Posts Tagged "Online Games"

Trip Hawkins: Has Facebook Gone Too Far?

Trip Hawkins: Has Facebook Gone Too Far?

Facebook recently announced some interesting new developments to its interface and back-end, but I find myself wondering right now if the firm has gone a bridge too far. Beginning about six months ago, Facebook began to indicate that they were going to reel in the game spam on their social network. This was followed by a series of moves that turned down the spigot and began to choke off the viral coefficients of Faecbook games. Using www.Appdata.com and...

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Best Free Online Games Sites

Best Free Online Games Sites

Sometimes, we prefer to bring you pointed game industry insight and analysis. Others, a moment’s mindless relief in a world of buzzing Blackberries and shrieking significant others. Case in point: Our recent column on CNN.com highlighting today’s top sites for free online games. That’s right: Literally thousands of games in all genres from action and arcade to sports, racing, role-playing and adventure are playable immediately in your Web browser...

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What’s Really Happening to the Industry

What’s Really Happening to the Industry

After a massive 8% drop in industry-wide retail sales during 2009, a certain stigma still seems to hang around the overall prospective health and viability of the video game business. It continues to come as something of a surprise, given today’s massive uptick in revenues, subscribers and popularity levels across the board for areas like social network games, digital distribution services, smartphone apps, MMOs, microtransaction-based platforms and virtual...

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The Game Industry’s Most Exciting Innovations

The Game Industry’s Most Exciting Innovations

From social games to digitally-distributed offerings, indie titles, downloadable content (DLC) and free-to-play online games that run in your Web browser, all have one thing in common. Despite being some of the most innovative concepts in gaming today, and oftentimes boasting fan bases that far dwarf those of traditional video game titles (see: Zynga’s FarmVille, which has roughly 6X as many players as World of Warcraft), all were shockingly downplayed at...

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