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Opinion: Social Life

Nintendo is closing down another of its social experiments, Miiverse. It’s the latest in a long history of abandoned social functions in both home console and handhelds. Jem Alexander ponders whether any social gimmicks can cross console generations and, if so, which

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Zynga puts San Francisco headquarters on the market

Things continue to look distinctly unhealthy for former social gaming giant, Zynga. According to VentureBeat, Zynga has confirmed a report fromlocal blog SFist that the social firm was selling its San Francisco HQ (pictured). The blog also reports that the property is 670,000 square feet and according to San Francisco …

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Man Utd signs social games deal with mobile publisher Gloops

Premier League football club Manchester United has struck a deal that will see official social games launch in Japan. It has signed a new sponsorship agreement with Japan social gaming company Gloops. The new two-year regional sponsorship will see Gloops become the club’s first Official Social Gaming Partner, giving it …

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Namco Bandai reveals new branches in Vancouver, Singapore

Publisher Namco Bandai has announced it will be expanding with two new international offices, set to open in June. Namco Bandai Studios Vancouver Incorporated will develop online social games, and aims to significantly boost jobs in British Columbia’s technology sector.” The province provided ‘significant’ assistance to Namco Bandai, with government …

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Draw Something tops 100m downloads

Zynga-onwed social game Draw Something has been downloaded more than 100 million times since its release. The mobile phenomenon was released last year and rapidly rose to popularity, quickly passing the 50m downloads mark within a few months. Draw Something saw its active user numbers dip shortly after, but has …

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Spil Games gets timed exclusivity for Race Track Rivals

New social racing game Race Track Rivals will initially only be available through Spil Games. The deal is part of an ongoing partnership between Spil and the game’s publisher Digital Chocolate. The two firms previously worked together on Galaxy Life and Zombie Lane. Race Track Rivals is available on Spil …

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Activision reveals social games platform Activate

Activision Blizzard has unveiled Activate, a new social gaming platform for mobile devices. Inside Mobile Apps reports the platform will offer cloud storage allowing customers access to their games from multiple devices, and supports multiplayer titles as well. Users can log into mobile games using a Facebook ID or set-up …

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