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EA Goes On Killing Spree, Shuts Down Four More Games on June 18

Date: May 20 2012 06:54:53 Source: games.com Views:
KeyWord: EA, EA Close Some Facebook Games, EA Close Some Google+ Games, Bejeweled Blitz Google+ Close, Facebook Games Closing

Just as soon as you learned that Dragon Age: Legends will be shut down on Facebook and Google+, and you will also discovered the Electronic Arts isn't stopping there, and in fact is shutting down four more games across Facebook and Google+ next month.Age of Immortals, Six Gun Galaxy or Starship Command on Facebook, or even Bejeweled Blitz on Google+.

By Brandy Shaul From games.com

Bejeweled Blitz

If you've been playing Age of Immortals, you're encouraged to try another game: Age of Champions, and will receive a special "player appreciation package" within Age of Champions if you reached at least level 9. This package includes in-game currency, a special themed badge for your profile, exclusive units and gear.

Meanwhile, Six Gun Galaxy players are being offered a similar package, but this one in Superhero City. You'll be required to reach at least level 6 in Superhero City, and if you do just that, you'll receive a special Six Gun Galaxy themed agility card, a piece of gear, in-game currency and a badge for your in-game profile. Starship Command's package also comes by way of Superhero City, as you'll be able to earn a free bundle of in-game currency if you check it out and reach level 6.

Perhaps the most interesting of these closures is Bejeweled Blitz on Google+. The Facebook version of the game is still incredibly popular, pulling in almost 10 million monthly active players. This then clearly points to the state of Google+ as a games platform, and not to the quality of Bejeweled Blitz as a standalone product. Are games simply being overlooked by users on Google+, or is the entire Google+ platform so devoid of active users that no game will be able to survive? It's too early to say for sure (and one could make the argument that anyone that cares about the game is already playing it on Facebook), but this doesn't bode well for the future of the Google+ Games service if such a popular Facebook game no longer merits support there.

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