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Facebook games transmitting your info to third parties

Our friends at Joystiq have turned us on to a Wall Street Journal article that concludes your privacy is at risk if you play Facebook games. The Journal discovered that each of the top 10 Facebook applications transmits user IDs, which may be shared with unauthorized third parties. We know, it's...

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Burnout: Report says Chinese gamers losing interest in MMOs

Is there a point at which oversaturation, cultural prominence and old habits collapse under their own weight? According to a recent survey by Chinese market analyst Niko Partners, trends are shifting away in China from hardcore MMO gaming to more casual fare like social networking games. ...

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Quick, come follow us on Digg before our wagon tips over!

You know what the best way to avoid dying of dysentery is? It's following your friendly, neighborhood MMO site on Digg! Following us on Digg grants you a 99.8% chance of not dying from dysentery when trekking through the dangerous landscape that is the virtual Oregon Trail. Following us also...

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Massively talks with Raptr's Dennis Fong

Raptr is a pretty ambitious project, even if you think about what has been accomplished so far. Essentially, the service is connecting all of your gaming-related services under one profile, one messenger, and one new iPhone app. Think of it as your Trillian messenger for gamers. I have a short...

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CCP updates EVE Gate beta

CCP Fallout lets us know about the latest update to the EVE Gate beta client via a news post on the official EVE Online website. CCP Games has upgraded New Eden's premiere social networking tool to version 1.0.1, and it now boasts a lengthy list of bug fixes which are summarized in the patch notes....

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CCP launches EVE Gate

Lost in the hubbub and excitement surrounding the launch of this week's Tyrannis expansion is the debut of CCP's EVE Gate social networking platform. Luckily, CCP Zymurgist charges to the rescue with a quick news release detailing the features of the new service. "EVE Gate is a new social...

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EVE Evolved: A sneak peak at EVE Gate

Some time ago, CCP announced their unusual plans to develop their own EVE Online social networking website. Their plan was to tie it into the game, giving players a site they could visit to stay in touch with their EVE contacts and corporation while not logged in. It was expected to be ready by...

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Virtual sales boom, will top $3 billion in five years

Gamasutra reports on a new study from research firm DFC Intelligence that concludes that sales of virtual goods are on the rise. The study surveyed 5,000 gamers from Europe and North America for a two-month period in early 2010, and also sampled seven years of Live Gamer historical data. Live...

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Vivox moves beyond voice chat for gaming

Vivox is going to have to change their site's front page very soon: " Vivox. We Put the Best Voice Chat in Games. And that is all we do." That won't hold true for much longer, as Vivox has announced plans to bring integrated voice chat to social applications. The Social Voice Partner Program is...

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GDC10: Torfi Frans Olafsson gives details on Tyrannis, Incarna and more

For the last few weeks, EVE Online players have been getting excited about the up-coming Tyrannis expansion with its Planetary Interaction feature. We received our first taste of what Tyrannis will hold last month when the expansion was announced and since then we've speculated on how its planetary...

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