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Zynga acquires November Software

Zynga acquires November Software

Beleaguered social and mobile games maker Zynga announced today that it has acquired November Software. With less-than-stellar quarterly reports and the recent reveal that it would be laying off a large number of workers, you might be wondering why Zynga is spending the money to acquire other companies. As it turns out, Zynga actually bought November back in the spring, but is only revealing the buyout today.

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Disney will focus on Star Wars mobile and social games

Disney will focus on Star Wars mobile and social games

Yesterday's surprising acquisition of Lucasfilm Ltd. and LucasArts by the Walt Disney Company was huge news, but now that the dust has settled, it's time to find out what the future holds for Disney, as well as the Star Wars franchise dealing with both movies and video games. One big aspect that Disney mentioned, is that they plan on focusing more on mobile and social Star Wars titles rather than console games.

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Wikipad hit with a delay on launch day

Wikipad hit with a delay on launch day

Today was the day that the Wikipad Android gaming tablet was scheduled to launch. Sadly, October 31 is almost gone and there's still no sign of the rather interesting looking tablet. As it turns out, the Wikipad has been delayed, with the device's developers issuing a statement to announce that it has been pushed back. Bad news if you were looking forward to it too, as the developers didn't give a new release date for the Wikipad.

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Anonymous turns its attention toward Zynga

Anonymous turns its attention toward Zynga

Zynga has been in the news a lot lately, but the recent layoffs at the beleaguered social games company have caught the attention of more than just the media. Anonymous isn't all too happy with Zynga at the moment, and it's planning to do something about the company's perceived mistreatment of employees come Guy Fawkes Day. It's then, on November 5, that Anonymous plans to complete "operation maZYNGA," an offensive it has apparently already started.

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Zynga confirms layoffs, Boston studio shut down

Zynga confirms layoffs, Boston studio shut down

Earlier today, we heard that Zynga had laid off a number of workers and had shut down its Boston studio. At the time, those were only reports, but this afternoon Zynga CEO Mark Pincus confirmed the layoffs and the studio closure to employees in an internal letter posted by Joystiq. In the letter, Pincus explains that not only will Zynga be closing its studio in Boston, but also reducing the workforce at its Austin branch.

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Borderlands Legends confirmed, out for iOS on October 31

Borderlands Legends confirmed, out for iOS on October 31

Yesterday, we heard a rumor that claimed Gearbox was getting ready to launch a new Borderlands mobile game. It didn't take long for the studio to confirm it, as today it announced that this new game - dubbed Borderlands Legends - will be available for iOS devices on Halloween. As you might expect from a mobile game, Borderlands Legends marks a pretty radical departure from the Borderlands titles we know and love.

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Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour trailer revealed for iPhone, iPad and Android

Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour trailer revealed for iPhone, iPad and Android

Gameloft is certainly no stranger to the high-end mobile gaming scene. They've been releasing some of the top games for Android and iOS for a long time and today they've just issued a teaser for what could be their best game yet. The popular Modern Combat series is getting its 4th iteration, and the graphics look so good we're amazed this is for a mobile device. Lets take a peek!

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