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Pirate Bay founder in new venture

One of the founders of controversial BitTorrent tracker The Pirate Bay has lifted the lid on a brand new venture named Flattr that hopes to make money for a wide range of creative hopefuls. Members of Flattr will pay a minimum monthly subscription fee of €2, though they will be …

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3D FPS coming to Facebook

Casual games are becoming increasingly popular. As a result, many devs hoping to make a standout product have been gradually complicating their titles. And thus we stand here today, faced with Facebook’s first ever 3D first person shooter. For the full story, head over to CasualGaming.biz.

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Xbox Facebook/Twitter age restriction lifted

Microsoft’s Major Nelson has confirmed that Xbox 360 users below the age of 18 and based outside the US are now able to use the console’s social networking features – as long as said features are enabled under the parental control settings. Until now the services had been locked to …

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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 …

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Meier reveals Civilization Network

One of the biggest franchises in strategy gaming is turning its attentions to the world of social networks with news that the free-to-play Civilization Network is heading to Facebook some time next year. For all the details follow the link through to CasualGaming.biz.

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Glu loses Euro MD

Glu’s EMEA managing director Frank Keeling has left the company, MCV’s sister site ME has learned. The former Vodafone and RealNetworks exec joined the mobile games publisher in December 2007 to head its European activities, but his role has now been split between EMEA marketing director James Scalpello and EMEA …

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Games vet blasts Twitter buzzwords

The game industry fails to understand the core properties and potential of social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. That was the view offered by Mike Mika, an industry veteran of twenty years having been involved in over 120 game projects. In boardrooms across the world, people are using Facebook …

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