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FarmVille TV series to be produced by Brett Ratner

FarmVille TV series to be produced by Brett Ratner

Zynga's FarmVille empire is expanding beyond Facebook and 7-Eleven. The ubiquitous social farming game is set to be an animated television series, produced by Brett Ratner (Rush Hour, X-Men: The Last Stand).

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FarmVille 2 in the works, domain registration and resume hint

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FarmVille 2 in the works, domain registration and resume hint

FarmVille is the poster child of the modern social games boom. While it may not be singularly responsible for Zynga's meteoric rise, the game has managed to turn millions of Facebook viewers into a whole new type of "gamer."

Zynga has dabbled in sequels before, as evidenced by Mafia Wars 2's release. But, could a sequel to their most iconic property be in the works?

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Report: Zynga registers domains for ForestVille

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Report: Zynga registers domains for ForestVille

You can never have too many 'Ville games, or at least that seems to be Zynga's strategy. Recently registered domain names suggest the social games giant is planning a new game, though details are notably scarce. Are you ready for ForestVille?

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Farmville movie in consideration

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Farmville movie in consideration

Yet another video game property is apparently turning into a movie, and for once we won't have to worry about Hollywood screenwriters messing up the plot. Zynga's Farmville is being adapted to the big screen, and the project actually might get some big-name talent behind it.

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Zynga preparing Farmville expansion

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Zynga preparing Farmville expansion

Zynga is preparing for a large-scale expansion to Farmville, titled Farmville English Countryside. Venture Beat reports that being rather than a full sequel, English Countryside will launch from the standard Farmville application but add a new farm that's significantly more British. Read more »

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Zynga Issues Cease & Desist to Protect "Ville" Trademark

Popular Facebook game developer Zynga has issued a cease and desist order against Blingville, for its game of the same name. reports that Zynga claims the "ville" suffix infringes on its trademark.

Legal action began in November 2010, but Blingville looks ready to fight it in court, if necessary. The company has filed for a declaratory judgment that the title qualifies as fair use. The company is also requesting that Zynga be made to pay for attorney's fees and other expenses regarding the case. Read more »

"Step 1. Ripoff Harvest Moon Step 2. Sue anyone who tries to capitalize off your "hard work" ..."
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CityVille Growing at Breakneck Speed

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FarmVille is the poster child of social gaming, but its little brother has already surpassed its success in record time. VentureBeat reports that the spin-off title CityVille has reached 100 million users in only 43 days.

FarmVille, by comparison, reached an all-time high of 83.76 million users in March of last year. However, FarmVille's 34.5 million daily active users beats CityVille's 18.5 million. Together, the two games help push Zygna's combined tally to almost 300 million monthly active users. Facebook currently stands at over 600 million users, which means roughly one in six have at least tried CityVille, and half are trying at least one Zynga game. Read more »

"I'm proud to say I've never played Farmville (tho all my lunatic FB friends surely do before I ..."
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King Arthur - The Role-playing Wargame Sequel Announced

Neocore Games today announced a sequel to its 2009 PC RTS-RPG hybrid King Arthur - The Role-playing Wargame, imaginatively titled King Arthur II.

"More heroic, large scale battles with bigger armies" and "intense boss fights" are promised as Artie struggles to save a ruined Britannia. There'll also be "a new wide range of camera control options, revised animations and an extensive tutorial." Read more »

"did they have one of the developers do the voice of that trailer?"
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FarmVille Creator Zynga Worth More than Electronic Arts According to Valuation

According to SharesPost Inc., which handles trades for shares of privately held companies, FarmVille creator Zynga has been valued at an estimated $5.51 billion. This tops Electronic Arts' $5.22 billion valuation as calculated by its NASDAQ stock price (via Bloomberg).

Keep in mind that Zynga is not a publicly traded company and this valuation is based upon what people are spending for shares or stake in the company. This is similar to when Microsoft dropped $240 million into Facebook for a 1.6 percent stake in the social network, valuing Facebook at $15 billion. Read more »

"Can someone explain how this makes any money at all? Does Farmville have microtransactions or ..."
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Class Action Lawsuit Brought Against Zynga Over FarmVille Privacy Concerns

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A group of Facebook users have filed a class action lawsuit against Zynga over its "alleged practice of illegally sharing the Facebook user data of its customers with advertisers and data brokers."

The lawsuit was filed in federal court in San Francisco, CA and "seeks monetary relief for those whose data was wrongly shared, and injunctive relief to prevent continued privacy abuses." Read more »

"If this is the breach that the wall street journal was writing about they may have a case. ..."
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Report: Google Investing Millions in Zynga, Preparing to Launch Games Service

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Google could be investing between $100 and $200 million in Farmville creator Zynga, according to a report by TechCrunch.

"The investment was made by Google itself, not Google Ventures, say our sources, and it's a highly strategic deal. Zynga will be the cornerstone of a new Google Games to launch later this year, say multiple sources." Read more »

"Seems like a bad investment. While social gaming will always be around and probably get much, ..."
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FarmVille Arrives on iPhone, iPod touch

Zynga's free-to-play social agriculture sensation FarmVille spread to the iPhone and iPod touch today as a free iTunes App Store download.

"A [free] Facebook account is required to play FarmVille," says Zynga. "Current FarmVille players can access their existing Facebook farm, and new users can create a farm." Read more »

"The only way the existence of this game would be acceptable to me is if it caused the handset to ..."
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Interactive Achievement Award Winners Announced; Uncharted 2 Snags Ten

The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences (AIAS) announced the winners for the 13th annual Interactive Achievement Awards yesterday. Developer Naughty Dog's cinematic action-adventure, Uncharted 2, was the undisputed star of the show, running away with ten different awards.

The Jay Mohr-hosted event, held at the Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas during the DICE Summit, highlighted the most impressive achievements in game development in 2009, as decided by industry peers. Read more »

"That list is bollocks. What I want to know is how Fifa 2010 won and its not even out yet? I ..."
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