Social Gaming

IGN cutbacks bid a fond farewell to 1UP and GameSpy

IGN cutbacks bid a fond farewell to 1UP and GameSpy

The current economic climate has seen plenty of companies make tough decisions and work out ways to tighten their belt among the various competitive markets. This has caused IGN to revaluate their current situation and work out whether it is economically viable to run other game related sites focused on similar content. The respected site has had to make layoffs with both 1UP and GameSpy feeling t... »

Understanding FarmVille 2 Yogurt Creamery easily

Understanding FarmVille 2 Yogurt Creamery easily

Fans of FarmVille 2 looking to extend their land and open a Yogurt Creamery will be pleased to know there is an easy method being discussed to make the most out of your dairy animals, giving them a higher status on the farm. Those of you with a decent collection of goats and cows can work towards collecting a series of 12 yogurts, much like that done with eggs from chickens. With just a few spare ... »

Bookie Mania review points to sequel flaws

Bookie Mania review points to sequel flaws

Social betting title Bookie Mania is a Facebook game that gives players the opportunity to bet on various events against the house, along with other Facebook friends. The options available also allow bets to be made with players from around the world, although the easiest way is to bet against the house, as this opens up a variety of methods you can take. The options range from a category of speci... »

Defining social media gaming as gambling

Defining social media gaming as gambling

It was never in doubt that the UK’s Gambling Commission would want to take a closer look into social media gaming because of it’s huge growth, but are they right that they could define this as gambling? For you and I social media gaming is just a way of life now and for sometime now has not got any attention from the Gambling Commission, but with reports that gambling operators are loo... »

Boom Town’s gameplay similar to Triple Town

Boom Town’s gameplay similar to Triple Town

New cross-platform puzzle game Boom Town is an old west-themed title said to involve similar gameplay to that experienced in the popular Triple Town from Spry Fox. AppMobi’s Boom Town is now accessible on Facebook as well as Android and iOS devices and was built in HTML5, accounting for how it can be on all three platforms at the same time. The basic gameplay is much the same as the Triple Town ob... »

Men vs Women: Reviews point to Social Empires comparison

Men vs Women: Reviews point to Social Empires comparison

Men vs Women is a battle of the sexes strategy social game that has many similarities to Social Empires and with a few reviews we aim to get a roundup on the shared opinions of this game. In an article by Gamezebo, they mention that one of the downsides to this game is the fact that it is near enough the same as Social Empires (other than the modern setting). The good points included a good strate... »

CastleVille review: Won’t revolutionize social gaming

CastleVille review: Won’t revolutionize social gaming

Build up your kingdom from a tiny bit of land, become a force in CastleVille, and discover the magic and mystery involved with this addictive fun game. Similar in fashion to FrontierVille and Ravenskye City this may not be a unique game but there could be more in store. In an article on BBGSITE they have had a look into a game they say doesn’t remake the wheel or have any crazy ambitious con... »

Facebook’s Farmville: Real life benefits

Facebook’s Farmville: Real life benefits

Who would have thought that Facebook’s Farmville would offer real life benefits? While playing the game it’s easy to get a grasp on designing, managing and even addiction, but who would have thought that it could teach you the skills needed for engineering? A professor for the Missouri University of Science and Technology has tasked his 28 pupils to play Farmville for one week for their stud... »

Pot Farm on Facebook: Review of game

Pot Farm on Facebook: Review of game

When we first learned that Facebook would be introducing a game based on farming we thought that it would not take off. Well, it just shows how out of touch some of us were, as Farmville became a huge success. However, we are not certain how popular Pot Farm on Facebook will be, but a review of the game will give us a little insight. We love how MMO Games describes Pot Farm, saying that it is a li... »

Best Facebook games, October 2011

Best Facebook games, October 2011

Facebook is most successful social networking site out there, and when you mix social network and gaming you have what we call a ‘Mega Mix’, but what are the best Facebook games within the network? Many believe that Farmville is the daddy of all FB games, so below we have put a list of the best Facebook games, October 2011 top ten. After reading the top 10 FB games below, please let us know what o... »