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And the rest of your family, for that matter. In a recent interview with VentureBeat's Dean Takahashi, program manager for games in Facebook's platform marketing division Gareth Davis had a lot to say about their burgeoning social network/"gaming platform." According to Davis, the network has accru...

February 15th 2009 at 3:50pm 0 Comments
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Hasbro has dropped its lawsuit against the creators of Facebook app. sensation Scrabulous. No reason was given in court documents as to why Hasbro dismissed its suit against the makers of the Scrabble clone, but a statement by the defendants reveals an "agreement" between the two parties "avoids po...

December 16th 2008 at 10:40am 0 Comments
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Hoping to make a comeback with that 365-point quixotry play in Scrabulous? US and Canadian Facebook users were likely dismayed to find out this week that Scrabulous has been disabled. The region-specific lock likely has to do with Hasbro's license for all Scrabble video games, which is for US and C...

July 29th 2008 at 12:15pm 0 Comments
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Electronic Arts is looking to take on the biggest Scrabble clone on Facebook with -- what else? -- an officially licensed version of Scrabble. A free online edition of of the bombastic board game is available now on Pogo, with a Facebook version coming "later this month," according a press release....

July 7th 2008 at 5:57pm 0 Comments
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With 2.3 million active users, Scrabulous has become the Facebook application of choice for linguaphiles and procrastinators unlike. Unfortunately for its many, many fans, Scrabble publisher Hasbro has become a bit grumpy over the success of the free, unofficial clone of its bestselling game. CNN's...

January 17th 2008 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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I've been playing this brand new MMO with my friends lately. Already, I've formed alliances, earned millions of gold, commanded thousands of soldiers and wizards, and collected a kingdom of thousands of acres of land. And yet I've never seen any of it in person, and in fact, I've never left my bro...

December 13th 2007 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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Just because you aren't slaying bandits and completing fetch-quests when you're on Facebook doesn't mean it isn't an MMO. Or at least that's what Gabe Zichermann has asserted in a USATODAY.com article on social networks and online games. Zichermann is making a game called "rmbr", which will be playe...

November 25th 2007 at 7:15pm 0 Comments