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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.


"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.


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.


"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


"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.


"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.


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.


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.


"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.


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

- Lunatic Angelic see all 2 comments

Jetpack Joyride jumps to Facebook

By Andrew Yoon, May 11, 2012 3:30pm PDT

While it may not have achieved the same notoriety as Fruit Ninja, Halfbrick Studios' Jetpack Joyride has drained thousands of hours of productivity from the economy... and now it's on Facebook.


Insomniac's Outernauts to be a franchise

By Steve Watts, May 11, 2012 10:30am PDT

Insomniac is planning to make Outernauts a franchise, according to lead developer Rowan Belden-Clifford.


Insomniac tries social gaming with 'Outernauts'

By Steve Watts, May 09, 2012 9:30am PDT

Insomniac has announced its first social game, an adventure-RPG called "Outernauts." It will open to a public beta soon before releasing officially this summer.


"Wow, yet another fail by Insomniac. Right on the heels of that bullshit All for One."

- rtricoche see all 8 comments

'Empire' Facebook game chronicles Jay-Z's life

By Steve Watts, Apr 27, 2012 7:30am PDT

Jay-Z has used his media empire to launch his own Facebook game, about (what else?) how he built his media empire.


Gaikai launches app streaming games to Facebook

By John Keefer, Apr 12, 2012 6:45am PDT

Gaikai launches the beat of its new Facebook app, allowing high-end games to be streamed through the social networking size


The Sims Social gets more Unilever product placement

By Jeff Mattas, Apr 04, 2012 6:00pm PDT

Electronic Arts has partnered with Unilever for a number of product placement initiatives in The Sims Social.


"Unilever isn't an ad agency. It is a consumer products company that makes soaps, detergents, ..."

- ezanga see all 2 comments