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EA plays Facebook social word game

Electronic Arts Europe is launching its first casual game on Facebook to test the popularity of gaming on social networks.

The company has made word game Word Whomp Dash available on Facebook, hoping to match the success of Scrabulous, which had over 2.5million users before legal action on the part of Hasbro and Mattel scuppered everybody’s party.

Now it seems EA is looking to see just how much success its Facebook social play has in order to decide whether to make more games available through the service.

Warner may keep music from iTunes, video games

Warner Music Group may keep some music from some artists back from the iTunes Store, and appears to be playing hardball, suggesting it may withdraw permission for inclusion of some of its catalogue within smash-hit console games, Rock Band and Guitar Hero.

Rolling Stone reports the success of Kid Rock’s ‘Rock N Roll Jesus’ album, which has spawned a smash hit single, ‘All Summer Long’, and isn’t available on iTunes or through any other digital music service. Despite not being available in digital form from services like iTunes, the album has already sold 1.3 million copies.

“It’s definitely interesting that he’s the only artist that’s not available on iTunes with a monster hit right now, and we’re seeing that kind of a growth,” Livia Tortella, general manager of Atlantic told Rolling Stone.

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