Nokia introduced the first model of its new family of Asha smartphones, the Nokia Asha 501, and the handset maker teamed up with Facebook and mobile carrier Airtel to announced that the latter’s customers in Africa and India would receive data-free access to the Facebook application and m.facebook.com for a limited time.
Next month, you won’t need an insane vertical leap to rise to power in the National Basketball Association. Game developer 2K Sports, which makes basketball video game NBA 2K13, announced Wednesday the launch of 2K Everywhere. This includes a Facebook game where gamers can import a created player from the video game and compete in challenges with friends, as well as mobile apps.
Facebook game developers Zynga, Kixeye, and Electronic Arts reached agreements with Facebook to test a new “start now” feature, that allows users to begin playing games including Zynga Slingo, Indiana Jones Adventure World, Backyard Monsters, and Battle Pirates instantly, bypassing the permissions dialog.
Coming 23 years after it established the city-building video game genre in the gaming industry, Electronic Arts announced that it will introduce a new game in its SimCity franchise, SimCity Social, on Facebook, sister blog Inside Social Games reported.
The Sims Social developer Electronic Arts produced an infographic comparing the behavior of the game’s players with real-life behavior.
The recent acquisition of ZyngaSports.com by Facebook game developer Zynga may signal an attack on Electronic Arts, the leader in the sports game category.
Electronic Arts’ follow-up to runaway Facebook hit The Sims Social, Risk: Factions, launches today on the social network.