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While the more important gaming news is reserved for next week at the E3 expo in Los Angeles, social gaming giant Zynga’s got something that can’t wait until then: a new partnership with American Express that makes a FarmVille card a sad reality.

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Zynga has made a bold decision. The company is re-designing its website in an effort to end its reliance on Facebook and set itself up as a standalone gaming platform. Is this the start of a tide-turning trend that could rock the social network? Read more

Crysis developer Crytek has liftedthe lid on Gface, the OnLive-meets-Facebook gaming social network that could genuinely transform multiplayer gaming. Why’s it so special? And what does it actually do? Read on to find out. Read more

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10 year old hacker reveals exploit to dominate iOS and Android farm-style gamesTired of waiting hours for your crops to grow crops in Farmville? At DefCon this morning a 10 year old hacker by the name of CyFi has discovered an exploit affecting farm-style games on both Android and iOS. Read on to uncover the motivation behind her discovery.

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Irritated by some-time Polaroid Creative Director, Beats headphones hawker and full time pop provacateur Lady Gaga and annoyed by Farmville? Now you can combine your irritation in one handy package…

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Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego? Well, the answer will soon be Facebook.

The Learning Company which owns the rights to the old school mystery title has announced that master criminal Ms Sandiego will be popping up in a new Facebook game alongside a new version of the classic Oregon Trail (bigger in the US than the UK it has to be said). The new Carmen Sandiego game looks ace and you can see the video trailer for it after the break…

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It seems Facebook just can’t resist changing things. It has announced on its developer blog that it will make “a user’s address and mobile phone number accessible as part of the User Graph object.” Translating that from Facebookeese, that means third-party applications such as Farmville will now be able to request a significant new chunk of your contact information. Facebook says: “Because this is sensitive information…permissions must be explicitly granted to your application by the user via our standard permission dialogs.”

We cannot see many good reasons why you’d want to do that. The permissions dialog box is not that clear though and some users are likely to grant permission without quite realising what they’ll be giving out. Click the headline and let us know: are you bothered by Facebook allowing apps to get at address and phone number details?

Out now | £free | Facebook

Those American Express points you’ve been diligently accruing? You could spend them on dinners or an airline trip but why not buy Farmville stuff instead? You’re not insane? Yes, fair point. But if you are a Zynga addict, you can now use your American Express points to pay for virtual goods in its games from Farmville to…uh…Frontierville. This is one of the signs of the apocalypse isn’t it?

Out now | £varies | Zynga

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