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Zynga Founder Steps Down

Less than a year ago, an embattled Zynga named Don Mattrick as its CEO. Mattrick, an EA veteran, came from Microsoft, where he'd most recently headed up launch efforts for Xbox One.

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Rebel Jam Aims to Turn a Game Jam Disaster Into Something Positive

The games industry read on in collective despair last month, as it came to light that a production company had attempted (rather hideously) to film a game jam in the format of a reality television...

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Chinese Online Game Companies in $100M Buyout Deal

Perfect World, a China-headquartered online game developer and operator, has joined a group of buyers to purchase about $100 million in shares in competing Chinese online game company Shanda Games...

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Can Zynga Change? FarmVille 2 Launches on Mobile Today

Today, Zynga launches FarmVille 2: Country Escape on iOS and on Google Play, with hopes that it'll be the company's showpiece mobile game - the one that will help it shrug off an image of being...

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Pushing into game services, Unity buys predictive analytics startup Playnomics

Unity Technologies is expanding beyond its game engine to services with the acquisition of Playnomics, which provides predictive analytics for game developers, GamesBeat has learned...

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The Next Oculus? Survios' Epic Zombie-Killing Game Mixes Motion Capture With VR

Now that the entire virtual reality space has gotten a big boost from Facebook's $2B deal to buy Oculus, who's next? Maybe it's Survios, a company that was came out of the very same University...

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Head to Reddit To Monetize Suggestions For Your Zombie MMO

Sony Online Entertainment president John Smedley took to Reddit yesterday to solicit suggestions as to how Sony should monetize its recently-announced post-apocalyptic zombie survival MMO game H1Z1.

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Vrtual Reality is EVE's Next Frontier

CCP has a reputation, with EVE Online, for building a universe that sucks players in. In fact, the company's stated goal has long been "to create virtual worlds more meaningful than real life."

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