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Facebook takes on new role as games publisher and promoter

By Shawn Knight
Jul 30, 2013
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  1. Facebook on Tuesday revealed plans to further bolster their position as a games platform by taking on additional responsibilities as promoter and publisher. A new pilot program called Mobile Games Publishing will lead the effort, promoting small- and medium-sized games...

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  2. alcarin2030

    alcarin2030 TS Enthusiast Posts: 105   +12

  3. misor

    misor TS Maniac Posts: 1,017   +153

    Yes. :)
    I got my first free steam game 'metro 2033' courtesy of the game developer's facebook promo.
    (but honestly, I already forgot which email ad I used then discarded just for the free game promo as I don't use facebook. :) )
     
  4. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,088   +716

    Considering how many times I've seen something in my news feed about someone wanting me to play some casino or puzzle game, I'd say Facebook has been a game promoter for quite a while.
     
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  5. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 4,664   +86

    They start out as free beta games then once all the members have finish testing them out they become full coin games. Coin = money/credit cards or debit cards. I am surprise there was no mention of Kixeye Games like Vega Conflict, War Commander, and Battle Pirates along with the other games like The Price Is Right.
     
  6. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,003   +1,503

    Facebook is already bloated full of crap, this will only make it worse. You can only put so many things on a table, before you find yourself looking for another place to sit.
     
  7. TS-56336

    TS-56336 TS Booster Posts: 578   +98

    Maybe next time, Facebook would leap into a social-giant morons.
     


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