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  • CBS, EA, Microsoft and Zynga sign Amicus brief against DOMA

    Gamespot parent company CBS Interactive, EA, Microsoft and Zynga have signed an amicus brief against the US’s Defense of Marriage Act. They’re the only companies directly involved in gaming to get behind the brief, which EA said is impractical for employers, as it forces them to treat same-sex and different-sex partnered employees under different rules. […]

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  • New Jersey approves online gambling bill

    The state of New Jersey has passed a bill intended to make online gambling legal, GamePolitics reports. New Jersey joins Nevada and Delaware in allowing real-money online gambling, something Zynga has bet the bank on. The bill comes into effect when the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement sets an official start date, which is […]

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  • Zynga closes, consolidates several US offices

    Zynga has closed its Baltimore studio and shuffled staff around in New York and Texas, resulting in “minimal” job cuts.

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  • EA and Zynga settle lawsuit over The Ville

    EA and Zynga have settled over claims that the Zynga’s “The Ville” infringed on EA’s “The Sims Social,” reports Bloomberg. The report states the actual contents of the settlement were not reveled, only that both parties had reached a settlement. Back in August 2012, EA filed a copyright infringement suit over the social game maker’s […]

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  • Zynga share price rises amid New Jersey gambling debate

    Zynga’s stock has hit a six-month high, rising 11% following months of financial turmoil, lay-offs and walk-outs. The increase comes as New Jersey Governor Chris Christie opened up the possibility for legally-sanctioned real money gaming.

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  • Farmville animated series inbound from X-Men director

    X-Men: The Last Stand director Brett Ratner has signed on to produce an animated TV series based on Farmville. Deadline reports production will be handled by Canadian company Six Eleven media. No network has picked up the series yet. Ratner’s also behind the Rush Hour series and the upcoming Hercules: The Thracian Wars; he described […]

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  • Zynga Q4 and FY2012: revenue steady, losses and bookings down

    Zynga’s cost-cutting measures over the last quarter have borne fruit, with the social publisher dramatically reducing losses in its latest financial report.

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  • Brian Reynolds considering forming a new studio now that he's exited Zynga

    Brian Reynolds, a chief game designer at Zyna East who announced his departure this week, has said on VentureBeat today he is considering starting his own development firm.

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  • Zynga farewells Brian Reynolds

    Brian Reynolds has left Zynga, the social publisher has confirmed in a statement issued to Joystiq. The veteran developer joined Zynga in 2009 and has left to “pursue other opportunities”. He was chief game designer of the successful Frontierville, and his past credits include Rise of Nations and Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri. Although it’s been […]

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  • Zynga shares jump ahead of quarterly earnings release

    Zynga’s stock jumped in value by 14% on Monday to close at $2.84, an unenviable but improved high.

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  • FarmVille 2 stats: 40 million MAU, 8 million DAU, 350 million crops harvested daily

    Despite Zynag’s prevailing issues with closures, financials, and exiting executives, the firm’s FarmVille 2 is doing rather well. According to an inforgraphic released by the firm, the social farming simulation game – which launched in September – has 40 million monthly active users and 8 million daily users.

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  • Zynga Japan shuttered, Ayakashi support to continue

    Zynga has announced the imminent closure of its Japanese studio, ending support for all but one game.

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  • Zynga closure tally now at 11 titles

    Zynga closed at least six social games in December, bringing its list of the fallen to 11 casualties.

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  • Zynga chief named in Bloomberg's Worst CEOs list

    Zynga boss Mark Pincus has earned the dubious honour of a place on go-to business news publication Bloomberg‘s Worst CEOs of 2012 list. Pincus is in at number four of five thanks to Zynga’s 75% stock dive this year coupled with share offloading and uncomfortable reliance on Facebook. The only other gaming-related entry is former […]

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Zynga Latest

  • CBS, EA, Microsoft and Zynga sign Amicus brief against DOMA

    Gamespot parent company CBS Interactive, EA, Microsoft and Zynga have signed an amicus brief against the US’s Defense of Marriage Act. They’re the only companies directly involved in gaming to get behind the brief, which EA said is impractical for employers, as it forces them to treat same-sex and different-sex partnered employees under different rules. […]

  • New Jersey approves online gambling bill

    The state of New Jersey has passed a bill intended to make online gambling legal, GamePolitics reports. New Jersey joins Nevada and Delaware in allowing real-money online gambling, something Zynga has bet the bank on. The bill comes into effect when the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement sets an official start date, which is […]

  • Zynga closes, consolidates several US offices

    Zynga has closed its Baltimore studio and shuffled staff around in New York and Texas, resulting in “minimal” job cuts.

