social gaming

Draw Something soars past Words With Friends as the biggest new social game

Have you been Draw(ing) Something? That may explain how the social gaming app went on to beat Zynga's Words With Friends as the most played game app today.

Gaming

Zynga outgrows Facebook, launches Zynga.com, Zynga Platform

Social gaming giant Zynga is breaking out from behind the walls of Facebook to offer games on Zynga.com, which will include third-party games published through its newly-announced Zynga Platform.

Social Media

Beyond Facebook: Game publisher Kabam moves for independence through Kongregate partnership

Facebook has helped give rise to the popularity of social gaming, but social game publisher Kabam has decided its time to grow up and move out, with the help of its new partner: Kongregate.

Gaming

Study: US rapidly becoming a nation of gamers

Nearly 44% of the US can be classified as gamers according to a new study from Parks Associates.

Gaming

Atari reveals plans for social gaming push

Atari has talked about its plans for 2012, revealing it'll release a combination of 15 re-imagined classic titles and new "social" games from outside developers.

Gaming

PopCap: Half of social game cheaters also cheat at life

A new survey from PopCap finds 48 percent of folks who admit to cheating at online social games also do things like steal towels, fudge their taxes...or cheat on their partners.

Gaming

CrowdStar launches post-apocalyptic hardcore strategy game Wasteland Empires

CrowdStar launched Wasteland Empires today on Facebook, a post-apocalyptic game targeting hardcore strategy fans.

Gaming

Zynga profits drop 90-percent, further threatening its IPO status

The social network gaming giant has seen a massive decline in profits following recent expansions, which could seriously hurt its planned IPO bid.

Gaming

Report: Zynga may delay IPO

The New York Post says social gaming giant Zynga isn't in any hurry to go public, and may wait until the end of the year.

Gaming

Insiders take on the EA-PopCap acquisition

The acquisition of indie developer Pop Cap by the massive publisher EA has many people worrying what it means for the future of both companies.

Gaming

EA to buy PopCap Games for $1.3B

In yet another move to establish itself in the social gaming industry, EA has paid $1.3 billion for Plants vs. Zombies creator PopCap Games.

Gaming

Rumor: Electronic Arts purchases ohai to move into social gaming

EA has purchased Zynga competitor called ohai in order to move into social gaming.

Gaming

NPD: Video game sales boosted by content purchases

NPD says video game spending increased slightly in the first quarter, aided by sales of downloadable games and virtual content.

Gaming

Google launches solution-based social gaming site Prizes.org

Google's latest social gaming launch Prizes.org gives you cash prizes for solutions to community problems.

Social Media

Google projects: Social gaming platform and Chrome video chat

Google's got a few tricks up its sleeve, as it looks like the company plans to create a social gaming platform and its own video chat application.

Android Army