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  • patmetool2 patmetool2 Feb 3, 2013 1:54 PM Flag

    Facebook Gets Hardcore With Gaming

    Facebook Gets Hardcore With Gaming
    By James Flaherty | More Articles
    February 03, 2013

    Eager to attract serious gamers in action and adventure genres, Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) pledged to develop at least 10 new, high-quality gaming titles this year, according to cnet.

    In a multi-billion dollar market that has a knack for attracting young customers, Facebook getting serious about multiplayer shooter and medieval adventure games could prove to be a huge moneymaker for the social network.
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    To put just how much money this genre of video games is worth into context, the popular shooter game “Call of Duty: Black Ops 2” produced revenue of over $1 billion in 15 days last November. While Facebook and its partners have a long way to go before they can produce a game of similar ilk, their commitment to developing higher-quality games shouldn’t go unnoticed.

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