  • EA and Zynga settle lawsuit over The Ville

    EA and Zynga have settled over claims that the Zynga’s “The Ville” infringed on EA’s “The Sims Social,” reports Bloomberg. The report states the actual contents of the settlement were not reveled, only that both parties had reached a settlement. Back in August 2012, EA filed a copyright infringement suit over the social game maker’s […]

  • Zynga share price rises amid New Jersey gambling debate

    Zynga’s stock has hit a six-month high, rising 11% following months of financial turmoil, lay-offs and walk-outs. The increase comes as New Jersey Governor Chris Christie opened up the possibility for legally-sanctioned real money gaming.

  • Farmville animated series inbound from X-Men director

    X-Men: The Last Stand director Brett Ratner has signed on to produce an animated TV series based on Farmville. Deadline reports production will be handled by Canadian company Six Eleven media. No network has picked up the series yet. Ratner’s also behind the Rush Hour series and the upcoming Hercules: The Thracian Wars; he described […]

  • Zynga Q4 and FY2012: revenue steady, losses and bookings down

    Zynga’s cost-cutting measures over the last quarter have borne fruit, with the social publisher dramatically reducing losses in its latest financial report.

  • Brian Reynolds considering forming a new studio now that he’s exited Zynga

    Brian Reynolds, a chief game designer at Zyna East who announced his departure this week, has said on VentureBeat today he is considering starting his own development firm.

  • Zynga farewells Brian Reynolds

    Brian Reynolds has left Zynga, the social publisher has confirmed in a statement issued to Joystiq. The veteran developer joined Zynga in 2009 and has left to “pursue other opportunities”. He was chief game designer of the successful Frontierville, and his past credits include Rise of Nations and Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri. Although it’s been […]

  • Zynga shares jump ahead of quarterly earnings release

    Zynga’s stock jumped in value by 14% on Monday to close at $2.84, an unenviable but improved high.

  • FarmVille 2 stats: 40 million MAU, 8 million DAU, 350 million crops harvested daily

    Despite Zynag’s prevailing issues with closures, financials, and exiting executives, the firm’s FarmVille 2 is doing rather well. According to an inforgraphic released by the firm, the social farming simulation game – which launched in September – has 40 million monthly active users and 8 million daily users.

  • Zynga Japan shuttered, Ayakashi support to continue

    Zynga has announced the imminent closure of its Japanese studio, ending support for all but one game.

  • Zynga closure tally now at 11 titles

    Zynga closed at least six social games in December, bringing its list of the fallen to 11 casualties.

  • Zynga chief named in Bloomberg’s Worst CEOs list

    Zynga boss Mark Pincus has earned the dubious honour of a place on go-to business news publication Bloomberg‘s Worst CEOs of 2012 list. Pincus is in at number four of five thanks to Zynga’s 75% stock dive this year coupled with share offloading and uncomfortable reliance on Facebook. The only other gaming-related entry is former […]

  • Zynga seeking real-money gambling license in Nevada

    Following on from its real-money gambling deal in the UK, social publisher Zynga is taking steps to do the same in the US.

  • Coasterville is Zynga’s latest

    Coastervilla is the latest game from Zynga’s Los Angeles development team, which also produced the popular Empires & Allies. Players are tasked with building the ultimate amusement park including laying out roller coasters which, to get real for a second, sounds almost exactly like Theme Park. If that’s your bag (whose isn’t it?) take a […]

  • Zynga downturn causes start-up evaluation to lower, say analysts

    Zynga’s volatile and rapidly declining fortunes have led companies investing in start-ups to become wary, and has resulted in new gaming start-ups being valued lower than they might have been in previous years. It’s not a problem exclusive to gaming, but people are now being more cautious in how highly they price-up new acquisitions.

