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Big Fish says small fees are the reason to accept Bitcoin

Want to plow your digital fields for a penny, or drop a dollar into a virtual slot machine?  Today, Seattle-based Big Fish said it has begun accepting Bitcoin to make small in-app transactions more profitable. The announcement comes two months after social gaming giant Zynga started trialing the alternative currency. Gaming is considered an ideal industry… Read More

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Game characters get ‘Boobies Rule’ shirts for breast cancer awareness

NFL teams are doing it, and maybe you’ve already sported a pink piece of clothing to show your support for breast cancer awareness. Now, a Bellevue-based video game startup is making that possible, virtually. U4iA Games – pronounced euphoria – has teamed up with apparel company Boobies Rule to offer gamers virtual T-shirts for their in-game characters…. Read More

All signs point to a Zynga IPO

Zynga shares free-fall after announcing forecast cuts

San Francisco-based Zynga pre-announced significant forecast cuts for its full-year earnings report on Thursday and is now seeing the affects today. Shares of the game maker, which has a local development office in Seattle’s Pioneer Square neighborhood, fell 20 percent to $2.25 at 6:40 a.m. That’s the lowest intraday price since Zynga went public last… Read More