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Zynga steps up to the plate and becomes a publisher

The mutually beneficial relationship between Facebook and Zynga could soon become more complicated, with the Farmville creator ready to launch an eye-catching games portal that exists outside of the social network. Zynga.com, which will launch in beta this month, will host a range of popular Zynga games as well as …

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INTERVIEW: Disney talks to MCV about its new Marvel Facebook game

With the hugely anticipated The Avengers almost here, Disney has released Marvel: Avengers Alliance for Facebook today. The game is an incredibly deep and expansive look into the Marvel universe, and has the potential to be a major player in the current cavalcade of Facebook games coming from top tier …

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Facebook Credits might be illegal

US attorneys have warned that Facebook Credits may be in violation of America’s antitrust laws. The Credits have been mandatory for any games developed on the platform since July. Previously, developers were allowed to use their own virtual currencies. Attorneys Derek Newman and Brian Strange claim that making Credits mandator …

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Hidden Chronicles peaks at 33.1m users

Zynga’s popular casual Facebook puzzler Hidden Chronicles has finally seen its growth slow to 33.1m monthly active users. The social network game has seen a massive increase in popularity since launching two months ago, and is still the third most popular title on Facebook, behind Zynga’s CityVille and Texas HoldEm …

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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. So the admission from Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida that the company would consider using social platforms such as Facebook as a platform for its own IP is a striking …

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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 on the decline. A new report from IHS Screen Digest Media Research claims that at the end of 2010 around …

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