Just hours after we revealed GameStop was launching new Facebook games, the firm has further underlined its commitment to digital gaming.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Mar 31st 2011 at 11:04PM in News
Syfy announces social gaming plans

Syfy announces social gaming plans

Syfy will publish it first social games later this year as the broadcaster aims for a larger share of that market.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Mar 23rd 2011 at 11:36AM in News
Social networks trump porn in UK

Social networks trump porn in UK

The popularity of social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter has seen the sector overtake entertainment – a category that includes adult entertainment and pornography – in the online ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 18th 2011 at 11:00AM in News
Facebook ‘helping reboot what games can be’

Facebook ‘helping reboot what games can be’

Social network giant Facebook says its fast-growing global games platform comes from one thing: a focus on people. 

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 18th 2011 at 8:31AM in News

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Zynga reveals Japan quake charity drive

Zynga reveals Japan quake charity drive

Zynga has begun a new charity initiative to help children affected by the devastating tsunami that has swept across Japan.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 14th 2011 at 10:56AM in News
Facebook clarifies Warner movie service

Facebook clarifies Warner movie service

Facebook has clarified that it has not partnered with Warner Bros to bring movies to its site.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Mar 9th 2011 at 3:37PM in News
Facebook signs Warner movie partnership

Facebook signs Warner movie partnership

Facebook and Warner Bros have announced a partnership that will see the latter’s movies made available for rental or purchase with Facebook Credits.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Mar 9th 2011 at 11:57AM in News
Sega releases first Facebook game

Sega releases first Facebook game

Japanese publisher Sega has released its first ever Facebook game – Sega Play Baseball.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 8th 2011 at 3:57PM in News
Rebellion opens Facebook division

Rebellion opens Facebook division

UK studio Rebellion has become the latest studio to tackle the lucrative social games business, by setting up an internal division to build product for various platforms such as Facebook.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 7th 2011 at 1:47PM in News
Zynga settles Mafia Wars lawsuit

Zynga settles Mafia Wars lawsuit

FarmVille creators Zynga have settled out of court after being sued by online game developer Digital Chocolate.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Feb 24th 2011 at 10:44AM in News
Kelly Brook gets her own game

Kelly Brook gets her own game

Leading toiletries brand Lynx has today launched a new casual game starring UK pin-up Kelly Brook.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 21st 2011 at 12:38PM in News
Kotick 'lost in a time machine'

Kotick 'lost in a time machine'

Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick "seems lost in a time machine perspective of a past business model that will never return".

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 17th 2011 at 10:45AM in News