Monthly Archives: June 2012

Zynga’s new game borrows heavily from The Sims Social

Social gaming giant Zynga, Inc. is trying to give Playfish a run for its money. Zynga’s newly launched game, TheVille, is in direct competition with The Sims Social (TSS). Zynga is, of course, the developer of CityVille, FarmVille and Words With Friends. This … Continue reading

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Changes to Pico create retail rage

Ameba has gone and done it now. They’ve pissed off a good friend of mine. She’s bidding them sayonara for good. The reason she’s leaving the game is because of a recent change. Yesterday’s 3½-hour maintenance break brought an annoying … Continue reading

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SimCity Social launches Open Beta test phase on Facebook

The long-awaited SimCity Social has finally opened for testing! Over the past few weeks game developers Electronic Arts (EA) have been teasing their Facebook audience with glimpses of city life in the new game … like Nurse Angie and Firefighter Brad. … Continue reading

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Open ‘Beta’ test for Merlin game on Facebook

Any fans of the medieval fantasy show Merlin out there? The show is a British fantasy-adventure television programme based on the adventures of Prince Authur and Merlin the sorcerer in their young adult years. Game developers Bossa Studios announced this … Continue reading

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Missing you!

I have been away on vacation for a while. For the past few days I haven’t seen my Pico friends in Japanese Park … and I miss them. This picture has just a few of my Pico friends –  /a/r/ş/, ♧♣ … Continue reading

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Up in the air with AviNation on Facebook

Thanks to the blog I learned about a new aeronautic-theme game for Facebook*: AviNation by Checkpoint Studios. Through the game, players build and grow their own airport in a world that’s set in the 1930s. Read all about it … Continue reading

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Petition: Help Owrith get his account back

Another friend has been banned from Pico. This time the victim of Ameba’s bungling management of its own game is ۩۞¤Owяi†h¤۞۩, a long-time Pico player. Here’s what happened: Owrith has been banned from Pico since the week of May 20. … Continue reading

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