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Electronic Arts acquires Playfish for $275 million

(AP) -- As its packaged video games business lags, Electronic Arts Inc. has snapped up Playfish Inc., the creator of popular social networking games such as "Who Has the Biggest Brain" and "Pet Society," for $275 million ...

Nov 09, 2009
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Sculptor plugs Greek classics into iPod Age

With an iPhone, Zeus could have saved time to call on lightning from the heavens -- so says California-based sculptor Adam Reeder, who seeks to merge classical Greek iconography with 21st century gadgets.

Sep 02, 2009
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'Avatar' trailer debuts online amid buzz

(AP) -- Social networking sites were abuzz Thursday over an online trailer for "Avatar," just as extended previews of the 3D sci-fi adventure were hitting screens at theaters down under.

Aug 21, 2009
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Social network for gamers helps friends play

(AP) -- Raptr, a social network targeting gamers, is hoping to make it easier to see what your friends are currently playing on a broad range of platforms such as the Xbox 360 and personal computers.

Jul 22, 2009
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'The Sims' are back -- with more personality

US videogame giant Electronic Arts launches this week episode three in the life of multi-billion-dollar franchise "The Sims", this time adding a psychological dimension to the computer game.

Jun 01, 2009
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Nintendo's Game Boy turns 20

Twenty years ago Japan's Nintendo Co. launched the Game Boy, the iconic handheld video game player that spawned characters from Super Mario to Pokemon and sold 200 million units worldwide.

Apr 23, 2009
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Google gets its game on

Google got its game on late Wednesday, launching videogame-themed wallpaper for customized home pages and providing a glimpse at online play making its way to the website.

Mar 26, 2009
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