  • Mafia Wars 2 to shutter at year’s end

    Zynga has announced the closure of Mafia Wars 21 on December 30. A follow-up to one of the social publisher’s earliest major successes, the Facebook title has failed to capture long lasting interest from punters, and is the latest victim of Zynga’s belt-tightening as it struggles to transition away from social gaming’s apparent decline. Games.com […]

  • Zynga and Facebook sign new, less co-dependent contract

    Zynga and Facebook have re-negotiated their mutual contract to better reflect a new world where neither company is as central to the other as five years ago.

  • Zynga promotion donates in-app purchase takings to charity

    Zynga has launched a promotion through which it will donate the full price of specified in-app items to Toys for Tots, a charity providing holiday gifts to under-privileged kids.

  • Zynga Mobile UK GM Matthew Wiggins announces departure

    Zynga Mobile UK GM Matthew Wiggins has announced his resignation after signing on with the social game maker a little over a year and a half ago. Without going into detail on his future plans, Wiggins noted on his blog he is looking forward to working on “new goals” he’s set for himself. “The opportunities […]

  • Zynga names new chief creative officer

    AllThingsD reports Tim LeTourneau has been named Zynga’s chief creative officer following the departure of Mike Verdu at the end of August. LeTourneau previously served as vice president of games and oversaw the successful launch of Farmville 2. He is an EA veteran who spent many years working on the Sims franchise. Thanks, GamesIndustry.

  • Zynga loses yet another high level executive – report

    It looks as though Zynga has lost yet another executive, according to a report on AllthingsD. This time, its Jonathan Flesher, who was VP of business development and in charge of inking celebrity deals for the company, hobnobbing with the likes of Lady Gaga and Snoop Dogg. Last week, the social games giant lost CFO […]

  • Zynga CEO almost tearful over brand’s ‘discouraging’ financial position

    Zynga CEO Mark Pincus was said to be ‘near tears’ during a meet up with Apple director Bill Campbell over the company’s rapidly degrading position. Campbell revealed that Pincus is discouraged by the matter to the Wall Street Journal, painting a grim image of Zynga’s recent poor fortune. Get more details below.

  • Zynga treasurer Mike Gupta bails for Twitter

    Former treasurer Mike Gupta has waved goodbye to Zynga. Bloomberg reports Gupta will take up a new role at Twitter. It’s the second recent loss of a member of the social publisher’s finance team following yesterday’s defection to Facebook by chief financial officer Dave Wehner. Zynga is struggling to keep its stock afloat amid mass […]

  • Kixeye counter-sues “predatory” Zynga for Alan Patmore case

    Social games developer Kixeye has filed a counter-suit against Zynga in a scuffle over former Zynga studio general manager Alan Patmore – and what Kixeye calls Zynga’s “predatory” anti-competitive practises.

  • Zynga CFO takes up new role at Facebook

    Zynga’s chief financial officer Dave Wehner has left the company to take up a “senior finance role” at Facebook, Zynga announced today. BusinessInsider reports former incumbent Mark Vranesh will take over Wehner’s duties in addition to his own as chief accounting officer. Wehner is the latest in a string of highly-placed departures from the social […]

  • Zynga acquires mid-core mobile developer November Software for undisclosed sum

    Zynga acquired November Software for an undisclosed amount back in the spring, the firm announced today. A mid-core title called Battlestone is currently in the works at the firm made up of former console game developers from LucasArts and EA, and while there aren’t many details, the team is currently working with the original Mafia […]

  • Zynga to launch real-money gambling games

    Here’s a tidbit we missed from Zynga’s recent financial report: the social publisher has teamed up with online gaming operator bwin.party to begin offering real-money gambling games.

  • Zynga shares up 13% after better-than-expected Q3

    Although it posted a third successive quarter of loss, Zynga beat analyst expectations to win back a little love from investors.