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  • Blog Post: Beep Games' Scurvy Scallywags Out Today

    Ron Gilbert's first title since his departure from Double Fine is out today. Scurvy Scallywags is a match three game in which the player must gather loot and travel to different islands. Matching three icons of the same type allow your pirate to progress further and find more treasure. The latest... More
  • Blog Post: HBO’s Game of Thrones Gets New Facebook Game

    Playing the game of thrones is a dangerous proposition, and that axiom has held true in real life as playing a game based of the hit fantas y series usually leaves players more frustrated than entertained. Hopefully the upcoming Facebook game will be able to capture some of the franchise's thrill... More
  • Blog Post: Xbox Creator's New Mobile Team Is Ready To Impress

    Last week, we reported on how Seamus Blackley, one of the architects of Microsoft's original Xbox was founding a mobile game studio with a group of Atari arcade veterans. Now Blackley has commented on how the future of games may look a lot like its history. Given THQ’s gradually sinking stock... More
  • Blog Post: Xbox Co-Creator Reunites Atari Arcade Vets For iOS Game Startup

    Seamus Blackley was one of the architects of Microsoft's original Xbox. Now, he's set his sights on the mobile market, partnering with some revered game designers from the Atari's golden age. In an exclusive interview with Venturebeat , Blackley posits that the new frontier of gaming is actually... More
  • Blog Post: Raptr Data Shows Zynga Social Games Rivaling Core Games In Playtime

    Raptr, the social gaming network that tracks the gaming activity of over 10 million members, recently released a report on Zynga's Facebook social games, and the data is striking. It appears that social gaming is rivaling the core games market in terms of total playtime -- even if that playtime is... More
  • Blog Post: Zynga's Profits Fall 95%, Everything's Still A-Okay

    This week the casual game maker announced that its year-on-year profits for the quarter dropped a whopping 95%, but the company isn't worried. Despite profits for the quarter being a measly $1.3M compared to last year's $27.2M for the same timeframe, Zynga revealed that its revenue continues... More
  • Blog Post: PopCap Announces Bejeweled 3, Coming In December

    Gem smashers, rejoice! PopCap Games has announced that Bejeweled 3 is coming, and that it'll be out in a month. The casual-games company calls it the series' first true sequel to the game in more than six years (we see how you rate, Bejeweled Twist). “The challenge in creating a new version... More
  • Blog Post: Survey: 34% Of Social Game Players Buy In

    It may not be in a direct purchase of Facebook tokens or other in-game currency, but a third of social gamers interact with sponsors in some way according to a survey by Lightspeed Research. Clicking on ads, signing up for newsletters, taking surveys -- all of these have tangible marketing value. Companies... More
  • Blog Post: Capcom Working On Facebook Games

    With the success of social media games like Mafia Wars and Farmville, we shouldn’t be surprised that big game publishers are jumping onboard the social media train. It looks like the next game developer to start working on Facebook applications will be Capcom, which has already promised to release... More
  • Blog Post: EA Sells 8M Units Of Hasbro Casual Titles

    EA Play has announced that their titles under the Hasbro brand has sold more than eight million units around the world. “EA’s Hasbro-branded lineup has experienced tremendous success in the casual games market with video games that hold great appeal for families and kids as we’ve retained... More
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