Farmville

Farmville movie in the works

Farmville movie in the works

The most popular game in the history of social networking is reportedly on its way to becoming a major motion picture. This week Alec Sokolow and Joel Cohen, both of them screenwriters for the original 3D animation film breakthrough "Toy Story," have let loose a tiny snippet of information regarding their future projects, one of them directly affiliated with Zynga, the creators of Farmville. And before you say wait, that could mean anything, take a peak and read what they say and see if you pick up the same hints we're picking up.

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Zynga Project Z announced, independent site for games galore

Zynga Project Z announced, independent site for games galore

This week social gaming giant Zynga has announced its intent to go solo in more ways than one. First, a reminder that Zynga will be offered publicly soon (stock up!), next, a new announcement about Project Z, a new website where the Zynga environment will be hosted. As of now, Zynga is dependent on platforms such as Facebook and apps on mobile operating systems as their main source of gaming users. What Project Z will be is no less than a fully functional independent webpage that includes social networking and the full collection of Zynga games. Should their current hosts be worried?

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Zynga Goes “Gaga” with “GagaVille”

Zynga Goes “Gaga” with “GagaVille”

Zynga and Lady Gaga have worked together before, when Zynga was raising money for the Japanese earthquake and tsunami. Zynga has also had quite a few high-profile partnerships with musicians and entertainment companies, including Snoop Dogg, Dreamworks, Nickelodeon, The Green Hornet and others. This deal with Lady Gaga, however, is the biggest one to date. May 17, Lady Gaga and Zynga will be unveiling GagaVille!

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Newest Farmville Crop Is…Watermelon Babies?

Newest Farmville Crop Is…Watermelon Babies?

Popular game Farmville has a new crop you can try, but its appearance can be a bit off-putting. Farmville China now has Watermelon Babies. You read that correctly. The crop looks like a regular watermelon, save for the fact that it has a pink baby-looking creature poking out the top.

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Nintendo Sticks Head in the Sand, Pretends Social Media isn’t Happening

Nintendo Sticks Head in the Sand, Pretends Social Media isn’t Happening

Nintendo has a bad habit of ignoring big threats until they become implacable foes. The latest goof? President Satoru Iwata attempted to allay investor's fears about social media games like FarmVille. He didn't do it by announcing a new Nintendo Facebook game or social networking service. Instead, he said this: "Nintendo has been developing social entertainment in the field of video games for a long time."

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The Daily Slash: November 30 2010

The Daily Slash: November 30 2010

What sort of day begins with a possible verification of aliens and ends with fabulous Lamborghini wireless mouse? A day at SlashGear, of course! Philip Berne writes a lovely modern story about his wife's birthday (happy birthday!), Google invites the media to a holiday party, and Samsung mobile display shows off a flexible 3D OLED concept at FPD International. Google gets investigated for squeezing, the Android Marketplace is fully content rated, and Verizon promises a spectacular reveal of their 4G LTE network via invite - secrets in store? Let's hope! All this and MORE right freaking here on none other than The Daily Slash!

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FarmVille credit & exclusive items added to American Express reward scheme

FarmVille credit & exclusive items added to American Express reward scheme

American Express has announced a new partnership with online gaming company Zynga, which will allow credit card users to swap their membership reward points for FarmVille points, exclusive items or credit in other online games. 100 membership points gets you a dollar's worth of in-game credit; however there are also "exclusive" virtual items, including a dashing purple cow for 540 points, which can only be secured via American Express.

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Apple iPhone: Netflix and Farmville Coming Soon

Apple iPhone: Netflix and Farmville Coming Soon

When you think about your iPhone, you think about all the cool things that it can do. You know, all those media functions, and downloading, watching, just about anything you can think of (except watching Flash videos, of course). And when the iPad got announced, with Netflix in tow, many iPhone owners out there felt like they were missing out. Well, you've waited long enough, because it's coming very soon. Oh, and so is Farmville. (You've heard of that before, right?)

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