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Zynga distances itself from Facebook

Zynga distances itself from Facebook

Zynga has announced that it will no longer be requiring people to log into their Facebook accounts when entering its site. Zynga wants to distance itself from Facebook in order to become a more independent game developer. You are now able to access your favorite games, like Farmville, Chefville, Draw Sometihng, and more via a stand-alone Zynga account.

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King.com overtakes Zynga for top spot on Facebook

King.com overtakes Zynga for top spot on Facebook

You might not have heard of casual social game developing studio King.com, but they just bumped Zynga from the top spot on Facebook with their new game Candy Crush Saga. It has attracted 9.7 million daily players on Facebook so far, and King.com is now the second largest game publisher on Facebook, with over 70 million monthly active users across all of their games.

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Zynga shutters 11 of its social video games

Zynga shutters 11 of its social video games

Zynga has instituted its cost-reduction plan that the company talked about back in November. The cost-reduction plan involved shutting down some of the company's video games, or at least accepting no new players in others ahead of shutdown in the coming weeks. The game developer plans to allocate its resources to its more popular games.

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OnLive assets sell for only $4.8 million

OnLive assets sell for only $4.8 million

OnLive launches a cloud-based gaming company that many people expected to change the face of gaming away from consoles to Internet streamed video games. The company promised more than just casual games such as Tetris or Farmville. OnLive streamed full versions of many popular PC games directly to your PC including FPS titles and more. The problem for OnLive was that subscriber numbers never lived up to the hype the company generated at launch.

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Facebook launches real money gambling app in UK

Facebook launches real money gambling app in UK

There are no shortages of apps and games on Facebook, and there have been gambling apps available on the social network in the past. Today marks the first time that Facebook has allowed one of its games to put real money at stake, however. The launch of Bingo Friendzy in the UK allows users to play different games to try and win cash prizes. The app was created by Gamesys, owners of one of the UK’s leading bingo websites. Any Facebook user in the UK can try the game as long as they’re over the age of 18.

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Facebook App Center unleashed to the whole world

Facebook App Center unleashed to the whole world

Starting today users across the entire world can access and utilize the brand new Facebook App Center however they please. You can access your own personalized and localized App Center from the same address no matter where you are across this Earth of ours, right over at facebook.com/appcenter. From there you'll be treated to a collection of forward-thinking social network-based apps for all manner of functions and fun-loving activities.

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Zynga reports $23m social gaming loss as Facebook worries mount

Zynga reports $23m social gaming loss as Facebook worries mount

Social game and Facebook stalwart Zynga has reported a dire financial quarter, casting a pall over casual gaming and leaving investors concerned that Facebook itself will underperform. On the surface, Zynga was doing everything right: daily active users were up year-on-year in Q2 2012 from 59m to 72m, with monthly unique and active users also both up (to 192m and 306m respectively). However, that still wasn't enough to avoid a net loss of $22.8m, despite online game revenues rising 10-percent year-on-year

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Zynga to offer real-money gambling in 2013

Zynga to offer real-money gambling in 2013

Enough with that silly fake money in Farmville and the lack of real-world thrills in Zynga Poker. The country's favorite social game company is looking to expand into the world of sin and will offer a poker game that allows players to gamble actual money sometime in the first half of 2013. However, don't expect it to be hosted - or perhaps even playable - in the US, where online gambling is all but expunged due to several state laws banning the practice.

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Zynga usage declines, stock drops to record low

Zynga usage declines, stock drops to record low

Zynga, known for its popular online games for Facebook, has just seen its shares drop to a record low of $4.98. It's the lowest price since the company first began selling its shares at $10 in its IPO back in December. The drop came after analysts at Cowen & Co. revealed that usage of Zynga's games had declined last month as more players switched over to mobile gaming.

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