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Repost: Zynga Shuts Down OMGPOP One Year After Acquiring It For $200M

By Greg Kumparak, 06/05/2013 Source: TechCrunch As the dust begins to settle following yesterday’s massive, sweeping layoffs at Zynga, the extent of the damage is becoming more clear. Remember when Zynga acquired OMGPOP last year for roughly $200M dollars? Yeah, … Continue reading

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Repost: Games.com’s Most Bold Predictions for 2013

By Joe Osbourne, 01/04/2013 Source: Games.com blog With 2012 well behind us and the greatest games of the year accounted for, it’s time to look forward, lose weight and all that good stuff that comes with a new year. More … Continue reading

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Repost: Zynga to close 13 games after shakeup, reduces focus on The Ville

By Brandy Shaul, 10/23/2012 Source: Games.com blog But which 13 games are they? That’s the question on our minds after today’s unfortunate layoffs of over 100 Zynga employees and the closure of its Boston Studio. Games.com News received an internal … Continue reading

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Is Ameba just sitting on its ass?

 Social game developers like Zynga, Playfish and Digital Chocolate know what the people who play their online games need and want. On Facebook I play games by each company and I notice their commitment to their audience through regular freebies, … Continue reading

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Zynga’s new game borrows heavily from The Sims Social

Social gaming giant Zynga, Inc. is trying to give Playfish a run for its money. Zynga’s newly launched game, TheVille, is in direct competition with The Sims Social (TSS). Zynga is, of course, the developer of CityVille, FarmVille and Words With Friends. This … Continue reading

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