Casual Game News

Digital Chocolate sues Zynga for Something (which is, over Mafia Wars trademark name)

Aug 25, 2010

No, it’s not an old Seinfeld episode but a real social games lawsuit. Techcrunch has discovered that Digital Chocolate has filed suit against Zynga.

Update: Digital Chocolate is suing Zynga over the "Mafia Wars" name (Inside Social Games).

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Fastar, Brain Balance 2 and more! Free iPhone Games for August 25, 2010

Aug 25, 2010

Free games are all around us, but they may not be as easy to find as you’d think. We help you sort through the App Store to find the latest price drops and limited time offers so that you won’t have to spend a penny. Today’s free games include a battle against boxes, some cow balancing excitement, a leaky pipe and more!

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Social Gamers are Casual Gamers (and other less obvious observations)

Aug 24, 2010

According to a new report by the NPD Group, the majority of social gamers in the US are females over the age of 40. Apparently, this is shocking news on other web sites but it is old hat here at Gamezebo.

More interesting findings are that 56 million Americans admit to playing a social game (that’s 1 out of 5!), 10% have purchased an item, 35% of social gamers have never played a game before, and 84% have played a social game on Facebook.

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10 life lessons learned from hidden object games

Aug 24, 2010

Ahh the strange and quirky world of hidden object games, where paper clips are the size of watermelons, photographs come in little torn up pieces, and there's no crime that can't be solved by collecting a garbage truck's worth of junk. But there are important things to be learned from HOGs too. Keep reading for a wonderful list put together by Gamezebo's readers.

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Chomp 2.0 search feature rife with potential

Aug 24, 2010

Back in January, Chomp arrived on the App Store to offer iPhone owners a great way to rate, share, and discover apps. It was so much fun that we even got in on the action, creating our own Gamezebo account. Now, nearly 9 months later, the team behind Chomp has given life to version 2.0.

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Harry Potter Spells, Big Kahuna Words and more! Free iPhone Games for August 24, 2010

Aug 24, 2010

Free games are all around us, but they may not be as easy to find as you’d think. We help you sort through the App Store to find the latest price drops and limited time offers so that you won’t have to spend a penny. Today’s free games include aerial combat, a memory of gym class, some can-shooting goodness and more!

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Unfinished games show up all too often on the App Store

Aug 23, 2010

Technology has changed the way that consumers access and purchase new games. In particular, the Apple App Store has become a direct connection between developers and their consumers. This connection has become both a great blessing and a terrible curse.

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Verizon launches all-you-can-eat game portal

Aug 23, 2010

PC gamers have a new destination for downloading and playing everything from Bejweled and Plants vs. Zombies to Rayman Raving Rabbids and Assassin's Creed today courtesy of Verizon, which has just launched its brand new PC game portal and desktop application.

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Zynga in Hot Water with San Francisco for Mafia Wars Marketing Stunt

Aug 23, 2010

All press is good press, unless it results in jail time or huge city fines.

The City Attorney office of San Francisco has accused Zynga of “acts of sidewalk vandalism” in the form of gluing fake $25,000 bills to the sidewalks in San Francisco to promote it’s Mafia Wars: Vegas game.

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Week in Review: The Latest Happenings in Games, Social Media and More

Aug 23, 2010

Things move so fast in the games industry that I always like to say that a typical year in the games world should be counted like we do cat or dog years. This past week counts as another remarkable time in the world of games, social media and tech – and that’s saying a lot since every week in this ever-evolving industry is jam-packed with news and happenings.

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