Posts Tagged "Social Games"

Japan and Social Games: A Bright Future

Japan and Social Games: A Bright Future

Imagine a Final Fantasy-themed social game. Imagine your Facebook wall plastered with requests from friends who need a fistful of gil to buy themselves a sweet black Chocobo. It might sound like a nightmare scenario to some, but a Final Fantasy social game is indeed in the works, and we can think of a few fans who will be happy to play it. Oh, and don’t panic: there are no current plans to bring the game to Facebook, so your wall will remain clean for now. In...

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Top 5 Social Games: Racing, Simulation, Kids, Family

Top 5 Social Games: Racing, Simulation, Kids, Family

There are hundreds of free social games available on the internet, and they span a multitude of genres, which makes finding a place to start a bit intimidating. The second half of our guide to the best social games will help you get a handle on games for Facebook and other social networks by listing the best available entries in the Racing/Sports genre, the Simulation genre, and the Family/Kids genre. TOP 5 CAR/RACING/SPORTS SOCIAL GAMES Car Town — If you...

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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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Top Video Game Books: Now on iPhone, iPad

Top Video Game Books: Now on iPhone, iPad

*** SPONSORED POST *** Shameless plug: Our top-selling video game industry books Get Rich Playing Games and The Videogame Style Guide and Reference Manual are now available in digital editions downloadable for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch via Apple’s iBooks online store and iTunes. Priced at $2.99, both volumes are immediately viewable in the iBooks app for your enjoyment, courtesy of P3: Power Play Publishing. Happily, the pair also remain 100% free to...

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Do Graphics Still Matter?

Do Graphics Still Matter?

“Good gameplay matters more than good graphics.” We keep saying it, and it’s true, for the most part: The simple, angular shapes that build Tetris are universally recognized and loved, whereas even the most wonderfully built character model probably wouldn’t garner a second look from the mainstream. But while in our heart of hearts we understand that gameplay matters more than graphics, we can’t help but steal a very intense look at...

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