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Zynga Forges Ahead and Releases Gems With Friends

Thursday, August 9, 2012

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Zynga Forges Ahead and Releases Gems With Friends

Tweet Zynga would like to inform you that it is still very much alive. Despite a rough week of bad press, Zynga launched a new game today called Gems With Friends, an arcade-style iOS title that marks a departure from their typical word-based mobile games. The game is available in Canada right now and will [...]

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Gaming News Roundup—Wednesday, August 08

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

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Gaming News Roundup—Wednesday, August 08

Tweet Zynga COO John Schappert has resigned amid the company’s financial troubles. Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli goes on record and says tablets will overtake consoles in popularity. The Verge takes an in-depth look at the impact of piracy on the now-F2P game Dead Trigger. Developers try to bring Epic Skater to mobile devices, Jump Games launches a [...]

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Amazon Puts Its Game Face On

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

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Amazon Puts Its Game Face On

Tweet Amazon did a very good job of keeping its entry into the social gaming scene rather quiet. Just yesterday, the company announced Amazon Game Studios, a team “focused on creating innovative, fun and well-crafted games” and they managed to do it with barely a word spoken on the very social network through which they [...]

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Gaming News Roundup—Friday, August 3

Friday, August 3, 2012

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Gaming News Roundup—Friday, August 3

Tweet Hitting the web today in gaming news: EA alleges Zynga copied their hit Sims game and files suit accordingly and TechCrunch reports on Google Ventures-backed MediaSpike’s effort to bring product sponsorship to social games. Also, German developer Gameforge enjoys the release of three new mobile games, Venture Beat wonders when mobile games’ big day [...]

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Trouble in The Ville: EA Sues Zynga for Copyright Infringement

Friday, August 3, 2012

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Trouble in The Ville: EA Sues Zynga for Copyright Infringement

Tweet Electronic Arts has sued Zynga for copyright infringement, according to a statement released by the publisher earlier today. In a lengthy complaint made public just hours ago, EA states that in development of Zynga’s upcoming The Ville, the developer “copied and misappropriated the original and distinctive expressive elements” from The Sims Social, which EA [...]

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The World is Drawing a Lot Less of Something

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

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The World is Drawing a Lot Less of Something

Tweet How many idle games do you have clogging up your Draw Something queue? According to the app’s data on AppData (by way of Kotaku), I’d guess about a third of your games are sitting idle. In the last month, roughly 5 million players (about a third of its nearly 15 million users a month ago) [...]

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Facebook + NBA Jam = …Bubble Safari?

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

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Facebook + NBA Jam = …Bubble Safari?

Tweet Okay. So, Mark Turmell, the guy behind legendarily awesome sports-mayhem-game NBA Jam, just put together a Facebook game for Zynga. Everyone who predicted the game to have nothing to do with either sports or farming, but to instead be a new take on match-three bubble shooters, raise your hand. None of you? Well, me neither, [...]

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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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East Coast Game Conference Lists Conferrers

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

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East Coast Game Conference Lists Conferrers

Tweet Curious why you ought to go all the way to the East Coast to hear people tell you what they know about games? Well, maybe if we tell you that those people are from Zynga and BioWare, that would be adequate incentive. The organizers of ECGC (a TriplePoint client) have announced the keynote speakers [...]

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RockYou Expands Team and Announces New Key Hires

Thursday, February 10, 2011

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RockYou Expands Team and Announces New Key Hires

Tweet RockYou, a TriplePoint client, just announced new key hires this week. Katrina Osio joined RockYou’s executive team as SVP of Marketing and John Yoo was appointed as Creative Director for an unannounced game from RockYou’s Redwood City studio. The company’s new leaders are planning to assist in driving RockYou’s goals to expand their portfolio [...]

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Help Your Family in FrontierVille’s “Aunt List” Quests

Thursday, September 30, 2010

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Help Your Family in FrontierVille’s “Aunt List” Quests

Tweet A new series of quests has appeared in FrontierVille for some users. We’re assuming that these missions will pop for all users over time, as Zynga likes to roll new features out over time, rather than all at once to maintain stability within such a large player user-base (if we find that the missions [...]

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BREAKING: Build A Super Combine in FarmVille – Harvest, Plow, and Plant in One Click!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

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BREAKING: Build A Super Combine in FarmVille – Harvest, Plow, and Plant in One Click!

Tweet In the official FarmVille podcast from the second week of September, we were given a small teaser letting us know that something called a Super Combine would be coming to the game in the future. Very few details were known about the item then, but now the Super Combine has launched to the world, [...]

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