该公司CEO是前BioWare/Pandemic首席执行官Greg Richardson，其他核心成员包括《CityVille》首席设计师John Woo，EA2D（《龙腾世纪传奇》开发商，现已更名为BioWare旧金山工作室）创始人Mark Spenner。
4）据insidemobileapps报道，手机社交游戏平台OpenFeint日前宣布其联合创始人及首席执行官Jason Citron离任，由GREE于International高管Naoki Aoyagi接替其职位。
Naoki Aoyagi于2006年加入GREE担任首席技术官，在科技、传媒和金融行业拥有10多年工作经验，他在九个月前成为GREE International首席执行官。
该榜单并无多少新面孔，但有不少旧款游戏重新在其中露面，例如《Ninja Saga》、《Shadow Fight》、《Wild Ones》、《Miscrits:World of Adventure》以及《It Girl》。（本文为游戏邦/gamerboom.com编译，如需转载请联系：游戏邦）
1）Facebook Hits 5 Million Active Users In Japan [Social Networks]
by Dr. Serkan Toto
Social network analytics tool Socialbakers still says Facebook has 4.6 million users in Japan for some reason, but Facebook Japan itself now claims it has 5 million active users in this country (active=all users who logged in at least once in the last 30 days). TechCrunch Japan reported the newest number earlier today.
Facebook’s Japan country growth Taro Kodama has personally confirmed the new milestone on tech news site CNET Japan.
This is obviously a pretty big step and symbolic win for Facebook in Japan even though its closest rival Mixi still seems to be far ahead, boasting 15 million active users.（source:http://www.serkantoto.com/2011/09/15/facebook-japan-5-million/
2）Our social networking statistics show that Facebook penetration in Taiwan is 47.23% compared to the country’s population and 67.43% in relation to number of Internet users. The total number of FB users is reaching 10 875 760 and grew by more than 876 500 in the last 6 months. Comparing these Facebook stats with the nearest countries by number of Facebook users shows that Taiwan has 0.89% higher FB penetration than Israel and 0.35% lower FB penetration than Malta. （source:socialbakers）
3）Ex-Electronic Arts, Zynga veterans form freemium mobile company Rumble
By Andrew Webster
Free-to-play mobile games are quickly rising in prominence, and a new start-up called Rumble, founded by former employees at companies like Electronic Arts, BioWare, and Zynga, is looking to get in on the action.
Instead of developing blockbuster action games or more casual social titles, Rumble is planning to create more action-heavy experiences for mobile devices. The games, though, will still be free-to-play.
“We saw this third hill, and we think it’s the biggest of the three hills,” Greg Richardson, Rumble’s chief executive and former CEO of BioWare/Pandemic, told the Wall Street Journal.
Rumble’s talent-base also includes the likes of John Woo, lead designer on a little game called CityVille, and Mark Spenner, founder of Dragon Age Legends developer EA2D (now BioWare San Francisco).
No details are available yet on Rumble’s first game, though Richardson cites classic titles like The Legend of Zelda and Diablo as inspirations. The studio’s first release is expected to launch early next year.（source:gamezebo）
4）GREE Intl. CEO Replaces OpenFeint Co-Founder Jason Citron as CEO
By AJ Glasser
Mobile social network OpenFeint, which now belongs Japan’s GREE, is switching CEOs today as co-founder Jason Citron steps down to “pursue other interests.” GREE International’s Naoki Aoyagi moves into the position.
Aoyagi (pictured) joined GREE back in 2006 as CFO and has a cumulative 10 years experience in various tech, media and financial industries, including a four-year stint at Deutsche Bank. According to his LinkedIn profile, he became CEO of GREE Intl., an international division, nine months ago, well before the OpenFeint acquisition. It is not immediately clear if Aoyagi will remain CEO at GREE Intl. while serving as CEO of OpenFeint.
UPDATE: A publicist for OpenFeint tells us Aoyagi will not remain CEO of GREE Intl.
Not many details are available yet as to where Citron is headed or what actions Aoyagi will take in his new role, but a terse press release announcing the move says that in the coming weeks, we can expect an announcement around integration plans between the U.S. operations of both companies. Citron entered the tech industry via the video game industry, starting off as a game programmer and then becoming an entrepreneur through incubator YouWeb’s support. He sold OpenFeint to GREE for $104 million.
Currently, OpenFeint claims a network of 120 million registered users and 7,000 games available through its service. Last we heard, the company was launching a single sign-on service for its customers.（source:insidemobileapps）
5）DeNA Japan Relaunches English Website [Social Games]
by Dr. Serkan Toto
DeNA has been internationalizing like there’s no tomorrow over the past months, which is probably why the company decided to completely relaunch the international website visitors to their Japanese corporate homepage are directed to (after clicking the “English” button on the top right).
The new international part of the website looks much better and very similar to the one CyberAgent set up in June (very similar design and some of the contents are the same, too):
Now they have these new pages, DeNA should close the strange DeNA Global site, which is still live for some reason, as a next step.（source:serkantoto）
6）Facebook is winning the war for our online attention
By Om Malik
Nielsen’s research in its latest Social Media Q3 2011 report shows that US Internet users spend a disproportionate amount of time on Facebook, a trend that should worry everyone else including Yahoo and Google, who used to control the majority of our web attention. I guess Mark Zuckerberg was right when he described Facebook as a once-in-100-years kind of media shift. To me, media equates to the ability to attract and retain attention — and Facebook clearly has that.（source:gigaom）
7）The Sims Social, Zuma Blitz, and Tetris Battle Top This Week’s List of Fastest-Growing Facebook Games by DAU
By AJ Glasser
The Sims Social is back on top this week in our list of fastest-growing games by daily active users. Zuma Blitz and Tetris Battle round out the top three.
There aren’t a lot of new games making the rounds this week, but several old favorites are making mini-growth comebacks. We’ve got Ninja Saga and Shadow Fight, Wild Ones and Miscrits: World of Adventure, and It Girl also makes and appearance. As summer vacation is now completely over in most parts of the world, we’ll be watching older Facebook games for traffic reassurances as people start revisiting old favorite Facebook games from school or work.（source:insidesocialgames）