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GameStop Tests Spawn Labs Service
[caption id="attachment_10200" align="alignleft" width="390"] Spawn's HD-730 streamed console games to PCs.[/caption] MAY 19, 2011 • GameStop is beta testing a cloud-based distribution service fulfilled through game streaming startup Spawn Labs that was acquired by the retailer last March. The internal
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Free Xbox 360 Promotion
MAY 19, 2011 • Microsoft's Windows division is using the lure of a free Xbox 360 promotion as an incentive to boost sales of PCs to students. Students buying a new Windows 7-based PC priced at $699 (U.S.) or more
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Zynga Snaps Up DNA Games
MAY 18, 2011 • DNA Games, best known for its Facebook games such as Casino City, Slot City and Bar World, was acquired by Zynga. DNA becomes the 14th acquisition by Zynga during the last 12 months. Financial terms were
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Gears of War 3 Nabs 1 Million Pre-Orders
MAY 18, 2011 • Microsoft and Epic Games announced Gears of War 3 surpassed one million worldwide pre-orders, making it the fastest pre-ordered Xbox exclusive title to reach that milestone in the history of the platform. Impact: There is simply
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Atari Divests Cryptic Studios
MAY 17, 2011 • In line with its previously stated strategy of fewer but more profitable releases, and further expansion into casual online and mobile games, Atari announced in financial disclosures that it has determined external development creates more flexibility
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Amazon Gets PopCap Exclusive
MAY 17, 2011 • Amazon.com's Android app store has made a deal with PopCap for the latter's first two Android titles – Chuzzle and Plants vs. Zombies – to be exclusively available through Amazon for two weeks. Impact: Both Chuzzle
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