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  • Hold'em Or Fold'em? Looks Like Playfish Is Still In Play

    Hold'em Or Fold'em? Looks Like Playfish Is Still In Play

    Last week we reported the rumors that VC-backed Playfish, the social games startup which has had phenomenal growth, was in the process of being acquired by games giant Electronic Arts for $250 million. However, nothing was confirmed at the time, and despite several press reports to that effect none of the companies involved has made a sound. And most observers were startled as Playfish had not… Read More

  • Why Zynga Is Worried about Playfish

    Why Zynga Is Worried about Playfish

    When I wrote my BusinessWeek column on Zygna a while back, every venture capitalist in the Valley told me that Playdom was the company’s biggest competitor. After all, it competes game-to-game, with similar mob-style and poker games, and was said to be doing the same revenues as Zynga with much higher profitability. (As my column pointed out, Zynga’s revenues are more like double… Read More

  • Challenge Your Facebook Friends To A Geewa Game Via Chat

    Challenge Your Facebook Friends To A Geewa Game Via Chat

    Casual gaming on the Web is quickly moving to the social networks, where people can play with their friends. Just this week, multiplayer casual games site Geewa launched three of its most popular games on Facebook: 8-ball Pool, Backgammon, and Reversi (which is the same as the board game Othello). Geewa, based in Prague (disclosure: it is a sponsor of an upcoming Crunch Meetup there) , is making… Read More

  • Playfish Gets $17 Million More For Social Games

    Playfish Gets $17 Million More For Social Games

    Over the past year video games have begun invading every computing platform, from social networks to mobile devices. They've also been picked up in the portfolios of a number of firms. London based Playfish has just raised a $17 million series B round led by Accel Partners and Index Ventures. Kevin Comolli, from Accel Partners and Ben Holmes from Index Ventures, will both join its board of… Read More

  • Playfish: Using Facebook As Its Gaming Console

    Playfish: Using Facebook As Its Gaming Console

    If you glance at the top lineup of gaming applications on the Facebook or MySpace platform, you’ll notice an interesting fact. Not one is the product of a major gaming publisher. Instead a group of independent gaming startups have been the leaders in publishing games within social networks. Co-founders of the gaming publisher Playfish, Kristian Segerstråle and Sebastien de Halleux, chalk up… Read More