This Week’s Top Headlines from Inside Social Games

Check out the top headlines and insights this week from Inside Social Games – tracking all the latest developments at the intersection of games and social platforms.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Fantasy Sports Made Simple (and Valuable)
Café World Hits 10M, Easily Takes #1 Spot on This Week’s Top 20 Games
Xbox Live Facebook/Twitter Addition Coming on Nov. 17?
China Bans Foreign Investors from Online Games [Updated]
Zynga Trademarks FishVille — Get Ready for a Big Aquarium Game

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Starfleet Commander: A Smart New Strategy RPG from Blue Frog Gaming
Is EA Going to Buy Zynga or Playfish in Social Gaming Bid?
Hi5’s New Redesign: Another Big Milestone in its Gaming Strategy
Funji’s iPhone Game Gets More Social Features

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Dungeon Fighter Opens Virtual Goods Shop
Mochi Media Makes Flash Games More Social with Facebook Connect
Inside Virtual Goods: Tracking the US Virtual Goods Market, 2009 – 2010, Is Now Available
Reef Life: A Multiplayer Fish Game From Storybook Anytime

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Vector City Racers: Online Racing for Kids
Social Gaming, Beyond the Clones
Preview: Turn It Up to 11 with Rock Band on iPhone
Social Games May Be Helping Facebook Gain More Users in Asia
iPhone/iPod Apps Get Free To Play Virtual Goods, Sort Of
Watch Inside Virtual Goods on CNBC

Friday, October 16, 2009

SGN’s Shervin Pishevar, On Virtual Goods in Free-to-Play iPhone Games
Social Advertising Optimizer Sometrics Raises $4 Million
OpenFeint – Putting Developers in the Spotlight
Using Dual-Currency Systems for Better Revenues and Engagement
Social Gaming Roundup: Zynga’s Sehgal, EA Jersey, China Revenue, and Ice-T