In case you've forgotten about them, Zynga still exists. And they still have enough money to acquire other smaller game development companies. The Farmville company just announced that, for $527 million dollars, they've bought NaturalMotion—the creators of the Backbreaker, Clumsy Ninja and CSR Racing series—and that they'll be reducing their workforce by 15%. A note from former Xbox exec Don Mattrick explains things here. With this move, Zynga now has some promising franchises and a middleware business. They might just surprise folks yet.


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