All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Farmville’

FarmVille TV Show on the Way from Producer Brett Ratner

FarmVille is coming to the small screen. Director Brett Ratner has signed on to produce a half-hour animated TV series based on the hit Facebook-based virtual farming game. According to reports, he’s signed on to work with a Canadian production company called Six Eleven Media. Brett Ratner is best known for directing the Rush Hour films, as well as Red …

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So God Made FarmVille Parodies Popular Super Bowl Ad

Whether you liked it or not, Dodge’s Super Bowl ad “So God Made a Farmer” made a big splash. Whether it will help the company sell more Ram pickup trucks is still left to be seen. This parody ad, though funny, will probably not do much to further popularize FarmVille. That’s probably a good thing. If there is a God, …

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Zynga, Hasbro Launching FarmVille, CityVille, & Words with Friends-Themed Board Games

If you are looking for a new type of board game to play over the course of the holiday season, Zynga and Hasbro hope that you’ll give their new offerings a chance. Social gaming company Zynga and longtime physical game maker Hasbro have teamed up to produce a line of board games inspired by the online Zynga games played by …

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FarmVille 2 Now A Reality

Zynga as launched FarmVille 2, the sequel to one of the titles that helped make the company a household name. “FarmVille 2 is now live!” Zynga said in a status update. “Grow and harvest beautiful crops, raise adorable animals, and craft delicious treats while you customize your very own lifelike farm. It’s time to grow wild!” Comments on the Facebook …

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Sim City Social Aiming Directly For Zynga In New Video

The social gaming world is getting more and more cut throat as the days go by. There is no better example of this than this new video from EA titled “More City Less ‘Ville.” This is an obvious shot at Zynga and their seemingly hundreds of ‘ville games like Farmville and Cityville. This video has a catchy tune and even …

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Zynga Holding Second Annual “Unleashed” Event

Since going public last year Zynga hasn’t really had the best of times. Its overall value has dropped 40% since December. So when they announced that they were launching a gaming platform outside of Facebook, a lot of people raised their eyebrows as to wether or not they could survive without the social media behemoth. With their announcement that they …

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Zynga Launches FarmVille Rewards Program with American Express

You like playing FarmVille, but are really not too keen on the idea of paying real money for virtual products, otherwise known as in-game purchases. It’s reasonable to balk at that, but Zynga, the makers of FarmVille, have announced another option for you to earn Farm Cash to make those crop or cow purchases without having to directly fork over …

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Zynga to Spend Billions to Acquire Competitors

Unless you’ve been living off the social networking grid, chances are you’ve heard of Zynga. I personally know several individuals who have spent vast amounts of their precious free time on such highly-addictive titles as “Farmville” and “Mafia Wars”, among others. Just recently, Zynga dropped a substantial amount of money to acquire OMGPOP, the company responsible for crafting the popular …

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Zynga Planting Seeds for Farmville 2

For some individuals, Farmville addiction is a serious matter. I’ve seen several people spend countless hours tending to every minute detail of their colorful virtual farms, going as far as to schedule real-life events around when their pixelated crops were expected to bloom. Some hardcore players have somehow managed to put their farming days behind them, though I’ve a feeling …

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Eat Cheetos, Win FarmVille Items with Zynga/Frito-Lay Promotion

The next bag of Funyuns you buy might earn you a Spring Llama in FarmVille. Players of three of Zynga’s most popular social games are about to be rewarded for snacking on Cheetos, Ruffles, Dortios, and Lays. Frito-Lay and Zynga have teamed up for a promotion that allows Facebook gamers to unlock prizes in FarmVille, CityVille, and CastleVille by purchasing …

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Zynga Changes The Game On Cloud Computing

While Zynga’s games may look simplistic, there’s a lot of power and technology behind their games. Zynga detailed the evolution of their zCloud servers that host all of their games yesterday. It’s a fascinating look at the technology behind the social games that everybody knows and loves (or hates). The company hosted its games on third-party servers at the start …

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Facebook Social Games Breakdown [Infographic]

Social gaming like Words With Friends, FarmVille and Mafia Wars is big business. An infographic released by Prism Online Casino explores Facebook social games, particularly the reasons why each are so popular. Among the observations are that people are into the games for stress relief, mental stimulation, social interaction and relaxation. The average social gamer is 39 years old. 54% …

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