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  • Blog Post: Gree Shows Off Success In Social Gaming

    Social and mobile game giant Gree is touting the significant success of its Modern War mobile social game (iOS and Android). If you've ever wondered why these titles exist (and continue to emerge) this should help make things clear. The infographic below shows off some information about how successful... More
  • Blog Post: No More Heroes Creator Suda 51 Is Horny For PlayStation 4

    In a recent column for the Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu , Grasshopper Manufacture's enigmatic Suda 51 expressed his...considerable enthusiasm...for Sony's PlayStation 4 console. Edge translated some of Suda 51's comments in the article, in which he extolled the PS4's cloud gaming... More
  • Blog Post: Some Of The Biggest Publishers In Social Network Gaming Are Backing Away From Google Plus

    Popcap Games, which is a subsidiary of Electronic Arts, and Wooga, are shutting down its games, and walking away from Google Plus. Both companies have been incredibly successful with Facebook gaming, but Google Plus simply isn't providing enough users for the companies to continue to allocate resources... More
  • Blog Post: The Top 10 Facebook Games of 2011

    The ubiquitous social media network has revealed the most popular games on its site for 2011. Interestingly, none of them contain the word "Farm." It appears that this list is not strictly based on number of users. According to Facebook: "This list was compiled by looking at the top games... More
  • Blog Post: EA Buys Social Gaming Company KlickNation

    The developer of social games like SuperHero City and Age of Champions will henceforth be known as BioWare Sacramento. After the acquisition is final, BioWare Sacramento will be partnered with BioWare's existing social game team as part of a new division of the company called BioWare Social. In a... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Insists It Is A Social Gaming Company

    Nintendo president Satoru Iwata denied falling behind the social gaming wave in a recent investor call. He accomplished this impressive feat of cognitive gymnastics by defining social gaming in a…unique way. "We have our roots in the playthings connecting people, as the company’s original... More
  • Blog Post: Google+ Social Network To Feature Games

    With so much money being made on Facebook games, it's probably no surprise that Google, which just announced its new Google+ social network , has its eyes the social games market. Today, we got confirmation of the company's plans due to some references to "Google+ Games" in the source... More
  • Blog Post: Al Gore: Games Have Arrived As A Mass Medium

    Today at the 2011 Games for Change Festival, former vice president Al Gore took to the stage to deliver the event's keynote speech. He talks about how video games are becoming the norm, and that their widespread appeal can be used to help solve societal problems. "Games have clearly arrived... More
  • Blog Post: What Went Wrong At Square Enix?

    Square Enix had some bad news for investors this week, mainly involving drastic financial losses for the company. CEO Yoichi Wada had some comments explaining the fiscal year's 12 billion yen loss. Basically, it boils down to the fact that Final Fantasy XIV was a disaster, and that the company cancelled... More
  • Blog Post: Sid Meier Hopes To Have Civ On Facebook This Summer

    The legendary developer's next project, Civilization World, will put 200 people in each game as they vie for cultural, military, technological, and economic dominance. We've known that Meier is working on a Civilization game for Facebook for some time now, but the icon revealed new details recently... More
  • Blog Post: Dyack On Social Media: "It's Going to Crash Very Hard"

    Casual gaming via things like Facebook's FarmVille has become a popular way to pass the time, but some such as Silicon Knights head honcho Denis Dyack don't believe the fun will last. In an interview with Industry Gamers , Dyack thinks that this sector of gaming cannot be sustained. "The... More
  • Blog Post: Social Games Now Playing In Bing

    If you use Microsoft's search engine, some games will be playable right in the search results. Previously, players would need to click over into the Bing Games site to start playing some of the more casual social games that the site offered. Now, players will get access to games like Happy Island... More
  • Blog Post: Dragon Age Facebook Game To Offer In-Game Bonuses For Dragon Age 2

    According to EA, the upcoming Dragon Age Facebook game Dragon Age Legends will "raise the quality bar" of social games. To help attract fans of the epic RPG series, an EA press release says the game will "blend accessible and engaging tactical combat with compelling co-operative gameplay... More
  • Blog Post: Getting Into Zynga's Head

    Not since the bad old days of EA maniacally blowing up respected studios while twirling its (admittedly fabulous) moustaches has a game company been so polarizing. FarmVille developer Zynga has millions of gamers enthralled with its Facebook games and thousands of developers and gamers horrified at its... More
  • Blog Post: Digital Chocolate Sues Zynga Over Mafia Wars Name

    Zynga's Mafia Wars was one of the first real social gaming powerhouses (at least until Farmville hit). However, EA founder Trip Hawkins and his social and casual game company Digital Chocolate claims to have published a game called Mafia Wars all the way back in 2004, according to a trademark infringement... More
  • Blog Post: Square Enix Eyeing Social Play

    Traditional Square Enix titles inherently have players holed up in their rooms for weeks at a time, immersed in fantastical worlds through a notably single-player experience. Looking to the future, Square Enix Chief Executive Yoichi Wada wants to shift away from solo play in favor of multiplayer and... More
  • Blog Post: Ultima Creator Richard Garriott Starts New Social Gaming Company

    Richard Garriott has lived a very colorful life. He helped to create the MMO genre with Ultima Online and has more recently been heavily involved in space travel, including a stay on the International Space Station (which cost him a reported $30 million). Now, with space, the failed MMO Tabula Rasa ... More
  • Blog Post: Farmville Dev Nets $180 Million From Facebook Investor

    Perhaps you’ve logged onto Facebook and waded through piles of invites to games like Farmville and Café World. This might have something to do with the fact that there are 65 million Farmville players. Apparently Facebook investor Digital Sky Technologies has taken notice of these wildly... More
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