The good news is the University of California, Berkeley is getting $18 million, plus some scholarships, donations to its library and other stuff universities like to get from successful alumni donors. The bad news is they have to go around calling their football stadium "Kabam Field" for the next 15 years.
There are more gamers in the world today than ever before, but the vast majority isn't turning to the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 or Wii U for their interactive entertainment fix. They're logging into Facebook or opening up their smart phone's app store. These new, readily accessible gaming platforms have given birth to a…
Scopely's latest "with Buddies" game hits the iTunes app store today, bringing with it a flood of clean drinking water for a developing country. The developer has partnered with charity:water to donate a gallon of water to the West African country of Burkina Faso for every friend you nag to play.
With player numbers dropping and the recent revelation that 85 percent stop playing after the first day, a shadow hangs over the once ridiculously profitable social gaming scene. Speaking today at App Conference in San Jose, Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitiello said that the decline of social gaming is overplayed;…
Research by a "social game analysis firm,"—the existence of that title tells you a lot about the state of the business—indicates that 85 percent of social gamers, who began a new title sometime between July and September, quit playing it after just one day. Nine out of ten of them didn't play it after September.
Today players of King.com's popular Bubble Witch Saga can continue their Facebook-based quest on the iPhone and iPad. To some a free-to-play puzzle game that seamlessly synchronizes between Facebook and smartphone might not sound like that big of a deal. To others it's another step on the path towards a future of…
MTV has been active in encouraging younger voters to get to the polls for well over 20 years. In 1992 they brought the "Choose or Lose" campaign to the airwaves, and in the decades since they have frequently partnered with nonprofit Rock the Vote to air initiatives encouraging 18-24 year-old voters to get to the…
Some believe the future of video games lies in the web-based streaming of triple A titles. Others feel that game consoles and PCs will one day be replaced with mobile devices. Game industry luminary Jamil Moledina sees a future dominated by social action games that people can play regardless of platform.
Welcome everyone to the final discussion about CivWorld for the Kotaku Game Club. So we've now played two games back to back: I imagine that some of you are, like myself, beginning to feel a bit "Cived out". I hope, however, that some of you have stuck with it.
In case your curiosity hadn't gotten the better of you after Owen posted about Resistance 3's social networking tie-in over the weekend, here's the trailer for Global Resistance, a way to play a Resistance-like not-Resistance while not playing Resistance 3.
Admit it, you've been playing Nexon's adorable side-scrolling MMO MapleStory for years, hiding your age behind your joyously big-headed avatar. It's time to finally share your secret passion with the world via Facebook's MapleStory Adventures.
Former vice president Al Gore addresses the Games for Change summit today, kicking off three days of discussion about making games for social impact.
Game designer Denis Dyack, who labored on action game Too Human for years, thinks that social gaming is a bubble waiting to burst: "The trend that I see is it's probably going to be one of the biggest bubbles and explosions that our industry's seen in a long time and I think when it crashes it's going to crash very…
Gameloft takes its iPhone Halo clone to Facebook with N.O.V.A. Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance: Elite, a competitive first-person shooter that eschews balance for the sake of getting paid.
Cave (known for its arcade shooters), Gree (known for its mobile phone games) and Electronic Arts (known for being Electronic Arts) are all working together on a new social game for Japan's Gree networked gaming platform.
Here's a story full of holiday cheer: A Korean woman, who'd just finished a four-hour social gaming session when her 3-year-old urinated on the floor, strangled the toddler and left his body to decompose in the home for three days.
The best part of Jolt Online's Playboy Party Facebook game isn't unlocking images of scantily clad women, but rather telling all of your friends about unlocking images of scantily clad women.
EA Sports is set to deliver its third Facebook game, but unlike Madden and FIFA Superstars, this one will feature skill-based, real-time gameplay, instead of a build-your-club management style.