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John Carmack expresses optimism and concern over Facebook/Oculus deal

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 31, 2014 1:30pm PDT

John Carmack has spoken out about Facebook's acquisition of Oculus VR, expressing confidence in the social media giant, while also expressing concern that tech startups will now enter the field with the goal of acquisition over innovation.

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"There is an article on Oculus and John Carmack in the latest Time magazine. That was a weird ..."

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Facebook acquires Oculus VR for $2 billion

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 25, 2014 3:00pm PDT

Facebook has taken an unexpected step into the realm of virtual reality and has acquired Oculus VR, Inc, makers of the Oculus Rift VR headset, for $2 billion.

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"Okay I'm just going to leave for the record that this was an overreaction and I'm now taking a ..."

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Insomniac's Outernauts headed to iOS, dropping browser version

By Ozzie Mejia, Dec 05, 2013 8:15am PST

Insomniac's browser-based monster-collecting RPG, Outernauts, will formally end on January 31, in order to make way for a new and improved iOS version set to be released soon.

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Angry Birds games getting 'Zombie Pigs' for Halloween

By Steve Watts, Oct 22, 2013 9:00am PDT

Rovio is Halloweening its Angry Birds properties, with "Zombie Pigs." New stages with the zombie swine were added to Bad Piggies last week, and a tournament will kick off in Angry Birds Friends tomorrow.

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Facebook launches Mobile Games Publishing program

By Andrew Yoon, Jul 30, 2013 8:30am PDT

Yet another heavyweight is throwing its hat in the mobile games publishing ring. Facebook's "Mobile Games Publishing" initiative is exactly what it sounds like.

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Report: Social games popularity shrinking

By Steve Watts, Apr 23, 2013 12:22pm PDT

Social games participation dropped sharply recently. A research firm concluded that 10 million fewer people played social games in March than in months prior, due to an oversaturated marketplace.

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"Social games... you mean like the new Simcity tried to be to much of?"

- tossitupdude see all 4 comments

SimCity Social, The Sims Social and Pet Society shutting down

By Alice O'Connor, Apr 15, 2013 7:30am PDT

"Say, that FarmVille certainly is popular," executives the industry over observed, "Let's make one of those too." And so innumerable copies of Zynga's social games (which, while perhaps not original, refined and better-marketed what came before) flooded Facebook and pocket t...

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FarmVille TV series to be produced by Brett Ratner

By Andrew Yoon, Feb 07, 2013 3:45pm PST

FarmVille is set to be an animated television series, produced by Brett Ratner.

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"Tune in next week for another episode of Farmville... or just pay us $20 and watch it now."

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Stratego launches on iPad, Facebook

By Steve Watts, Jan 29, 2013 2:00pm PST

Stratego has launched on iPad and Facebook, with new game mode and customization options. It's $6.99 on iPad, or free-to-play on Facebook.

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"Hmm I've bought the board game a few times, do I really want to buy it again on iOS?"

- Patch-e see all 4 comments

Microsoft 'retiring' Xbox 360 Twitter and Facebook apps

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 19, 2012 2:30pm PDT

You probably don't use the Twitter and Facebook apps on the Xbox 360 dashboard, what with having computers and netbooks and tablets and pocket telephones, but Microsoft has bad news for those few who do. It's "retiring" the apps, which is a kind way to say scrapping, and sug...

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"Here's a novel idea...hows about we only play GAMES on my gaming console. I HATE all this other ..."

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Zynga hits Electronic Arts with counterclaim

By Andrew Yoon, Sep 17, 2012 7:15am PDT

Zynga denies allegations made by EA, saying the company has no exclusive claim to the "life simulation" genre. In a prepared statement to Shacknews, Zynga also claims that EA is guilty of "anticompetitive and unlawful business practices," for which the company has filed a co...

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"Well, it's a very different analysis since EA's claims come from U.S. copyright law. ..."

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Zynga publishing Garriott's 'Ultimate Collector'

By Steve Watts, Sep 07, 2012 9:35am PDT

Richard Garriott's first social game, Ultimate Collector, will be published by Zynga on Facebook.

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"They were smart to start the name of the game with "Ultima"te. Marketing smartasses."

- Metasparks see all 4 comments

FarmVille 2 launches on Zynga.com and Facebook today

By Andrew Yoon, Sep 05, 2012 2:00pm PDT

The game that really put Zynga on the map has returned. Three years after the original, FarmVille 2 has launched.

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"Somebody please nuke this, Farmeville postivie comments are not allowed in here"

- hanged_man see all 19 comments

Angry Birds adds Green Day characters and levels

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 20, 2012 11:00am PDT

Green Day has invaded yet another video game phenomenon: Angry Birds.

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"Hmmm, the Greed Day characters may have the hair, but they lack the wrinkles. "

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Dominion and Catan World for iOS, Android, and web launching soon

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 16, 2012 4:00pm PDT

HTML5 gaming company Goko has launched today. So why should you care? Because their first two releases are based on some of the most popular board games today.

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"Great time to be a fan of Catan with this release for Android the upcoming Cities and Knights ..."

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