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International Game Technology confirmed that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Double Down Interactive LLC, a leading online social gaming company and developer of the popular Facebook’s DoubleDown casino. DoubleDown Casino currently has 4.7 million monthly active users, up from 3.3 million it is having in October 2011. It is considered as world’s...

A survey of 714 Japanese who either owned or were interested in portable gaming device, confirmed that their maximum interest is in PlayStation Vita gaming device. The survey was a private internet-based questionnaire that was conducted between 22nd and 26th December 2011 by the members of the CLUB BBQ, located in Japan. The audience surveyed was 57.0% male, with 30.0% in their twenties, 49.9% in their thirties, and 20.2% in their forties. Over 83% of them said they owned a Nintendo DS, and 48.9% said they owned a PSP. Slightly over 16%...

Good news for Call of Duty fans as game maker Activision Blizzard has finally launched an iPhone mobile app for the game, report confirmed. With the app, the game fans can now engage with the game more for Call of Duty: Black Ops and Modern Warfare 3. “We’ve always viewed mobile as a big part of the mission of Call of Duty Elite,” said Chacko Sonny of Beachhead...

Zygna, social network game development company, announced that it hired Barry Cottle as EVP, Business and Corporate Development. Before joining Zynga, Barry works with Electronic Arts interactive where he works on the position of EVP and led the EA’s mobile, social and casual online games strategy. Zynga, already hired quite a few senior leaders out of its rival...

Google and OnLive joined hand and proudly announced that the cloud-gaming service will be coming to the Google TV platform. GoogleTV, as a product we know is streaming a tremendous among of what they call it as “linear media”, media such as video, movies, and music and the addition with OnLive, it brings the Internet-enabled TVs into the realm of interactive...

According to Kazuo Hirari, Sony Representative CEO and Executive Deputy President, the next generation of Sony’s Playstation console, PS 4, will not be seen at E3 Videogame Entertainment Trade Show. With the confirmation made by Hirari that there will be no such announcements about the PlayStation 4 during the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, as per Wall...

Groupon announced its new way for getting more discounts on deals for the people, through Clicky, the Clickable Value Wheel. The wheel gives users the opportunity to potentially score a discount by simply spinning a wheel. The feature was designed in such a way to provide momentary distraction and meet the minimum threshold of amusement, required for users to share the wheel through social media channels, increasing its number of active customers virally. According to the company, the wheel is one of the potential marketing instruments....

Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. announced its past holiday sales figure for PlayStation today. Sony says that the total number exceeds 6.5 million PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Computer entertainment system units worldwide. Sales figures: 3.9+ million PS3 1.6 million PSPs (all models) 1.7 PlayStation Moves 500,000 units of the PlayStation...

As per the report, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 successors will be “disc based”. Rumors have been making its mark in the industry that PlayStation 4 and Xbox 720 will both be “primarily disc based”. It is also quite possible that both will be announced at the 2012 upcoming E3 Expo in June. The news puts up all around that with the coming months, gaming goes...

Launched in November 2011, WeTopia, first in a series of social-good games by Sojo Studios, empower on the people by offering them an accessible ways to do lasting social goods. Within the game, players create and manage their own villages, making real-life donations. The goal of WeTopia is to encourage donations by making charitable-giving fun and demonstrating...