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Poll: How do you pay up for your favorite social and casual games?

Poll: How do you pay up for your favorite social and casual games?

Paying for games or for goodies within games using plastic isn't so popular anymore. (Well, at least personal plastic.) A study by research firm...
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Facebook tries new ways to get you to pay up, like 'Game Promotions'

Facebook tries new ways to get you to pay up, like 'Game Promotions'

You still haven't bought any Facebook Credits, have you? Well, prepare to be bombarded with "Game Promotions," Facebook's brand new way to try an...
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Apple's patent hammer could crush Facebook's gaming empire

Apple's patent hammer could crush Facebook's gaming empire

Facebook needs social games, and social games need Facebook. The multibillion dollar company's recent filing for initial public offering shows th...
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Sony likes what it sees in social, looks at virtual goods in PS3 games

Sony likes what it sees in social, looks at virtual goods in PS3 games

Rather, Sony likes what it sees in what's behind social games: cash money. Develop reports that Icelandic EVE Online creator CCP Games is in talk...
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Video games' Tim Burton struggles with sales side of social games

Video games' Tim Burton struggles with sales side of social games

You know, the most important part of a social game? Unfortunately, the creator of creepy console game hits like Alice told Gamasutra that his Sh...
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Dude drops $16,000 on a sword in a game ... and it's not even out yet

Dude drops $16,000 on a sword in a game ... and it's not even out yet

Sadly, the source of this story is not The Onion A.V. Club. According to The Daily Mail, a die-hard fan of Chinese free-to-play massively multipl...
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Study: Older mobile social gamers play less, but aren't afraid to spend

Study: Older mobile social gamers play less, but aren't afraid to spend

Old folk don't have the time to wait for energy in their iPhone and Android games--they have ... crossword puzzles to do. Or something like that...
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Black Friday doorbusters: Coming to an online game near you?

Black Friday doorbusters: Coming to an online game near you?

Black Friday is the biggest shopping day of the year in retail stores and, apparently, in online games. Maple Story creator Nexon reports a ...
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There are 12M monthly paying Facebook gamers in the U.S.

There are 12M monthly paying Facebook gamers in the U.S.

When compared to the 700 million total Facebook users, this seems minuscule. But remember that under 12 million World of Warcraft players pay $15...
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Zynga fans make up 40 percent of all Facebook users

Zynga fans make up 40 percent of all Facebook users

Even if you're that guy to your friends--you know, who spammed his friends with FarmVille updates all last year--you're apparently far from alone...
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Facebook game profits are big, but MMO gold farming is huge

Facebook game profits are big, but MMO gold farming is huge

In fact, a report (PDF link) by the Word Bank's infoDev finance program suggests that 75 percent of all virtual goods sales globally are from go...
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Rumor: Xbox Live learns from Facebook, free-to-play games incoming

Rumor: Xbox Live learns from Facebook, free-to-play games incoming

Microsoft may have taken another cue from Facebook. IGN reports that, according to a trusted source, free-to-play games could be coming to Xbo...
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Social gaming will be $5 billion industry by 2015, Parks Associates says

Social gaming will be $5 billion industry by 2015, Parks Associates says

OK guys, we get it, social games are going to make lots of money in the next five years. I'm sorry, did you say $5 billion by 2015? Alright, now ...
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GameStop goes social shopping with new Facebook retail store

GameStop goes social shopping with new Facebook retail store

While they've yet to get into the social games biz, GameStop just took one massive baby step in that direction with its very own Facebook shop, V...
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Facebook games could make money thanks to social, not just addiction

Facebook games could make money thanks to social, not just addiction

It's a common belief that Facebook games are so successful thanks to an incredible small, dedicated, addicted minority that is willing to spend o...
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