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Jason Rohrer's new game is a devilish gamble with real money

Jason Rohrer's games are often somewhat ... unconventional. Passage was a game about growing old, and Sleep is Death required players to constantly be engaged with the story they were creating in order to keep the game alive. Now, Rohrer is developing Cordial Minuet, a gambling game with an occult ...

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Twitch Plays Pokemon gambles with Pokemon Stadium 2

Gone are the days when Twitch Plays Pokemon was just a random crowd-play experiment based on a popular Game Boy RPG. Not only has the livestreamed game moved on to Pokemon Platinum for Nintendo DS, but it now features another game on the stream entirely: Pokemon Stadium 2 for Nintendo 64. Now, Twit...

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Faif is a turn-based tile combat game rooted in gambling

Faif, an interesting puzzle game with RPG and gambling elements, was created by developer Beavl in 12 hours as part of the latest Ludum Dare game jam. The theme for this Ludum Dare was "you only get one." The premise of Faif is simple: You take on an AI opponent in turn-based combat. Each of you...

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Zynga kills real-money gambling plans amid Q2 financial losses

Zynga has announced its second-quarter financial results for the three-month period ending on June 30, revealing a 31 percent drop in year-over-year earnings. The company reports a $16 million net loss for the second quarter of 2013, with quarterly revenue totaling $231 million. "The next few ye...

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Zynga's real money casino games double down in UK

UK residents over the age of 18 can now gamble at Zynga's real-money destinations ZyngaPlusPoker and ZyngaPlusCasino. The games are powered by bwin.party, which Zynga calls "one of the largest and most reputable real money gaming operators worldwide." The company plans to bring its virtual casino t...

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Zynga's online gambling initiative to launch in the UK next year

Zynga CEO Mark Pincus is making good on his promise to expand the social/mobile developer's grasp into the world of online gambling in the first half of 2013, according to Gamasutra. As expected, the roll-out will take place in Not America -- the United Kingdom, specifically. Facilitating this expa...

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Zynga betting on real money-based gambling in games, starting in 2013

Zynga's getting into real money gambling in the first half of 2013, says CEO Mark Pincus. The company head announced as much during an investor call yesterday; he wasn't able to nail down where the service will launch first, as it'll need to pass various online gambling reviews before being allowed...

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South Korea rocked by StarCraft gambling scandal

An ongoing investigation has made headlines in South Korean media over the past few days, thanks to an alarming scandal involving StarCraft. Overseas, Blizzard's RTS is played professionally and broadcast on national television. And, like most sports leagues, the competitions have drawn a following...

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Bookie suspects Uncharted 2 has highest odds of success at BAFTAs

British bookmaker Victor Chandler has a strange sense of what things people should be betting on. For instance, we never would have thought that high-stakes wagering would ever find its way into the British Academy of Film and Television Awards. Yet somehow, gambling on the BAFTAs has becoming a th...

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Ubisoft bringing '20 All-Time Favorites' table game compilation to PS3

An ESRB rating has enlightened us about the existence of a Ubisoft title called 20 All-Time Favorites; a "collection of 20 card and board games that include Chinese Checkers, Backgammon, Chess, Go, Solitaire, and Mancala." According to the rating, players will also be able to "wager virtual money o...

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