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  • New Microgaming Halloween Themed Slots
    Oct 04 2012

    New Microgaming Halloween Themed Slots

    Microgaming has released a number of new Halloween themed slots in time for the upcoming holiday. The Twisted Circus and Phantom Cash have been released as well as two new flash games. The Twisted Circus is a 5 reel, 243 way to win slot game which features dark snake charmers, fire breathers, a bearded lady,

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  • Zynga and Hasbro Release FarmVille Board Games
    Oct 04 2012

    Zynga and Hasbro Release FarmVille Board Games

    Zynga and Hasbro have joined together to produce board games of popular online games such as FarmVille, Draw Something and CityVille. Some are viewing this as a brilliant business plan while others just think it is Zynga’s latest attempt at survival. Over 340 million monthly active users enjoy Zynga’s online games and they are hoping

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  • AOL Launch Mobile Game – Clucks
    Oct 03 2012

    AOL Launch Mobile Game – Clucks

    Last week AOL launched its first mobile game, Clucks, where players challenge their friends to guess the word they are describing. AOL Vice-President, Sol Lipman, has described the game as “Taboo” meets “Draw Something”  and says that he game is unique as people use video to supply the answers. The game has been produced with

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  • Facebook Experiments with Targeted Advertising
    Oct 03 2012

    Facebook Experiments with Targeted Advertising

    Facebook has started experimenting with new ways to sell its greatest asset, namely personal data about its users. In order to increase the effectiveness of adverts, Facebook has started allowing marketers to target users based on the email address and phone number listed in their profiles and their surfing habits on other sites. It has

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  • iPhone 5 Release to Boost Fourth-Quarter GDP
    Oct 03 2012

    iPhone 5 Release to Boost Fourth-Quarter GDP

    Economists are estimating that sales of the new iPhone 5 could add up to half a percentage point to the fourth-quarter GDP. Michael Feroli from JP Morgan, said that based on predictions that Apple will sell 8 million iPhone 5s on the first weekend, there would be an estimated $3.2 billion boost to the fourth-quarter

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  • Sportingbet Reject Initial William Hill Offer
    Oct 03 2012

    Sportingbet Reject Initial William Hill Offer

    Sportingbet Plc has said that a £350 million offer from William Hill and GVC Holdings significantly undervalues it but is open to receiving a higher bid. Last week Sportingbet said that it has received a takeover approach at 52.5p per share, consisting of 45p in cash from William Hill and 7.5p in shares in online

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  • New Gambling Addiction Centre to Open in Maryland
    Oct 02 2012

    New Gambling Addiction Centre to Open in Maryland

    As more state casinos open, the University of Maryland School of Medicine has announced plans to open a centre for people with gambling problems. The centre has received a three year $5 million grant from the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and its purpose will be to provide state-wide services to those with

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  • Compact Disc Turns 30 Years Old
    Oct 02 2012

    Compact Disc Turns 30 Years Old

    Happy Birthday, Compact Disc! The cd turned 30 on October 1st. The analog world of vinyl, cassettes and 8 track tapes went digital. On October 1, 1982, Billy Joel’s 52nd Street went on sale in Japan. Americans and Europeans had to wait until March 2, 1983 to buy their first cd. Many people associate Dire

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  • Scopely Raises $8.5 Million Investment for Games Development
    Oct 02 2012

    Scopely Raises $8.5 Million Investment for Games Development

    The Los Angeles based company Scopely has announced that it has raised $8.5 million to develop a set of mobile games using the “With Buddies” franchise. Scopely, founded by AdSense co-creator Eytan Elbaz, Walter Driver and Ankur Bulsara, has been operating in stealth mode for a year. It has received investment from Anthem Venture Partners,

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  • The Bard’s Tale Comes to Android
    Oct 02 2012

    The Bard’s Tale Comes to Android

    The popular game The Bard’s Tale which came to iPhone last year has finally arrived on Android. In fact the iPhone game was a port of a console game from 2004 and the Android version is a port of a port. In the game the player takes on the role of a world-weary, womanising, opportunistic

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