Topic: Social games

Facebook Gamers Watched Graceland Video 1 Million Times in Brief Effort

USA Network loves the data from recent stint

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. At…

Zynga Loses Marketing, Revenue Chief

Executive exodus continues for social gaming company

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. But lately those hits are body blows to…

Zynga, American Express Farm Game Cash—With Real Dollars

Rewards program to eventually include offline discounts

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…

Zynga Nabs Omgpop

$200 million deal to acquire company behind runaway mobile game Draw Something

Zynga has acquired game publishers Omgpop for $200 million. Until recently, Omgpop was best known as a casual gaming destination known for games such as Balloon Splash. That's until recently, when…

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

Requests more detailed player info

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 last-minute issues. According to the…

Zynga Sued for Patent Infringement

Lawsuit threatens to shut down FarmVille and other Facebook games

Back in June, Zynga sued Brazilian gaming company Vostu for allegedly copying several of its games. But Zynga, it turns out, has been on the other side of that same…

Baby Got Social Games

A new Facebook game lets players think like Sir Mix-A-Lot

“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…

Zynga Sues Vostu, Alleged Copycat Gaming Startup

Zynga's history of "borrowing" not exactly clean

Zynga has filed a lawsuit against Brazilian startup Vostu—owned by Joshua Kushner, brother of Jared—for copyright infringement. “Vostu's business model is simple: copy Zynga's successful games,” the lawsuit states. “While imitation…

A Social Game for Parrotheads

THQ planning to release 'Margaritaville Online' this fall

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