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Crytek not intending to purchase Darksiders IP

Crytek not intending to purchase Darksiders IP

Despite the perception given off by Crytek's recent opening of an Austin-based studio, the company is not intending to to purchase THQ's Darksi...
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Here's why one OMGPOP staffer turned Zynga down at the final hour

Here's why one OMGPOP staffer turned Zynga down at the final hour

When Zynga bought New York-based Draw Something maker OMGPOP for a cool $180 million, they took its entire staff with it--save for one man: Shay ...
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Candy Dash maker Vostu axes staff after Zynga cloning settlement

Candy Dash maker Vostu axes staff after Zynga cloning settlement

One way or another, it looks like Zynga got its revenge. TechCrunch reports that Brazilian social game maker Vostu has been forced to lay off an ...
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EA's COO hopes The Sims Social could be even more social some day

EA's COO hopes The Sims Social could be even more social some day

Playfish's hit Facebook game The Sims Social, taken literally, isn't the most social game ever. And not many Facebook games are, really. Peter Mo...
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DeNA will make its own social games abroad, opens Canadian studio

DeNA will make its own social games abroad, opens Canadian studio

They better come lathered in sweet maple syrup. Japanese social game giant DeNA is super serious about its global mobile social games platform, M...
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EA creating five new Facebook games based on already established franchises

EA creating five new Facebook games based on already established franchises

Electronic Arts held its quarterly earnings call this week, giving fans of social games quite a bit to look forward to, at least in terms of vagu...
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FrontierVille creator Brian Reynolds: Copycatting hasn't been a problem

FrontierVille creator Brian Reynolds: Copycatting hasn't been a problem

The issue of copycatting in social games has been put under the microscope this month, thanks to accusations thrown at Zynga for copying both Nim...
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Yeti Town maker: Plagiarism claims are part of a 'natural process'

Yeti Town maker: Plagiarism claims are part of a 'natural process'

But what "natural process," exactly? During an interview with Gamasutra, 6waves Lolapps CPO Arjun Sethi and recently-acquired Escalation Studios'...
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Facebook Actions help Words With Friends, CastleVille et al go viral

Facebook Actions help Words With Friends, CastleVille et al go viral

So, does this mean that blasting your friends with cow adoption notices is finally back? Not quite. Facebook announced Actions and Timeline Apps...
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Will copycats run the Facebook games industry into the ground?

Will copycats run the Facebook games industry into the ground?

We sure as hell hope not. (We like having a job, thank you very much.) It's a common complaint lobbed at the social games industry: It's all the ...
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Worms maker Team 17 squirms for social, buys Worms Social team

Worms maker Team 17 squirms for social, buys Worms Social team

When you look at games like Wild Ones, you can't help but wonder why the classic Worms franchise has yet to make the leap. Funny we put those wor...
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Zynga really wants to see better HTML5 games, but it's a

Zynga really wants to see better HTML5 games, but it's a "pain machine'

It's like they say: "No pain, no gain." During the New Game Conference in San Francisco, Zynga Germany HTML5 guru Paul Bakaus urged game creator...
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Oregon Trail makers just can't scratch that mobile, social game itch

Oregon Trail makers just can't scratch that mobile, social game itch

Blue Fang Games made two critical hits (but commercial flops) on Facebook, The Oregon Trail and Carmen Sandiego, before it shut down this summer....
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How FarmVille-maker Zynga is changing the game industry

How FarmVille-maker Zynga is changing the game industry

Some might say Hollywood has had the biggest influence on gaming, and others will argue that the late Steve Jobs is one of the most important f...
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No More Heroes Royal maker starts social games company with DeNA

No More Heroes Royal maker starts social games company with DeNA

Will No More Heroes bring the blood and gore to mobile phones for good? That much we doubt. The Japanese creator of what is said to be "the socia...
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