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Gaikai Cloud Gaming Service Raises Money

July 21, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team Cloud-based services are the big thing right now. Amazon led the race to the market by launching a music storage system without major label support. Their system allows anyone to sign up for five gigs of music storage for free and get an additional fifteen if they buy an album through their ... Read More »

EA Adds PopCap to their Shopping Cart

July 13, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team Electronic Arts, one of the largest video game producers in the world, has purchased casual game producer PopCap for $650 million in cash and $100 million in stock. PopCap’s portfolio includes mobile games such as Bejeweled, Plants vs Zombies, and Zuma. The purchase will help EA expand into online casual gaming, a ... Read More »

Freemium vs. Premium: Which Wins?

July 11, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team It’s a trend that we here at Zippycart have been following with interest for some time: online social and mobile games that are free to play, but that feature in-game currencies and virtual shopping carts. Players use the features to buy enhancements which alter or improve gameplay. While some gamers (usually little ... Read More »

Star Wars Galaxies Fades Out of Existence

June 28, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team If you felt a disturbance in the Force this weekend, like thousands of voices cried out for an instant and were then silenced, it’s because Star Wars Galaxies has been slated for termination. The move comes after rounds of talks between Sony and Lucas Arts, the company that owns and maintains pretty ... Read More »

Moshi Monsters – Super Cute and Worth a Ton of Money!

June 27, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team London-based Mind Candy, the parent software company behind the wildly successful “Moshi Monsters” online game/social network just experienced a huge valuation boost – going from being worth roughly 35 million dollars to about 200 million dollars. This valuation increase is based on the recent sale made by Spark Ventures, where they unloaded ... Read More »

Gaming Developer Gamesalad Adopts HTML 5

June 24, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team Gamesalad announced today that gaming engineers using their proprietary drag-and-drop development platform can now publish titles that work with the HTML5 standard. This means that customers will soon be seeing HTML 5 games showing up in their shopping carts. Developers will also be able to embed their games for play on any ... Read More »

Put a Marvel iPhone Game in Your Shopping Cart

June 20, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team Smith and Tinker, a Bellevue, Seattle-based game development company, has just released their most recent iPhone game, entitled “Marvel Kapow!” For $1.99 you can put the standard version in your iOS shopping cart. There’s a 3-D version that sells for $3.99, and also a free version (which probably has ads and such, ... Read More »

Male/Female Virtual Shopping Cart Behaviors Differ Wildly

June 10, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team This just in: men and women are different! Common knowledge, we know, but the internet has been abuzz lately about the results of a (surprisingly balanced) study of male and female shopping cart behaviors inside online social games. The study looked at 1550 online social gamers, 53% male, 47% female – a ... Read More »

RIM acquires Scoreloop

June 9, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team BlackBerry maker Research in Motion (RIM) has acquired German social game developer Scoreloop.  The acquisition was seen as a way for RIM to further develop social gaming applications for its devices.  So far the financial terms of the deal have not been publicly disclosed. The Munich-based company specializes in developing an “ecosystem” ... Read More »

Sims Social Coming to Facebook

June 9, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team Electronic Arts officially announced that they’d be bringing the Sims to Facebook in what they will be calling “Sims Social.” The announcement was made at the E3 electronic gaming expo in Los Angeles and has been met with excitement and anticipation. A launch date has not been revealed and a Facebook page ... Read More »