New Facebook-friendly SimCity makes city-building social; The Ville lets you design a virtual house.
729 posts and columns on Zynga
“Don Mattrick to join Zynga as CEO. Farmville users will now have to connect to their game every 24 hours or their animals will be killed one by one.”
– Reddit user Snoblitz, suggesting an alternate headline for AllThingsD’s report of Xbox chief Don Mattrick leaving Microsoft. Last month, Microsoft abandoned plans to require its next console, the Xbox One, to check in online every 24 hours.
–Former OMGPOP CEO Dan Porter. Two days ago Zynga announced it would take a charge of up to $95 million related to its March acquisition of Porter’s company; it paid $180 million for the game-maker plus $30 million more in employee retention payments.