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Free-to-play games heading to Xbox Live?

Microsoft could be bringing free-to-play titles to Xbox Live Arcade at some point next year, if reports are to be believed. A source told IGN that the Xbox 360 manufacturer will be allowing publishers and developers to release free games through its digital service that allow users to purchase additional …

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CHINA: Online gaming grows 25%

The online games market in China is worth $5bn after growing 25 per cent in 2010. Pearl Research also forecasts the market will continue to grow and exceed $8bn by 2014. The predictions are part of a new study from the business intelligence firm on MMORPGs, casual games and key …

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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. That’s according to research firm Parks Associates’ latest report, Social Gaming: Market Updates, in which the company claims the market is on course for a five-fold increase between 2010 and …

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Zynga settles Mafia Wars lawsuit

FarmVille creators Zynga have settled out of court after being sued by online game developer Digital Chocolate. The latter claimed Zynga’s popular 2008 Facebook title Mafia Wars infringed on copyright of its own 2004 mobile game of the same name, according to The Recorder. Terms of the settlement have not …

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Pokemon launches online card game

Pokemon Trainer Challenge is a new online version of the Pokemon Trading Card Game, distributed in the UK by Esdevium Games (www.pokemontcg.com). The new website joins a growing number of toy ranges with an online element, such as Club Penguin, Moshi Monsters and Webkinz. The Pokemon game will initially feature …

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Apple warns Capcom over Smurf’s Village complaints

Capcom has been warned by Apple that its hugely popular Smurf’s Village has earned the iPhone manufacturer a significant number of severe complaints. The game has been causing problems with parents, who have complained that their children are spending too much on Smurfberries without their knowledge. The Smurfberries are purchased …

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EA: Mobile needs more core games

Travis Boatman, EA Mobile VP of Worldwide Studios, claims there is huge market potential for core-focused mobile games. Speaking at the DICE Summit in Las Vegas, the man who helped to bring Dead Space to the iPhone and iPad claimed the notion that mobile games are for casual consumers is …

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Smurfs Village to topple Angry Birds?

Capcom’s Smurf’s Village could soon overtake Angry Birds in the iOS charts as the game that generates the most revenue. Rovio’s bird-catapulting best-seller is still top of the charts on both iPhone and iPad, but Capcom’s FarmVille-esque title has risen to second place on the former, according to Gamasutra. Unlike …

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Devil May Cry hits App Store

Capcom’s popular Devil May Cry series has made its debut on the App Store. Devil May Cry 4: Refrain is available to download now, and is compatible with all of Apple’s mobile devices: iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. Unlike the upcoming reboot DmC – currently in development at Ninja Theory …

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