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Report: Google+ could launch games in a couple of weeks

By Steve Watts, Jul 29, 2011 2:00pm PDT

Google may be ready to launch games on Google+ within a couple of weeks, but launch titles are still unknown and many developers haven't received the programming interface or instructions.

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"I just hope that circle/stream is disabled by default when you look at all streams. "

- Zips see all 8 comments

Games coming to Google+

By Steve Watts, Jul 22, 2011 4:30pm PDT

A Google+ help page shows a reference to a "Games stream," the latest in a long line of hints that the company is planning to step foot into the social gaming market.

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"Not really. There's a lot of differences. You can add people to circles, and they don't have to ..."

- zehh see all 10 comments

Free to play PixelJunk Monsters announced

By Garnett Lee, Jul 21, 2011 7:17pm PDT

PixelJunk developer Q-Games announced a new free-to-play browser-based version of Monsters to release on unspecified social network(s) this fall.

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"Eh... I'll hold judgement until I see more but I'd much rather a real sequel on PSN. Not (what ..."

- Begawkiness see all 6 comments

BBC dipping into indie publishing

By Steve Watts, Jul 20, 2011 3:45pm PDT

The BBC has announced it's moving into independent game publishing, and has already struck deals with some UK studios. Current platforms include Facebook, Flash, XBLA, and PSN.

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"This is what I pay my TV License for!? Awesome! As a Brit I'm suprised but happy to hear this. ..."

- InfernoAblaze see all 7 comments

PopCap launches 'Pig Up!' preview on Facebook

By Steve Watts, Jul 20, 2011 8:30am PDT

PopCap has launched a preview version of its new game, 'Pig Up!', on Facebook.

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Plants vs Zombies, Peggle coming to Facebook

By Steve Watts, Jul 14, 2011 2:00pm PDT

Two of PopCap's most popular casual games, Plants vs. Zombies and Peggle, are planned for release on Facebook.

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"I'd rather they skip PvZ 2 and just use the same kind of creativity that spawned PvZ to create a ..."

- dfay see all 15 comments

Risk: Factions to conquer Facebook with special weapons

By Jeff Mattas, Jul 08, 2011 7:00pm PDT

Risk: Factions is coming to Facebook with an arsenal of new weapons.

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"This is awesome, but I wish EA would fix the Multiplayer disconnect bug in the XBLA title. I ..."

- Madwacker see all 3 comments

Civilization World public beta launches

By Xav de Matos, Jul 06, 2011 6:14pm PDT

Civilization madness spreads to Facebook as the long-in-development Civilization World has launched its public beta on the popular social media website.

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"CivWorld is actually pretty good about that. The only time it asks you if you want to post stuff ..."

- Haxim see all 16 comments

Deus Ex: Human Revolution Facebook page offers exclusive media

By Xav de Matos, May 16, 2011 1:35pm PDT

Eidos Montreal and Square Enix have announced Facebook "Likes" will be the engine that powers the release of new media for Deus Ex: Human Revolution.

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"Everything I've seen indicates that the North American Augmented Edition does not include the ..."

- RaptorII see all 11 comments

PopCap acquires Facebook dev ZipZapPlay

By Steve Watts, May 03, 2011 10:30am PDT

PopCap has acquired the social games developer ZipZapPlay, in an effort to make more Facebook titles. The company aims to have four or five by the end of this year.

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"It sucks when big publishers start buying up small developers. Just look at what happened to ..."

- Memphis-Ahn see all 2 comments

Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception beta dated; social media integration revealed

By Xav de Matos, Apr 18, 2011 5:30pm PDT

Naughty Dog releases details on the upcoming Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception beta as well as some of the social media fun players can expect with the final game.

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"'"You just finshed unlocked a new weapon do you want to post to your facebook feed to let your ..."

- pigz see all 3 comments

GameStop launches store on Facebook

By Xav de Matos, Apr 07, 2011 11:30am PDT

GameStop and Adgregate Markets have teamed up to launch a new embedded storefront on Facebook. Now you can shop without leaving the comfort of your opened tabs...

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"You can link PSN and Xbox Live to facebook so that facebook updates your status when you sign ..."

- Dr_Cube see all 24 comments

Zynga acquires Floodgate Entertainment

By Steve Watts, Mar 24, 2011 11:30am PDT

Zynga has bought Boston developer Floodgate Entertainment. The team will join Zynga Boston and founder Paul Neurath will become the studio's Creative Director.

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"I wouldn't call floodgate non-casual... it seems like this was done for their mobile dev chops ..."

- mikecyb see all 8 comments

Video Games Intersect Social Networks at D.I.C.E.

By Garnett Lee, Feb 13, 2011 9:00am PST

Some of the brightest minds in the video game world discussed the industry's rapidly growing relationship with social media at this year's D.I.C.E....

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"nice read, thanks. I do too, like the story telling in game, and immersion. Single player is ..."

- laki01 see all 11 comments

Assassin's Creed Brotherhood to get New Multiplayer Map when Facebook Page hits 1 Million Fans

By Xav de Matos, Feb 07, 2011 7:00am PST

Ubisoft has announced a new multiplayer map will be made available for free when the Assassin's Creed Facebook page hits one million fans. When...

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"..and if I can't play them then it's ridiculus Steam sale before I buy something blindly"

- dookiebot see all 28 comments