Tag Archives: social gaming
Fri, Sep 23, 2011 | 03:34 BST
The numbers don’t lie. There’s been a noticeable decline in console sales – both hardware and software – in recent years. Where are they all going? Simple: More and more are getting their gaming fix from Facebook.
Wed, Jun 29, 2011 | 22:55 BST
A new report from industry analysts predicts that consumer video game spending will be down compared to the previous year.
Thu, Jun 16, 2011 | 13:23 BST
It’s Wednesday. This means that your week is almost over. Enjoy hump day a little more with some shorts.
Wed, May 11, 2011 | 07:23 BST
Farming villes and clicking cows may be all the rage right now, but Silicon Knights’ Denis Dyack – whose un-blunted words can be legally classified as a lethal weaponry – doesn’t think the trend’s here to stay.
Thu, Apr 14, 2011 | 11:02 BST
Less than two years after entering the market, Berlin-based social game developer Wooga is standing tall in the competitive world of Facebook game development.
Wed, Feb 16, 2011 | 03:19 GMT
Braid creator and indie darling Jonathan Blow has explained his labelling of social network games like Farmville and Ravenwood Fair as evil, citing selfishness and disarmingly innocent design as crimes against the player.
Wed, Feb 02, 2011 | 06:45 GMT
GameON Conference: Freemium games, social networks aren’t huge earners, “hard” times ahead for big publishers
What’s the solution to all of life’s problems? Ask someone in the modern gaming industry, and they’ll give you three simple words: free-to-play. Speakers at the GameON finance conference in Toronto, however, see it as less like a cakewalk or taking candy from a baby and more like curing the resulting diabetes.
Fri, Jan 14, 2011 | 09:26 GMT
Research group eMarketer is reporting that social gaming is set to pass $1 billion in revenue this year.
Sat, Feb 20, 2010 | 16:31 GMT
If you need proof that social gaming is seeping into every corner of the world’s daily life, look no further than Zynga’s FarmVille, which passed the 80 million monthly user mark as of today.
Tue, Feb 02, 2010 | 16:08 GMT
Sid Meier has told GamePro that the advent of Facebook has allowed him to rethink prospects for a Civ MMO.
Thu, May 01, 2008 | 06:39 BST
According to this TNS study, a majority of UK parents believe that Wii gaming is good for kids due to its social nature.
From the report:
- Social gaming promotes bonding among kids – 52 percent of all users and 64 percent of parents with 16-17-year-olds say so.
- Families now like to play social games together – 60 percent of parents surveyed and 68 percent of those with 10-15-year-olds say so.
- Playing Wii makes users feel more active than traditional videogames – 69 percent of all Wii users surveyed agreed.
- 66 percent of parents with children age 10-15 say the Wii encourages children to exercise.
- One-fifth of 16-24-year-olds would consider giving up their gym membership if they played the Wii regularly.