All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘words with friends’

Zynga’s Bad Day Continues: Words With Friends Creators Leave The Company

Zynga did not have a good morning. The company’s share price fell almost 20 percent in after hours trading last night, and is currently trading at $2.37. It seems like the day couldn’t get any worse, but it just did. The two men behind Zynga smash hit Words with Friends have announced that they’re leaving the company after being with …

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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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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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Zynga Rolls Out New “With Friends” Game

Zynga is responsible for one of the most addictive games on the web right now–Words With Friends–and they’re about to unveil a new one with a more simplistic premise that could appeal to younger users. “Matching With Friends” will be rolled out in Canada and Australia this week for iPhone and iPad and will jump to other markets over the …

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Words With Friends Loses 2 Million Players

AppData, the company that monitors mobile apps for trends and provides metrics, is showing a huge decline in the number of people playing Words With Friends, the popular Scrabble-like board game app. Though the app started the month of April with more than 20 million monthly users, it now boasts only 18.3 million users – a drop of nearly 2 …

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Ads On Free Apps Are Killing Your Smartphone Battery

Everybody knows that playing games on your smartphone is a death sentence to your phone’s battery. When I first succumbed to my light addiction to Words With Friends, I actually had to start taking my battery charger to work with me because my iPhone wasn’t making it through a whole eight-hour shift (although actually working at work would probably have …

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Draw Something Bests Words With Friends As Most Popular Social Game

Zynga has been the top dog in the gaming app arena for a few years now. Everybody wants to be the next big thing and beat out Zynga in the social space. A new challenger has appeared and is so far winning. That challenger is Draw Something, the Pictionary-like social game that challenges players to, well, draw something and have …

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Words With Friends Saves A Man’s Life

Everybody loves Words With Friends. Whether playing against Facebook friends or challenging random strangers, Zynga’s not-quite-Scrabble game is the go-to time waster for millions of people. Now it looks like the game might be useful for more than just teaching our friends to hate words like “qi” and “za.” Using the game’s ability to pair players with random people, Beth …

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Zynga’s Scramble With Friends Launched For iPhone

Fans of Zynga’s Words With Friends (or Boggle) may be interested to know that the company just launched Scramble With Friends. Even the icon for the game looks like Words With Friends, as to present a familiar experience for users of the popular Scrabble-esque game. “Scramble With Friends takes one of Zynga’s earliest games and sprinkles the magic of ‘With …

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Alec Baldwin Responds To Words With Friends/Twitter Controversy

“What harm would it do to let him keep playing his game, not any game mind you, but a word game for smart people.” Only a few days removed from Words With Friends-gate, Alec Baldwin has addressed the incident publicly – on Saturday Night Live. During Seth Meyer’s Weekend Update segment, Baldwin came out dressed as a pilot from American …

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Alec Baldwin, American Airlines, & Words With Friends-gate

If you’ve ever sampled the wonderful nectar that is Words With Friends you are likely aware of how addicting the game can be. Actor and Very Public Tweeter Alec Baldin has experienced this. In fact, so compelling was the need to play Words With Friends that Baldwin defied American Airlines yesterday and refused to stop playing during his flight’s take-off. …

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