Coronavirus: Social Games Replacing Hanging Out

As the coronavirus forces people to forgo hanging out in person, social gaming is gaining in popularity.

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…

The Rise Of Social Gaming Doesn’t Mean Gamers Are Becoming More Social

Social and mobile gaming is huge. That fact can’t be disputed. What can be disputed, however, is a perception that people are increasingly playing games together. A new research study has found that to not be the case. eMarketer released…

Still Playing Games On Google+? You Have Until June 30 To Clear Out

Does anybody still play games on Google+? If you do, Google’s got some bad news. Google announced at Google I/O that it’s shutting down Google+ Games on June 30. Now, it doesn’t mean that the games on Google+ will cease…

Yahoo May Be In Talks To Buy Zynga [Rumor]

It’s no secret that Zynga is in trouble. The former giant of social gaming is now on the defensive as it lays off employees and closes studios around the world. It has to find a hit, preferably in mobile, to…

Zynga Closing Its Baltimore Studio, Other Locations Being Consolidated

I think Zynga learned its lesson about studio closures after it tried to sneakily layoff over 100 employees during an Apple event. Now the company is being more open about its closures and layoffs with the latest round affecting many…

Zynga Shutting Down CityVille 2, Other Titles To Cut Costs

Zynga released its Q4 and year end earnings yesterday, and the results weren’t exactly peachy. The company was able to increase it’s year-over-year revenue, but everything else was relatively flat. Zynga has to start cutting costs somewhere to turn a…

SongPop Is The Number One Facebook Game Of 2012

Facebook is at the Le Web technology conference in Paris this week. At the event, the social network announced the top 25 social games of the year. The number one game might not surprise you, but the placement of other…

Zynga Games Coming To Internet/TV Bundles Next Year

The almighty cable and Internet bundle is a large source of revenue for many telecoms. Some people, however, feel that the bundle doesn’t deliver on the value that it promises. That may change next year as numerous telecoms will begin…

Game Developers Met With Zuckerberg To Discuss The Future Of Facebook Gaming

Facebook gaming, and social gaming in general, is not the revenue behemoth it used to be. Most players are now moving to mobile, and that’s a problem that Facebook has to overcome. The social network recently invited some big names…

Facebook And Zynga Aren’t So Close Anymore

Zynga may be in the gutter these days, but it used to not always be like that. The company used to be on top of the world thanks to its close relationship with Facebook. The social network benefited from this…

Zynga Loses Another Exec, Shuffles Around Those That Remain

Zynga has been bleeding talent and executives over the past few months as the company struggles to stay relevant in a changing social games environment. It doesn’t look it’s stopping anytime soon either as Zynga has announced the departure of…

Jamie Oliver And Zynga Team Up For Charity

Jamie Oliver is a world-renowned chef and host of the now canceled Food Revolution, but he’s also head of a good cause – the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation. It’s purpose is to teach children the benefits of eating healthy foods.…

Zynga Launches CityVille 2 On Facebook

It’s old news by now, but Zynga is still in a fair bit of trouble. The company downsized its workforce by 150 employees last month and closed a studio.The move undoubtedly raised some concerns about the future of the company,…

Zynga Announces Third Quarter Results, Confirms Layoffs

Zynga is a mess. The company’s share price has plummeted into unknown depths and now trades at around $2.13. Can Zynga pick itself back up and become profitable again? Let’s take a look at its third quarter results and see…

Zynga Laid Off Over 100 Employees During The Apple Event

Apple took over the Internet news cycle today with the announcement of the iPad Mini. The news would obviously drown out anything else, including mass layoffs at one of the largest social game developers in the world. Nobody would be…

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.…

Zynga Shares Fall Almost 20 Percent In After-Hours Trading

Zynga has not had the best of luck recently. It’s pretty bad when the best product you have available is a board game based on Words with Friends from the folks who make Scrabble. Not to mention the company has…

Zynga Desperately Tries To Keep Employees After Stock Crash

Things are not looking good for Zynga. Their stocks crashed, COO John Schappert left and they’re being investigated for insider trading. After all this, employees would obviously want out. The company is going to keep them the only way they…

Zynga COO Stripped Of His Power After Stocks Collapsed

To say that Zynga is between a rock and a hard place right now would be a bit of an understatement. The company is more like between a wall of cacti and an iron maiden. Either way, they’re going to…