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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 ..."

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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

Ghost Recon: Commander coming to Facebook

By Steve Watts, Apr 04, 2012 1:30pm PDT

Ghost Recon: Future Soldier is getting a Facebook tie-in game called Ghost Recon: Commander, coming from John Romero and Brenda Brathwaite's company, Loot Drop.


Facebook for Vita fixed, now available to download

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 02, 2012 6:30pm PST

One week later, Sony has finally restored access to Facebook on its new handheld.


"Even more embarrassing is using your vita to browse facebook instead of playing the games you ..."

- spammehardo see all 3 comments

Sony considers introducing more IPs via social and mobile platforms

By Jeff Mattas, Feb 29, 2012 3:15pm PST

Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida has confirmed that his company is open to introducing new intellectual properties via social and mobile platforms.


"what they should do is work onj their ps3 voice chat... sounds like you are underwater 99% of ..."

- Dark Drakonis see all 3 comments

Facebook for Vita pulled from PlayStation Store

By Andrew Yoon, Feb 24, 2012 2:00pm PST

A standalone Facebook app was readied for the Vita's official launch earlier this week, but it's since been pulled since users discovered that it simply didn't work.


"or you could play games on it instead of doing social media... that would be strange."

- megreedy see all 5 comments

Shack PSA: Angry Birds on Facebook today

By Andrew Yoon, Feb 14, 2012 7:00am PST

As promised, Angry Birds is now available on Facebook--just in case you can't get enough of the suicidal bird bombers on your iPhone, Android device, PS3, etc.