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US sales of video game content flat in 2010

(AP) -- U.S. retail sales of new video games dropped in 2010, but revenue from mobile game "apps" and other new formats helped keep the total amount spent on video game content unchanged from a year ago, according to market ...

Jan 14, 2011
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Economic game theory studied by Haas professor

You are running a political campaign with limited resources. How should you spend your money to beat your rival? You are a military commander trying to win a battle. How should you deploy your soldiers to gain an edge? You ...

Jan 06, 2011
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Zynga buys rising mobile game star Newtoy

Zynga, king of online social networking games, is following its fans onto smartphones and other mobile devices with the acquisition Thursday of rising social play star Newtoy.

Dec 02, 2010
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iPhone triggers videogame gold rush

The commercial tsunami unleashed by the iPhone has served as a launch pad for the videogame industry in Montreal, which hopes to seize on the success of Apple's smartphone.

Nov 07, 2010
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Online games as social meeting places

boundary crossing in online games, researchers Jonas Linderoth and Camilla Olsson at the University of Gothenburg analyse the culture of online games and the boundary-crossing community associated with the activity. The report ...

Oct 12, 2010
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Disney to buy social-gaming site Playdom

(AP) -- The Walt Disney Co. is buying online social-gaming company Playdom for $563.2 million, the latest sign the company is becoming a formidable player in the video-game industry.

Jul 27, 2010
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