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PETA tries to garner attention, once again, by parodying a Nintendo game. This time, the target is Pokemon…
The hilarious and highly entertaining trivia game You Don’t Know Jack was released on Facebook Tuesday. Not too long after the launch, the game went offline. Fear not, it has returned and is ready to take up several minutes of your day at a time.
It wasn’t long ago when Ignite Games Technology released its online racing simulation game. It seems to be getting better and better with the announcement of Legendary sports car, and ex-Formula One Driver Allan McNish, joining the Simraceway development team to help continue creating new online racing experiences. McNish will also be training a new more »
Sometimes the way to move forward is with a little teamwork. That’s what Just A Game‘s parent company, Bob Mobile AG, did when they merged with mobile specialist, CLIQ B.V.
Celebrities are finding Facebook an extremely lucrative virtual frontier for connecting with fans. Jimmy Buffett, the singer whose fans are affectionately referred to as “Parrot Heads,” was creating fictional towns and making millions before Zynga ever existed. The Margaritaville made famous by Buffett’s song is already a chain of themed restaurants and casinos. THQ is now bringing the experience to Facebook and iPad with Margaritaville Online.
CNBC is reporting that Zynga could file paperwork for an initial public offering of stock this week. The social media powerhouse hopes to raise as much as $2 billion from the IPO. Morgan Stanley will lead the deal.
According to the article, some industry estimates place Zynga’s value at between $15-20 million after the stock offering is done. That would make it even more valuable than Activision Blizzard, with an estimated value of $13 billion.
It’s no wonder advertisers love social gaming. Facebook is the perfect platform to unleash games that not only feature commercials but are not too different from commercials themselves. Weeds Social Club is a new Facebook game loosely based on the Showtime drama that features a drug-dealing suburban housewife.
As in the TV show, you’ll need to save your house by selling illegal drugs. You’ll unlock various strains of weed to keep your customers inordinately happy and unusually hungry. Actor Justin Kirk appears in the game, portraying his TV character Andy Botwin. He’ll give you tips on how to um, diversify your portfolio, so to speak.
There are games on Facebook that want you to build everything from mafia empires to the world’s best baseball team. Vatican Wars asks if you are priest enough to build a congregation of true believers.
You can now unleash your inner Carrie Underwood or Brad Paisley in CMT Presents Platinum Life: Country, a new Facebook game challenging you to become a country star.
This is Country Music Television’s (CMT) first entrant in the social gaming space. Heatwave Interactive is the developer. This is a spinoff of Heatwave’s Platinum Life, a hip-hop themed social RPG that includes rappers such as Ludacris helping you become a huge star in the music game. Some of Heatwave’s other projects include iSam Jackson, which places the famous actor on your iPhone, and PC MMOGods and Heroes: Rome Rising.