Gaming giant, Zynga might be planning to shut down OMGPOP game studio, which is known for its popular ‘Draw Something’ mobile game.
Zynga had acquired OMGPOP gaming studio in the previous year for $180 million at a time when the Draw Something game had more than tens of millions of players. Zynga's chief mobile officer David Ko had said that the company did not acquire OMGPOP just to own "Draw Something" but it took over the company because it saw a lot of upcoming ideas from the company.
New Delhi, June 4 : India's homegrown networking site WorldFloat has started a new gaming feature that allows users to make money, even as plans are afoot for another add-on to help people source money from large numbers of people for their projects.
Founder of WorldFloat. com Pushkar Mahatta said the new feature called "treasure hunt" was already gaining popularity among users in India as well as in other countries.
He said the games offered at the WorldFloat site were skill-based, and one can make up to Rs. 10,000. "These are not chance-based. You get to make more money, if you spend more time and have the skills."
Mumbai, April 20 : Zapak Mobile Games, a mobile gaming division of Reliance Entertainment Digital, has achieved a milestone record of 100 million game downloads on Nokia Store, a company official said here Saturday.
Known for its hit titles like "Real Steel", "Total Recall", "F1 2011", "Ben 10" and "ICC Cricket", 22 games from the Zapak kitty like "Chhota Bheem Racing", "Ninja Strike" and "WWE Raw" pushed towards the 100 million mark.
After having announced the third-person action-adventure video game `Remember Me' at gamescom last year, Capcom has now unveiled the game's latest trailer which highlights the different enemies that will be encountered by female 'memory hunter' - Nilin - during the game's campaign.
Going by the trailer, the gamers will take on the role of Nilin, who has had her memories stolen; and, for having them restored, she has to rebel against the corporation.
The anticipation of the Grand Theft Auto (GTA) fans mounted recently when Rockstar Games revealed in an announcement that the popular title's fifth installation - Grand Theft Auto V (GTA 5) - will be launched on September 17, 2013.
Gaming firm, Realmforge Studios has released a new impressive trailer for its much anticipated vampire action game called, Dark.
In the trailer, the developer has displayed several supernatural powers of Eric Bane, who is the main character in the vampire game. The gamers will also be able to use powered like being able to trace presence through heat signatures. This allows gamers to know about the presence of guards from across the walls. The gamers can also create a phantom noise at a distant corner of the room to distract the guards.
Global mobile gaming business of Reliance Big Entertainment, Reliance Games has acquired tow gaming firms in Japan and South Korea in order to expand its international presence. Reliance Games, which is a part of the ADAG, acquired mobile game development & publishing company in Japan and a mobile game development studio in South Korea.
In a recent confirmation about the availability of its Wii Mini console in the UK, Nintendo said that its overhauled, pint-sized gaming console - which essentially will be a smaller version of the company's original Wii console - will hit the UK stores on March 22.
The Wii Mini console is effectively a scaled-down classic Wii, whose size has been reduced marginally and it has a black casing with red band. The console will come along with shiny red Wiimote and Nunchuck controllers.
Gaming major, Electronic Arts has launched the new Dead Space 3 game title, which is the latest and final version in the Dead Space series, in the North American market.
The new version of the game comes with a host of new features including an innovative drop-in/drop-out feature and a new weapon crafting system. The game will take the payer on an exciting rise through the dangers that are hidden in deep space and the dangerous planet of Tau Volantis.
New York, Feb 1 : A new smartphone app has landed itself in controversy for endorsing domestic violence.
The game allows players to hit, strangle and electrocute their virtual boyfriends if they slip up.
Many users have slammed the app, rated for children over the age of 4, for encouraging a double-standard, the New York Daily News reported.
The controversial app, dubbed Boyfriend Trainer, allows players to slap, strangle or even electrocute their virtual beaus if they do something wrong - like drop a drink or leave their clothes on the floor.
London, Jan 25 : A British watchdog has fined Sony 250,000 pounds for a breach that compromised the personal information of 77 million PlayStation users.
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) fined the tech firm after it found the attack on the Sony PlayStation Network in April 2011 could have been prevented.
Personal information including customers’ payment card details, names, addresses, email addresses, dates of birth and account passwords were exposed, the Daily Mail reports.
As a result, millions of people had to issue new bank cards, and around three million British users were believed to have been affected.
According to a CVG report, citing the information passed on by an unidentified `inside' source, Xbox Live voice chat will likely give way to deeply-integrated Skype support in the next-generation Xbox gaming console from Microsoft.
As per the CVG source, the Xbox 360 successor - dubbed Xbox 720, which will probably be unveiled at the E3 event this year - will apparently have Skype serving as the default chat service, rather than Xbox Live voice chat.
Satoru Iwata, the president of gaming giant Nintendo has responded to the indications circulating on the internet that the Wii U Gamepad is a copy of Apple's iPad tablet, by saying that the company thought of the idea for dual screens prior to the release of tablets.
Sydney, Jan 1 : Electronics giant Sony has announced that it will stop producing its PlayStation 2 consoles in Japan.
The Japanese firm did not say what its plans were for production in other parts of the world
Since launching in 2000 the PlayStation 2 (PS2), which has a Blu-ray player, has sold more than 150 million units worldwide, the Japan Times reports.
According to the report, it became the best selling console of all time and was so popular that it outsold the its replacement for the first three years.
The Japanese website of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc said that shipments have been "completed".
With the Sunday-launched Nintendo Wii U gaming console flying off the store shelves, GameStop has revealed that the console has already sold out at its stores worldwide, while some other stores have also reported that they are running low stocks of the device.
However, for the Nintendo aficionados who wish to purchase or gift the Wii U during the holiday season, Scott Moffitt - Executive VP of Sales and Marketing at Nintendo of America - has promised that more units of the console are being shipped.
With Nintendo apparently all set to launch its new Wii U console in the US this Sunday, some early reviews of the system by a few analysts have implicitly revealed that the console will probably not witness long-term success.
About the reasons why Nintendo appears to have set the Wii U console for failure, analysts are of the opinion that the console has quite a few shortcomings, especially when compared to the overall gaming experience on rival platforms, like Microsoft's Xbox 360 and Sony's PlayStation system.
In a confirmation of the overwhelming response which has been witnessed by the `Call of Duty: Black Ops 2' title, Activision has recently revealed that the highly-awaited game has generated an astounding $500 million in the first
24 hours of its initial launch.
With Toronto-based video-game developer Silicon Knights having lost its copyright-infringement lawsuit against US-based rival Epic games, an American court has ordered Silicon Knights to pay millions of dollars to Epic games.
In its recent decision in the case, a North Carolina court said that Silicon Knights had "willfully and maliciously misappropriated Epic Games' trade secrets;" and asked Silicon Knights to pay $4.5 million to its competitor.
With `Call of Duty: Black Ops II' scheduled to hit the markets on Tuesday, Call of Duty franchise publisher Activision has revealed in a recent announcement that it has inked an agreement with Google to give the players of Black Ops II the advantage of live streaming their game play.
The recent statistics shared by NPD Group research firm have revealed that, during the month of October, the retail sales of new video game hardware, software and accessories in the US plunged for the 11th month in a row.
According to the NPD Group statistics, the US retail sales of the video game industry in October witnessed a 25 percent fall – to $755.5 million – from the last year same month sales figures; largely on account of low sales of video game systems, which are being threatened by the growth of digital downloads and mobile gaming.