Gaming Archive

The Economics of Halo

If you think a halo is only something that floats above an angel’s head, you’re officially out of the loop when it comes to the world of video games. That’s because the video game Halo is a true phenomenon, spawning everything from novels and movies to top-selling soundtrack albums. And with the release this year

What Makes Facebook Social Games So Popular?

Check out some very insightful stats from great authorities on social media and online games in a brand new infographic we present to you today titled: What Makes Social Games on Facebook and Google+ so Popular? Link

The Sims Social

Sims whoohoo 680,000 times per day (which is not that much, actually, since there are so many millions of active players), the most popular personal trait in The Sims Social is Great Kisser (makes sense with so many woohoos happening) and the most popular item in the game is the Luxuriare Canopy Bed (again makes

Infographic: The State of Social Gaming

The State of Social Gaming infographic looks at the different types of companies across the social gaming landscape, including game developers, gaming analytics specialists, virtual currency and payment providers, and in-game advertisers, plus much more. The infographic forms part of Econsultancy’s Social Gaming Smart Pack, a 38-page report with market trends, key statistics and case

Battlefield vs Call of Duty Timeline

The new Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is ready for release on November 8th. Here, we take a look at the two gaming series, Battlefield and Call of Duty, head to head in an update timeline of the history of their game releases.  Link

The Portal 2 Effect

Portal 2 is a pretty big deal. In fact, it’s such a big deal that we thought it would be a great idea to ask the folks at Raptr to share their stats of just how much Portal 2 people have been playing in the first three weeks of its release and how its release

I <3 Play

<img class="alignnone size-full" title="i" src="" alt="I Today’s a proud day here at Zynga. It’s a time to reflect on our mission to connect the world through games and bring play to everyone, everywhere. With reflection in mind, we dug deep to find a few amazing stats that power our games.