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Two Million Dollars Playing Video Games? With Skillz, It Happened.

Not so long ago, we heard about the arrival of Skillz, a gaming platform that allowed players to compete for actual cash by playing games. But a new update suggests that the idea of playing games and taking home cash...

Backpedaling on Backward Compatibility: Xbox One May Work With 360 Games

Before Don Mattrick left Microsoft for the apparently greener pastures offered by Zynga, he left a pithy remark about backward compatibility on the Xbox One, saying “If you're backwards compatible, you're really backwards.” And apparently, Microsoft is all nice and...

Is Stephen Elop A Good Fit For Xbox?

A bit of a sea change has landed at Microsoft, and it's big news indeed. With Microsoft's new CEO in line as Satya Nadella readies to step in, a new report—subsequently confirmed by Microsoft—is that Xbox's former showrunner Julie Larson-Green,...

Gamers Helping: Farmville's Holiday Lights Brings Charity To Gaming

This is the time of year, out of most any other time of the year one cares to name, that the world's attention should be focused on giving and helping others. It's an important point to a lot of people—charitable...

Unity Making Huge Gains In Game Development

For game developers, one of the biggest words to watch as the next generation of gaming kicks off in earnest is likely going to be one no one expected. The word of choice here? "Unity."Not only is Unity itself making...

Zynga, SessionM Out To Give Gaming A Real-World Payoff

Anyone who's been to a casino lately knows that games can pay off. Indeed, whether straight luck or skill is involved, playing a game can come with a big payday. But many have likely looked at the piles of video...

Zynga + Yahoo = Success?

A recent set of reports suggested that there may be a move in the gaming community, and in an unexpected direction. The question that should be asked is, is this move likely to prove a success? The answer, sadly, is...

Social Gaming's Biggest Failing? Not Enough Social

Social gaming is something of a strange beast these days. While there are more than a few people out there waiting for the inevitable collapse of social gaming in favor of mobile gaming, one point seems to be lacking in...

Do Zynga's Big Layoffs Signal Trouble For Social Gaming?

There are some out there that say social gaming is dead, to be replaced with mobile gaming instead. While this is hardly an item with a consensus behind it, the point remains that there are critical problems in the space,...

Why Are Investors Fleeing Social Gaming?

While 2011 was pretty big as far as social gaming went, the market seems to have dropped off, and pretty substantially, too. The question of the day, of course, is why did investors bug out of the social gaming market?...

Did Zynga & Relativity Media Just Shift A Paradigm When No One Was Looking?

Earlier today, I got word about a new promotion, in which Relativity Media was getting together with recently beleagued games firm Zynga to promote both a movie and a video game at the same time. This combination made me take...

Is Online Gambling The Salvation Of Zynga?

It wasn't long ago at all that Zynga's COO, John Schappert, walked out of Zynga following not only a litany of bad news, but also news of a substantial restructuring in the company's operations. Now, the COO slot has been...

Zynga COO Jumps Ship--Trouble Ahead?

In general, there are things you don't want to hear, especially when it comes to a company that's recently launched an IPO. "Lawsuit" is one of them. "Investigation" is another. Today, Zynga seems to have landed another key point when...