Well that didn't take long. New reports have already emerged that the Oculus Rift will get a complete re-branding from Facebook with a brand new interface and logo representation, in order to further tie the virtual reality device into the social media culture.
Oculus VR, the company behind the Kickstarted virtual reality headset, the Oculus Rift, has been purchased by Facebook for $2 billion.
It’s no secret that Candy Crush Saga is the “it” game of 2013, that one title that everyone and their mother is playing while sitting on the couch, waiting in line at the grocery store or in the break room during work. Well, it looks like developer King is looking to capitalize on that success, primed to release the game’s first batch of DLC starting today.
While male gamers still out-rank female gamers when it comes to the amount of time they spend playing video games and are obviously more engaged on the core gaming front, it turns out that female gamers are a bit more likely to spend real money on microtransactions in casual games.
The wave-blasting antics of Plants vs. Zombies is about to go multidirectional as PopCap Games announces the official release of Plants vs. Zombies Adventures for Facebook, offering a new way to play and social elements to keep you and your zombie-pulverizing friends connected.
Half of all the time spent on Facebook is used to play social games. More than 250 million users play social games on Facebook and half of the U.S. population between 18 and 44 who use Facebook, also play social games on a daily basis. With all that said, MediaBrix has a new way to capitalize on this crowd with breakthrough moment advertising.
Soon Dead or Alive 5 will make it easier for players to share their match replays. The next patch for the fighting game will allow replays to be directly uploaded to the Internet. The new feature will be added to both the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions. 360 players will be able to upload their replays to Facebook.
Listen up, soldier. A new turn-based PvP action game has hit Facebook, bringing a post-apocalyptic battlefield to the world's largest social hub. Crazy Panda has officially launched the Dominator beta, and everyone and their mother is invited to tighten up their boot straps and go to war.
Well who didn't see this coming? If you have your hand raised you deserve a pimp slap from Samual L. Jackson. Zynga's less-than-popular CEO, Mark Pincus, managed to top the worst of the worst list as one of the top 5 worst CEOs of 2012. That's something you really don't want on your resume...but you can't hide the obvious from Google.
A new game based on the young adult novel Cities of Legends has been released through Facebook. Fans of the novel and bored office workers alike can log in and battle for the remnants of post-apocalyptic America.
NBA 2K13 doesn't end when you turn off your console. 2K Sports has developed mobile and social apps that allow you to continue your experience on the go. A developer diary takes a look at the apps, collectively described as "NBA 2K13 Everywhere."
Tired of playing Madden 13 on your boring old home console? Well now you can take that football experience wherever you go with Madden 13 Social, a new free-to-play multiplayer Madden experience mad just for iOS and Facebook.
Zynga is nearly a dead horse. It really is. The stock is in a dire state, they've shutdown their Boston studio, laid off their Austin staff and plan to close their Japan and UK outlets. Zynga is nearly a dead horse. However, EA isn't reveling in the demise of their arch-social rival, instead EA's Peter Moore spoke on behalf of the company, saying that they don't find joy in people losing jobs.
Not everyone finds FarmVille or Mafia Wars irresistable. Playnomics has released a report on social media games and found that about 85% of new players in the United States quit after the first day.
I don't know whether to laugh, frown or get fiery in a fit of rage, but Zynga comparing themselves to Steam is like a slap in the face to gaming culture, mainly because Zynga doesn't make, provide, develop or publish games, they create interactive money pits. But that's not what their VP of publishing thinks.