The Zynga social game cullings that began with FishVille and Adventure Isle continues this month, as the troubled social gaming giant kills one of the most disappointing sequels of all time.
Facebook has implemented countermeasures to purge fake, forged, hacked or otherwise unsavory 'Likes' from its pages, resulting in the sudden departure of several hundred thousand of Zynga's several hundred million fans.
Bettysue Higgins, who until recently worked as an admin assistant for a law firm, has pleaded guilty to embezzlement charges after her fraudulent spending on casual video games was caught out.
As rumored two days ago, it is now confirmed that Zynga will hold an initial public offering of its stock on the NASDAQ tomorrow.
Zynga rocketed to fame with titles like FarmVille and Mafia Wars. When Mafia Wars 2 launched, the number of players peaked at 2.5 million, but dropped to 900,000 earlier this month, with players complaining that the game just wasn't as fun.
Police on Tuesday arrested a Zynga temp who is accused of stealing $100,000 worth of merchandise and equipment from the company behind casual games FarmVille, CityVille and Mafia War, the San Francisco Examiner reports.
The man behind monster hits FarmVille, Mafia Wars and CityVille is scrambling to reclaim some of the stock options he handed out to long-time employees, the Wall Street Journal reports.
The keystroke-capturing computer virus that infected the networks used to pilot U.S. Air Force drones had nothing to do with Mafia Wars despite early reports to the contrary, Zynga tells Kotaku.
Earlier this month, it became known that the US Air Force's aerial drones had been infected with malware. It didn't blow them up or anything, but it was embarrassing for the Air Force nonetheless.
There comes a time while playing any Zynga game on Facebook for the first time, when the playing must stop... unless you want to ask friends for more "energy" so you can play, or unless you want to pay to keep things going.
Your Facebook friends will help you in the sequel to Mafia Wars. They'll help keep you safe while you take a bat to the knees of some Facebook stranger.
Forget the farms, the adventures, the empires and the allies. Love them or hate them, Zynga will soon release what they're calling their "most bad-ass game to date," Mafia Wars 2.
FarmVille and Mafia Wars maker Zynga, has been slapped with another lawsuit, this time for patent infringement. New York-based Segan wants to get paid for a 2006 patent it holds—"system for viewing content over a network"—claiming Zynga is violating it. Sound like patent trolling to you? [Bloomberg]
Zynga's bajillion dollar bid to go public came with oodles of fun insight into the company, thanks to that filing with the securities and exchange commission. It also landed around the same time that the Facebook game developer launched a new game, one all about your privacy.
The game makers behind mega Facebook games Farmville, CityVille and Mafia Wars today filed papers with the Securities and Exchange Commission to take Zynga public in hopes of raising $1 billion.
The company behind FarmVille, Mafia Wars, CityVille (and perhaps the death of PC gaming) may be going public this week, valued as high as $20 billion, Reuters reports.
The already-extraordinary X-Men have gained a new ability: the mutant power to dispense loot. Players of social game Mafia Wars can look out for "loot to heighten your defenses like Magneto and strengthen your attack like Beast!" thanks to X-Men: First Class. [Mafia Wars]
Social games maker Zynga moves one step closer to world domination, minting its own currency, the zCoin. In short, play games like FarmVille, FrontierVille, Mafia Wars, Zynga Poker and more, earn zPoints, cash those in for zCoins and grab exclusive items from RewardVille. The move comes months ahead of Facebook's…
Wherever there is crime you'll find the Green Hornet and Kato, and that includes Zynga's popular social mobster game Mafia Wars, where players can unlock one hell of a ride if they play their clicks right.
When you log into Mafia Wars today you're going to be able to check out the first new single released from Dr. Dre in more than ten years. You'll also get a chance to hustle virtually with the music icon.