Entries in 'zynga' (149)

Draw Something tops 100m downloads

Draw Something tops 100m downloads

Zynga-onwed social game Draw Something has been downloaded more than 100 million times since its release.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Feb 20th 2013 at 10:30AM in News
EA and Zynga settle TheVille dispute out of court

EA and Zynga settle TheVille dispute out of court

The legal tussle between EA and Zynga appears to be over.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 18th 2013 at 1:34PM in News
Zynga to close three recently launched titles as it stems losses

Zynga to close three recently launched titles as it stems losses

CityVille 2, The Friend Game and Party Place are to close despite having only launched in the last quarter.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 6th 2013 at 2:47PM in News
Angry Birds and Draw Something firms remove Paramount horror ads

Angry Birds and Draw Something firms remove Paramount horror ads

The Advertising Standards Agency has issued a warning to Paramount after ads for horror flick Paranormal Activity appeared in family-friendly mobile games.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Feb 6th 2013 at 11:47AM in News

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Zynga's design chief walks

Zynga's design chief walks

Zynga lost yet another executive today with the departure of Brian Reynolds.

by Seth Tipps
on Jan 30th 2013 at 3:09PM in News
Zynga loses Facebook crown as FarmVille 2 is overtaken

Zynga loses Facebook crown as FarmVille 2 is overtaken

FarmVille 2’s hefty stint as Facebook’s No.1 game has come to an end.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 18th 2013 at 1:01PM in News
Zynga Japan office shutting down

Zynga Japan office shutting down

Zynga will be closing its offices in Japan by the end of January, according to the company's head of operations in the territory.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Dec 26th 2012 at 7:42AM in News
Smedley: Zynga has done a 'terrible disservice' to F2P's reputation

Smedley: Zynga has done a 'terrible disservice' to F2P's reputation

Sony Online Entertainment president John Smedley believes the free-to-play model's reputation has taken a hit because Zynga has 'monetisation products' masquerading as games.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Dec 18th 2012 at 7:35AM in News

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Zynga sends Mafia Wars 2 to sleep with the fishes

Zynga sends Mafia Wars 2 to sleep with the fishes

Another Zynga game is facing the chop.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 4th 2012 at 9:44AM in News
Facebook calls time on its special relationship with Zynga

Facebook calls time on its special relationship with Zynga

Beleaguered publisher Zynga has suffered a fresh blow following news that Facebook is to cool the once special relationship enjoyed by the pair.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 3rd 2012 at 4:02PM in News
Zynga alters deal with Facebook

Zynga alters deal with Facebook

Zynga will no longer be tied so closely to Facebook as a new deal between the two will level the playing field between the FarmVille firm and its competitors.

by Seth Tipps
on Nov 30th 2012 at 10:33AM in News

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Anonymous threatens Zynga with fireworks night attack

Anonymous threatens Zynga with fireworks night attack

Infamous hacker collective Anonymous has threatened to release confidential information about casual gaming company Zynga on November 5th.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 29th 2012 at 10:43AM in News
Zynga posts third quarter of losses

Zynga posts third quarter of losses

A loss of nearly $53m for the last quarter means that Zynga has now posted total losses of nearly $161m over the last nine months.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 25th 2012 at 9:29AM in News
After stock uncertainty and headlines comes the real cost of Zynga's failure

After stock uncertainty and headlines comes the real cost of Zynga's failure

Social games publisher Zynga has closed 13 of its studios resulting in the losss of around 100 jobs.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Oct 24th 2012 at 8:28AM in News
Zynga now "worthless" as stock price continues to tumble

Zynga now "worthless" as stock price continues to tumble

JP Morgan analyst Doug Anmuth has effectively labelled social gaming firm Zynga as “worthless”.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 11th 2012 at 8:47AM in News

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Fake account sweep on Facebook causes fan decline for Zynga titles

Fake account sweep on Facebook causes fan decline for Zynga titles

Zynga has taken a hit in regards to the publisher’s community numbers thanks to Facebook implementing measures to remove fraudulent ‘Likes’ from its pages.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Sep 28th 2012 at 7:16AM in News
Zynga responds to EA lawsuit with a counter claim of its own

Zynga responds to EA lawsuit with a counter claim of its own

Over a month after EA filed its copyright lawsuit against Zynga, the social gaming giant has responded with a suit of its own.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 17th 2012 at 9:15AM in News
Zynga loses two more execs; Gibeau chips in with Syrian analogy

Zynga loses two more execs; Gibeau chips in with Syrian analogy

The executive exodus has continued at Zynga.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 11th 2012 at 9:24AM in News
Garriott teams up with Zynga for Ultimate Collector release

Garriott teams up with Zynga for Ultimate Collector release

Zynga has partnered with MMO icon Richard Garriott for the launch of his studio’s new social game Ultimate Collector.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 10th 2012 at 3:07PM in News
Zynga chief creative officer Verdu exits to start new mobile studio

Zynga chief creative officer Verdu exits to start new mobile studio

Zynga’s chief creative officer Mike Verdu is on the way out of the social games company to start his own mobile studio.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 29th 2012 at 7:59AM in News
EA shall fight on the beaches

EA shall fight on the beaches

Zynga isn’t the most popular kid in the games industry playground – that much is certain.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 21st 2012 at 9:44AM in News
Want to be in the cool gang? Hate on Zynga

Want to be in the cool gang? Hate on Zynga

We all have some inner rage we need to vent off from time to time. The trick is finding a safe target for your anger.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 13th 2012 at 9:12AM in News
Polytron: Zynga pitched Fez mobile port

Polytron: Zynga pitched Fez mobile port

Polytron’s Phil Fish has revealed that Zynga sought out the indie studio with hopes of porting their XBLA platformer Fez to mobile devices.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 13th 2012 at 7:35AM in News
John Schappert resigns from Zynga

John Schappert resigns from Zynga

An SEC filing has revealed John Schappert has resigned from his role as COO at Zynga.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 9th 2012 at 6:14AM in News