Today was the final day for initial submissions to Atari’s controversial Pong reboot contest. Semi finalists will be announced at the end of this month.
Elsewhere, Backyard Monsters finally received a much needed update on Kongregate. Kixeye has also been working with Des_troyy to fix the security issues and bugs that made the game unplayable for many players.
AddictingGames introduced a new “playlists” feature, grouping sets of games together that users might enjoy based on one theme.
Orandze has launched a new audio service, with premade tracks available for purchase, or custom work on request. You can find his website here.
Gaikai is now streaming AAA games direct to Facebook, through a patented streaming technology which allows users to play games right in their browser. However, the user’s PC must be able to handle the game, and a fairly solid internet connection is also required, along with Java.
GDC Online 2012 is looking for speakers across various tracks and summits. Applications close on May 2nd.
Finally, if you’ve ever wanted to make an RPG in Unity, a 270(!) part tutorial is available here.