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  • 27Sep

    Zynga lovers’ gameplay habits revealed

    Today, Raptr released the results of a report targeting Zynga’s library of social games (Empires & Allies, CityVille, Treasure Isle, FrontierVille, Café World, FarmVille, Texas Hold’em Poker, PetVille, YoVille and Mafia Wars) and the people who play them, covering data from 2007 to the present. “Zynga has had an undeniable impact on the gaming landscape,” said Dennis Fong, CEO of Raptr. “However, little is known about the behavior of Zynga’s players. By looking at the actual gameplay habits of real users, we’re able to get a deeper understanding of how Zynga has been able to dominate the social gaming space and command one of the highest projected IPO valuations this decade.” As we’ve suspected for a while, core gamers and social gamers play a little differently. For instance, -Ville players log into their games for multiple quick sessions per day (averaging eight), while core gamers (your CoD and Warcraft lovers)

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  • 27Sep

    ‘Dead Island’ movie is on the way

    Deep Silver and Lionsgate have apparently inked a deal that will get Dead Island on the big screen soon. The franchise will also branch out to graphic novels and books. Lionsgate’s Motion Picture Group President Joe Drake was apparently a big fan of the trailer introducing the game (as most of us were). “Like the hundreds of journalists and millions of fans who were so passionate and vocal about the Dead Island trailer, we too were awestruck,” Drake said. “This is exactly the type of property we’re looking to adapt at Lionsgate – it’s sophisticated, edgy, and a true elevation of a genre that we know and love.  It also has built in brand recognition around the world, and franchise potential.” The film will be produced by Sean Daniel (through his company, conveniently named the Sean Daniel Company) and Stefan Sonnenfeld. The executive producers are Jason Brown and Missy Papageorge.

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  • 27Sep

    Review: Con & Conjure by Lisa Shearin

    Con & Conjure is the fifth tale of Raine Benares and her adventures with being bonded to an evil, soul-stealing rock called the Saghred–an evil, soul-stealing rock that everyone wants to use to instigate interracial war between goblins and elves. Many powerful people want to help protect Raine, or at least pretend to want to protect her, but as usual, Raine takes matters into her own hands to protect herself. However, this time, instead of running into every situation with blades drawn and magic primed, most of Raine’s attacks rely on stealth and, as the book’s title implies, conning. After all, what better way is there to deal with dirty politicians than with using their own tactics? For a brief recap of the political situation between the elves and the goblins, two goblin brothers are vying for the throne; one wants to rule the world and destroy all elves while

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  • 27Sep

    Bethesda reveals Skyrim’s all-star cast members

    Skyrim‘s looking to have quite the cast of voice actors and actresses. Well, a lot of them are regular actors and actresses just taking a turn at this, but you know how it goes. Christopher Plummer (who you’ll see next in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) plays Arngeir, who is a Greybeard elder living atop Skyrim’s tallest mountain. Max von Sydow plays Esbern, an agent of the Blades. Joan Allen will play Delphine, also part of the Blades, who is attempting to figure out why the dragons are back. Lynda Carter (you know her best as Wonder Woman) voices Gormlaith Golden-Hilt, who has already had her turn with the dragons. Battlestar Galactica’s Michael Hogan plays Imperial General Tullius, and Vladimir Kulich portrays his enemy, Ulfric Stormcloak. Claudia Christian, from Babylon 5, plays Legate Rikke, and Diane Louise Salinger, George Coe (Woodhouse, if you watch Archer) and Renee Victor all

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