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5:00 PM on 02.17.2011

Jon Blow: Social games are evil

Indie developer Jon Blow, who hates being quoted, has been quoted as saying that social games like Farmville are evil and intentionally degrade the quality of a player's life.  "There's no other word for it except evil,"...

Jim Sterling


11:40 AM on 11.17.2010

Zynga spreads to Yahoo this week with FarmVille

FarmVille and its evil cousins, FrontierVille and Mafia Wars, are everywhere you look these days, but now they're set to pop up in even more places as Zynga will launch some of their properties on Yahoo, says Next Gen. I...

Dale North

12:20 PM on 09.09.2010

Zynga boss allegedly hates innovation, loves evil

A former Zynga employee has spilled the beans on boss Mark Pincus, alleging that he encourages the theft of ideas and going so far as to call the FarmVille developer evil.  The ex-worker claims that Pincus said these exa...

Jim Sterling

2:00 PM on 08.06.2010

The Jimquisition: Why you're dumber than casual gamers

This week's Jimquisition was recorded in an apartment with busted air conditioning during a record-breaking heatwave. Yeah, that blazer was a mistake. Fortunately, the video doesn't pick up the intense amounts of leaking sal...

Jim Sterling

9:30 AM on 07.30.2010

Bethesda dev doesn't 'get' Facebook games

Facebook games are frighteningly popular and able to make huge amounts of money for very little investment. Nevertheless, major developers have thus far expressed a total disinterest in it, the latest being Bethesda's Todd Ho...

Jim Sterling

6:30 PM on 07.29.2010

Softbank + Zynga: Japan is about to get Farmville'd?

[as posted on Japanator] I don't see Farmville or any of Zynga's other properties appealing to the Japanese public, but I guess I didn't see them appealing to me either. I'll admit that I'm addicted to Frontierville, Zynga'...

Dale North

4:00 PM on 07.27.2010

Destructoid vs. Frontierville: Talking sh*t

The fine editors of Destructoid are hard-hitting journalists dedicated to giving you, the hardcore gamer, all the facts fit to flaunt. This is why, for the past several days, we have been clobbering snakes, scaring bears, and...

Jim Sterling



Destructoid vs. FrontierVille: The great chicken scandal photo
Destructoid vs. FrontierVille: The great chicken scandal
by Jim Sterling

The fine editors of Destructoid are hard-hitting journalists dedicating to giving you, the hardcore gamer, all the facts fit to flaunt. This is why, for the past several days, we have been clobbering snakes, scaring bears, and feeding chickens in the name of science and JOURNALISM. That's right, folks ... Destructoid has been playing FrontierVille

On today's episode of Destructoid vs. FrontierVille, Nick Chester has a problem with me. Me and my chickens. Read on to find out what the bokking fuss is about!

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Destructoid vs. FrontierVille: Neighbor FAIL photo
Destructoid vs. FrontierVille: Neighbor FAIL
by Jim Sterling

The fine editors of Destructoid are hard-hitting journalists dedicating to giving you, the hardcore gamer, all the facts fit to flaunt. This is why, for the past several days, we have been clobbering snakes, scaring bears, and feeding chickens in the name of science and JOURNALISM. That's right, folks ... Destructoid has been playing FrontierVille

We've bravely stepped into treacherous waters to bring you coverage of this mysterious and deadly game that has already claimed the lives of many good Americans. We all returned marked by what we had seen or done. Dale North has started drinking. Nick Chester has forgotten how to play Rock Band. Conrad Zimmerman has become so obsessed with in-game economics that he tried to pay his rent with Gil and got evicted. 

FrontierVille ruins lives. Read on to see how we tried to cope with the insanity.

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