Home / Tag Archives: networks

Tag Archives: networks

SSX goes big on social connectivity

GAMESCOM: EA has detailed a swathe of new social networking features that will be packed into its upcoming extreme sports title SSX. Called Ridernet, it’s very much modelled on the Autorun system first introduced with Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit. It will allow gamers to compete with friends who are …

Read More »

Social networks trump porn in UK

The popularity of social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter has seen the sector overtake entertainment – a category that includes adult entertainment and pornography – in the online popularity tables. TechWatch reports that a new report from Experian Hitwise shows that social networks attracted 2.4bn visits in the …

Read More »

Orange and T-Mobile confirm iPad 2 support

The first UK mobile networks have confirmed their intentions to stock the iPad 2. Everything Everywhere – or Orange and T-Mobile as most of us will know them – told TechRadar that its stores will be stocking the new tablet as soon as it arrives in the UK later this …

Read More »

20% of US public has played a social network game

According to the findings of The NPD Group’s new research report, titled Social Network Gaming, some 20 per cent of the US populace has spent time playing a social game. That translates into a quite incredible 56.8 million players across the country. Other findings in the report suggest that 35 …

Read More »

Namco brings casual in-house

In a nod to the ever growing importance of the casual games sector, it has been confirmed that social games publishing division Namco Networks America is to be merged with Namco Bandai Games America. Current Namco Networks CEO and COOKenji Hisatsune will subsequently become president and CEO of the new …

Read More »

FIFA heading to Facebook

EA has tasked Playfish with creating a Facebook game based on the super-lucrative FIFA franchise. More or less nothing is known of the game as of yet, though EA Sports boss Peter Moore said of it: Our FIFA products connect fans from all over the world who share a common …

Read More »

Publishers champion Facebook’s marketing power

Games publishers are getting behind Facebook as a major marketing tool, enabling them to interact with millions of consumers directly. The social network is becoming increasingly important to publishers’ marketing plans, from Nintendo directing traffic through a Monster Hunter Facebook hub to Ubisoft inviting fans to befriend the Prince of …

Read More »

Bizarre backs Twitter as future of marketing

Leading UK development studio Bizarre Creations believes that rapidly growing social network sites could trigger a new world order in video game marketing. Boss Ben Ward told MCV that the likes of Twitter and Facebook arms publishers with a powerful and viral means to communicate their products – adding that …

Read More »

Richard Garriott returns

Famed MMO creator and father of Ultima Online Rcichard Garriott has returned to the games industry after revealing that he’s one of the founder of social gaming startup Portalarium. Joining him at Portalarium are the likes of Dallas Snell and Fred Schmidt, both of whom worked with Garriott at both …

Read More »

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 via its US blog. The upcoming 3.10 firmware update will introduce Facebook into the XMB. Users will also have the …

Read More »