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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says 235 million people are playing games on Facebook each month — proving the platform is a new home for gamers.

Zuckerberg made the remarks at TechCrunch Disrupt Tuesday afternoon, during a live interview with TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington.

Zuckerberg made his point about gaming after talking about what things he was excited about on the Facebook platform. He mentioned that Zynga, who has been struggling lately with falling stock prices and departing executives, was losing market share on the platform, but that other game companies had risen to take its place.

In particular, Zuckerberg mentioned two rising stars by name — Kixeye and King.com.

By comparison, Microsoft’s Xbox Live has about 40 million monthly active users as of the beginning of this year.

As developers move aggressively into social and mobile gaming spaces, Zuckerberg’s statement is a good indication on how seriously they should take Facebook as a platform.

Read more: http://mashable.com/2012/09/11/zuckerberg-facebook-games/

The Shirk Report – Volume 238

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Welcome to the Shirk Report where you will find the 25 funniest images, 10 most interesting articles, and 5 most viral videos from the previous week of sifting. Most images found on Reddit; articles typically originate from Twitter, RSS and email; videos come from a variety of sources. Any suggestions? Send a note to submit@twistedsifter.com!

*for email subscribers: If you visit the direct link to the shirk report in your web browser (by clicking the blue, underlined title), the videos will play properly and images will appear immediately under the text rather than opening in a new window!

25 IMAGES

– Some costumes from last night: here | here | here | here
Yoink
That’s the guy!
Baby loves to be balanced
Extreeeeeme!
Thieves have figured out how to circumvent door alarms
Crabbing: It’s how you land in extreme crosswinds
Wombat
Google Maps view of a church at Highland & 2nd Ave in Dixon, Illionois | Hydrant being flushed | Link to Google Maps
Kamikaze!
Kid at the zoo dropped his Nintendo DS into the Gorilla cage. Then this happened
COOOOOOKIE!?!?!!?
Curiosity
Teamwork
Doggercise
Anarchy
Grapes to raisins
Sweet snake costume (note the ‘3rd hand’)
Clever bird
The ‘sex scandal’ look transcends species
Who knew moray eels could be so cuddly?
Hang time
Psyche
Ping Pong Cat
You know it’s windy when

10 ARTICLES

Why I Quit Major League Baseball
Why Do Leaves Turn Different Colors?
Path to Success for One Palestinian Hacker: Publicly Owning Mark Zuckerberg
Man buys $27 of bitcoin, forgets about them, finds they’re now worth $886k
Watch 15 Vintage MS-DOS Viruses in Action
6 Ridiculous Science Myths You Learned in Kindergarten
Debunking flu vaccine myths
Are We Still Evolving?
The Tragic Tale of a Legendary Concert Taper
Lean On Me: Emoji Death Threats and Instagram’s Codeine Kingpin

5 VIDEOS


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Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/2013/11/the-shirk-report-volume-238/