Social games

KFC Will Bring Gaming to Instagram With the ‘Kentucky Fried Football Challenge’

Remember the old Mattel hand-held football video games? A modern-day version of the game is about to enter the social-media realm.

Facebook Gamers Watched Graceland Video 1 Million Times in Brief Effort

USA Network says it got 1 million views from a two-week campaign last month that rewarded social gamers on Facebook if they watched a promotional video for its Graceland show.

Zynga Loses Marketing, Revenue Chief

The hits keep coming for Zynga. Problem is, hits for the social gaming company used to mean another uber-popular game—likely ending in -ville.

Zynga, American Express Farm Game Cash—With Real Dollars

A new plant has cropped up in FarmVille. Starting Tuesday, players of Zynga’s FarmVille game can sign up for an account with American Express’s PayPal-rival Serve (or connect with their existing Serve account) to get in-game FarmCash in exchange for taking real world actions such as adding money to their Serve card.

Zynga Nabs Omgpop

Zynga has acquired game publishers Omgpop for $200 million.

SEC Investigates Zynga’s Financials in Last-Minute IPO Talks

As it gears up for a November IPO, Zynga is holding its final round of talks with the Securities and Exchange Commission to address some las

Zynga Sued for Patent Infringement

Back in June, Zynga sued Brazilian gaming company Vostu for allegedly copying several of its games.

Baby Got Social Games

“Baby Got Back” rapper Sir Mix-A-Lot is making his mark on the social gaming scene with a new Facebook trivia game, MixNMatch. The game challenges people to answer a list of silly either-or questions — but they have to guess which option Mix-A-Lot (or a Facebook friend) would choose.

Zynga Sues Vostu, Alleged Copycat Gaming Startup

Zynga has filed a lawsuit against Brazilian startup Vostu—owned by Joshua Kushner, brother of Jared—for copyright infringement.

A Social Game for Parrotheads

Attention Parrotheads: Come this fall, you’ll be able to immerse yourself in "Margaritaville Online," a social game currently in the works from THQ.