Entries in 'social' (81)

Sony: VR is not just for core gamers

Sony: VR is not just for core gamers

Sony wants to prove to the world that virtual reality is not just for hardcore gamers playing on their own.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Apr 17th 2014 at 2:35PM in News
Igarashi blames Konami departure on hardcore demise

Igarashi blames Konami departure on hardcore demise

The push away from traditional core gaming to more social-focused titles was the reason for Koji Igarashi’s decision to quit Konami.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 20th 2014 at 11:39AM in News
Gree to close OpenFeint; Devs forced to take quick action

Gree to close OpenFeint; Devs forced to take quick action

OpenFeint, the first real equivalent of Xbox Live on smartphone, is to be closed on December 14th.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 19th 2012 at 11:59AM in News
Flickr creator's social game Glitch announces closure

Flickr creator's social game Glitch announces closure

Glitch, the free to play social game from Flickr co-founder Stewart Butterfield, has confirmed that it will terminate next month.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 15th 2012 at 10:35AM in News

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DeNA's influence grows as revenues and profits jump

DeNA's influence grows as revenues and profits jump

Japanese social games giant DeNA has reported a 45 per cent jump in quarterly revenue to $627m.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 6th 2012 at 11:25AM in News
Black Ops Vita dev Nihilistic Software quits console market

Black Ops Vita dev Nihilistic Software quits console market

The studio currently working on PlayStation Vita release Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified is to abandon the console gaming sector.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 18th 2012 at 11:22AM in News
EA commits to next-gen consoles... but dismisses single player experiences

EA commits to next-gen consoles... but dismisses single player experiences

EA Labels president Frank Gibeau has promised that EA will not abandon console publishing in the hunt for social and casual success.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 5th 2012 at 2:09PM in News
Gree picks up North American indie devs

Gree picks up North American indie devs

Social and mobile games publisher Gree has revealed partnerships with a handful of North American-based independent developers.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 28th 2012 at 7:15AM in News

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F2P expected to drive Japanese social games market up 30.7% in 2012

F2P expected to drive Japanese social games market up 30.7% in 2012

The Japanese market for social network games is expected to soar over the course of the current year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 15th 2012 at 1:51PM in News
GREE, MadCatz and NetDragon join ESA

GREE, MadCatz and NetDragon join ESA

US trade body ESA has seen its members grow to 34 with the additional of GREE, MadCatz and NetDragon Websoft

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 1st 2012 at 4:21PM 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
Japan outlaws social gaming payment system

Japan outlaws social gaming payment system

The Japanese Consumer Affairs Agency has officially deemed the ‘Complete Gacha’ social games payment system illegal.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 18th 2012 at 8:36AM in News

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Schappert: "Social and mobile games ARE harming console biz"

Schappert: "Social and mobile games ARE harming console biz"

Forget the recession: our depressed retail market is thanks to pressure from free apps and mobile games.

Michael French
by Michael French
on May 3rd 2012 at 9:04AM in News
Marvelous sets up UK social and mobile publisher

Marvelous sets up UK social and mobile publisher

The Japanese publisher behind No More Heroes is coming to Europe.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on May 2nd 2012 at 1:09PM 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
Square Enix and Bigpoint team up for "new project"

Square Enix and Bigpoint team up for "new project"

Expanding games publisher Square Enix and online publishing powerhouse Bigpoint have joined forces on a mystery new title.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 5th 2012 at 11:31AM in News

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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
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
Top five kids gaming sites' share of TV ad market

Top five kids gaming sites' share of TV ad market

Children's social gaming sites such as Moshi Monsters accounted for almost ten per cent of all video game TV advertising last month.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Feb 10th 2012 at 6:18PM in News
Cave warns of potential shmup retreat

Cave warns of potential shmup retreat

It looked as if the 2D shmup was enjoying a revival. But bad news from cult shmup developer Cave in Japan has asked new questions about the viability of the ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 12th 2012 at 9:57AM in News
Microsoft teams up with casual dev Arkadium

Microsoft teams up with casual dev Arkadium

New York based casual and social games developer Arkadium has signed a “strategic multi-year, multi-game partnership” with Xbox and Windows platform holder Microsoft.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 5th 2012 at 9:37AM in News
Time called on Shenmue mobile game

Time called on Shenmue mobile game

Not only are hopes of Shenmue 3 still dead in the balance, but now the newest Shenmue title to hit the market has been scrapped.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 3rd 2012 at 9:45AM in News
EA acquires KlickNation for BioWare social gaming push

EA acquires KlickNation for BioWare social gaming push

Age of Champions and Six Sun Galaxy developer KlickNation has been acquired and renamed by EA.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 2nd 2011 at 9:32AM in News
PopCap: 120m people play social games

PopCap: 120m people play social games

More people are playing social games than ever before, says PopCap.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Dec 1st 2011 at 2:53PM in News
Activision: Social networks a "necessity" for gaming

Activision: Social networks a "necessity" for gaming

Services like Call of Duty Elite will become a necessity for future blockbuster games, says Activision.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Sep 26th 2011 at 2:12PM in News