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3:45 PM on 04.25.2014

Zynga has lost half of its active users in the last year

The bad news is that I'm sure they all moved on to play god damn Candy Crush. For now. Until some other bright casino game or reality show about a bad 90's rapper living in an Amish community wrangles their attention so they ...

Steven Hansen


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1:30 PM on 01.31.2014

Zynga buys NaturalMotion for $527M, cuts workforce 15%

Zynga has made its first big move under new CEO and former Microsoft head Don Mattrick, acquiring CSR Racing developer NaturalMotion for $527 million. The UK and US-based developer did well for itself with the mobile hit CSR ...

Steven Hansen

10:00 AM on 07.26.2013

Don Mattrick to turn Zynga around with business clichés

Former Microsoft figurehead and presumed fall guy Don Mattrick is now the CEO of Zynga, the company known for making millions off the Facebook boom and games like Farmville. Of course, the casual powerhouse hasn't been faring...

Steven Hansen

8:00 PM on 07.08.2013

Don Mattrick negotiated to buy Zynga while at Microsoft

Today is Don Mattrick's first full day at Zynga as the company's new CEO. Wow, yeah, that's still weird to say. Speaking of the former president of Microsoft's Interactive Entertainment Business, here's a curious tidbit: acco...

Jordan Devore

10:30 PM on 07.05.2013

Zynga error lets stranger do hilarious customer support

Zynga's been a hot topic in the news lately, but this gaffe is quite a bit more lighthearted than the Mattrick saga. It's also pretty embarrassing. As reported by Kotaku, Zynga accidentally put a random person in charge of cu...

Brett Makedonski

9:30 PM on 07.02.2013

GTA V, 400 Days of Summer, & Don Mattrickville

Oh hey! Tara's back from Singapore! Let's talk about video games! Don Mattrick has left Microsoft to work for Zynga, Rockstar answers some Grand Theft Auto V questions, and The Walking Dead gets its interim DLC episode 400 Days in the next week, depending on your platform. Plus, Klei Entertainment's new game, Incognita is tactical turn-based stealth, and Proteus is coming to PS3/Vita.

Max Scoville



Microsoft boss Don Mattrick leaving to head up Zynga photo
Microsoft boss Don Mattrick leaving to head up Zynga
by Dale North

[Update: It's official. Zynga has confirmed that Mattrick will join the company as CEO and member of the board of directors on July 8, 2013. "I joined Zynga because I believe that [founder Mark Pincus'] pioneering vision and mission to connect the world through games is just getting started," he said. "Zynga is a great business that has yet to realize its full potential."]

AllThingsD has a source that is saying that Microsoft Interactive Entertainment Business president Don Mattrick will be leaving Microsoft. These same people say he is taking a top job at Zynga -- possibly a CEO position. An announcement could be made as soon as today, after markets close.

Losing Mattrick would be a punch in the gut for Microsoft and its Xbox division. It would also be a huge win for Zynga -- a win the online gaming company could definitely use. AllThingsD guesses he would be put at the top for a turnaround for the company.

Microsoft does not need this following this year's rough announcement of the Xbox One. 

This comes to mind.

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4:30 PM on 06.04.2013

Zynga shutting down Draw Something developer OMGPOP

It came out this week that social gaming giant Zynga had laid off 520 employees (approximately 18 percent of its global workforce), which ended up meaning full office closures in some cases. Joining the shutdowns in New York,...

Jordan Devore

9:00 PM on 06.03.2013

Major layoffs happening at Zynga

Sad news been handed down to many employees of the massive social game developer Zynga, as the company is reportedly cutting loose 520 staff members. That's around 18 percent of the company workforce. As part of the cuts, the...

Abel Girmay

11:00 AM on 04.25.2013

Zynga launches Draw Something 2

Here's another excuse to draw dick pictures on your mobile device and send them to your friends. It's Draw Something 2, the follow-up to the Pictonary-like social game that captured our imaginations for exactly 1.5 weeks last...

Dale North

3:30 PM on 04.15.2013

Impressions: Zynga's mobile card game War of the Fallen

Zynga has just released their latest social game endeavor War of the Fallen for iOS, with Android soon to follow. This new card battle game steps up to the plate with hopes of introducing casual game players to the world of c...

Caitlin Cooke





11:15 AM on 04.11.2013

Draw Something television game show is really happening

Remember when we told you how Zynga was working on turning their popular drawing mobile game into a television game show? That's actually happening now, but not for CBS as we originally heard. Word is that they've decided not...

Dale North

3:00 AM on 03.19.2013

Ryan Seacrest got to announce Draw Something 2

Draw Something 2 is officially happening. How do we know this? Because Ryan Seacrest Tweeted the news. What. OMGPOP CEO and Zynga Vice President Dan Porter later confirmed that Draw Something 2 is indeed coming soon and will ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

2:00 PM on 03.18.2013

Zynga: Tablets are becoming the ultimate game platform

Console fans will protest, PC fans will bellow in outrage, but Farmville developer Zynga believes tablet devices are on track to become the ultimate platform for gaming experiences. According to games president Steve Chi...

Jim Sterling

6:00 AM on 03.12.2013

Zynga: Copying games is no big deal, don't worry about it

"Zynga is often accused of copying games, which is mostly true." Those were the words spoken by Dan Porter, General Manager of Zynga New York. It's no secret to anyone with the capacity for rational thought that the social ga...

Tony Ponce

7:30 PM on 02.15.2013

EA and Zynga have settled over The Ville lawsuit

The Electronic Arts and Zynga lawsuits against one another have both been dismissed. The two companies reached a settlement outside of court, and the specifics of the deal haven't been disclosed. Both companies issued a state...

Hamza CTZ Aziz