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BaZynga!

Zynga has lost half of its active users in the last year

The bad news is that I'm sure they all moved on to play god damn Candy Crush. For now. Until some other bright casino game or reality show about a bad 90's rapper living in an Amish community wrangles their attention so they can mentally es...   read

 
 
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PlayStation Vita Pets

Construct additional paw-lons for PlayStation Vita Pets on June 3

Nintendogs not doing it for you? Mobile pet sims lacking in the "aww" department? Feast your eyes on PlayStation Vita Pets, a pet simulator that aims to feel more like a game and less like a cash grab, exclusively (as if you couldn't guess)...   read

 
 
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King.com IPO

Candy crushed: King.com IPO posts disappointing numbers

King.com, the developer behind the bafflingly popular match-three puzzler Candy Crush Saga, went public on the stock exchange yesterday, and it did not perform as well as the casual game behemoth had hoped. Starting at $22.50 per share...   read

 
 
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Bears vs Art gameplay shown in short new trailer

Last week, Halfbrick announced their latest game for iOS devices, Bears vs. Art, setting up a bunch of (adorable) exposition about a bear and the art museum which has infringed upon his territory but barely offered anything about how it wo...   read

 
 
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Bears vs. Art
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Halfbrick reveals new puzzle game Bears vs. Art

I hope you have some insulin handy because this trailer introducing Halfbrick's new game, Bear vs. Art, is sweeter than strawberry sundae topped with candy-coated gumdrops. I have watched it four times and still giggle at how the bear's cr...   read

 
 
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Peggle 2 on Xbox 360

Peggle 2 ricochets onto Xbox 360 on May 7

Though early adoption of new consoles is something I tend to avoid these days, there is one game that has made me jealous of Xbox One users: Peggle 2. Soon enough, the ball-bouncing lesson in geometry and rainbows will not be exclusive to t...   read

 
 
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Flappy Bird

Flappy Bird makes $50k per day thanks to ad revenue

If you know anyone that owns a smart phone, there's a good chance that they're currently infatuated and infuriated with Flappy Bird, the mobile game that's taking the world by storm. Despite being a shameless clone with terribly imprecise m...   read

 
 
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There are at least 13 Flappy Bird clones already

Flappy Bird is still the top free downloaded game on Apple's App Store as of this writing. It's pretty horrible in a lot of ways, but this whole thing is also highlighting another plight that mobile gaming sees: Game cloning. Tumblr I Want ...   read

 
 
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KAMI on Steam
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Chill paper-folding puzzle title KAMI is now on Steam

Despite initial impressions, State of Play's recent iOS puzzle game KAMI is not about folding colorful pieces of paper into three-dimensional figures that resemble animals. Aesthetically, it does involve origami paper being folded, but mec...   read

 
 
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Peggle 2
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Here's some videos showing off the new Peggle 2 Masters

One of the sure fire ways to my shriveled, deep-fried, black heart is to mention The Big Lebowski. Now you throw Peggle in the mix and I'm all ears; PopCap has just put some trailers online showing off the powers of some of the all-new Peg...   read

 
 
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Candy Crush Saga

Sweet stat: Candy Crush Saga's been installed 500M times

Have you heard about this tiny, up-and-coming indie game called Candy Crush Saga? If you haven't, welcome to the Internet, and I'm flattered that this is the first thing you chose to read. If you have, don't feel special; it looks like ever...   read

 
 
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Peggle
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A few precious moments of Peggle 2

Short clips of Peggle 2 -- so this is what it's come to ... okay! Look, I'm desperate. PopCap has "gameplay preview" videos of the Peggle Masters Bjorn, Luna, and Berg that offer a quick fix to get us through the wait for the Xbox One laun...   read

 
 
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Your MOM plays videogames

No, really. She probably does. Mine does. In fact, new research released today by the Entertainment Software Association says that 74 percent of moms are gamers.  The "Mom Gamers Study: A New Generation of Gamer" found that 75 percent ...   read

 
 
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PAX 10

PAX Prime 2013's PAX 10 games have been announced

One of my favorite parts about PAX Prime since 2008 has been the PAX 10 indie game showcase. Over 100 games were submitted to be judged upon by a panel of experts, and the following ten games have been declared the best of the best. Avalan...   read

 
 
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Zyngattrick

Don Mattrick to turn Zynga around with business clichs

Former Microsoft figurehead and presumed fall guy Don Mattrick is now the CEO of Zynga, the company known for making millions off the Facebook boom and games like Farmville. Of course, the casual powerhouse hasn't been faring so well in rec...   read

 
 
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Zynga

Zynga error lets stranger do hilarious customer support

Zynga's been a hot topic in the news lately, but this gaffe is quite a bit more lighthearted than the Mattrick saga. It's also pretty embarrassing. As reported by Kotaku, Zynga accidentally put a random person in charge of customer support ...   read

 
 
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Marbly is the newest game from Tetris creator, now on iOS

When you think of long running puzzle game franchises, you'll inevitably come across Tetris. We have all played it at one time or another, willingly or otherwise, and we have Mr. Alexey Pajitnov to thank for it. Fast forward ...   read

 
 
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Draw Something 2

Zynga launches Draw Something 2

Here's another excuse to draw dick pictures on your mobile device and send them to your friends. It's Draw Something 2, the follow-up to the Pictonary-like social game that captured our imaginations for exactly 1.5 weeks last year.  It...   read

 
 
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Cut the Rope: Time Travel takes Om Nom to the past

ZeptoLab is preparing to release a follow-up title to their hit mobile puzzle game (and now 3DS game), Cut the Rope. This new game, Cut the Rope: Time Travel, has cute little green guy Om Nom traveling to the past to visit his ancestors. H...   read

 
 
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Draw Something

Draw Something television game show is really happening

Remember when we told you how Zynga was working on turning their popular drawing mobile game into a television game show? That's actually happening now, but not for CBS as we originally heard. Word is that they've decided not to commis...   read

 
 
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Rovio ain't angry: $194m in revenue, 45 percent from toys

Who says you have to make AAA console games to make money? While the big guys are shutting down left and right, Rovio flings off their financial results for 2012 showing that they're growing at an amazing rate. The Espoo, Finland-based comp...   read

 
 
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Fire Emblem: Awakening

'No way': Fire Emblem: Awakening director on casual mode

How did you play the fantastic 3DS tactical RPG Fire Emblem: Awakening? Did you leave permadeath on, playing the game's classic mode? Or were you more than happy to switch on the game's casual mode, which has your dead characters coming bac...   read

 
 
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Zynga: Tablets are becoming the ultimate game platform

Console fans will protest, PC fans will bellow in outrage, but Farmville developer Zynga believes tablet devices are on track to become the ultimate platform for gaming experiences. According to games president Steve Chiang, mobile swi...   read

 
 
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Game of Thrones Ascent
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Rule Facebook from Game of Thrones Ascent

Game of Thrones Ascent is a Facebook game, and I know that many of you are about to stop reading as a result. Maybe the fact that it doesn't have an energy meter limiting how much you can do will make you interested again. It's based on the...   read

 
 
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2013 D.I.C.E. Summit
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Jesse Schell: Marketing BS and good games won't be enough

Dale has been at the 2013 D.I.C.E. Summit all week and left express instructions to pass along Schell Games CEO Jesse Schell's keynote speech to you kind folks. Having now watching it myself, I have to agree -- it's an entertaining watch. ...   read

 
 
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