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EA files trademarks for 'Style Empire'

Alright kiddies, there's enough fuel in our rampant speculation engine to last a while, so let's get to it: On September 26, EA filed a trademark for "Style Empire," which is classified in the documentation as "Computer game software; Downloadable computer game software via a global computer...

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Risk: Factions coming to Facebook, bringing special faction-based weapons

EA just announced at its Summer Showcase that it will bring its downloadable version of the timeless strategic board game, Risk: Factions, to Facebook this summer. The title will feature the same competitive multiplayer components of its XBLA, PSN and PC counterpart, and will add "special...

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Games mentioned in Google Plus source code

As if you needed more evidence that Google was planning a games service than the recent job listing -- and the fact that, as something you do on your computer, it falls into the category of things Google would want to own -- Engadget found a hint in some Google+ source code. Unused code...

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Civ World screenshots and video will conquer your curiosity

The two videos (and gallery) below will give you a good idea of what it's like to play Civilization World, the Facebook variant of everyone's favorite 4X strategy title. Think Civ, with cartoonish looks and more involvement from your friends....

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The Sims Social brings awkward video game hook-ups to Facebook

At EA's E3 2011 press conference, CEO John Riccitiello was excited to announce The Sims Social, which is ... The Sims on Facebook. That's basically it. You'll be able to "play" a lower-res version of The Sims on Facebook. There wasn't much talk in the way of features, but the announcement...

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Uncharted 3 features Uncharted TV, heavy Facebook and YouTube integration

Developer Naughty Dog has announced that Uncharted 3 will feature heavy integration with social networks Facebook and YouTube, and include a new video service called Uncharted TV. The previous game in the series offered Twitter integration (with varying success), but Uncharted 3 is going...

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Playfish: Tougher for start-ups to get hold in Facebook

If you, like us, are in the development stages of a cross-generational, cross-media Facebook game that combines user photos, restaurant reviews and adorable animals then back off or we'll sue you. But we'd also caution you to heed the warnings of Kristian Segerstrale, who runs EA-owned social...

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Kotick: App Store and Facebook games not a 'big opportunity' for Activision

"We don't view the App Store as a really big opportunity for dedicated games," Activision boss Bobby Kotick told the Global Media Summit in New York earlier this week. Much of the game industry is extremely interested in the growing mobile and social game markets, but according to Kotick,...

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Telltale releases free match-three Back to the Future puzzle game on Facebook

Telltale games has released a free Back to the Future game on Facebook called Blitz Through Time. It's a pretty straightforward Bejeweled Blitz ripoff, though of course it's skinned up with sounds and graphics from the classic movie series. Your goal is to match three or more same-colored gems in a...

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Playdom adds Acclaim Games to its portfolio

Back in the way back when of 2006, a group of private investors got together and decided to purchase the Acclaim name. Resurrecting the company -- the name's built-in brand awareness was a major factor for the purchase -- the new Acclaim Games aimed to grab its own slice of the casual gaming pie....

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