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Zynga gamers raise $1 million for Japan disaster relief via in-game items

In just a day and a half, the massive virtual populations of Zynga's FarmVille, CityVille, and FrontierVille have donated more than $1 million in aid for victims of the natural disasters in Japan. Zynga has added special virtual goods to several games which players can purchase to donate funds. It's a very clever use of in-game purchases, and one even the most jaded of FarmVille detractors...

Words With Friends for Android updated, promises "smoother game experience"

As several of you noted in the comments to our post asking for cross-platform iOS/Android games, Words With Friends for Android does not provide the smoothest gaming experience... and that's being rather charitable. You might be happy to hear that a couple of days ago Zynga released an update which promises to solve many of the Android-specific issues, such as notifications not popping up. ...

Words With Friends hits Android, with cross-platform multiplayer support

Words With Friends, Zynga's insanely popular iOS word game, has finally come to Android. The gameplay experience is virtually the same as in the beloved iOS title, and there's even cross-platform multiplayer support, so Android owners can challenge their iPhone-wielding buddies to a game. Words With Friends supports 20 simultaneous games, and push notifications to remind you when it's your...

Social Web browser Flock acquired by casual gaming giant Zynga

One of the biggest names in social gaming has decided to make a move into the application space. Zynga -- who brought the immensely popular Farmville to Facebook -- has purchased Flock, one of the first Web browsers to offer an integrated social networking experience. Zynga's massive userbase could certainly give Flock a boost -- especially since it's a foregone conclusion that Zynga users are...

Words with Friends coming to Android, will be playable against iOS users

Words with Friends has been a ridiculously popular asynchronous Scrabble-like game for iOS devices since it came out over a year ago, but word comes from the developers themselves that an Android version is on the way -- and that it's going to be compatible with the iOS version of the game. Developers at the now Zynga-owned company recently told Android Central that they're working on a ported...

CityVille will be Zynga's "most social game ever"

Zynga, the maker of FarmVille, is going to launch a new game on the Facebook platform in the coming weeks -- CityVille. Like its name implies, this will be a cross between FarmVille and SimCity, allowing players to create a city from scratch, building roads, homes, schools, parks, and so on. Buildings are 3D, which is a first for a Zynga game. Money will be made by trading with other cities and...

Yahoo launches Mafia Wars and FishVille

Yahoo has just launched Mafia Wars and FishVille, two games developed by Zynga, the company best known for FarmVille and its other games on the Facebook platform. In the past few months though, Zynga has shifted away from being tied exclusively to Facebook and has launched its games on Windows Live Messenger, MSN Games -- and now Yahoo. Mafia Wars and FishVille will appear in Yahoo...

Is FarmVille maker Zynga about to become Google Games?

Word on the internet this weekend was that Google has invested a huge amount of money in Zynga, the company that makes Facebook-centered games like FarmVille, Mafia Wars and FrontierVille. Rumor has it that the $100 million-plus investment is part of a larger strategy that will end up with the launch of Google Games later this year. There's no more popular, more addictive collection of games on...

FarmVille ice cream?! Zynga's virtual objects enter real-world 7-Eleven stores (pic)

Zynga, the company behind FarmVille, is bringing its virtual world into your local real-world 7-Eleven. Buying a real object, like a FarmVille-branded Big Gulp, gets you a code that can be redeemed for an in-game object in Zynga's games. The promotion starts June 1st, but I spotted some FarmVille Vanilla ice cream at my neighborhood 7-11 last week. As someone who avoids FarmVille at all costs,...

Facebook makes 5-year deal with FarmVille company Zynga

Zynga -- the games company behind FarmVille, Mafia Wars, and plenty of controversy -- couldn't exist without Facebook. Likewise, Facebook probably wouldn't be as big as it is without Zynga's addictive games. That's why the two companies have officially agreed to continue their symbiotic relationship for five more years. The agreement includes increased use of Facebook Credits as the currency of...