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Trouble in The Ville: EA Sues Zynga for Copyright Infringement

Friday, August 3, 2012

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Trouble in The Ville: EA Sues Zynga for Copyright Infringement

Tweet Electronic Arts has sued Zynga for copyright infringement, according to a statement released by the publisher earlier today. In a lengthy complaint made public just hours ago, EA states that in development of Zynga’s upcoming The Ville, the developer “copied and misappropriated the original and distinctive expressive elements” from The Sims Social, which EA [...]

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EA: Mobile On the Rise While Social Gaming Cools Off

Thursday, August 2, 2012

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EA: Mobile On the Rise While Social Gaming Cools Off

Tweet Yesterday, Electronic Arts’ chief operating officer, Peter Moore, made it clear that revenue growth in social games is slowing down for the company, but the mobile market is as hot as ever. The trend of mobile growth versus social gaming is still a highly contested one, as not all companies may see eye to eye with [...]

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Restaurant City is Closing Down the Kitchen

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

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Restaurant City is Closing Down the Kitchen

Tweet Back in the day, we here at Frisky Mongoose were big fans of Restaurant City, one of Playfish’s early Facebook offerings. The title was one of many in the company’s portfolio that ultimately led to their acquisition by EA, and kept us all going with its ingredient-swapping, dish-cooking, decor-placing, bathroom-mopping antics. So, it is with [...]

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Earn Free Playfish Cash in Restaurant City, Hotel City, & More!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

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Earn Free Playfish Cash in Restaurant City, Hotel City, & More!

Tweet While developers like Zynga or CrowdStar have the “free premium currency” systems down to what seems to be a science, either rewarding users as they level up in games, or even offering extra opportunities like Lotto Tickets in Cafe World or the PetVille Genie Gems game, Playfish is the odd man out, with Playfish [...]

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Class is in Session! Celebrate Back to School Week in Pet Society!

Monday, September 27, 2010

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Class is in Session! Celebrate Back to School Week in Pet Society!

Tweet While it may seem to be coming a bit later in September than we might have expected, Playfish is finally putting Pet Society through a “Back to School” makeover, allowing users to add a bit of academia to their own homes. The theme stars in the game’s Outdoor Shop, where under the Furniture section, [...]

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From E3 to Casual Connect: When Hardcore Meets Social Gaming

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

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From E3 to Casual Connect: When Hardcore Meets Social Gaming

Tweet Are core and casual games at a crossroads? Gen Katz, industry veteran and editor of Games4Girls/Games4Women, seems to think so. She’s graciously given the ‘Goose permission to share her latest gaming newsletter, which discusses some new and old revelations from Casual Connect 2010. Bopping from E3 (in LA) to Casual Connect, July 20-24 in [...]

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LOLapps Stops Making Branded Games, Focuses On Original Titles

Sunday, June 20, 2010

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LOLapps Stops Making Branded Games, Focuses On Original Titles

Tweet San Francisco developer LOLapps has so far been flying low under the social radar, releasing a few solid successful games but nothing earth shattering. Last year the company decided to migrate from user-generated quizzes into the game space. Some of LOLapps’ first releases were in conjunction with existing big brands, like the Dante’s Inferno [...]

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E3 2010: MySims: Sky Heroes Hands-On (Nintendo Wii)

Saturday, June 19, 2010

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E3 2010: MySims: Sky Heroes Hands-On (Nintendo Wii)

Tweet The newest title in the MySims series is MySims: Sky Heroes. EA has decided to take the series multi-platform outside of the Nintendo camp, by developing the title not only for the Nintendo Wii and DS, but also the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. At this year’s E3, we had a chance to go [...]

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FIFA Superstars Comes to Facebook

Sunday, May 16, 2010

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FIFA Superstars Comes to Facebook

Tweet EA Sports President Peter Moore announced FIFA Superstars via blog post. The title is being designed and developed by Playfish, the creators of Pet Society and Restaurant City, a social gaming studio that was acquired by Electronic Arts last year. This is the first EA franchise that Playfish has publicly worked on since being [...]

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EA Takes a Stand Against Used Games

Sunday, May 16, 2010

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EA Takes a Stand Against Used Games

Tweet The sale of used games is a bad thing for game publishers; all the profit for a used game sale goes to the retailers while the folks who developed and published the game get nothing. Sales of used product also decrease sales of new games. To combat used game sales, Electronic Arts has announced [...]

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Win a 60 Inch HDTV in FIFA World Cup Sweepstakes

Saturday, May 15, 2010

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Win a 60 Inch HDTV in FIFA World Cup Sweepstakes

Tweet EA Sports and EA Mobile launched the 2010 FIFA World Cup Sweepstakes on May 10th. The contest is promoting 2010 FIFA World Cup for the iPhone, a title that costs $6.99 on the App Store. But you don’t have to own an iPhone, buy the game, or even like soccer to win one of [...]

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EA at E3: New Need For Speed, Natal and Move Titles

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

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EA at E3: New Need For Speed, Natal and Move Titles

Tweet During a recent earnings call, EA announced a few details of its E3 plans, in confirming a new Need For Speed game as well as brand new titles for Sony’s PlayStation Move and Microsoft’s Natal devices. John Schappert, Cheif Operating Officer at EA stated: “This year you’re going to see a strong portfolio of [...]

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