Libe Goad

<p>Texas native Libe Goad resides in New York City and has spent the past decade covering technology and video games for publications including Blender, PC Magazine, Bust, Seventeen and Sync. <p> Libe is currently the Editor-in-Chief of AOL's award-winning Games.com group, covering the growing social and casual games industry. Previously, she reported on consumer technology news for PC Magazine and other Ziff Davis properties and was the Editor-at-Large for gaming enthusiast site HappyPuppy.com. In 1999, Goad founded the one of the first women-targeted gaming/technology websites, GameGal.com. <p> A semi-regular TV talking head on CNBC, Bloomberg News, ABC, CBS, NBC and others, Libe has been named one of the 50 Most Influential Games journalists by Next-Generation, and has served as a judge for Spike TV's VGA awards, the E3 Game Critics Awards, and Independent Games Festival Awards.

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The Facebook gaming gold rush: Is it over?

The Facebook gaming gold rush: Is it over?

Has the bubble already burst on the Facebook gaming market? A recent AdAge article says 'yes,' especially for smaller game developers who are trying to make their games stand out in an otherwise very crowded space.

published May 6, 2011 by

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Terrorists turn to gamification to create more devoted followers

Terrorists turn to gamification to create more devoted followers

You might roll your eyes at the idea of using gamification to sell children sugary cereals -- but this news will really furrow your brows. Recent reports show that terrorist organizations, such as Al Qaeda, have been actively employing gamification tactics to acquire members and inspire deeper engagement.

published May 1, 2011 by

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Sony confirms PlayStation Network hack exposed user info

Sony confirms PlayStation Network hack exposed user info

Sony Computer Entertainment on Tuesday admitted that user information on its PlayStation Network and Qriocity services has been compromised, and that credit card information may have been compromised, as well.In a post to the PlayStation blog, senior director of corporate communications and social media Patrick Seybold relayed the message following a six-day outage - and an outage of information for which Sony has been strenuously criticized.

published April 26, 2011 by

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Adver-gaming for children: Is this gamification gone wrong?

Adver-gaming for children: Is this gamification gone wrong?

There's one part of the games-meet-advertising space that seems to be working quite well -- maybe too well. Food companies, such as General Mills, Post and others are engaged in the marketing of sugary cereals and other less-than-healthy fare to children through advergames, which are advertisements dressed up as games.

published April 24, 2011 by

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