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Zynga CEO applauds concept theft in leaked memo

Zynga CEO applauds concept theft in leaked memo

I can't say I approve of what's going on in the gaming industry today when I read something as nasty as what you're about to experience. What follows is an internal memo sent out by Zynga CEO Mark Pincus to his developers, engineers, and the like, congratulating them on their hard work in the face of accusations that they've copied the idea for developer Niblebit's game Tiny Tower with their own game Dream Heights. Pincus has been known to speak on points like this in similar ways before, but his famous "just copy what they do and do it until you get their numbers" remark has never fully been substantiated with proof - until now.

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Angry Birds heads to Facebook, won’t make up for Timeline

Angry Birds heads to Facebook, won’t make up for Timeline

The insanely popular video game on mobile devices called Angry Birds is set to come to the Internet via Facebook. The giant social network has had some very popular video games in the past, such as the irritatingly popular game Farmville and others. You need to get ready to be hit with another onslaught of your Facebook friends asking for help in video games with Angry Birds headed to Facebook on Valentine's Day, February 14, 2012.

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Zynga gobbles up four mobile gaming firms

Zynga gobbles up four mobile gaming firms

When it comes to Facebook gaming, one of the largest developers is Zynga. Zynga games are offered on smartphones and on social networking sites like Facebook; this company was behind the crazy popular Farmville game on Facebook. Zynga has now confirmed the purchased four smaller mobile gaming to Reuters.

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Minecraft 1.0 released, over 240 million logins every month

Minecraft 1.0 released, over 240 million logins every month

What's this, a game that gets 240 million logins a month that isn't actually named Farmville or World of Warcraft? And was just barely fully released this weekend? That's, drum roll please, the block-building Minecraft for you. Since the official launch of Minecraft’s 1.0 release candidate this weekend, the game has seen an astounding 4000 logins per second, and over 240 million logins every month. If you do some math, that's 240,000 logins a minute, and roughly 14 million logins an hour. Now that's what I call a popular game. And a very smart developer, Mojang.

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With Pokemon still absent from iOS, MinoMonsters looks to steal the show

With Pokemon still absent from iOS, MinoMonsters looks to steal the show

There's this fellow by the name of Josh Buckley out there, ladies and gentlemen, he's a developer of games, webpages, and environments who's done so much in the position he's in that he's been called "the Harry Potter of startups" by Paul Graham - and now he's coming for you, Nintendo, and he's got your little monsters in his sights. This Buckley fellow has apparently been making games and online-based communities since he was in his early teens, having made his first 6-figure sell of a webpage he'd created when he was just 15. He's since started a game environment by the name of MinoMonsters with his partner TJ Murphy and plan on filling the space left by the absence of massively popular Nintendo-based game Pokemon with said game starting December the 6th.

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Facebook Project Spartan HTML5 drive to miss f8 tip insiders

Facebook Project Spartan HTML5 drive to miss f8 tip insiders

Facebook's Project Spartan will not make its debut at the social network's f8 conference, it's suggested, with the broad-reaching HTML5 venture instead expected to launch later in September or in early October. The slight delay from earlier rumors is down to Facebook's decision to extend Project Spartan to support the Android browser along with desktop browsers, TechCrunch reports, rather than solely the iOS browser on the iPhone and iPad as originally intended. Now, the project is expected to launch at a separate event a week or two following f8.

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Was Facebook Holding Game Improvements Back for Google+ Release?

Was Facebook Holding Game Improvements Back for Google+ Release?

Earlier today we were graced with news from Google Senior Vice President Vic Gundotra about the fifth tab at the top of the Google+ social network, that being the Games tab, it rolling out with a total of 12 games to start including the smash hit Angry Birds, Zynga Poker, and Bejeweled Blitz. In response, it seems, tonight we're to understand that Facebook has just finished several features ready for release today, this announced by Jared Morgenstern at 7:21pm Central Standard time. This release is separated into three sections: A new game ticker, More room to play, and Bookmark your Favorites. One can't help but wonder if these updates were being held back in wait for Google releasing their inevitable games tab, much in the same spirit of the "Awesome" announcement of Skype / Facebook integration days after the initial release of Google+ in Beta mode.

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Facebook SPAM King Compromises 500,000 Accounts

Facebook SPAM King Compromises 500,000 Accounts

A fellow by the name of Sanford Wallace, otherwise known as one of the "Spam Kings", has been charged with 11 federal criminal counts, these counts related to 27 MILLION unsolicited SPAM messages sent via Facebook servers. FBI officials note that Wallace received "substantial revenue" for this so-called "scheme" in which 500,000 Facebook users accounts were compromised. As of August 7th, 2011, Wallace has turned himself into authorities, has pled not guilty, and is free on a $100,000 bond while he faces more than 40 years in prison for his alleged crimes. Lulzsec and Anonymous have been unavailable for comment.*

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Google+ Games Stream confirmed

Google+ Games Stream confirmed

Google's help pages for Google+ have officially confirmed the upcoming Games Stream, a place where results from what will presumably be social-style gaming on the new network will be pulled together. "If you're looking for updates shared from games, check out your Games stream" the help article suggests, though currently the link it mentions leads to a 404 page.

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Microsoft rumored to be working with Devs on free to play gaming scheme

Microsoft rumored to be working with Devs on free to play gaming scheme

On the computer platform there are a bunch of games that use the free to play scheme and are supported by other means. These free to play games allow the user to buy things in the game to make their gaming more fun. The perfect example of the free to play game that also makes a lot of money in add ons is Farmville. There are hoards of people that buy points to add items on the game. Sources claim that to support this style of game Microsoft is preparing a microtransaction system.

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