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5 Best Social Games: Action, Adventure, Classic

5 Best Social Games: Action, Adventure, Classic

Social games are fecund animals: they’re everywhere, they’re readily available, they’re generally free to play, and they would love your company. However, despite persistent rumors to the contrary, not all social games are created equal. There are hundreds of entries in dozens of categories, including Adventure, Arcade, Simulation, Strategy, Racing, Family, Board Games, and more. Interested in getting into social games, but have no idea where to...

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5 Lessons Developers Can Learn from Zynga’s Success

5 Lessons Developers Can Learn from Zynga’s Success

Nobody really needs the aid of statistics to convince themselves of the popularity of social gaming, but Raptr, a social network dedicated to gamers of all kinds, went ahead and published a breakdown of how much playtime social games get next to more traditional fare. The verdict? Zynga’s “-Ville” games (FarmVille, PetVille, CityVille, FrontierVille) see far more playing time than social gaming’s remaining Top Ten put together. In fact,...

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Social Games: The Past, Present, and Future

Social Games: The Past, Present, and Future

The concept of “social games” is not a brand new idea that came tumbling in with Facebook. Rather, the term social game references communication, which is at the very core of most of the games humanity has played since the beginning of time. In other words, a social game is a game that involves socialization of any kind, and that includes card games, board games, dice games, video games and more. But our modern usage of the term almost exclusively...

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Can ‘CityVille’ Thrive on Google+?

Can ‘CityVille’ Thrive on Google+?

When a city is built, urban sprawl inevitably follows. The same holds true in the digital realm: Zynga’s CityVille, which sprung up on Facebook late last year, recently put down roots in Google+ as well. It’s an interesting move for Zynga, which typically stables its social games on Facebook thanks in part to a long-term contract that states FarmVille will remain on the network until 2015. A change in scenery won’t hurt Zynga, however. Despite the...

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Free Video Game Book: Music Games Rock

Free Video Game Book: Music Games Rock

It’s finally here! Four years in the making, we’re proud to announce the release of our latest free video game book, Music Games Rock: Rhythm Gaming’s Greatest Hits of All Time. Downloadable free at www.MusicGamesRock.com, the book is a complete guide to the music and rhythm gaming genre’s past, present and future, and explains the meteoric rise and fall of games like Guitar Hero and Rock Band. Charting hundreds of the field’s biggest...

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