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Social-gaming publisher Zynga's headquarters.

Above: Social-gaming publisher Zynga's headquarters.

Image Credit: Zynga
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Let’s send off the miserable month of January the same way we end every week here at GamesBeat: with a collection of our gaming coverage from the last seven days.

This week, Flappy Bird takes the app stores by storm. Zynga loses 15 percent of its workforce, Microsoft grabs the Gear of War franchise from Epic, Nintendo reveals how it plans to rebound from poor Wii U sales, and more.

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Next Car Game from Bugbear Entertainment.

Above: Next Car Game from Bugbear Entertainment.

Image Credit: Bugbear Entertainment

News


Mobile and social


Octodad has to put the ring on his wife's finger.

Above: Octodad has to put the ring on his wife’s finger.

Image Credit: Young Horses

Reviews


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