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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 ..."

- upsrich see all 8 comments

Amazon enters game development, releases Living Classics

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 06, 2012 4:30pm PDT

Amazon is the next web giant to jump into the world of social games. The popular internet retailer has unveiled Amazon Game Studios, and "Living Classics," the company's first game.

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"Hahaha! Nice one! If you take away the "avatar" then you are indeed correct... although ..."

- FesterBlatz see all 3 comments

EA sues Zynga, claims copyright infringement in The Ville

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 03, 2012 10:30am PDT

Electronic Arts has filed a lawsuit against Zynga "on behalf of Maxis." EA claims that Zynga's newly released social game, The Ville, copies "original and distinctive expressive elements of The Sims Social in a clear violation of the US copyright laws."

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"actually, I ended up reading your other post below later that night and I do agree with the ..."

- MikkleThePickle see all 70 comments

Zynga 'might have been a fad,' analyst says as stock plummets

By Andrew Yoon, Jul 25, 2012 3:30pm PDT

Once a media and investment darling, social gaming giant Zynga is coming on hard times. The company released its second quarter earnings, causing the stock to plummet as much as 40% in after-hours trading.

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"When you first start out, it is fun. Designing the layout of your cafe, earning new dishes, ..."

- mountdreamer see all 72 comments

Insomniac launches Outernauts, a 'gotta catch em all' game, on Facebook

By Andrew Yoon, Jul 24, 2012 4:15pm PDT

Insomniac Games' first non-Sony game has launched today on Facebook. "Outernauts" is a brand new monster-collection RPG--and it shares more than a few similarities to Nintendo's popular pocket monster franchise.

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UNO & Friends coming to iOS, Android, 3DS, Vita, and Facebook

By Andrew Yoon, Jul 23, 2012 3:00pm PDT

Gameloft is making yet another adaptation of UNO, this time a cross-platform multiplayer game across iOS, Android, and Facebook.

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"Shacknews article that mentions Android !!! I can't believe my eyes"

- hanged_man see all 2 comments

SimCity Social: More city, but also more Ville

By Andrew Yoon, Jul 16, 2012 1:00pm PDT

When EA debuted SimCity Social, it used the tagline "More City, Less Ville." Odd, considering the game is nearly a carbon copy of Zynga's own city-building game.

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"I personally hate the energy thing, what's the point of it ANYWAY? It's just the worst feature ..."

- ThatWeirdNewGuy see all 5 comments

SimCity Social officially launches

By Steve Watts, Jul 05, 2012 8:15am PDT

SimCity Social has officially gone out of its beta period and launched in full on Facebook.

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Zynga announces The Ville, ChefVille, and FarmVille 2

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 26, 2012 1:00pm PDT

Today, one of the world's biggest game publishers announced not one, but three extensions of one of the biggest gaming franchises ever. Yep, we're getting a whole lot of Ville games from Zynga.

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"IMHO..Zynga games are falling apart..I myself have had nothing but trouble with their Cafe World ..."

- MELISSA MONTGOMERY see all 4 comments

SimCity Social launches on Facebook

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 25, 2012 2:30pm PDT

Maxis and Electronic Arts have unleashed yet another way to find yourself mysteriously losing time on Facebook: SimCity Social

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"I just clicked on the open beta link and the game started up. The game is completely public to ..."

- TheIneffableBob see all 11 comments

Dragon Age Legends goes offline, revived as single-player

By Steve Watts, Jun 20, 2012 9:30am PDT

Dragon Age Legends was pulled from social networks earlier this week, but it's now being offered as an offline downloadable game.

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"This is the type of game that I would love to play on my mobile device."

- Wise Men see all 8 comments

Facebook nixing credits for in-app purchases

By Steve Watts, Jun 20, 2012 7:15am PDT

Facebook has announced that it is trading in its Credits for real local currency values, and expects all developers to follow suit by the end of the year. It also announced plans to launch a subscription model in July.

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SimCity Social announced for Facebook

By Steve Watts, Jun 04, 2012 1:34pm PDT

SimCity Social was announced today at EA's press conference, coming to Facebook in a few weeks.

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You Don't Know Jack coming to Facebook

By Andrew Yoon, May 23, 2012 12:30pm PDT

If you don't feel like spending money to buy a boxed version, there's a new free way to get your trivia kick. Jellyvision plans on launching a new version of You Don't Know Jack on Facebook.

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"The Dis Or Dat website was a lot of fun, but I guess they couldn't monetize it well enough. FB ..."

- asianwaste see all 6 comments

Game of Thrones social game announced

By Steve Watts, May 22, 2012 7:15am PDT

"A Game of Thrones Ascent" has been announced, a Facebook social game with an emphasis on strategy as you build your name as a noble.

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"Have your friends like your purchase to assist you in laying out an even more bountiful banquet!"

- Lunatic Angelic see all 2 comments