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BAFTA reveals Social Network Game category

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has announced that next February’s gaming awards will include a brand new category – Social Network Game. The rise in popularity and sophistication of social media gaming has been meteoric,” BAFTA video games committee chairman Ray Maguire stated. It is only right …

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150m users for Bigpoint

Bigpoint, the games portal site and developer, has reached 150m registered users, an expansion of fifty per cent on the 100m users it had in January of this year. The firm, which is seeing a daily new user registration of around 250,000, ascribes its growth to an increasing number of …

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Game biz needs better role models

The Brit behind one of the largest kids games sites in the world says the industry is short on business heroes. Michael Acton Smith, CEO of Moshi Monsters creator Mind Candy, says too little is being done to inspire the gaming entrepreneurs of tomorrow. Virtual pet and online game Moshi …

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Atari GO targets casual games success

The next stage in Atari’s most recent reinvention has been revealed. It’s called Atari GO, and it’s designed to help increase the publisher’s footprint in the growing casual games space. Atari Games Online will be headed up by the executive VP of online and mobile Thom Kozik (pictured), who is …

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Coronation Street game hits Facebook

Long-running UK television soap Coronation Street is to become the first such programme to get its own dedicated social network game. Corrie Nation is to initially run on Facebook and ITV.com, and has been created in conjunction with the television show’s production team. After the November 1st launch, other platforms …

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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 …

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