dark        
 
 

#Social Games


 from  japanator
Don Paccin photo

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...

 
 
The Crew preview photo

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...

 
 
Big Fest photo

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...

 
 
Rockman Xover OST photo

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......

 
 
Rockman Xover not dead photo

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...

 
 
Star Ocean photo

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...

 
 
Firefly Online photo

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...

 
 
Zynga photo

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...

 
 
Zynga photo

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...

 
 
Zynga photo

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...

 
 
PvZ Adventures review photo

Review: Plants vs. Zombies Adventures

The Plants vs. Zombies IP is a particularly interesting case. After creating one of the biggest casual hits of all time in 2009, Popcap kind of just sat on the property, keeping quiet about future plans despite its popularity. Well here we ...

 
 
GREE layoffs photo

Layoffs hit GREE offices in San Francisco

Japanese mobile and social game publisher GREE has laid off roughly 30 people at its San Francisco offices, GamesIndustry reports. "We have recently aligned GREE's US studio to focus on creating the next generation of mobile social games," ...

 
 
Plants vs. Zombies photo

Preview: Plants vs. Zombies Adventures

Well, Plants vs. Zombies Adventures certainly came out of nowhere. Many people feared it was actually the rumored Plants vs. Zombies 2, but alas, this is a completely separate project held entirely within Facebook. I can't talk about much u...

 
 
Rockman Xover photo

Rockman Xover shows off Arcade Man footage

The strangely popular iOS abomination Rockman Xover is still getting new content, despite the fact that the localization is on hold. Specifically, the retro themed Arcade Man is now a part of the game, compliments of the Mega Man boss fan ...

 
 
 photo

EA scrapping The Sims Social, SimCity Social

The Sims Social is being scrapped by Electronic Arts, along with fellow Facebook games SimCity Social and Pet Society. In the case of SimCity, this will be a case of a game shutting down less than a year after launch. That whole Facebook ga...

 
 
Namco Bandai photo

Namco opening new studios in Vancouver, Singapore

It seems like we've been hearing nothing but studio closers happening left and right. Well there's some good news in this field as Namco Bandai is opening up a new studio in Vancouver, Canada. The British Columbia Ministry of Jobs, Tourism ...

 
 
 photo

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...

 
 
Zynga silliness photo

Zynga: Copying games is no big deal, don't worry about it

"Zynga is often accused of copying games, which is mostly true." Those were the words spoken by Dan Porter, General Manager of Zynga New York. It's no secret to anyone with the capacity for rational thought that the social gaming madhouse h...

 
 
BioWare SF photo

BioWare San Francisco has reportedly been closed

BioWare San Francisco (formerly EA2D), the developer behind Facebook game Dragon Age: Legends and Mirror's Edge 2D, has been shut down according to information provided by internal sources to GamesRadar and IGN. The closure of the Redwood S...

 
 
Social games photo

Social game with a conscience Half the Sky launches today

Within the past year or so, there's been a new crop of social games that, one might say, have a conscience. Their goal isn't so much taking your money as it is encouraging you to be an organ donor or convincing you to give money to charity....

 
 
Rockman Xover photo

Rockman Xover going to Android, accepting boss designs

[Custom boss by Heat Man] According to various hands-on impressions, we certainly dodged a bullet when Capcom decided to hold off on localizing Rockman Xover. Nonetheless, the free-to-play social title continues unabated in its native Japan...

 
 
PS4 Social photo

PlayStation 4 social features revealed

As a part of the PlayStation 4 reveal Lead System Architect Mark Cerny discussed the social features of the new platform. With PS4 Sony endeavors to make sharing video as easy as easy as it is to showoff a screenshot is today.  The PS4...

 
 
LovePlus photo

Collect women and save Japan from giant pudding

Konami has unleashed the latest project from the team at Love Plus Production upon the world. Fu-Un! Nadeshiko Collection launched back on Thursday via Japanese social networking service GREE and it looks pretty strange...

 
 
God of War photo

God of War: Ascension's single-player demo hits Feb 26

Sony has revealed the release date for the single-player demo of God of War: Ascension, which we have been told will be proliferating through the tubes of the internet on February 26. Not soon enough for you? There's also way for you to get...

 
 
2013 D.I.C.E. Summit photo

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. ...

 
 




Got news?  [email protected]

         

Reviews   filter by...

Famicom Detective Club"Murder, Yoshio Sakamoto Wrote"

 

Assassin's Creed Valhalla: Wrath of the Druids"It's more Valhalla, for better or worse"

 

Subnautica: Below Zero"A frigid new standalone story that can't quite fill the original game's flippers"

 

New Pokemon Snap"Look at this photograph"

 

Resident Evil Village"Resident Evil..............eight"

 

Perfect Gold"Remind me of this: that night we kissed, that I really meant it"

 

World of Demons"Yokai watch me chop up these ghosts"

 

Returnal"Housemarque is back"

 

Shadow Man Remastered"The Dark Souls of 1999"

 

NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139..."Square Enix publishes the best title names"

 
 
 

Community Blogs | expand

 

Quickposts expand | +quickpost

Dangus Taargus

So you all kept bugging me to play Sonic Spinball and I did and I knew it would suck and here I am two hours later emptier for having played Another one finished though!

 
Flegma

So I was listening to a supposed Eurobeat adaptation of SA2s Live and Learn, and began with which parkour-inspired game with first-person view would a Sonic skin/mod work best?

 
PhilKenSebben

Fuck off with this AM shift got a catered PM shift got an expensive pizza NOC shift gets dollar store cups, and a shitty Feeling that

 
Whispering Willow

Not ready to fully commit to a new run through the ME trilogy right now, but whats there in the remaster is nice Photo modes are always

 
Slimybear245

AHHHHHH for God sake I was getting annoyed for ages in Nier Replicant that I couldnt do the 15 nightmares DLC and I never realized that the second part of the game isnt(well Ill put the rest in the comments I guess)

 
Operative20

Having one of those days, my car broke down and then as I was turning it off to take the key out, the key literally broke apart in my hand, But thankfully the tow came and Im back You just gotta roll with it sometimes

 
ooktar

Just beat Resident Evil That was a darn good I think I liked it about as much as 7 but just in a different I hope we see some expansion DLC ala Not a

 
NeoTurbo

I just remembered about one of my few blogs I did forever ago about videogame shotguns, and I thought Id ask what some of your favorite shotgun or shotgun-like weapons are? One of my first favs is the shotgun from 2, that cha-chick sound

 
Inquisitive Raven

Some more Guilty Gear Strive beta gameplay! I still dont get how to use Roman Candles, but Im having fun with I MAY get this game when it comes

 
absolutfreak

Wrapped up my gorkanaut last night (pics to come later) and now not sure what to paint Should it be: an ogor butcher, a Necromunda gang (Escher or Goliath), Vorpal Swords Space Marines of some sort, Necrons, or some Kharadron Thunderers?

 
 

Upcoming

More Previews
 

Destructoid Originals

More Originals
 
 
 
BACK NEXT