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GameStop cards can buy Kreds on Kongregate, retail sales fueling digital profits

If you were a little puzzled about why retail chain GameStop invested in the Flash gaming site Kongregate earlier this year, here's (at least part of) your answer. The company has announced that GameStop gift cards will now be able to purchase Kongregate's "Kreds" virtual currency, which can then b...

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Thomas was alone: a minimalist game about friendship

If you're not too busy shooting all the aliens, you might want to give a new indie game on Kongregate a go. "Thomas was alone" was made by Blitz Games Studios designer Mike Bithell on October 16th and 17th, during a span of just 24 hours. As Bithell notes, "I went from blank screen to decent puzzle...

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Gamestop acquiring Flash game portal Kongregate

GameStop just took a huge step into the casual online gaming market, by agreeing to purchase the Flash game portal Kongregate. According to the announcement, the site will remain under the management of founders Jim and Emily Greer following the purchase, which should finalize on August 1. CEO J....

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SXSW 2009: Games By the People, For the People

So you enjoy playing video games, right? That's what probably brought you to Joystiq in the first place. But have you ever thought about making your own? Right now you're probably thinking, "But, Kevin... doesn't that take millions of dollars and a huge development team?" Well you happen to be in ...

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Kongregate opens labs to teach you Flash

If you're a fan of Flash games at all, you've no doubt visited Kongregate, which makes web games even more delectably clickable by adding achievements and other rewards. Now you can be a crack dealer err, creator of Flash games with a tutorial section of the site just launched called "Kongregate L...

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Joystiq Free Game Club: Epic War

Video games based on the Lord of the Rings franchise have been a mixed bag at best, but, as you know, there's one sure-fire equalizer when it comes to quality: Freeness (or is it freeosity)? Using that logic, Kongregate and ArtLogicGames' Epic War, an LOTR-inspired strategy game, may just be the b...

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Kongregate to bring its service to Facebook

We don't talk about it a lot, but we have a secret love for online Flash service Kongregate. Not only does it offer achievements (truly the only good reason to play games) but it's brought us Flash obsessions like the soul- and time-sucking behemoth that is Desktop Tower Defense. Now, the service ...

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SXSW08: The Female Takedown of Casual Gaming

A panel of game publishers, analysts, and investors met at this SXSW presentation to discuss the numbers and trends involving the female audience for casual games. For this talk, "casual games" comprises mostly web games and downloadable shareware games, and not, say, Wii party games or console do...

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