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Capcom: ‘Gamers have abandoned handheld consoles’

Smartphones are usurping traditional games hardware, says Capcom. The firm told MCV that more and more gamers are leaving PCs and handheld consoles for smartphones, and as a result Capcom Interactive has invested in a number of upcoming titles due for release on iPhone this year. The casual gamer that …

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Playfish userbase hits 55m

Facebook developer Playfish has announced that it has 55m monthly users worldwide. The EA-owned company has released a range of statistics showcasing its rapid growth since being founded in November 2007. A total of 340m Playfish games have been installed, while over 90m virtual items are transacted within them every …

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100m users flock to CityVille

CityVille has reaffirmed itself as the most popular Facebook game ever by attracting over 100m users. The casual title developed by Zynga now has 100,064,578 monthly active users, putting it ahead of the firm’s other big Facebook offering FarmVille. This has 57m monthly users. CityVille launched on December 2nd and …

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EA cuts prices to dominate App Store

EA Mobile has dropped the price of the majority of its iPhone games range to $0.99 (59p). The news comes following dozens of big games hitting the App Store at once, aiming for chart position in the run-up to Christmas. The results can be seen in the US App Store …

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CityVille pulls in 26m users

Zynga has seen early success with its latest venture CityVille as over 26m users have signed up to play it. The casual Facebook game – which allows users to create and run their own city – went live on December 2nd. It currently has 26,614,646 monthly active users on Facebook …

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Top apps of 2010 revealed

This year’s most popular iPhone apps have been revealed – and the majority are games. Angry Birds has become the most popular paid-for iPhone app of 2010, while Facebook was the most downloaded free app. Paper Toss and Angry Birds Lite were the most popular free-to-download games, while Doodle Jump, …

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Playboy Party reveals itself

Free-to-play online game Playboy Party has launched today on popular social network Facebook. It’s Jolt Online’s first game published since the firm was acquired by GameStop, and allows players to throw the best party to set scores and unlock content. Playboy Party is currently in open beta and is free …

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Zattikka gains Monty Python licence

And now for something completely different – casual games studio Zattikka has acquired the licence to produce Monty Python titles. The first game will arrive on Facebook before other Monty Python titles on mobile devices and websites. A statement from Zattikka promised the game will be a homage to all …

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Namco classics head to XBLA and PSN

Namco Bandai has announced a new line of digital-only revamped arcade games for Xbox 360 and PS3. Dubbed Namco Generations, the range will include several updated classics with high-definition graphics, new gameplay features and in-game community news. The first release will be Pac-Man Championship Edition DX which arrives on November …

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