Weekly News Roundup for January 27, 2012

 

Each week Playerize publishes a collection of interesting and noteworthy news stories from the social and mobile gaming world. Please have a look at the weekly news roundup for January 27, 2012.

Trends of 2012: Social Gaming

Facebook gaming: What’s hot, What’s not

Mobile Games Coverage: Room For Improvement

Social Games on Facebook and Google+ What makes them so popular? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Zynga losing $150 on every new paying user it attracts, reckons Sterne Agee analyst

Caesars Interactive Entertainment launches its own casino game after Slotomania buy

Android reaches 250 million activated devices, 11 billion app downloads

Tablet ownership doubled over the 2011 holiday season

Starz Spartacus launches social game for season two

Game while you can: Anonymous plans Jan. 28 Facebook attack

When Online Gambling Is Legalized, Facebook Will Be A $100 Billion Company

Amazon's social games push is no joke, hiring more at A2Z studio

Apple reaches a record $46.3 billion in revenue on sales of 37.04M iPhones, 15.43M iPads

Sims on Facebook: Sex, Shopping and Secret Stats [INFOGRAPHIC]

Tagged Begins Transformation Of Social Gaming Network hi5

Mobile Move a Must for Zynga

PopCap veteran launches mobile game rewards program

5 Essential YouTube Channels for Gamers

9 Countries Stand Between Facebook And Global Domination

What Makes Social Games so Popular? [INFOGRAPHIC]

ACTA ‘Is More Dangerous Than SOPA’

Zynga Unveils Massive Bingo for Facebook

Risk: Factions leads this week’s list of emerging Facebook games

Facebook game categories make it easier to identify games, but not to find them