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Zynga testing Bitcoin payments for selected free-to-play games

Zynga has teamed up with BitPay to trial Bitcoin payments for microtransactions in selected titles. As detailed on Reddit, Bitcoin is now legal tender for FarmVille 2, CastleVille, ChefVille, CoasterVille, Hidden Chronicles, Hidden Shadows and CityVille on Zynga.com – but not Facebook. Thanks, Polygon.

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  • Zynga testing Bitcoin payments for selected free-to-play games

    Zynga has teamed up with BitPay to trial Bitcoin payments for microtransactions in selected titles. As detailed on Reddit, Bitcoin is now legal tender for FarmVille 2, CastleVille, ChefVille, CoasterVille, Hidden Chronicles, Hidden Shadows and CityVille on Zynga.com – but not Facebook. Thanks, Polygon.

  • CityVille general manager Alan Patmore has left Zynga

    CityVille’s general manager Alan Patmore has left Zynga for strategy game developer Kixeye as its vice president of product, according to Gamasutra. Patmore will be responsible development and strategy plans at the Backyard Monsters developer. Before signing on with Zynga, Patmore was vice president of product development at Double Fine Productions. Zynga’s COO, and former […]

  • EA takes aim at Zynga with latest SimCity Social trailer

    With SimCity Social now in open beta, EA has released a new trailer entitled “More City, Less Ville”, in an obvious attack on Zynga’s highly successful CityVille.

  • Zynga tops DAU on Facebook with CityVille pulling 10 million a day

    AppData has released figures today, showing the Daily Average Users of Facebook titles, and Zynga tops the list with five: CityVille, CastleVille, FarmVille, Texas HoldEm Poker, and Words With Friends. Good news for the firm, which is getting ready to launch its initial public offering. Figures range from 10 million for CityVille to 5.7 million […]

  • CityVille still top dog on Facebook one year on

    Zynga’s Cityville is one year old this week, and with 49.7 million monthly users, has been the most popular Facebook game for exactly that length of time.

  • The Sims Social bests FarmVille in daily active users

    EA’s The Sims Social has more daily active users than Zynga’s FarmVille, according to current information from AppData. It now has 9.3 million DAUs, moving Zynga’s FarmVille into second place. The later’s CityVille, is still the most popular game on Facebook though, with around 14 million DAUs. EA CFO Eric Brown told Gamasutra that Sims […]

  • Cityville invades iOS with Hometown

    Bad news for those nursing a guilty social game additcion: Cityville Hometown is coming to your iPhone. You will never be free again.

  • Zynga fires off cease and desist order over “ville” trademark, Blingville fights back

    Unfortunately, you can’t sue games like Blingville for possessing the worst name ever conceived. Zynga, though, may have come up with a slightly more valid reason.

  • Cityville passes 100 million MAU

    Zynga’s Cityville has smashed its own record as the most popular Facebook app of all time, and nows stands at 100,064,578 monthly active users, InsideSocialGames reports.

  • CityVille attracts largest ever Facebook audience

    Merely a month from release, Zynga’s CityVille has attracted the biggest monthly active user count out of any Facebook game or app, tapping into an audience of over 84.2 million monthly players.

  • Zynga announces CityVille, beta in “coming weeks”

    Farmville creator Zynga’s announced a city-based version of its ultra-popular asset-management line of casual games.