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Thursday, 03 January 2013 05:41

Zynga shuts down 11 titles


In its efforts to reduce operating costs, Zynga has announced the shutdown of more than ten of their less successful games. In all a total of 11 titles will be shut down which has caused some serious despair among some of the more addicted players. One player commented on the announcement of shutting down PetVille “My pet is named after my real pet, and has the best mansion! PLEASE DON’T DO THIS!!!!”. Maybe he can try playing with his real pet now.

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If you thought that playing Football Manager is a completely pointless activity, think again. Vugar Huseynzade, a 21 year old from Sweden, got the job of head coach of Azerbaijani first league club FC Baku, simply because he played Football Manager with great passion.

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Wednesday, 07 November 2012 00:01

Free-to-play games bringing PS3 back


Large developers like Crytek and CCP believe that Sony's support for free-to-play games will ultimately lead to the PlayStation's comeback to the top of the console market. Sony has recently released a free version of SingStar, in which users pay only music and the PS3 will soon have the first big Free2Play (f2p) title from CCP - Dust 514th. “If Sony embraces free-to-play as a major way for PlayStation, that could be the key console” Crytek's Cevat Yerli said. Crytek has also seriously dedicated themselves to the free-to-play model, and are currently working on an interesting FPS named Warface.

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Saturday, 20 October 2012 14:51

Zynga Bets The Farm On Farmville 2

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Most of us probably remember having our news feeds on Facebook bombarded with status updates of the once prolific game, Farmville. Perhaps, like me, you even played the game for a period of time, enjoying the dull, repetitive “grinding” pace of progress in the game. For a time, it was enjoyable, and very popular, as have several other of Zynga's games. However, despite their original success with Farmville, Zynga's stocks have been constantly slipping for the past several months.

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Tuesday, 09 October 2012 21:55

Another Ville coming from Zynga


Just as I started to notice fewer requests to all-kinds-of-Ville games on Facebook, Zynga announced they will launch a sequel to CityVille. They don’t want to tell much about the game, but they revealed “It has all the features in CityVille that players love – from neighbor visits and crews to buildables – blended with some of the innovations we introduced in CastleVille and FarmVille 2 such a crafting and 3D graphics.”

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Sunday, 09 September 2012 10:40

The International 3 brings CS:GO?

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Although it has been less than a week since The International has finished we have the first rumors about next year’s event.  After Dota 2 is launched another Valve game is supposed to be introduced and that is Counter Strike: Global Offensive. Since the very first version CS brought new content and maintained player interest while gaining tons of new ones even though some of that content was pretty bad (like vehicles in Beta 7.0) Valve managed to polish the product to feed gamers’ appetites. Today around half a million players are estimated to play regularly on more than 200,000 servers.

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Saturday, 25 August 2012 20:04

The Guild Wars 2 era has begun


If you ask MMO players which MMORPG (Massively Multi-Player Online Role Playing Game) is the best you will always have 2 groups, one of World of Warcraft (WoW) fans and one of Guild Wars (GW) fans. Of course there is a lot of subjectivity like in every other battle of two sides, but based on the experience of some friends that played both WoW and GW here are some of the facts. Guild Wars has much faster gameplay, for example when you want to go from one town to another you just go to map and click on town you want to go to, and bam, you are there. Also there is a lot of praise for Guild Wars PvP, which is made very tactical and extremely well organized, balanced and also rewarding. You can imagine GW as and MMO Diablo in some sort because it's very action packed, there are lots of fast fights, with a nice and clear interface.

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Friday, 24 August 2012 12:15

OnLive CEO keeps his job after new investors


After we found out that OnLive faced financial disaster we expected that a new board would come to replace the one that led the company to bankruptcy, but looks like that is not the case. Steve Perlman get to keep his chair and remains CEO at OnLive. Their restructuring created a $40 million loss to HTC for what they invested in the company. I looks like the new investors believe that the former CEO can turn things around and make profit with their help.

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Monday, 20 August 2012 10:59

What Is Happening To the Gaming Market


Over the last week (and over the weekend) there were two significant rumors in the gaming industry that may be cause for concern. OnLive, a cloud gaming company, first showed indications that it was having financial trouble when reports surfaced that they had laid off all of their employees in a single movement. This move was enough for the tech world to speculate that OnLive was going under. However, it was later revealed that all of their employees were let go in order to pave the way for a buyout by an unnamed company

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deleted_topicBlizzard is facing new criticism over Diablo III (yes again). It seems that they payment verification methods (when you buy a digital copy of the game) are taking as long as 72 hours. During this time a prospective player is locked down to a “starter edition” of the game which only gives them access to Act I and really cannot do much more. Although Blizzard says this is a glitch they are still standing by the statement that it is meant to protect against fraud.

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