Kabam has acquired Gravity Bear, creator of the Battle Punks social game on Facebook.
I have a very love/hate relationship with games that let me make my own character. I think it's awesome to be able to make whatever hero or villain you want. I love games that give many choices, but lately I've started to question why I always pick a male human. A white one at that. I swear I can't tell you how many times my characters came out looking like Ben Affleck or Russell Crowe. So am I secretly racist to playing other races or genders in games?
Fresh from the $180 million acquisition of OMGPOP, Zynga has priced the secondary offering of its stock at $12 a share. The San Francisco maker of social and mobile games is using the secondary offering to give longtime investors a chance to cash out.
After this comic, there is only one left. Yup, we are very near the end. I hope to do some fun stuff before publishing the very last installment of The Warcraft Hero. Stay tuned! In the meantime, please enjoy this week's cartoon.
It’s no secret that Japan no longer dominates the global video-game market, but according to luminaries like Hideo Kojima and Keiji Inafune, the Japanese development community is mostly oblivious of western tastes and doomed to fail in its current state.
Social games are becoming a mass-market medium. A clear sign of that today is Zynga’s announcement that Martha Stewart will make a cameo appearance in the social game CastleVille.
Sony is announcing three upcoming titles for its PlayStation Home virtual world for hardcore gamers on the Sony Entertainment Network (the former PlayStation Network).
The two most important demographics for a game are age and gender. The reasons for this are obvious, and we are all aware of where we stand in these demographics and the types of games that we are “supposed” to be playing.
I'm watching the infamous 1990 "horror" "movie" Troll 2 while I work on these News Blips. Sometimes, I feel like my writing isn't good enough, and watching terrible actors screech out the worst dialogue ever shat out of a word processor provides valuable perspective.
The assassin walks into a frozen Continental Army camp hidden deep in the woods, dodging as kids run underfoot, playing war. He's not here to play. Information comes to him about a British officer moving troops through the area. "The man's a butcher," they say. "He's marching on Saratoga. You must bring him down."
Japanese mobile social gaming network firm DeNA has announced it has signed deals with China’s three largest mobile carriers, enabling DeNA’s games to get in front of nearly 1 billion mobile subscribers.
Atlus has discounted a bunch of their PSP games, most notably those from the fan-favorite Persona series.
This article contains some vague spoilers, but you may like to go in fresh.
My four-year-old daughter likes to play video games with me. Well…mostly she just watches, but occasionally I let her run around in circles for
A new report from international market research firm Newzoo is highlighting the ever-increasing popularity of mobile gaming. According to the Mobile Games Trend Report, the number of Americans who play video games on their smartphone, tablet, or iPod Touch has surpassed 100 million.
Epic Games released Forces of Nature, the latest content pack for Gears of War 3, today on the Xbox Live Market Place for 800 Microsoft Points. Gears of War 3 Season Pass owners will receive the update for free.
In the torrent of coverage about Zynga’s purchase of OMGPOP last week, most of the focus was on the price, eventually revealed to be $180 million. Most outlets also reported that all OMGPOP’s developers were headed to Zynga, but it turns out there was one, very vocal holdout from the bunch.
StartApp, a startup in the mobile-ad space on Android, raises $4 million in its initial round of funding.
Angry Birds publisher Rovio Entertainment has acquired its fellow Finnish game development house, Futuremark Games Studio, in order to get some new talent.
I’m making a checklist for my PAX East trip. Let’s see. I have my deodorant, my socks, my 20-sided dice, my Sailor Moon cosplay, my GamerGrub (no relation), and my unopened case of Jolt Cola. I’m ready to nerd.
The American Revolution, a galaxy far, far away, Toontown — the beauty of video games is that they can take you anywhere. Unlike books and cinema, though, you can actually interact with your surroundings.
Sony will always hold a special place in my heart. I've supported them ever since I was able to spend my own money. When I needed to buy a gadget, Sony was the first stop. I've spent thousands and thousands of dollars over the years on their products, and I have had nothing but positive experiences. I've also owned every one of their game consoles…including three PlayStation's, three PlayStation 2's, four PSP's, and two PlayStation 3's. And like I said, I've never had a problem. Until I bought the PS Vita.
I've debated many people on the correct pronunciation of words like mana, Tifa, and Bahamut. I think anyone who's ever played Final Fantasy 7 has had the same exact arguments. Well, I'm comforted to know that the characters of Square's famous role-playing game have just as much trouble with these difficult names and terms as we do.
In a tweet, creative strategist Robert Bowling resigned from his job at Activision’s Call of Duty game studio Infinity Ward today.
It looks like WB Games will be bringing out a remake of First Star Software’s Spy vs. Spy, which debuted in 1984 on a variety of computer systems (including the Commodore 64) and was later ported to several other platforms (like the Nintendo Entertainment System).
Disney’s Playdom scored big with Gardens of Time, the most popular game on Facebook last year. Now the company is announcing a new title in the fast-growing hidden-object social game genre.