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Why 400,000 players weren't enough to save Street Racing

Why 400,000 players weren't enough to save Street Racing

With social game mega-publisher Zynga recently deciding that hundreds of thousands of players apparently aren't enough to sustain games like Roll...
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Social gaming boom great for social game company employees

Social gaming boom great for social game company employees

Sure, we know the biggest social game companies are starting to attract millions of dollars in investments, and that the sector is expected to be...
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Zynga breaks into Japanese market with $150M Softbank deal

Zynga breaks into Japanese market with $150M Softbank deal

Zynga has accepted a $150 million investment from Softbank, one of Japan's largest mobile networks. If this news sounds familiar, it's probably b...
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Green Giant's Farmville cash promotion a success

Green Giant's Farmville cash promotion a success

When Zynga partnered up with real-world produce maker Green Giant to give away Farmville cash, no one was really sure if virtual items would real...
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More game developers sign up for Facebook Credit exclusivity

More game developers sign up for Facebook Credit exclusivity

When Crowdstar became the first major developer to accept Facebook Credits as its exclusive in-game currency earlier this month, we predicted "we...
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Dueling studies differ on which gender spends more on social games

Dueling studies differ on which gender spends more on social games

Anyone who works with polling and survey data knows that there's an inherent margin of error involved when try to extrapolate data about a large ...
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Fraud an increasing problem in the virtual goods trade

Fraud an increasing problem in the virtual goods trade

Converting real money into fake, virtual items is a common practice among social gamers. But an increasing number of fraudsters are turning that ...
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Facebook broadening Credits giveaways for gamers

Facebook broadening Credits giveaways for gamers

While some developers and users are still somewhat ambivalent about Facebook's new unified Credits currency, we're pretty sure no one is ambivale...
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What Zynga's game closures say about the social gaming market

What Zynga's game closures say about the social gaming market

The recent hard times for the social gaming market have been harder on some games than others. Last week, social-gaming mega-publisher Zynga dec...
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Sega looking in-house for social gaming development

Sega looking in-house for social gaming development

With companies from EA to Disney spending millions of dollars to acquire hot social and casual gaming companies, it might seem like a gold rush m...
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Argentina star Diego Maradona endorses Facebook soccer game

Argentina star Diego Maradona endorses Facebook soccer game

With the current glut of Facebook soccer games (or "Facebook football games" for those of you who aren't awesome enough to be part of Team Americ...
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Crowdstar signs five-year Facebook Credits exclusivity deal

Crowdstar signs five-year Facebook Credits exclusivity deal

While social game developers as a whole might be ambivalent about Facebook's recent push for its new Credits virtual currency, at least one game ...
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Social game currency increasingly popular for crowdsourcing payments

Social game currency increasingly popular for crowdsourcing payments

Social game players are used to doing virtual work (i.e. harvesting fake crops) for virtual money (i.e. Farmville cash). But that concept has tak...
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EA touts Playfish growth amidst tumbling Facebook gaming numbers

EA touts Playfish growth amidst tumbling Facebook gaming numbers

It hasn't exactly been a great few months for social games of late, with a change in Facebook's notification policy leading almost directly to s...
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Is Microsoft the unrecognized king of virtual items sales?

Is Microsoft the unrecognized king of virtual items sales?

When most people think of virtual items sales, they probably think of social games and massively multiplayer games, primarily on the on the PC B...
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