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Gaikai to stream games on Facebook

By Garnett Lee, Jan 18, 2012 3:30pm PST

Gaikai's system for playing PC game demos streamed from the cloud is coming to Facebook.


Michael Buble moves to CityVille for Xmas

By Jeff Mattas, Dec 21, 2011 6:45pm PST

Zynga has announced that Canadian singer Michael Bublé is making a special holiday appearance in the social city-sim, CityVille.


"They had the Michael Jackson Immortal Tour by Cirque du Soleil"

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PixelJunk Monsters Online launches open beta on Facebook

By Andrew Yoon, Dec 16, 2011 11:45am PST

After months of closed beta testing, PixelJunk Monsters Online is officially open to all on Facebook. After a number of successful games on PlayStation Network, this is developer Q-Games' first foray into social games with the PixelJunk brand.


"Yeah, it's nice to have more PJM, but I wish it was a "real" title and not this weird version."

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American McGee's BigHead Bash for Facebook is a toy-driven shooter

By Jeff Mattas, Dec 13, 2011 7:00pm PST

American McGee's studio Spicy Horse has announced BigHead Bash, a 2D multiplayer shooter for social platforms like Facebook that employs virtual toy-collecting.


"This actually looks like fun. iOS/Android versions as well please. "

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Uncharted 3 Facebook connectivity explained

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 20, 2011 5:45pm PDT

Naughty Dog is adding quite a bit of Facebook functionality into Uncharted 3. Not only will you be able to upload video highlights to your Wall, you'll also be able to share treasure.


Mafia Wars 2 launches on Facebook

By Garnett Lee, Oct 10, 2011 4:00pm PDT

Mafia Wars 2 launched today on Facebook. It's Zynga's first sequel and another new title to feed the 232 million monthly active players they boast.


Single-player only games gone in three years says veteran designer

By Garnett Lee, Aug 17, 2011 6:00pm PDT

Veteran designer Mark Cerny sees single-player games without social elements as a dying breed that he says will be gone in three years.


"This guy lives in his own gaming bubble. He doesn't have a clue. Already, Skyrim has more in ..."

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Vita will support Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, and Skype

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 16, 2011 12:15pm PDT

Facebook, foursquare, and Twitter apps will all be downloadable for free directly from the PlayStation Store for Sony's upcoming Vita handheld.


Words With Friends coming to Facebook

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 01, 2011 6:15pm PDT

Words With Friends, a Scrabble clone from Zynga, has destroyed countless friendships and relationships thanks to its wildly popular iOS and Android app. Countless more heartbreaks will undoubtedly ensue thanks to the upcoming release of a Facebook version


"Utopia needs a port to Facebook. I'd love to drop some raiders on some profiles."

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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.


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

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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.


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

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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.


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

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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.


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

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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.


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.


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

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