Africa gets its game on

Need for speed

Middle Eastern developer and publisher Nazara Technologies has struck a partnership with gaming giant EA to bring high end games to over 770 million mobile users across 49 countries in Africa.

Nokia signals intent with big name signings

Nokia is bringing some big names on board

Nokia has announced that it has signed sports broadcaster ESPN, games manufacturer Electronic Arts (EA) and children’s educational content provider Sesame Street as app partners for its Windows Mobile phones. The tie-ups are part of the company’s attempts to make up lost ground on competitors in the smartphone space.

EA strikes virtual gold with Facebook

Around 200 million people play games every month on Facebook and the social network is moving to create a more simplified experience for people purchase virtual goods with the single currency

Games publisher Electronic Arts, which is currently upping its game in the mobile space, has entered into a five year strategic relationship with Facebook to develop and promote a virtual currency.

Angry Birds makes new nest at Electronic Arts

Angry Birds has been downloaded more than 20 million times.

Mobile games publisher Chillingo, best known for the smash hit Angry Birds, has been acquired by Electronic Arts to boost the gaming giant’s presence in the mobile space and on the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch platfroms in particular.