Tag Archives: social games

EA CEO: Social market isn’t dying, but consumers won’t pay for crap

John Riccitiello isn’t listening to the noise surrounding social gaming’s impending demise –believing instead that companies are learning, and only need to make a few necessary adjustments for continued success. Reported by AllThingsD, EA’s CEO spoke on the topic of social gaming’s apparent plunge over the past year. The companies …

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The Clone Wars: EA Maxis sues Zynga claiming copyright theft

Disputes over game copying in the social space has gone to a new level. EA is suing Zynga. The firm’s Maxis studio has initiated legal proceedings over The Ville, a new Zynga game which it says is an "unmistakable copy" of its successful The Sims Social. The Ville asks players …

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GREE London games studio will boost firm’s Western content

The new Tech City games studio from GREE will be geared towards Western content and local social trends. In the official announcement about the new studio, which will be housed at the East End’s ‘Silicon Roundabout’ hub of digital games firms, UK GREE chief Ryotaro Shima said the plan was …

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NPD: $1.29bn for Q4 used, digital and social games in Europe

Consumers across UK, Germany and France spent over a billion dollars on non-new physical games in the last three months of 2011. According to new data from NPD looking at ‘all monetization methods outside of new physical retail sales’, used games, game rentals, subscriptions, digital full-game downloads, social network games, …

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