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Facebook launching gaming platform

It seems Facebook is looking to branch out from just FarmVille and various other microtransaction-laden games. According to a post on the Facebook developers blog, the social media giant will be teaming up with Unity to create a PC-bas...   read

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Zynga might be worth less than its office

Zynga had a good run. A lot of people made a lot of money on shitty Facebook games. Now the company is looking to offload its 670,000 square foot headquarters in downtown San Francisco. Funny thing about that math, though. When Zynga bought...   read

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The surprising joy of Miitomo and why it's about to change the world

Miitomo, Nintendo's first mobile phone game is officially available in Japan, and I've gotten my grubby hands on it by being a big fat liar, all because I love you, dear readers. After messing around with it for an entire day and avoiding a...   read

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Men vs Women in Halo 3

Study: Men who suck at Halo are more likely to treat women poorly online

A new study's findings show that men who perform worse at Halo 3 treat their perceived female teammates worse than their male teammates.  The researchers observed 163 games of Halo 3 with 82 of the games having a female voice...   read

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Socially Awkward Gamer
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Videogames, porn, and seclusion: The downfall of men?

Phillip Zimbardo, a leading psychologist at Stanford University, has warned that men are facing a "crisis of masculinity" because of porn and videogame addiction. A study of 20,000 young men's gaming and porn habits was conducted by Zimbard...   read

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The Matrix Online, internet fury, and being an empathic robot with Eric Ford

[Sup Holmes is a weekly talk show for people that make great videogames. It airs live every Sunday at 4pm EST on YouTube, and can be found in Podcast form on Libsyn and iTunes.] Eric Ford was working in game development...   read

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Miss PlayStation Home? Check out the Tower Unite Kickstarter

Hot off the heels of the death knell of PlayStation Home, this Kickstarter popped up. It's probably a coincidence, considering the team has been working on the similar GMod Tower for the past five years, but it seems fortuitous that the so...   read

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'Hashtag activism' and other oxymorons with Social Justice Warriors' Eric Ford

[Update: Show's over folks! Thanks to everyone who tuned in. The rerun should be up soon. Here's a brief interview I did with Eric at PAX East 2015 to tied you over in the meantime.] Happy Easter everyone! Wait, was that offensive? I didn'...   read

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Did Social Justice Warriors Win PAX East?

Mere seconds ago, I discovered that I am on the original list that inspired the development of a game called Social Justice Warriors. There is even an attack in the game based on some of the specific wording found on that list. W...   read

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LyteShot Kickstarter
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LyteShot Kickstarter aims to take gaming outside

Some recent Nintendo games have had little messages gently suggesting that the player take a break and go outside, but LyteShot wants to take that a step further. Built to take outside and play games in actual space with actual people, I c...   read


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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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Disney Interactive lays off 700 employees to 'double down on mobile'

There was talk of significant layoffs at Disney Interactive last month and today was the day it went down: the company has laid off approximately 700 employees, amounting to 26 percent of its global workforce, reports The New York Times. "W...   read

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Trainfinity transforms tablets to train tracks

Watch this. It's a teaser for Trainfinity, a game developed in 48 hours during the Nordic Game Jam last week. A local cooperative multiplayer game, tracks run in three lanes from one player's tablet to the next while trains begin to run on...   read

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Zynga is not cool

Zynga buys NaturalMotion for $527M, cuts workforce 15%

Zynga has made its first big move under new CEO and former Microsoft head Don Mattrick, acquiring CSR Racing developer NaturalMotion for $527 million. The UK and US-based developer did well for itself with the mobile hit CSR Racing, but is ...   read

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Xbox One

Microsoft's working on something similar to 1 vs 100

One of the most well-received experiments of the Xbox 360 era was the interactive adaption of popular gameshow 1 vs. 100. The social trivia experience is fondly remembered by most, and fans have expressed their interest in its return. While...   read

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Cave bringing a little RPG to their next shooter

Best known for manic console arcade bullet-hell shooters, like Deathsmiles and Akai Katana, Cave is mixing up the formula slightly with their next mobile shmup release, Don Paccin. The vertical shooter, slated for both iOS and Android...   read

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The Crew seeks to redefine online racing

Making its debut at E3 2013, The Crew is Ubisoft's attempt to create a new and fast-paced racer for the next-gen consoles. Although the publisher has definitely got some stiff competition from other racing titles, what separates it from the...   read

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Big Fest

Big Fest on Vita lets you deal with real unsigned bands

At its gamescom press conference, Sony unveiled a new IP for PlayStation Vita called Big Fest. In the free-to-play simulator, players manage a music festival with the aim to become the world's greatest music promoter. The really unique elem...   read

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Rockman Xover OST

Download Rockman Xover's free but hilariously short OST

I think I've said all that really needs to be said about Capcom's free-to-play abomination that is Rockman Xover. But in all fairness, I have not personally played the game and thus can't judge the accuracy of others' damning impressions......   read

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Rockman Xover not dead

Rockman Xover may see an international release after all

Remember Rockman Xover? That one mobile game that almost plays itself, and features a heavy dose of microtransactions and social support? That thing pretty much all of you do not want may actually be coming overseas at some point, despite C...   read

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Star Ocean

Star Ocean social RPG in the works for iOS and Android

Square Enix is taking one of its venerable franchises in a new direction with Star Ocean: Material Trader. A social role-playing game, the forthcoming title will eschew the series' traditional roots in favor of a card-based experience for m...   read

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Firefly Online
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Aim to misbehave: Firefly Online announced at Comic-Con

At San Diego Comic-Con, Fox Digital Entertainment has announced Firefly Online, coupling it with the teaser video above. It is being described as a "multi-user, social online roleplaying game," and will be available for Android and iOS dev...   read

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Don Mattrick negotiated to buy Zynga while at Microsoft

Today is Don Mattrick's first full day at Zynga as the company's new CEO. Wow, yeah, that's still weird to say. Speaking of the former president of Microsoft's Interactive Entertainment Business, here's a curious tidbit: according to unname...   read

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Zynga shutting down Draw Something developer OMGPOP

It came out this week that social gaming giant Zynga had laid off 520 employees (approximately 18 percent of its global workforce), which ended up meaning full office closures in some cases. Joining the shutdowns in New York, Dallas, and Lo...   read

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Major layoffs happening at Zynga

Sad news been handed down to many employees of the massive social game developer Zynga, as the company is reportedly cutting loose 520 staff members. That's around 18 percent of the company workforce. As part of the cuts, the Los Angeles, D...   read

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