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2009-07-21 08:45:00

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Alawar Entertainment, a leading publisher of casual games, today released the PC version of Farm Frenzy 3. Featuring expanded gameplay and a delightful new central character, the arcade business sim is set to exceed the expectations of Farm Frenzy fans worldwide. Released in November 2007, Farm Frenzy topped the charts of Real Networks, MSN Games, BigFish Games, Pogo, iWin and other portals. The first sequel, Farm Frenzy 2, was even more...

2009-07-21 08:00:00

SEATTLE, July 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- RealGames, a division of RealNetworks(R), Inc. (Nasdaq: RNWK), today announced Matt Hulett as Chief Revenue Officer for RealGames North America, a new position that will drive the games divisions direct-to-consumer and syndication efforts. "Matt has a strong track record of developing and leading successful ecommerce companies," said John Barbour, president of RealGames. "We are thrilled to add an executive of his quality and experience to our...

2009-07-21 08:00:00

SEATTLE, July 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- RealGames(TM), a division of RealNetworks(R), Inc. (Nasdaq: RNWK) is today announcing new and existing agreements to provide comprehensive games distribution services for mass media company Comcast; leading social entertainment website hi5; online media company Giant Realm, Inc. and other companies. These powerful consumer brands demonstrate the marked success of RealGames syndication during the first half of 2009 and the company's ability to...

2009-07-21 08:00:00

SEATTLE, July 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- RealGames((TM)), a division of RealNetworks(R), Inc. (Nasdaq: RNWK) today announced the winners of the first annual Great Game Awards (GG's). RealGames is introducing the GG's as a way to showcase the broad range of creative, high-quality games delivered by developer partners over the past year. 14 winners were announced across a range of categories, during an intimate ceremony and dinner held at Experience Music Project in Seattle. "It's all...

2009-07-21 06:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- PlayFirst, Inc., the award-winning entertainment company has achieved the milestone mark of 5 million game downloads globally on mobile handsets. The significant number of game downloads, which excludes iPhone download numbers, is propelled by the success of mobile versions of PlayFirst's popular Dash(TM) games series and its new innovative game titles for the mobile market. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20051004/SFTU029LOGO) The news...

2009-07-20 07:35:00

SAN FRANCISCO, July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- iWin, Inc., a leading casual games distributor and publisher, announced the launch of its premium game category with the release of the long-awaited Jewel Quest Mysteries: Trail of the Midnight Heart. The new premium game category is based on iWin's fundamental belief that high-quality games should not be sold at bargain-basement prices at launch. After months of consumer and competitive research, iWin has determined that consumers are willing to pay a...

2009-07-17 07:09:00

SAN FRANCISCO, July 17 /PRNewswire/ -- iWin, Inc., a leading developer and publisher of online casual games, today announced the launch of the long-awaited Jewel Quest Mysteries: Trail of the Midnight Heart, a sequel to last year's mega-hit Jewel Quest Mysteries: Curse of the Emerald Tear. In Jewel Quest Mysteries: Trail of the Midnight Heart, the main character, Eva Witheby, winds up far from home and amidst strangers. It's hard to know whom to trust when treacherous trails and veiled...

2009-07-01 12:39:00

New AddictingGames iNetwork on iPhone Invites Developers to Tap into AddictingGames' Promotional Support and Full Suite of Services and Features Nickelodeon, COMEDY CENTRAL and MTV Games NEW YORK, July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Nickelodeon's AddictingGames, the largest source of the best free online games and the top youth-gaming website, will extend to the iPhone this July with the launch of several games and a cross-promotion publishing network for iPhone game developers called the AddictingGames...

2009-06-28 00:00:00

First-of-Its-Kind Convergent, Prime-time TV Event Draws More Than 5 Million Votes SAN FRANCISCO, June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The "envelopes" were opened and the best games named during Nickelodeon's "AddictingGames Showdown" (Saturday, June 27, 8-10 p.m. ET/PT), the first-of-its-kind convergent, prime-time TV event honoring the coolest, funniest and most addicting games. More than 5 million votes were cast for the cream of the crop from AddictingGames' library of 3,500 games. Honors went to...

2009-06-22 08:00:00

Casual Games Leader's First Foray into "Social Gaming," Attracts 5 Million Monthly Users After 6 Months as Public Beta SEATTLE, June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- PopCap Games, the leading developer and publisher of casual games, today announced that Bejeweled(R) Blitz, the 1-minute version of its mega-hit franchise Bejeweled for Facebook, has officially launched and is now out of beta. Relying entirely on its own merits, the "social" version of Bejeweled has become a Facebook phenomenon, attracting...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.