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2011-07-13 09:30:00

Video game publisher Electronic Arts Inc. (EA) is set to purchase PopCap Games Inc., the maker of popular games such as Peggle, Bejeweled, and Plants vs. Zombies, in a deal that is valued at as much as $1.3 billion. EA said on Tuesday that it would pay $650 million in cash plus $100 million in stock for PopCap. It also agreed to pay as much as $550 million should PopCap meet certain profitability milestones over the next three years. EA sees the deal as a way to ramp up its social and...

2011-06-30 00:00:28

Learning can be fun with Fupa Games Primary Educational Games. The site offers Hundreds of free games for teachers and educators to use as a great learning tool. Santa Cruz (PRWEB) June 29, 2011 With hundreds of games in categories such as math, word, and memory games, Fupa is helping people of all ages enhance and reinforce their mental abilities. Flash games can be good for therapy and people with special needs. Creating a fun learning environment is one of the key goals of this new...

2011-06-16 13:05:00

SEATTLE, June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Opscode, Inc., the leader in cloud infrastructure automation, today announced that iWin, Inc., a leading online developer, publisher and distributor of casual games for the mass market, is successfully using Hosted Chef from Opscode to increase its efficiency and automate its infrastructure and related management. As a result of this successful deployment, iWin is saving both time and money, alleviating stress from its operations staff and...

2011-06-06 00:01:28

Okezone, one of the most popular websites in Indonesia, has announced its partnership with Singapore-based MatchMove Games, Southeast Asia's leading online social and casual games provider. (PRWEB) June 05, 2011 Okezone, one of the most popular websites in Indonesia, has announced its partnership with Singapore-based MatchMove Games, Southeast Asia's leading social and casual online games provider. Under this partnership, Okezone users who click on the "Games" link from their website's...

2011-05-24 07:00:00

SEATTLE, May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- GameHouse®, a division of RealNetworks, Inc. (Nasdaq: RNWK) offers an exciting spring and summer of mobile gaming entertainment with a portfolio featuring top franchises and anticipated sequels. Upcoming titles include: "Delicious: Emily's Taste of Fame," "Doodle Jump Deluxe," "Marooned 2: Secrets of the Akoni," and "Mortimer Beckett." GameHouse develops and distributes games that people love to play and share on PCs, online,...

2011-05-05 09:21:00

NEUCHATEL, Switzerland, May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Miniclip today launches a month of exciting celebrations as it commemorates its 10th Anniversary! (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20110505/453942 ) The international game company has come a long way from its origins in a small London flat, where in 2001 its two co-founders, Robert Small and Tihan Presbie, filmed and created the massive viral Flash game "Dancing Bush". In the decade since, Miniclip has grown to be...

2011-05-04 07:00:00

SEATTLE, May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- GameHouse®, a division of RealNetworks®, Inc. (Nasdaq: RNWK), and FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME), today announced an exclusive licensing agreement to develop social games based on the game show, LET'S MAKE A DEAL. Under the multi-year agreement, GameHouse will develop branded social and casual games for the modern classic game show beginning with its first release on Facebook in the fall of 2011. GameHouse is...

2011-04-05 11:56:00

NEW YORK, April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Nickelodeon, the number-one entertainment brand for kids, today announced the launch of Monkey Quest, an adventure-packed, virtual world and massively multiplayer online game (MMOG) featuring console-quality game play. Designed for kids and families, Monkey Quest allows players to customize their own monkey avatar and set off on exciting adventures to explore mysterious lands, battle monsters, and discover the secrets of the lost Monkey King - all...

2011-01-31 11:57:00

CHICAGO, Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --Flash Mindmeld promises to be a true meeting of the minds - 60 of the world's greatest developers behind Flash games will speak about what makes or breaks a successful Flash game. This hotly anticipated event premieres Feb. 15, 2011, and those interested in being a part of this game-changing meeting are encouraged to sign up at http://FlashMindmeld.com today. "The growth of online casual games across multiple formats including Flash is exploding,"...

2010-12-14 08:00:00

DUBLIN, December 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - Casual Game Leader's Latest Social Adaptation Blasts PopCap's Games on Facebook to New Levels of High Energy Fun PopCap Games, the worldwide leader in casual video games, today announced that Zuma(R) Blitz is now live on Facebook, inviting the more than 500 million members of the leading social platform to join in the ball-blasting fun. Zuma Blitz is the social adaptation of PopCap's hit franchise (over 20 million units sold worldwide)...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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