Tag Archives: The Sims Social
Mon, Apr 15, 2013 | 14:30 BST
The Sims Social, SimCity Social and Pet Society are all facing the chop, developer and publisher EA has confirmed. The company intends to close down all three games due to slumping player activity.
Fri, Feb 15, 2013 | 20:37 GMT
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 Facebook game The Ville, claiming it “copied the original and distinctive expressive elements,” of The Sims Social. The following month, Zynga filed a countersuit stating the copyright infringement claim had “no merit” and was “anticompetitive” among other things. Zynga’s game was eventually shuttered last fall anyway, but not due to the lawsuit: it was because no one played the thing.
Sat, Sep 15, 2012 | 14:57 BST
Zynga has filed a countersuit against Electronic Arts, stating the copyright infringement suit it filed over The Ville has “no merit. Zynga’s counterclaim accuses EA of being “anticompetitive” and using ” unlawful business practices, including legal threats.” John Reseburg, an EA spokesman, told the New York Times the countersuit was “predictable subterfuge aimed at diverting attention from Zynga’s persistent plagiarism of other artists and studios.” EA’s suit is based on the claim that Zynga’s The Ville infringes upon Maxis’ The Sims Social.
Mon, Aug 06, 2012 | 13:57 BST
EA’s Sims lawsuit against Zynga, which claims the social giant ripped off The Sims Social will its own The Ville, isn’t a clear win in the eyes of investment bank Wedbush Morgan.
Mon, Aug 06, 2012 | 00:24 BST
A lawsuit has accused Zynga of exploiting the insider knowledge of former EA executive John Schappert.
Sat, Aug 04, 2012 | 15:22 BST
Fri, Aug 03, 2012 | 21:44 BST
Thu, Oct 13, 2011 | 00:31 BST
A study suggests Playfish’s Facebook phenomenon The Sims Social is taking a slice of Zynga’s pie.
Wed, Sep 21, 2011 | 08:10 BST
In a tidy presentation to investors and analysts that will have rocked no boats whatsoever, EA has reaffirmed the crucial role of traditional high street retailers – for the foreseeable future, at least. At the same time, the publishing giant’s focus on digital distribution continues to grow.
Tue, Sep 20, 2011 | 12:30 BST
According to information from AppData, The Sims Social has hit 50 million MAU (Monthly Active User) on Facebook. The site has the game is now the second biggest on any social site, with only Zynga’s CityVille being the bigger game in terms of MAU with 74.2 million MAU. It suggested recently that Sims Social was seeing 9.3 million DAUs.
Sat, Sep 10, 2011 | 14:43 BST
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 Social players log an average 15 to 20 minutes in the game three times a day. Currently, the game has over 34 million monthly active users, which is up considerably over September 7, when it was nearing the 30 million MAU mark.
Thu, Sep 08, 2011 | 00:59 BST
Recent EA Digital initiatives – the Online Pass system and The Sims Social – have been successful for the mega-publisher.
Wed, Sep 07, 2011 | 02:00 BST
The Sims Social maintains its lead as the fastest growing game on Facebook, approaching a significant milestone.
Thu, Aug 25, 2011 | 02:05 BST
As you may have noticed from its complete takeover of your social network feeds, The Sims Social is massively popular.
Thu, Aug 18, 2011 | 23:29 BST
EA has announced The Sims Social as gone live after a public beta period, and already after only a week, the game has 4,859,046 monthly average users.
Thu, Aug 04, 2011 | 07:24 BST