mobile gaming

EA expects Simpsons mobile game to be one of its biggest titles of 2012

EA expects Simpsons mobile game to be one of its biggest titles of 2012

The yellow-skinned Fox cartoon series has kind of fallen out of favor in recent years, but Electronic Arts is planning to release a new mobile app based on The Simpsons that it expects to be a big cash cow moving forward. Or, as Mr. Burns might say, "Excellent." The company is developing the app as a freemium title, meaning players can download it for free and will then be suckered into paying money once they get hooked.

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Zynga says 10% of Words With Friends players have hooked up

Zynga says 10% of Words With Friends players have hooked up

Whether you're a master wordsmith or you're the kind of person who thinks about punching in random words on the popular social game Words With Friends, there's one word that is combining more players than you might think - sex. In honor of Valentine's Day, Zynga surveyed 100,000 active Words With Friends players and asked them if and how the game has become part of their love life.

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Hasbro grabs Zynga licensing rights for toys

Hasbro grabs Zynga licensing rights for toys

Mattel made a huge killing in its partnership with Rovio and its merchandise like the Angry Birds board game. So rival toy conglomerate Hasbro is saying, "Gee, I'd like a piece of that." It has forged a deal with fellow newly minted gaming giant Zynga to bring a line of games and toys based on some of the most popular social game franchises in the industry. Among the licenses it now has access to are Mafia Wars and Farmville.

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Bioware’s Mass Effect 3 comes to iOS with Infiltrator

Bioware’s Mass Effect 3 comes to iOS with Infiltrator

The Mass Effect 3 bandwagon is making its way to the iPad, bringing the larger-than-life sci-fi world to a 10-inch device you can take with you on-the-go. It is a special, exclusive installment in the Mass Effect storyline available only for the portable platform and its name is Mass Effect Infiltrator. Unlike its console counterparts, this game is strictly a fighting game.

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KISS frontman Gene Simmons eyes Angry Birds deal

KISS frontman Gene Simmons eyes Angry Birds deal

When you think of colorful, odd-shaped birds flinging into a group of circular green pigs, does a man who dresses up in gaudy black-and-white makeup and gothic black outfits come to mind? Well, maybe. But then again, with the number of different promotions and partnerships Rovio has managed to milk out of Angry Birds, pretty much anything sounds like it makes sense at this point.

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Windows Phone 7.5 Mango gets new Xbox Live games for 2012

Windows Phone 7.5 Mango gets new Xbox Live games for 2012

Microsoft has revealed new Xbox Live game titles for its Windows Phone 7.5 Mango platform. The complete list of games is posted on the Windows Phone 7.5 Games web page, most of which the company had revealed before. But since the New Year, Microsoft has added four new titles that should have mobile gamers excited. They include the Age of Zombies, Bullet Asylum, geoDefense Swarm, and Tamagotchi.

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