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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...


"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...


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

- pigvomit see all 3 comments

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.


"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.


"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.


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

- pigvomit see all 4 comments

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.


"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.


"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."


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

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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.


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

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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.


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.


"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.


"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