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5 Reasons Nobody Should Be Surprised Zynga Laid Off 18 Percent Of Its Workforce

Zynga laid off hundreds of employees this week.  Here’s why: Zynga is letting go of 18 percent of its total workforce and is closing its offices in New York, LA, and Dallas.  This suggests the social gaming sector is contracting and less profitable than previously anticipated.  Here are 4 reasons Zynga laid off workers this week and
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Rumor Turned Fact: Microsoft To Unveil New Xbox May 21, 2013

Microsoft Set To Release Next Generation Xbox Before Social Mobile Gaming Takes Over: Microsoft is likely to announce the next-generation Xbox on Wednesday May 21, 2013. The company issued invitations to the press yesterday for the event and speculation is high that the company will unveil the new Xbox.  We’ve been watching this news carefully
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Will Microsoft Unveil The Next Gen XBOX On May 21, 2013?

Rumors swirl that Microsoft will release info about its latest game console. Just as analysts are wondering if the classic video game console still matters, rumors have hit the net that Microsoft will be releasing information about the latest Xbox to compete directly with Sony’s Playstation.  The new speculation is rising that on May 21
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5 Reasons Social Mobile Gaming Is Taking Over The Traditional Console

Mobile gaming is the future, now. The rise of mobile gaming is calling into question the viability of the gaming console with traditional leaders scrambling to maintain a foothold. Microsoft and Sony are set to release the Xbox 720 in the PS4 for later this year but most of the attention in the gaming world
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Why Facebook Is Focused On Ad Serving Instead Of Gaming Revenue Right Now

  Facebook is perfecting the onsite, mobile experience first. Notice those pesky ads on Facebook when you haven’t signed in and are about to login? That’s because Facebook is going heavy on advertising.  Facebook is shifting from chasing revenue via games like “Farmville” and “Words With Friends” and is focusing on the social media ecosystem
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Ryan Seacrest ‘Leaks’ On Twitter He’s Testing Zynga’s Draw Something 2 – Or Did He?

Was it all just a publicity stunt for more Zynga PR? “American Idol” host Ryan Seacrest made social media news today by revealing that he will be working on a project with Zynga.  Seacrest dropped the news on Twitter today that he’s testing Draw Something 2, a sequel to Zynga’s “Draw Something” that was a hit
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Intrade Gets Shutdown Even Though Online Gambling Is On The Rise

Intrade Gets Shutdown Even Though Online Gambling Is On The Rise: Intrade, the online betting parlor that allows users to place bets on just about anything from who will win the presidency in the U.S. to what the nonfarm payrolls for the month has been shutdown with user accounts frozen.   Even in an environment where
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Gaming Gets Less Social As Zynga and EA Drop Facebook Games

Gaming Gets Less Social As Zynga and EA Drop Facebook Games: As social media grows, are people playing fewer games on it?  Zynga and EA think so, or are looking to change their mix of offerings.  Recently Zynga and Electronic Arts dropped several games from Facebook, the world’s largest social media network which boasts over 1
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Halo 4 Sells Over $220 Million In The First 24 Hours, Is The Gaming Console Really Getting Old?

Halo 4 Sells Over $220 Million In The First 24 Hours, Is The Gaming Console Really Getting Old? Halo 4 is proving that video games are still hits with the growing internet social media capable public.  The new game features Master Chief and Cortana in a first person shooting game against the new creatures called the
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Electronic Arts Acquires ESN As Gaming Goes Cloud

Electronic Arts Acquires ESN As Gaming Goes Cloud: Electronic Arts announced today that they have acquired ESN from Sweden.  ESN develops cloud-gaming technology and some of this technology is already used in EA games.  EA uses cloud-gaming technology in its hit game Battlefield and it’s used to provide social networking, chat as well as gaming statistics.  Games
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Romain Jerome Creates Limited Edition Pac-Man Video Game Themed Luxury Watch

Romain Jerome Creates Limited Edition Pac-Man Video Game Themed Luxury Watch: Swiss luxury watch manufacturer Romain Jerome has combined video games and precision timekeeping.  The maker of a watch edition with a Space Invaders theme has taken it a step further by creating another themed timepiece from the 80s video game era but this time
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Tom Goodfellow Modernizes The Classic Arcade Game

Tom Goodfellow Modernizes The Classic Arcade Game: The classic arcade game will never go out of style.  Yes, most people play games using Xbox or handheld equivalents but the standup arcade game isn’t just nostalgic, it’s a true experience.  Gaming has come a long way since the 1980s but the main ingredients of a video
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Zynga’s COO John Schappert Resigns After 15 Months At The Helm, Who’s Next?

Zynga’s COO John Schappert Resigns After 15 Months At The Helm, Who’s Next? Investors have zinged Zynga recently.  The firm’s stock closed at 2.95 today and didn’t receive a bump up when the COO John Schappert resigned yesterday after spending only 15 months on the job.  Since the departure of Schappert, new speculation is rising that
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Zynga Zings Down 35 Percent After Lackluster Second Quarter 2012 Earnings, Will Facebook Follow Tomorrow?

Zynga Zings Down 35 Percent After Lackluster Second Quarter 2012 Earnings, Will Facebook Follow Tomorrow? Making hit social media games isn’t easy. Social media gaming company Zynga is struggling after demand to pay for its games that are popular on Facebook decreased. This could be the lead metric to show how Facebook’s earnings may come
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GameDock Retro Video Game Console for Apple iPad and iPhone

  GameDock Retro Video Game Console for Apple iPad and iPhone: Turn Your Apple iPhone Or iPad Into A Retro Gaming Console. Looking to play an old school game on your iPhone or iPad? Look no further – GameDock for iOS lets you play your favorite retro games with two controllers on your iPhone or
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Amazon’s GameCirle Is Another Reason Kindle Fire Competes With iPad

Amazon’s GameCirle Is Another Reason Kindle Fire Competes With iPad: Amazon announced the company was launching the Kindle Fire in September 2011 will a lot less fanfare than Apple’s iPad, but the mobile gadget is slowly making headwind as a viable, lower cost alternative to high priced tablets.  The “Fire” tablet was an update to
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Activision’s Diablo III Sells 3.5 Million Copies In 24 Hours, PC Games Still Rock

Activision’s Diablo III Sells 3.5 Million Copies In 24 Hours, PC Games Still Rock: Activision has set a record for the fastest selling PC game.  Activision’s latest smash gaming hit is Diablo III and the company claims to have sold 3.5 million copies in 24 hours.  This means classic console/personal computer gaming hasn’t fully taken
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5 Reasons Why EA Lost 400,000 “Star Wars: The Old Republic” Subscribers In 3 Months

5 Reasons Why EA Lost 400,000 “Star Wars: The Old Republic” Subscribers In 3 Months: Electronic Arts unveiled its earnings yesterday and analysts were disappointed after hearing the company lost subscribers to one of its key games.  EA has put a significant investment in the game “Star Wars: The Old Republic” but this investment may
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Is The Gaming Console/Handheld Played Out? NPD March 2012 Data – Hardware Down 35 Percent

Is The Gaming Console/Handheld Played Out? NPD March 2012 Data – Hardware Down 35 Percent: Gaming is going social. The video game market continues to slump. According to NPD Group, gaming is in a glut with a 25 percent drop in March 2012.  There really hasn’t been a blockbuster game released recently and more people
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