Zynga has decided to up the ante on its hit social multiplayer game Draw Something. The company has released the game in 12 different languages, which includes Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese and both simplified and traditional Chinese. Most of the new versions offer user interfaces that have already been translated to the supported language along with the accompanying dictionaries to truly enhance the gaming experience with the preferred language. [Read more…]
I bet you guys have read the news about Alec Baldwin being kicked off a plane because he insisted on playing Zynga’s highly addictive game Words With Friends. Before you think that Words With Friends is gaming crack, consider how this very same game saved a person’s life. [Read more…]
The Entertainment Software Rating Board or ESRB is an organization that gamers know quite well. It is the main organization that provides ratings for games in the United States. The ESRBâ€™s domain has always been limited to video games that come out on game consoles, PCs and gaming handhelds. But the organization is now setting its sights on the fastest growing gaming niche in the market today, mobile devices.
The ESRB, along wth the CTIA Wireless Trade Association, is planning to release a new rating system that is aimed solely at mobile games. The unveiling is reportedly scheduled on November 29. The ESRBâ€™s presentation will be held in Washington DC at an event that will be hosted by ESRB President Patricia Vance and CTIA President Steve Largent. The event is going to have some political flavor with US Senators Kelly Ayotte and Mark Pryor attending as well. [Read more…]
Mobile games publisher Glu Mobile Inc. announced a strategic distribution agreement with Sony Pictures Television International (SPTI). The deal would allow Glu to distribute a number of existing and new mobile games on behalf of SPTI in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.