my3D iPhone add-on gives the Jesus Phone some depth

Think toymakers Hasbro only deal in Transformers and Mr Potato Heads? Think again – as of Spring next year, the classic kiddy company will be jumping into the realm of iPhone accessory making too, with their my3D add-on providing Apple's…

Facebook blocks Scrabulous worldwide


In a not-entirely-unexpected development of the story of the grim fate of Scrabulous, Facebook have blocked the Scrabble-clone application in every country except India. Mattel, who own the rights to Scrabble outside of North America, formally demanded the block due to copyright concerns…

Scrabulous returns as Wordscraper (allegedly): it looks awful!


With Scrabulous (North America) pulled from Facebook this week, the creators have returned with Wordscraper, which bears a passing resemblance to the original tile-based word formation game.

According to creators Jayant and Rajat Agarwalla, Wordscaper is “the only game on Facebook that allows you to play the game the way you want to! With Wordscraper you can build your own board and try out whacky combinations with special high value squares…

Scrabulous removed from Facebook in North America, internet retaliates


“Scrabulous is disabled for U.S. and Canadian users until further notice,” reads a message from Scrabulous’ makers to players on Facebook. The removal of the Scrabulous application follows the lawsuit from Hasbro, the company which own the distribution rights to the Scrabble board game, which Scrabulous very closely resembles.

Scrabble® vs Scrabulous: It's Facebook application war!

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Scrabble makers Mattel have decided if you can’t beat ’em, design a Facebook application that looks better than theirs, and after failing in their attempt to give the hugely popular but unofficial Scrabulous the boot, the board game giants have launched their own version.

Never ones to sit on the sidelines, we at Shiny have decided to wade in with our opinions like English footballs in a quiet Continental cafe. As a hardcore Scrabulite and member of the successful “Save Scrabulous” Facebook group, it’s been left to me to make the call in this clash of the titans and decide which the is king of alphabetic applications…

RealNetworks spurns Scrabulous, brings legal Scrabble to Facebook


Last time we checked, RealNetworks – the body that owns legit Scrabble licenses from Hasbro and Mattel – was negotiating to buy the absurdly popular Scrabulous Facebook minigame. Despite having the potential for offering RealNetworks a serious leg up in the world of social network gaming, it seems the deal fell through (some say the creators, Rajat and Jayant Agarwalla, wanted a bit too much dosh for it). So RealNetworks has abandoned the idea and launched a whole new version of Scrabble instead…