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Machinima Xbox One App Unites Gamers and Second Screen

xboxone1XBOX One goes on sale at Midnight tonight, and it’s filled with second screen features for gamers.

Machinima, an entertainment company spun off of YouTube, has launched a new App to accompany the XBOX One that offer users curated gaming videos and tutorials on screen via the One’s Snap feature. Snap gives viewers the freedom to do multiple things at once by running one app simultaneously with another app, TV show, or video games.

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Microsoft’s new Xbox One teams with Spielberg and NFL to create interactive social TV

Xbox revealed its next-generation console today, Xbox One, featuring live TV integration and two big announcements to blur the lines between television and social gaming. “Until now the television viewing experience has been a one way experience, but that’s about to change,” explained entertainment chief Nancy Tellem. “Only on Xbox, will TV become social.”

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Nickelodeon’s Ninja Turtles game tops the iTunes app store

Nickelodeon has another hit app in their arsenal. A couple of months after their major iPad app launched to success, they’ve just released their first worldwide app, a Ninja Turtles game that can be downloaded in the app store for $1.99. In “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Rooftop Run,” you can “join Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo in this endless runner ninja combat game, where players run, jump and fight their way across the rooftops of New York in an attempt to save the city from the invading Kraang and ultimate destruction.” Here are the details. Read more

How Playcast is changing gaming on TV

Television and gaming have always been attached at the hip. Whether you have an Xbox, Playstation or Wii, you most likely hook your console up to a television. One of the next evolutions in gaming is happening with a Jerusalem based startup called Playcast Media. Playcast “licenses streaming rights from all of the world’s major game publishers” and “ partners with cable, IP and ‘over-the-top’ TV network operators to deliver these games directly to subscriber’s home.” They’re currently licensing games from all the major publishers and are redefining the relationship between TV and gaming. Read more

AMC launches Facebook game for 'The Walking Dead'

If you watched Breaking Bad's newest episode on Sunday night, you saw AMC's on-air promo for "The Walking Dead Social Game". The social TV game is "a story-based Facebook game based on AMC's TV series," according to the network's blog post. The game was built in partnership with RockYou and is another example of a TV network leveraging the social web to begin promoting a TV show way in advance of it's premiere date.

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Zynga's 'Draw Something' to become social CBS game show

A major TV development deal has been announced where CBS has won a bidding war to develop Zynga's newly acquired "Draw Something" into an interactive game show. Variety is reporting that the show will be produced by by Sony Pictures Television, Ryan Seacrest Productions, and Embassy Row. Beyond just taking this popular social game and turning it into a game show, viewers are going to be able to interact with the celebrities on the show by playing along with them at home.

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Exclusive: A&E launches social challenge for 'Barter Kings'

A&E continues to ramp up its social TV efforts to provide an additional layer for fans and influencers to participate in their programming. Recently, they launched a second screen app for Storage Wars. Now the network has told Lost Remote exclusively about the "Social Barter Kings Challenge," an entire competition that takes the premise of the show but brings it to social media influencers.

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A&E's 'Storage Wars' bids for second screen with new app

The popular A&E Network show "Storage Wars" now has a companion iPad app just in time for the new season. Powered by TVPlus -- which powers the X-Factor app -- the "Storage Wars Fan Challenge" app enables users to play along with the show for bragging rights and a chance to win $1,000 each week. If you've watched Storage Wars before, cast members bid for storage lockers with the hope of finding unexpected treasure...

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'Call the Close' on Facebook IPO in CNBC's game

Facebook's big IPO is underway, and CNBC is pulling out all the stops in coverage. "Every story, every angle, every platform," the promo reads, blazoned across the cover photo on CNBC's Facebook page. Part of that coverage includes a Facebook game about Facebook's stock price called, "Call the Close."

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Inside look at HISTORY's 'Top Shot' Facebook game

As we approach the summer, the social TV "before and after" that we discussed with Facebook's Kay Madati is maturing with social gaming built around providing extra opportunities for fans to engage with the content in between linear views. For HISTORY's "Top Shot," a show where professional marksmen compete for $100,000 to be the best, building a social game was not only the perfect way to extend the show on social, but was a great way...

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