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NBA 2K13 is everywhere in this developer video

This developer video for NBA 2K13 elaborates on the Facebook, Android and iOS apps that expand the game's "My Player" career mode. The initiative, known as NBA 2K Everywhere, allows players to build up their characters' skill ratings through mini-games and unlock collectibles on the go....

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EA's Riccitiello on social games: 'Consumers won't pay for crap'

The decline of social games has been "overhyped," Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitiello said at Friday's App Conference in San Jose, California, AllThingsD reported. "Companies that are now suffering will have another day," Riccitiello said. The CEO noted that viral marketing-style messages in socia...

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FarmVille 2 updates Zynga's cow-clicker (but not too much)

FarmVille. Just the name likely conjures up some vivid thoughts and opinions in the minds of gamers everywhere. As the flagship casual social game for both Facebook and Zynga, FarmVille can't help but be a lightning rod for debates about gaming's audiences, game design, and the role that video game...

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'World Tekken Federation' membership free with every copy of Tekken Tag Tournament 2

Namco's planned social network tie-in for Tekken Tag Tournament 2 won't cost you a dime to enjoy beyond the initial purchase the game. World Tekken Federation integration – an online destination where players can link their PSN account or Xbox Live gamertag and see select stats in real-time &...

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Warface takes a shot at the west, from Crytek and Trion Worlds

Warface, Crytek's free-to-play social FPS currently live in Russia, has a deal to launch in western markets, published by Trion Worlds. Warface will hit North America, Europe, Turkey, Australia and New Zealand through Gface, Crytek's social gaming network, and the Trion Platform. Warface has two mi...

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Richard Garriott's Portalarium secures $7 million funding for iOS social RPG

Richard "Lord British" Garriott is in the middle of a new gaming venture called Portalarium (it's working on a social game for Facebook and iOS called Ultimate Collection: Garage Sale), and he's just been able to convince a round of venture capitalists to support his projects, to the tune of roughl...

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SimCity Social gets a rowdy trailer, goes after Zynga's 'Villes'

Here's a trailer for EA's new Facebook title SimCity Social, and we must say: It's pretty bizarre. Not least because it targets competitor Zynga's "Ville" titles directly, but monster truck rallies? Bleeped-out swearing? We wonder what the Facebook audience will think of this....

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Jason Rubin and Danny Bilson: a tale of two THQs

During Danny Bilson's tenure at Saints Row publisher THQ, the company went from license-dependent (think Nickelodeon) to "Core-focused" (think ... uh, Saints Row). And eventually, the publisher's entire direction turned, from a split between casual/family-focused titles and those of its "Core" divi...

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Diablo 3 review: Hitting the jackpot

Hack-and-slash action RPGs, pioneered by Blizzard's Diablo, are essentially slot machines. You click the mouse, and every time you do there's a chance you'll get the loot you want . Yes, the trappings of role-playing and combat mechanics are there, weaker in some cases and stronger in others, but i...

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Riccitiello hip to EA's social failings: 'I'd say we're a distant number two'

EA's embattled CEO John Riccitiello isn't above admitting his mistakes, nor is he above admitting those of his company. That honesty was in full swing during an episode of NPR's Morning Edition today where he spoke to EA's social business. "We would like to be number one in every possible area, in ...

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