Welcome to March. It was in like a lion, and it'll probably be out like five lions. As far as social gaming news goes, the month certainly began with a kaboom. Zynga announced its very own platform, indie hit Limbo might be coming to mobile platforms, and an iPad 3 announcement is on the horizon. Finally, if a Facebook RPG closes and nobody seems to notice, do its cries of pain still echo through time?
Over the weekend, Jim learned that Deep Realms, Playdom's Facebook RPG, died a quiet death quite some time ago.
Weird creations out of China: a gas stove bearing the name "iPhone." Coming soon: a cow wearing a Post-It that says "Horse."
The Facebook game gold rush is showing signs of drying up.
Crowdpark intends to mix gambling, social gaming, and kittens. Madness!
The upcoming iOS game God of Blades is being promoted in an intriguing way: through the distribution of pulp novels.
New tropical expansions are coming to CityVille and FarmVille.
Playdead might be considering a mobile port of Limbo. Spooky and portable.
Hate playing social games on a browser? Some of your favorites might find their way to your desktop.
Clear your schedule on March 7 and get set for an iPad 3 announcement.
Avengers assemble, etc. Marvel: Avengers Alliance is now on Facebook!
Revenue for Game Insight passed $50 million in 2011. Cha-ching.
Think you can re-invent Pong for the game's 40th anniversary? Try it, and win a bunch of money.
The Joustin' Beaver/Justin Bieber lawsuit drama continues.
Is Apple going to change the way that apps are discovered?
Are Facebook credits (gasp) illegal?
Pac-Man is returning to television! Now we just need to see the resurrection of Pac-Man cereal...
Virtual goods have become a multi-billion business. Surprised? Didn't think so.
Sony says it's open to putting its IPs on social and mobile platforms.
Zynga's new social gaming platform grants the social giant some freedom.
Following the announcement of said platform, Zynga's stock prices leap upwards.
New Zynga-based promotion grants you cool FarmVille, CityVille, and CastleVille items for eating Doritos. We can dig it.
Sony will be shutting down four MMOs by the end of March.
Facebook's Top 25 games for March are...
Social gaming's big boys are hit with a lawsuit from GameTek regarding the small matter of microtransactions.