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The DTOID Show: Aliens, Zynga, Ada Wong in RE6, & PAX

Today's episode of The Destructoid Show is brought to you by a flock of magical falcons who carried it here in a net woven out of gossamer spider-silk. Okay, not really. I just wanted to write something interesting. Sega released a develop...

 
 
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Zynga shares plummet, lawsuit coming, gravy train crashes

Farmville creator Zynga is ... buggered. After a few years of living large and sucking as much cash as it could from Facebook users, the proudly "evil" company's bottom is well and truly falling out. Share prices have been falling for the p...

 
 
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Preview: Horn could be an admirable game

So, there certainly was a reaction to the newly announced Horn when Jim posted a little clip a few days ago in which the game was shown off and Phosphor Games’ Chip Sineni made some innocent claims about the mobile and tablet spheres ...

 
 
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Have an obnoxious, petty SimCity Social trailer

If you're mentally subnormal, then Electronic Arts has a trailer that's going to definitely appeal to your sensibilities. This video for SimCity Social promotes the Facebook game with a song so bad, it makes EA's Christmas carol from last ...

 
 
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The DTOID Show: Bring on the uncensored violence!

That's right, folks - I'm back in the studio after a week-long vacation, and I've got my party shoes on! You know, the orthopaedic ones with extra arch support? (I have fragile bones.) Anyway, on today's show, we've got a trailer for the u...

 
 
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Zynga's Draw Something game show coming to CBS

I fell in love with, became addicted to and later swore off mobile drawing game Draw Something over the course of 3 days. I deleted the app, washed my hands of it, and never spoke of it again. Zynga paid about $200 million to acquire develo...

 
 
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E3: EA bitchslaps Zynga with SimCity Social

EA is preparing to invade Facebook, and it has Zynga in its sights. What is it about EA and its obsession with picking fights via passive-aggressive game slogans? In any case, SimCity Social is a city-building game for your Faced Books, and...

 
 
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Zynga already attempting to actively ruin Draw Something

I must admit: I still play Draw Something, albeit only with the few loyal friends that I have left (thanks Chad!). Like millions of others, most of the people on my friends list flocked to basically anything else, avoiding the game like the...

 
 
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Draw Something losing charm, also millions of players

Remember Draw Something? Yeah, that asynchronus Pictionary rip-off that everyone was playing for two weeks before we all moved on with our lives. Well, it looks like the honeymoon is over. After setting record downloads, (50 ...

 
 
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OMGPop founder and Zynga have some history

Last week we learned that Zynga gobbled up OMGPop and it turns out that the founder of the latter actually turned down a job offer from the former in 2008. Charles Forman, after starting up OMGPop and a dating site, I'm In Like Wi...

 
 
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NCsoft bows out of E3, probably playing Farmville instead

I know you folks are starting to compile your own personal lists of who will or won't be in attendance at E3 this year, right? Well it seems you can definitely count on seeing Zynga there, so go ahead and breathe a sigh of relief. A few oth...

 
 
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Zynga has bought OMGPop, developer of Draw Something

In a conference call today, social gaming megalith Zynga has announced the acquisition of OMGPop, the developer responsible for the wildly popular Draw Something for iOS devices. According to a post at the Wall Street Journal (as repor...

 
 
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Facebook gaming drops in popularity (what a shock!)

While some pundits assumed Facebook gaming was set to take over the world, the latest figures show that such distractions have become less popular over time. In 2010, roughly half of all Facebook users jumped on such titles as Farmville and...

 
 
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The DTOID Show: Fat Mega Man, bad Zynga & Ace Attorney 5

Hey guys! We're back again. With a show for your faceholes. Remember last week when social gaming behemoth Zynga got busted for ripping off an indie iOS title? Well, it happened again. We've got some good news too: Capcom is putting Pac-Ma...

 
 
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Cloning continues: Zynga accused of copying another game

Last week the internet gave Zynga sh*t for biting a bit too much off Tiny Towers for their new game Dream Heights. As you'd imagine, NimbleBit, a three-person company, was not pleased to see that the social gaming monster had stolen fr...

 
 
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The DTOID Show: LEGO Minecraft, Blizzcon, & Xbox 720?!

Hey gang! We're back with our usual tri-weekly revelry, and today the news is all hot and stinky. Er. Exciting. For starters, Blizzcon is cancelled. Blizzard is gonna have a big pro-gaming tournament in Asia, but no. No night elf dance con...

 
 
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Zynga rips off Tiny Tower, gets called out by devs

Zynga appears to have given up on copying its own games over and over, and has moved on to the straightforward plagiarizing of other peoples' work. Dream Heights is Tiny Tower to the core, the only difference being Zynga's inferior artistic...

 
 
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Zynga bought up four mobile gaming companies

Zynga says that they've purchased four mobile game companies to get into the smartphone and tablet action. Sums paid for each studio were not disclosed. Mobile exec David Ko told Reuters that they picked up German game maker Gamed...

 
 
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Zynga does NOT top Facebook's list of top ten games

With all this talk about Zynga and their bazillions of dollars, you'd expect Facebook's list of top games in 2011 to be dominated by their titles. While half the titles on the list are Zynga games, the two most popular aren't. I have no ide...

 
 
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Zynga pulls in $1 billion with its $10 shares

Holy f*cking Farmville. Zynga, makers of all those silly games on Facebook that you don't play, have managed to raise $1 billion by offering up 100 shares at $10 in its public offering. It starts trading today on the Nasdaq, symbol nam...

 
 
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Zynga bringing out new games to Facebook and mobile

Zynga, who basically runs the world of Facebook games, held a press conference last week in their offices in San Francisco. In this rendezvous, they talked about many of their upcoming projects and hinted at creating their own game space...

 
 
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Mafia Wars 2 is now live on Facebook

It's time again for your news feed and game invite inbox to get spammed a second time as Mafia Wars 2 is now live on Facebook. You can start your quest to take over a stylized Las Vegas by searching for the game on Facebook and clicking "Pl...

 
 
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Take over Las Vegas in Mafia Wars 2

The first time I ever took notice of Zynga was when my friends were blasting me with Mafia Wars invites on Facebook. Little would I expect that the company would go on to become one of the largest videogame developers in the industry. Mafia...

 
 
 
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Bad dog! Zynga suffers 95% decline in profits

Whether it be due to lack of fresh and hip new IPs during it's first quarter of the year or spending too much on that fancy swivel chair, Zynga's year-on-year profits have taken a huge hit. From a recent SEC filing, Zynga shows that it's pr...

 
 




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