Farmville animated series inbound from X-Men director
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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 ... Read More»
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FarmVille 2 stats: 40 million MAU, 8 million DAU, 350 million crops harvested daily
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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. Here’s some other amazing stats: 350 million ... Read More»
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UK free-to-play market worth £216 million – report
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UK free-to-play market worth £216 million – report

The British F2P market is now worth £216, according to new research into the sector conducted by analysts SuperData. It’s a rapidly growing scene, the stats suggest. MCV reports that the £216 figure comes from microtransaction sales in games like FarmVille and League of Legends. The market is expected to expand by 22.9% over the ... Read More»
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Zynga to launch real-money gambling games
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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. Gamasutra reports the first title out of the partnership is expected to be a Farmville-themed slots simulator, which will launch in the UK in the first half of ... Read More»
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Zynga Hit With First Insider Trading Charge, Four More Lawsuits Incoming
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Zynga Hit With First Insider Trading Charge, Four More Lawsuits Incoming

Unsurprisingly, social gaming corporation Zynga is facing their first insider trading lawsuit, courtesy of New York law firm Newman Ferrara. It seems the writing was on the wall for several Zynga executives, who reportedly cashed out their stock for millions of dollars before the company’s value per share recently tanked in the stock market. Now, Zynga ... Read More»
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California Law Firm Investigating Zynga Stock Cash Out, CEO Marc Pincus
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California Law Firm Investigating Zynga Stock Cash Out, CEO Marc Pincus

Social gaming giant Zynga has had quite the tough year since going public in the stock market, with a new development seeing the company under investigation by California law firm Schubert Jonckheer & Kolbe. Zynga CEO Marc Pincus, along with a few other shareholders, made millions of dollars by cashing our their stock just before the ... Read More»
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Report – FarmVille sequel being tested in the Philippines
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Report – FarmVille sequel being tested in the Philippines

A report on TechCrunch states Zynga is currently testing the sequel to FarmVille in the Philippines under the codename Big Harvest. Word of the game, currently in beta, was sent to the site via a tipster who also sent along a screenshot of the social game. According to the source, the game contains revamped graphics ... Read More»
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Farmville 2 looks to be on the cards
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Farmville 2 looks to be on the cards

Social gaming’s most beloved and derided agricultural simulator seems to be getting a sequel. Superannuation turned up the CV of a copywriter who “contributed concepts and copy for several new business presentations, including the successful Malibu Black and FarmVille 2 pitches”. Although Farmville wasn’t Zynga’s first Facebook game success story – Mafia Wars predates it, ... Read More»
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Harvest Moon creator believes farmville has helped Harvest Moon
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Harvest Moon creator believes farmville has helped Harvest Moon

Yasuhiro Wada believes the success of Farmville has helped grow the Harvest Moon fanbase. The Harvest Moon creator freely admits that the farming simulator has always been something of a niche or cult favourite rather than a blockbuster, but told IGN that social gaming is changing that. “I believe [Farmville has] helped by increasing the ... Read More»
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comic socialism or capitalism
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comic socialism or capitalism

Daav from NoobFeed.com goes back to the drawing bored, erm, board and whips up another comic in between Civilization V turns. You can smell the social commentary, no really, it's there, somewhere... Read More»
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would games be very different if the main audience were women
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would games be very different if the main audience were women

GameDynamo - "The first Grand Theft Auto had the option of selecting a woman as the main character, but it was an empty avatar with no personality, so she was only mechanically interchangeable with th... Read More»
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community management and you an interview with ngmocos jared rea
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community management and you an interview with ngmocos jared rea

What the heck is a community manager, anyway... Read More»
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jimmy buffett’s margaritaville becomes a video game
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jimmy buffett’s margaritaville becomes a video game

GameDynamo - "That’s right, Parrotheads, publisher THQ is working with famed singer / song writer Jimmy Buffett to bring Margaritaville Online to Facebook and iOS."... Read More»
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zynga brings farmville to japan
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zynga brings farmville to japan

As the social gaming juggernaut continues to expand its global reach and enormous player base. FarmVille is now to be opened up to the Japanese market with a localized iteration titled Farm Village... Read More»
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moving from the farm to the city
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moving from the farm to the city

You’ve no doubt heard of FarmVille, because god knows it’s all that people who are like, totally into computers and video games yet only go to Facebook and don’t know what "Alt+Tab" means talk about... Read More»
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