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What’s Zynga doing at E3, anyway?

As Zynga prepares to make its first appearance at E3 next month, the developer’s head of partner publishing Rob Dyer explains why the social game company decided to exhibit at the traditionally core-focused… Continue reading

Facebook’s anemic IPO takes heavy toll on Zynga

Shares of the social media site’s close ally Zynga briefly hit an all time low Friday and closed down precipitously. Editor at large Chris Morris looks at why investors fled – and what might… Continue reading

Zynga stock plunges as Facebook shares begin trading

Not everyone is celebrating the launch of Facebook on Wall Street. Shares of the social media site’s close ally Zynga nosedived when Facebook shares began trading Friday morning. The company saw its stock… Continue reading

As IPO looms, Facebook confronts its game addiction

Five months after Zynga was center stage on Wall Street, Facebook is readying for its own IPO. And the parallels between the two companies are startling. At the time (and since it began… Continue reading

EA shares lowest since ’99 – is it now a takeover target?

With EA share prices at their lowest since July 1999, Gamasutra editor-at-large Chris Morris examines if one of game industry’s biggest players is a potential acquisition target. Electronic Arts has been the rumor… Continue reading

King.com’s hard-fought battle for Facebook games’ second place

Now in its ninth year, King.com has rapidly become a social gaming powerhouse after pushing its games to Facebook. Amidst rumors of acquisitions and an IPO, Gamasutra speaks with the Bubble Witch house.… Continue reading

Opinion: It’s time for Sony to consider a Vita price cut

A rapid price cut helped Nintendo save its 3DS handheld, and maybe it’s time for Sony to do the same with its PlayStation Vita, says Gamasutra editor-at-large Chris Morris. I feel bad for… Continue reading

Analysis: Is Zynga’s spending out of control?

Zynga raised eyebrows with its $210 million acquisition of OMGPOP, and CEO Mark Pincus said there’s more high-dollar buyouts to come. Gamasutra editor-at-large Chris Morris examines the spending frenzy. Just under a month… Continue reading

Opinion: Despite Zelnick’s prediction, THQ not quite on life support

Take-Two’s CEO was blunt when he recently said THQ would be gone in six months. Gamasutra editor-at-large Chris Morris argues it’ll still be around in 2012, but THQ needs to figure out a… Continue reading

Opinion: Apple’s shadow looms over next generation consoles

As the industry devours any scraps of gossip about the next Xbox or PlayStation, Gamasutra editor-at-large Chris Morris wonders if Microsoft and Sony are paying enough attention to Apple’s threat to the living… Continue reading