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Facebook reveals Games Dashboard

Facebook reveals Games Dashboard

Any keen gamers will know that accessing games on the world’s largest social network is a bit of a chore – but that looks set to change with the upcoming ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 22nd 2010 at 3:19PM in News
$180m pumped into Zynga

$180m pumped into Zynga

A Russian investment firm that previously invested $200m in social network leader Facebook has backed Mafia Wars and FarmVille developer Zynga to the power of $180m.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 16th 2009 at 3:25PM in News
Xbox Facebook/Twitter age restriction lifted

Xbox Facebook/Twitter age restriction lifted

Microsoft’s Major Nelson has confirmed that Xbox 360 users below the age of 18 and based outside the US are now able to use the console’s social networking features – ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 10th 2009 at 11:02AM in News
St John returns

St John returns

Planning a strong push into the games sector, social network hi5 has hired outspoken industry veteran Alex St. John as president and chief technology officer.

by Colin Campbell
on Dec 1st 2009 at 1:44AM in News

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Last.FM racks up 1m Xbox Live profiles

Last.FM racks up 1m Xbox Live profiles

Approximately one million Last.FM profiles have been created through the new Xbox Live social media update.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Nov 30th 2009 at 10:33AM in News
Microsoft: Millions use Xbox Live social media

Microsoft: Millions use Xbox Live social media

Microsoft has announced that millions of Xbox Live members have taken advantage of the social media features that were launched last week.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Nov 24th 2009 at 10:35AM in News
Facebook hitting PS3 today

Facebook hitting PS3 today

Just a matter of hours after it was first officially announced, Sony has confirmed that the PS3 3.10 firmware update – which brings with it integrated Facebook functionality – ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 18th 2009 at 1:35PM in News
360 Twitter and Facebook is live

360 Twitter and Facebook is live

Facebook may be coming to PS3 in the near future, but the Xbox 360 integration of the famed social network is live and ready to use right now.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 17th 2009 at 11:22AM in News

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PS3 joins the Facebook party

PS3 joins the Facebook party

With Microsoft’s social media bonanza due to hit Xbox 360 today – bringing with it integrated Facebook, Twitter and Last.FM functionality – Sony has announced a similar upgrade for PS3 ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 17th 2009 at 9:59AM in News
November 17th launch for 360 Twitter, Facebook

November 17th launch for 360 Twitter, Facebook

Microsoft has confirmed that Twitter and Facebook integration will be coming to Xbox Live on November 17th.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Nov 12th 2009 at 5:17PM in News
Xbox Twitter for over 18s only

Xbox Twitter for over 18s only

Despite the ease with which the services can be accessed online, Microsoft has confirmed that its upcoming Twitter, Facebook and Last.FM applications for Xbox 360 will be restricted to account ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 9th 2009 at 12:11PM in News
Meier reveals Civilization Network

Meier reveals Civilization Network

One of the biggest franchises in strategy gaming is turning its attentions to the world of social networks with news that the free-to-play Civilization Network is heading to Facebook some ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 22nd 2009 at 4:22PM in News

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360 Facebook, Twitter launch date unclear

360 Facebook, Twitter launch date unclear

The launch of the upcoming Facebook and Twitter integration with Xbox Live has been called into question after a date was seemingly announced this weekend.
 
VG247 reported on Saturday ...

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Oct 12th 2009 at 11:25AM in News
Twitter on Xbox clarified

Twitter on Xbox clarified

Microsoft has clarified yesterday’s confusion regarding the upcoming integration of Twitter and Facebook on Xbox 360, admitting that Silver Xbox Live members will not be able to access the service ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 28th 2009 at 11:18AM in News
Xbox 360 Twitter claims ‘incorrect’

Xbox 360 Twitter claims ‘incorrect’

Xbox 360 platform holder Microsoft has told MCV that reports claiming Twitter and Facebook access on Xbox 360 will be reserved for Gold members of Xbox Live only are incorrect.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 27th 2009 at 5:36PM in News
Doak returns with Facebook dev

Doak returns with Facebook dev

GoldenEye designer and Free Radical founder David Doak has returned to games development via a new studio making Facebook games, Develop understands.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 11th 2009 at 2:39PM in News

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Video games to save MySpace

Video games to save MySpace

News Corp is to strengthen the video gaming offering on MySpace, in a hope to close the gap on Facebook, which currently courts more users.

As reported by Reuters, ...

Will Freeman
by Will Freeman
on Jul 27th 2009 at 11:43AM in News
Playfish 'unsure' of Facebook Connect

Playfish 'unsure' of Facebook Connect

Speaking in a panel at the Develop Conference 2009, Playfish CEO Kristian Segerstrale as revealed he is yet to be convinced by the prospect of the Xbox 360's forthcoming social ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 15th 2009 at 1:42PM in News
MICROSOFT: Xbox teams up with Last.fm, Facebook and Twitter

MICROSOFT: Xbox teams up with Last.fm, Facebook and Twitter

Microsoft has announced new deals with online music station Last.fm and social networking site Facebook – the latest in a major week of content partnerships that has also seen it ...

by Tim Ingham
on Jun 1st 2009 at 8:40PM in News
Video games are more popular than cinema

Video games are more popular than cinema

More people in America play video games than go to the cinema, according to a recent survey carried out by the NPD group.

by Rob Crossley
on May 21st 2009 at 9:04AM in News
Facebook advertises ‘new R4’

Facebook advertises ‘new R4’

Social networking site Facebook has allowed advertising for a new piracy-enabling R4-style card on its pages.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 18th 2009 at 1:11PM in News
Pirate Bay sails onto Facebook

Pirate Bay sails onto Facebook

Whilst the three men behind BitTorrent portal Pirate Bay are still awaiting the final decision in their Swedish court case, the site itself continues to expand with the launch ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 31st 2009 at 11:04AM in News
Gaming on the agenda at Social Networking World Forum

Gaming on the agenda at Social Networking World Forum

Casual gaming is set to feature at the Social Networking World Forum with a focus on the multi-platform potential of websites like Facebook and MySpace offer.

Will Freeman
by Will Freeman
on Jan 15th 2009 at 11:18AM in News
UK devs reach Facebook competition final

UK devs reach Facebook competition final

UK development outfit The Games Company has reached the final stages of a high-profile games design competition on Facebook – and now it’s urging its UK contemporaries to come out ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 17th 2008 at 11:07AM in News
Facebook microtransactions outrage gamers

Facebook microtransactions outrage gamers

The future of Facebook as a viable, and more importantly profitable, platform for gaming has been drawn into question after the developers of one popular title suffered a scathing attack ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 29th 2008 at 5:35PM in News