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Zynga To Kill Off OMGPOP.com On September 30

OMGPOP is the poster child of the one-hit wonder in mobile gaming. After finding a hit with Draw Something, Zynga bought the developer and tried to strike gold twice. It didn’t work out and the social games giant killed off OMGPOP in June. The only thing that’s left now is their game portal – OMGPOP.com – and Zynga is going …

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Draw Something 2 Now Available On iOS, Coming To Android Soon

Zynga’s most high-profile acquisition of last year was OMGPOP and its game Draw Something. The game proved incredibly popular, but soon began to bleed users by the millions. Now Zynga is trying to win over those who left with a sequel. Zynga announced during its earnings results that Draw Something 2 is now available on iOS devices. Unlike other sequels …

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Draw Something Hits 100 Million Downloads

Around one year ago, Draw Something hit iOS and took the mobile gaming world by storm. The Pictionary-type game averaged one million downloads per day during its first 50 days on the market. Of course, this success has to be measured against more recent successes, such as Angry Birds Space, which reached 50 million downloads in only 35 days, or …

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The Draw Something Game Show Is Now Casting, If That’s Something You’re Interested in

Are you an amateur smartphone finger artist and looking to go professional? If you’re ready to take your Draw Something skills to the next level, I’m here to inform you that they are now officially taking applications for the Draw Something game show. The show was first announced back in June, and will be a CBS production, with the help …

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Zynga Shares Fall 41 Percent After Mostly Positive Q2 Results

Social game giant Zynga announced their Q2 results yesterday and things were looking pretty good. We could finally put their recent stock stumbles behind us and look forward to a new era of profitability. Unfortunately, that was not the case as the company’s stock took its biggest plunge since the developer went public. Let’s focus on the good news first. …

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Windows Phone 8 Users Get to Slack off With Draw Something, Words With Friends

It won’t be all work and no play for the business-friendly Windows Phone 8. A pair of Zynga’s most popular mobile games, Draw Something and Words With Friends, will be arriving later this year on the just-announced Windows mobile platform. The inclusion of the popular games accompanies the 100,000 other apps that will be landing on Windows Phone Marketplace, but …

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Draw Something Show Headed to CBS: Twitter Reacts

A Draw Something show is currently in production over at CBS, with Ryan Seacrest and producer Michael “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” Davis backing the project. According to CNN, the program, which is based on the popular “Pictionary”-style app, will pit celebrities against average, everyday individuals who play Draw Something on a fairly regular basis. It’s also rumored that …

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Draw Something TV Show Coming to CBS

Draw Something was the mobile gaming phenomenon of spring 2012. The game surged in popularity this past March, with more than 50 million people playing the game at one point. The game became so popular that the biggest name in social and mobile gaming, Zynga, went ahead and paid $200 million to OMGPOP for the app. However, Draw Something quickly …

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Draw Something Now Available In 12 New Languages

Considering the downward trajectory that Draw Something has seen since being acquired by Zynga, it’s no surprise that the company is attempting to penetrate some new markets and use some star power to ignite a little bit of buzz. Today, Zynga announced that the game is now available in twelve new languages including Spanish, German, and Chinese. Zynga…today launches Draw …

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Zynga Seems Happy With Its Acquisition Of OMGPOP

If you think Facebook has had it tough over the past week, you should look at Zynga. The social games developer saw its share price plummet after a weak Facebook IPO. That wasn’t the beginning of their troubles, however, as the recently acquired “Draw Something” from OMGPOP has been bleeding users over the past few weeks. Some are beginning to …

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Draw Something Sells, Drops 5 Million Users

The makers of the popular app Draw Something–OMGPOP–may have made the best deal of their careers recently when they sold the game to Zynga for a tidy sum right before millions of users dropped it. Zynga picked up the app for $200 million, which may have seemed like a deal to them before 5 million people suddenly stopped playing, leaving …

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Draw Something Wants You to Illustrate Their Product Placement

My addiction to OMGPOP’s “Draw Something” burned out pretty quick. For about two whole weeks, I was pretty obsessed with the game, but the word repetition and game-crashing bugs were enough for me to abandon the app pretty quickly. I briefly considered jumping back in when they added new celebrity names to the mix, though my good intentions were derailed …

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