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If you think that those silly social games like Farmville and Mafia Wars are full of teenagers, you're only half right. The average player of social games is actually younger than previously believed, according to a new study, but a little older than teenage: 29 in the US and 27 in the EU. That's a...

March 26th 2010 at 3:30am 0 Comments
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Now hang on just a minute before you head off to the next post in search of funny game-related desserts or screenshots from that hot new blockbuster game. Charlie Rose is no Kevin Pereira, but the man's a broadcasting legend, so let's give him his due. And Zynga just raised $180 million for their s...

December 31st 2009 at 4:00am 0 Comments
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Game-related startup companies raised $600 million throughout 2009, according to GamesBeat's analysis. And while $600 million is a lot of money if you're, say, trying to sell a shooter based on the art of modern warfare, it's not quite that much when you're an up-and-coming game developer. Total in...

December 22nd 2009 at 9:15am 0 Comments
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Mafia Wars, the free web-based game on social media networks (and iPhone), has over 4 million players. Gamasutra reports that Zynga has doubled the number of daily players in the last three months. Zynga makes its money off microtransactions within games and believes the title is on its way to beco...

July 2nd 2009 at 11:15pm 0 Comments
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We're a little embarrassed at how much time we've sunk into the iPhone port of Facebook favorite Mafia Wars. At its heart, it's not really much of a game. But damn it if we can keep from compulsively tapping the thing every 15 minutes or so.As a low-rent thug, you'll work your way up the ladder by...

May 5th 2009 at 8:00pm 0 Comments

Unfortunately, the classic mobile game of Dope Wars (I played hours of it on my old TI-80) still hasn't been allowed on the App Store -- Apple reportedly wasn't happy with the drug-themed gameplay, and so there are only "sugarcoated" versions there now (including one that is literally about sugar, b...

April 8th 2009 at 12:30am 0 Comments