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Video: Mashable Breaks Down “Adventure World”

Mashable provides a good overview of Zynga’s “Adventure World” social game and also discusses how social gaming is moving towards more depth and complexity in games.

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GEEK OUT! Social Games Business Intelligence Panel Parts 5 & 6

An insightful series of videos have recently been uploaded to YouTube from VerticaHP (Hewlett Packard) from a Social Gaming panel this past April in San Francisco.  The videos showcase a blockbuster panel of top social gaming company’s business intelligence gurus. Each discuss their various tools that they utilize to manage the massive amounts of data in real-time.  Note: Vertica was acquired by HP in February of 2011.

Video – Mobile social gaming including a question from Tapulous staff member

Video – Custom reporting and charting, data analysis cubes and more!

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Filed under CityVille, Crowdstar, Disney, Facebook, FarmVille, game, gaming, mobile, online, Playdom, PlayFish, social games, video, Zynga

GEEK OUT! Social Games Business Intelligence Panel Parts 3 & 4

An insightful series of videos have recently been uploaded to YouTube from VerticaHP (Hewlett Packard) from a Social Gaming panel this past April in San Francisco.  The videos showcase a blockbuster panel of top social gaming company’s business intelligence gurus. Each discuss their various tools that they utilize to manage the massive amounts of data in real-time.  Note: Vertica was acquired by HP in February of 2011.

Video – Discussion on metrics and virality measurement

Video – Working with the raw data. The value of historical clusters and more!

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Filed under CityVille, Crowdstar, Facebook, FarmVille, gaming, Playdom, PlayFish, social games, Uncategorized, Zynga

BubbleVille?

Social gaming gargantuan Zynga will file their S-1 for a future IPO today and will be looking to raise a whopping $1 Billion. What will the disclosures reveal? With massive revenues being generated by only 3% of their userbase, what will occur if they devise a plan to capture 6%? Articles and analysis from:

The Washington Post – includes excellent video interview with Nitsan Hargil of GreenCrest Capital Management.

All Things Digital – An excellent analysis from Kara Swisher.

The Wall Street Journal ” The SEC’s approval appears to open the door for Zynga to offer RSUs to more employees, directors and consultants in advance of the company’s IPO without regard to the 500-shareholder limit. It also appears to indicate that revealing in its S-1 filing that it had granted more than 500 RSUs would no longer be an issue for the SEC. “

Video – Ari Levy of Bloomberg discusses the precarious relationship with Facebook

Video – Bob Rice, General Managing Partner at Tangent Capital discusses the reasoning behind Zynga’s rush to IPO.

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Filed under CityVille, Facebook, FarmVille, gaming, online, social games, Virtual Currency, virtual goods, Zynga

Simpsons and Family Guy Online Update

GameCoins.com provides another social gaming update discussing the upcoming EA release The Simpsons and a new game based on the hilarious TV show Family Guy.

Video – GameCoins Blast 6/20/2011

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INTERVIEW: OpenFeint CEO Jason Citron

WebproNews interviews OpenFeint CEO, Jason Citron via Skype. Discussion topics include the new OpenFeint service called GameFeed, the acquisition by GREE, industry trends and the advantages of cross-platform mobile gameplay.

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Filed under acquisition, Android, Angry Birds, Apple, Facebook, FarmVille, gaming, GREE, mobile, Open Feint, social games

VIDEO – Gamification with Sebastian Deterding

Google Tech Talks has an excellent presentation by Sebastian Deterding regarding gamification mechanics. From the video discription:

Sebastian Deterding is a user experience designer and game researcher at the University of Hamburg, Germany, where he currently pursues a PhD on the motivational psychology of gameified applications. He speaks and publishes internationally on gamification, social games, and the social contexts of video games at events such as the Gamification Summit, Gamescom, reboot, Playful, or DiGRA. His work has been covered by The Guardian, the LA Times, The New Scientist, EDGE Magazine, and Fast Company’s Co.Design. He co-hosts the Gamification Workshop at this year’s CHI conference in Vancouver. Web: codingconduct.cc Twitter: @dingstweets

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