• TechCrunch Drags Social Gaming Into The Trenches
    Social gaming is exploding, though currently that turn of phrase has a slightly different connotation than it normally does. Yes, there have been some major successes in the space, most notably EA's recent acquisition of Playfish. But over the past week, TechCrunch has been fighting pretty hard against the affiliate programs that make up a portion of the revenues for many social game sites.
  • Will Spore Spread On Facebook?
    Electronic Arts yesterday launched a social extension of one of its hit properties of 2009, Spore, with the Facebook game "Spore Island," which allows players to create and evolve a creature on their own personal island, and then send their creature to their friends' islands for a Darwinian competition where the most efficient creature ends up on top.
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