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Gaming is already wildly popular. A recent spate of deals with Google, Disney, and Gamestop, suggest that social games have the promise to be wildly profitable, too.
by Patricia Sellers and JP Mangalindan FarmVille. Mafia Wars. Pet Society. With their collective userbases numbering in the hundreds of millions, social gaming is as ubiquitous and mainstream as primetime TV programming.
But for years that wasn't the case -- skeptics disregarded social games, MOREJul 29, 2010 10:13 AM ET
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