China is probably lifting more than 10 years old ban on gaming consoles

Gaming consoles (Credit: PaperGhost)

Chinese gamers were not able to play video games on a console since 2000 as these were banned in the country. All types of gaming consoles including PS3, Xbox 360, or Nintendo Wii were not there since that time. However, the public was able to play the games on computer whether online or offline and to play the games on smartphones and other devices.

The government banned all forms of gaming consoles in the country to protect the mental and physical development of the children. Read More …

Nintendo’s Wii U game console is on sale in U.S.

Nintendo's Wii U controller (Credit: Associated Press)

Nintendo Co.’s Wii U has been set for sale in U.S. with apps and games. The company has not offered the Nintendo TVii service. This feature will be available in December as said by the company on November 16.

“The value of Wii U goes well beyond day one,” Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo’s North America president, said in a statement. “Nintendo will be enhancing the Wii U experience with continuous updates and new services for Wii U owners.” Read More …

Sony’s crystal white Vita will come with Assassin Creed III software in October

PS Vita with Assassin's Creed screenshot

Sony Corp.’s (ソニー株式会社) U.S. head of computer entertainment unit announced at the E3 gaming industry trade show in Los Angeles that the company will launch the crystal white colored Vita handheld games console with a 4GB SD card in October along with the Assassin’s Creed III games software from Ubisoft Entertainment. Read More …

Zynga has developed a new platform for social gaming

Zynga Inc. signage

Zynga, the provider of social game services, is planning to separate from Facebook.

Although, Zynga’s 96% of revenue comes from the world’s No. 1 social networking site through the sale of virtual goods on the games such as FarmVille, CityVille and MafiaWars, but now Zynga wants to get independence. Read More …

Angry Birds app has been launched on Facebook

Angry BirdsAngry Birds was planned to be on Facebook at February 14 i.e. Valentine’s Day, but Rovio has launched the app a day earlier.

“With the great success of the Angry Birds game on smartphone platforms, Rovio intends to reach more fans and be on every screen and every platform,” Rovio Asia senior vice president Henri Holm said in a statement.

“Therefore, the company developed Angry Birds on Facebook to reach more than 800 million Facebook users worldwide.”

The game on Facebook has four different types of “power-ups” i.e. Sling Scope, King Sling, Super Seeds and Birdquake, which users can use to add thrill to the game. Power-ups may be bought at $1 for 20 uses. Read More …

Angry Birds is coming on Facebook this Valentine’s day

Angry birds

Angry Birds, a game that produces an environment of craze around the world, is now coming on Facebook. Hopefully, that will be a major step forward by Rovio, the makers of the Angry Birds, as some of the companies such as Zynga have already achieved a big success by launching games on facebook.

Rovio is saying that the game will be launched on facebook on Valentine’s day i.e. February 14 from 6-9 pm, though the time zone has not been mentioned. Moreover, it has been expected that the game will be launched in its original version on facebook. Read More …