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Playing God: An Interview with Pocket God creator Dave Castelnuovo

Aug 13, 2010

Dave Castelnuovo is a busy man. Between creating regular updates for Pocket God, developing a new iPad version of the game, arranging cameos in other titles, and getting involved in licensing opportunities like the recently released Pocket God Comics, it’s a wonder he finds time to blink, let alone talk to Gamezebo.

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Flipstones, Dark Nebula and more! Free iPhone Games for August 13, 2010

Aug 13, 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 line-drawing/match-3 hybrid, some treacherous tilt navigation, space-based defense and more!

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Laxius Force III coming Aug. 27

Aug 12, 2010

Aldorlea Games' role-playing game Laxius Force III: The Last Stand will be launching on Aug. 27, according to a post on the company's official game forum. The post goes on to say that Laxius Force III will feature 40 characters, countless sidequests and hours of gameplay, and huge new locations to visit. You'll also finally get to face the Grand Commander in person - if you can make it that far. For more info on Laxius Force III and Aldorlea's other upcoming projects, check out our recent interview with the company's CEO.

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SquareEnix releases Chaos Rings for iPad, celebrates with App Store sale

Aug 12, 2010

When SquareEnix released Chaos Rings for the iPhone earlier this year, we were blown away. More than an outstanding RPG from a veteran developer, it gave us our first real glimpse of what the iPhone was capable of in terms of visuals. Now Chaos Rings is available for the iPad – and to celebrate, SquareEnix has reduced the price on every one of its games in the App Store!

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Google Ventures invests in ngmoco

Aug 12, 2010

In our recent article Who is going to be the Zynga of mobile gaming?, we were quick to point out that while ngmoco seems to be the leader in iPhone social gaming, their staunch refusal to explore other devices like Android may hurt them in the long run. Thanks to a recent round of funding, however, their platform-exclusivity could be called into question.

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Chop Chop Runner, Ninjump and more! Free iPhone Games for August 12, 2010

Aug 12, 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 pair of ninja survival titles, a rockin’ drum simulator, a SquareEnix release and more!

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15 Facebook Games Predicted to Fail by Games.com

Aug 11, 2010

It’s Wednesday, the saddest day of the week. Too far away from the past weekend to remember the good times, too far way from the upcoming weekend to have hope.

So, it’s only fitting that we’ll be discussing predictions of which social games will fail this year. Games.com has put together a list of 15 games they think will not exist by the end of the year.

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Castlevania Puzzle on sale for $1.99

Aug 11, 2010

It takes an incredibly special game to earn the coveted 5 star review here at Gamezebo, and Castlevania Puzzle: Encore of the Night was an incredibly special game. Blending falling blocks with RPG gameplay has never been more fun, and using it as the basis for a remake/homage to Symphony of Night was a stroke of genius. Normally this stroke of genius would set you back $4.99 – but thanks to a special limited time “back to school” pricing, you can pick this perfect vampire puzzler up for only $1.99. Hurry though! This price might not last for long!

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Glow Puzzle, Star Lines and more! Free iPhone Games for August 11, 2010

Aug 11, 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 pen-and-paper inspired puzzler, a social gaming mashup, a simple quiz offering and more!

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Zynga flexes muscles and leaves MSN. Yahoo! Next?

Aug 10, 2010

Even quicker than you can harvest your heirloom tomatoes (on my mind since it is tomato season here in California), FarmVille has upped and left MSN.

That, according to a news article from our ever so observant friends at Inside Social Games.

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