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Zynga's paid $300 per new user in the past nine months, says analyst

Zynga has been struggling with its stock price since the IPO late last year, and Sterne Agee analyst Arvind Bhatia says there are more dark days ahead. When you compare Zynga's $120 million marketing budget to its recent rise in only 400,000 new players (about $300 a person), the numbers don't look...

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Zynga stock falters, holds on first day of trading

Zynga stock finally roared out of the gate and on to the trading floor yesterday at $10 a share, but investors weren't hugely impressed with the social gaming company. The stock started up a dollar at $11, and then dropped back down two, and then thirty, and then fifty cents during the day, level...

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GameFly's year-end sale deals up used games on the cheap

GameFly has begun its annual year-end sale and some of the prices on used games are just insane. We can tell you right now that you'll probably want to pick up Splinter Cell: Conviction on Xbox 360 for $9.99, Wet on PS3 for a buck more or MadWorld on the Wii for just $8.99 if you haven't played any...

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LGJ: The Anti-Trust Game

Each week Mark Methenitis contributes Law of the Game on Joystiq ("LGJ"), a column on legal issues as they relate to video games: I've mentioned before that both in the latter years of the previous administration and under the new administration, certain kinds of enforcement actions were increasi...

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Warren Spector wants games to cost less

Warren Spector, the man behind Deus Ex, thinks that games cost a little too much. In competing with other forms of media on the market, he says that video games have too high a price for admission, and that these prices only act as a barrier for drawing new customers in. Of course, there are plent...

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UK New Play Control prices probably won't be quite so overinflated

Nintendo has responded to UK retailers' pre-release pricing for the New Play Control editions of Pikmin and Mario Power Tennis, saying that those probably won't be the real prices -- and if they are, it's not Nintendo's doing. "It is up to retailers at what price they sell any item for," a Nintendo...

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Summer movies raise demand for associated classic games

Summer blockbusters aren't just good for propping up the sales of crappy new movie-based games ... it turns out they're also good for pumping up the prices of crappy old games based on the same characters. For proof, look no further than the always interesting Video Game Price Charts blog, which sh...

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New games drop price by 60% after eight months

Used Video Game Pricing is a somewhat sporadically published blog that tracks game prices and follows how they change over time. Hey, at least someone is doing the work out there so we don't have to. They have an interesting article up detailing how the price of games released in the last two year...

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PSP vs DS game price showdown, it's a draw

Don't have a PSP but that recent $30 price cut just put it within your financial grasp? Then we'll not only advise that you look for additional employment, but we'll direct you towards this handy article at Curmudgeon Gamer that addresses some of the tired, specious arguments you may have seen pro...

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PSP features more affordable games than the DS

Some may criticize the PSP's relatively high price point. However, considering its media capabilities and superior graphics, the PSP is a great value for the handheld gamer that wants to do more while on the go. Although the hardware may be more expensive, the Curmudgeon Gamer researched the EB Game...

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