Tag Archive | "social gaming"

Grantoo is Now at Your College, Too

Monday, May 7, 2012

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Grantoo is Now at Your College, Too

Tweet Remember when we mentioned Grantoo to Grant-you? The socially positive social gaming platform for sociable college students (and clients of the very social folks at TriplePoint) had previously offered its tuition-based prizes to players on a select number of campuses, but now they’re done with all of that selectivity and restriction. Social gaming for charity is [...]

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Social Gaming, Real Money Gaming, and How They Play Together

Monday, April 30, 2012

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Social Gaming, Real Money Gaming, and How They Play Together

Tweet What can social game designers learn from games played for real money? AJ Glasser of Inside Social Games attended the Global iGaming Summit last week and pondered that very same question. Glasser notes that the two platforms are (perhaps inexorably) coming together, though they’re not without their differences: A social games player wants to [...]

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Hardcore and Back Again: Video Games in a Nutshell

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

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Tweet The SNES was a young kid’s dream (in the early 90′s). Every game felt brand-spanking new, because it was. When video games first came along, “copycats” were neither a logical thing to consider, nor an option. Video games were casual. They were made for mainstream audiences. And back then, even the games that dared [...]

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Grantoo Will Grant You a Thing or Two

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

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Grantoo Will Grant You a Thing or Two

Tweet Welcome to college! Congratulations on joining the adult world, and possibly owning your first computer. Now you can see how the rest of our mature society lives: by playing online games non-stop when you should really be working. This is actually more responsible than it sounds — playing these games can win you some [...]

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Big Update for Buddy Rush

Friday, May 6, 2011

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Big Update for Buddy Rush

Tweet Free, Ultra-cute RPG Buddy Rush got some brand new content today, including a sassy swashbuckling female pirate and a Raid Mode. Pirates and raiding go together like margaritas and burritos, so players of the popular Facebook/iOS game will no doubt be pleased. Those hungry for new challenges will want to try out Raid Mode, [...]

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RockYou’s Gourmet Ranch Lassos in Two Mochi Award Nominations

Thursday, February 10, 2011

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RockYou’s Gourmet Ranch Lassos in Two Mochi Award Nominations

Tweet RockYou’s Gourmet Ranch game is a finalist for Best Social Game and the People’s Choice Award for the 2011 Mochi Awards, which recognize the best Flash games of the year.  RockYou is a TriplePoint client. Gourmet Ranch dishes out some of the most engaging aspects of social games, with a combined farming and baking [...]

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What Kind of Location Gamer are You?

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

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What Kind of Location Gamer are You?

Tweet With gamification having consumed every aspect of our lives, there is no reason for you not to transform your surroundings into a realm of competition and adventure. There’s a very good chance, in fact, that several games are being played right under your nose – on your commute, at your workplace, in your haunts [...]

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Nightclub City Contest Culminates with Live Streaming KISS Concert on Facebook

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

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Nightclub City Contest Culminates with Live Streaming KISS Concert on Facebook

Tweet Detroit Rock… Facebook?! This Saturday, according to Games.com, the band KISS will make its first live appearance in Booyah’s Nightclub City on Facebook. The game puts players in the role of nightclub manager, and this weekend social gaming clubs across the country will host an exclusive live stream from the KISS 2010 tour finale. [...]

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Four Lessons Learned from Casual Connect 2010

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

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Four Lessons Learned from Casual Connect 2010

Tweet While I was busy at Comic-Con in San Diego last week, Casual Connect 2010 in Seattle came and went last week with a whisper. Here’s the scoop on happenings and non-happenings at the show from our friends at Games.com: The annual show held by the Casual Game Association had high attendance this year (2,000 [...]

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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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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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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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