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PopCap will pimp Solitaire Blitz, dance with zombies at PAX East 2012

If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! How many of you lucky bastards are going to PAX East this year? If you are, prepare to get even luckier: PopCap announced that it will be at this year’s Penny Arcade Expo in Boston, Mass. on April 6 through 8 to show you just how awesome it thinks Solitaire Blitz is. Every PAX East attendee can visit the brains... 

Expand your dream town in CityVille Downtown, coming soon

Is your town in CityVille feeling a bit boring, outdated or cramped? Zynga looks to fix all of that in the near future, as it has launched an in-game teaser showing off the upcoming “CityVille Downtown” release. As of this writing, we have very little to go on in terms of what CityVille Downtown will actually entail. That being the case, this could turn into something as minor as another... 

Zynga buys Draw Something creator OMGPOP

Social gaming overlord Zynga has officially snapped up rival studio OMGPOP, the creator of the Pictionary-style Draw Something app. Confirming reports earlier this week, the studios have reached an agreement, thought to be in the region of $200m (£120m). Draw Something has proved to be somewhat of a phenomenon over the last month, rising to the top of the iOS, Android and Facebook charts soon after... 

Careers in The Sims Social: Everything you need to know [Exclusive]

It’s time your Sim stopped fiddling with the guitar (or the skillet … or the paintbrush), and turned it into a living. Yes, Careers is the next big thing to hit The Sims Social, EA and Playfish’s crown jewel on Facebook. Starting tomorrow, you’ll be able to start your journey to becoming a career cook, artist or musician in a series of quests and tasks that will not only keep... 

Second hand market ‘killing single player games’

David Braben, the man behind the idea of Rapberry Pi and co-creator of Elite, has criticised the second hand game market, saying that it is hurting the videogames industry. Speaking to Gamasutra, Braben explains that single-player games come under the biggest threat from shops that re-sell titles, believing that this part of the market is now being avoided by publishers because shops won’t re-stock... 

Finally, Draw Something supports the new iPad’s Retina display

We know, you were holding out on joining the Draw Something craze, because the game simply didn’t look sharp enough on your flashy new iPad. Rest easy, early adopter: OMGPOP has updated its mega hit to support the new iPad’s Retina display. Now, you can finally scrawl those doodles only a toddler could begin to understand in glorious HD. You won’t even be able to see the pixels in... 

Zynga to buy Draw Something creator?

The astonishing rise of the Draw Something app on smartphones and Facebook has drawn the attention of Zynga, which is reportedly in talks to buy the game’s creator. The Pictionary-like app, which is based on guessing your pals’ touchscreen doodles, has raced to the top of the Android and iOS download charts with over 25 million downloads. Last week it also became the most-played game on... 

6L gives development staff the axe, refocuses solely on publishing

6L, more commonly known as 6waves Lolapps, has seen better days. According to Inside Social Games (ISG), the developer slash publisher has laid off all of its internal development staff. With its developer arm completely chopped off, 6L will focus exclusively on its publishing business going forward. “6waves Lolapps will now focus on working with independent developers to launch and grow their... 
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