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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. […]

  • 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 […]

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