Zynga kills 13 games and several jobs [Develop-Online]

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Zynga kills 13 games, proposes closure of UK and Japan offices

– Propose the closure of its UK and Japan studios – Cut down staff numbers in Austin – Reduce the rest of its workforce by five percent – Significantly cut back the resource around its controversial The Ville, which EA claims is a direct copy of The Sims Social – Reducespending on data hosting, advertising and outside services,…

via: www.develop-online.net

Microsoft Dives Deep to Surface a Hit [Wired]

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Microsoft Dives Deep to Surface a Hit

Microsoft Surface, Microsoft’s new tablet. Photo by Ariel Zambelich/Wired Nobody asked me about my Surface. I tried flashing it all over the place. But despite my best efforts, no one seemed curious. At Victrola Coffee Roasters in Seattle, I sat in the front window, with a hot pink Touch Cover attached, intentionally conspicuous.

via: www.wired.com

Gangnam Style riding into Just Dance 4

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Gangnam Style riding into Just Dance 4

Ubisoft announced this morning that “Gangnam Style” will be available as downloadable content for Just Dance 4 this November. The song, which has become an international phenomenon, has nearly 500 million views on YouTube. On that note, Psy is quoted as saying, “Gangnam Style and Just Dance 4, I can’t wait to see all the YouTube videos.

via: www.joystiq.com

The backside of the Wii U surprises with new ports

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The backside of the Wii U surprises with new ports

As you can see from the picture Wii U demo stations are out in the wild. But that isn’t what this post is about. Notice anything strange about the backside of that Wii U? It has significantly more ports than previous builds of the system that we’ve been shown. Nintendo has been very quiet about the backside of the console for months now.

via: gimmegimmegames.com

‘Ultra High Definition’ officially replaces ‘4K’ as name for next-gen TV standard

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‘Ultra High Definition’ officially replaces ‘4K’ as name for next-gen TV standard

A board of industry leaders recently convened for a meeting in which it was decided that “Ultra High Definition” will replace “4K” as the name for the emerging, next-generation TV and projector technology. The decision was motivated not only by a need for a catchy, recognizable name, but also by the need to avoid potential legal issues.

via: www.digitaltrends.com