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Sarah Gray - who has written 290 posts on Frisky Mongoose.

Sarah Gray is a Weekend Editor at Frisky Mongoose focusing on video games and the social media that surrounds them.

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Welcome to Las Vegas: Exclusive Mission Available in Mafia Wars

Sunday, July 11, 2010

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Welcome to Las Vegas: Exclusive Mission Available in Mafia Wars

Tweet At last, a chance to get some hot Vegas loot in Mafia Wars! Zynga has launched an exclusive Vegas Mission called “Whack the Rat”, available through 11:59 PM PST Friday the 16th. The new mission includes three jobs and gives players a shot at mastery, collection completion and a new achievement called “What happens [...]

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Google Invests $100 Million in Zynga, Google Games Launching Soon

Sunday, July 11, 2010

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Google Invests $100 Million in Zynga, Google Games Launching Soon

Tweet Yesterday heralded the arrival of an unconfirmed (at least by the parties in question) rumor that Google has invested at least $100 million in social gaming giant Zynga. This investment would bring the total amount of venture capital raised by Zynga in the past year to around half a billion dollars. According to TechCrunch, [...]

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Wash the Dog & Level Up in Epic Win for iPhone

Sunday, July 11, 2010

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Wash the Dog & Level Up in Epic Win for iPhone

Tweet Gamers know that playing games is way more fun than doing chores. Real life can pale in comparison to virtual worlds, and sometimes getting to the next level, beating that high score, or finally winning that battle is more engaging than, say, washing the dog. The upcoming iPhone game Epic Win has learned this [...]

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Shop For Clothes, Experience Kinect: Playable Demos in Macy’s Stores

Sunday, July 11, 2010

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Shop For Clothes, Experience Kinect: Playable Demos in Macy’s Stores

Tweet Microsoft has been toying with gamers’ emotions, offering Kinect demos before the fall release only in Microsoft Stores, all of which happen to be on the west coast. For most of us, that meant that a pre-launch Kinect demo was still only a pleasant dream. Now, the amount of locations has more than quadrupled: [...]

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OpenFeint Arriving on Android Phones This Summer

Sunday, July 11, 2010

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OpenFeint Arriving on Android Phones This Summer

Tweet Aurora Feint announced earlier this week that it will be bringing the OpenFeint platform to Google’s Android devices this summer. This follows the announcement that OpenFeint has received a capital investment from Chinese firm The9. The Android launch has already attracted supporters, some of which include Glu Mobile, Digital Chocolate, Hudson Entertainment, and even [...]

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Small World on iPad Sees Single Player Update, Price Hike

Sunday, July 11, 2010

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Small World on iPad Sees Single Player Update, Price Hike

Tweet Bringing the Days of Wonder board game Small World to the iPad was a great move, but many buyers were frustrated that the game was only playable with two people. Luckily, this week saw an update to the game bringing single player on board. Small World can now be played solo versus the AI. [...]

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Attract Birds to Your Zoo Paradise With Free Bird Feeder

Sunday, July 11, 2010

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Attract Birds to Your Zoo Paradise With Free Bird Feeder

Tweet Zoo Paradise has gone to the birds! No, no, I don’t mean it in a bad way. I’m talking about CrowdStar’s newly released collection: the bird collection. Just like the butterfly collection, you’ll need to purchase a Bird Feeder to attract birds to your zoo. No worries though; the Bird Feeder is entirely free [...]

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4 More Gameloft iPhone Games For 99 Cents

Sunday, July 11, 2010

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4 More Gameloft iPhone Games For 99 Cents

Tweet Gameloft is on a sale kick, apparently, as the company has discounted another four iPhone titles down to 99 cents a piece. The sale is “limited time” with no end date given, so the sooner you jump on this deal, the better. The games on sale are: Blokus A puzzle strategy game. Use the [...]

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Hands On: Fat Roles & Patch 1.06 in Fat Princess

Saturday, July 10, 2010

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Tweet There’s something about the frenzied thirty-two player battles in Fat Princess that really tickles my fancy; somewhere between turning people into chickens, stuffing cake into my team’s princess, and setting other players on fire, I fell head over heels in love. Now the game has packed on a few more pounds with the recent [...]

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Never Suffer Withered Crops Again in Island Paradise With the Wither Eliminator

Saturday, July 10, 2010

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Never Suffer Withered Crops Again in Island Paradise With the Wither Eliminator

Tweet Withered crops getting you down? Meteor games has added a new item to Island Paradise so that you never have to endure withered crops again: the Wither Eliminator. The charm will keep your crops healthy and whole forever, eliminating the chance that your crop will die or wither before you can harvest. The Wither [...]

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Twilight Inspired Pets On Sale in Happy Pets

Saturday, July 10, 2010

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Twilight Inspired Pets On Sale in Happy Pets

Tweet In a nod to teenage girls everywhere, Crowdstar has introduced four Twilight inspired pets to Happy Pets. The new animals are available in limited quantities, and are going fast. All four pets are available for 88 Facebook Credits. The two cats are called Sparkling Edward and Sparkling Victoria. Like their Twilight vampire namesakes, the [...]

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Receive More Chocolates With the Freshness Bonus in Chocolatier: Sweet Society

Saturday, July 10, 2010

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Receive More Chocolates With the Freshness Bonus in Chocolatier: Sweet Society

Tweet Chocolatier: Sweet Society players will be happy to learn that PlayFirst has been listening keenly to your comments and has adjusted some features. For one, the Melting feature that debuted briefly a few weeks ago is now gone. To take its place, PlayFirst has added a feature that has only positive ramifications: Freshness! The [...]

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