Tag Archive | "FarmVille"

Social Game Currency Crowdsources Payments: Real Work, Fake Money

Monday, June 21, 2010

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Social Game Currency Crowdsources Payments: Real Work, Fake Money

Tweet Social game players are used to doing virtual work (i.e. harvesting fake crops) for virtual money (i.e. Farmville cash). But that concept has taken a strange twist recently: players exchanging real work for virtual cash. The fake-money-for-real-work idea is becoming increasingly popular, according to a recent San Francisco Chronicle profile on crowdsourcing company Crowdflower. [...]

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Enter to Win! Zynga + 7-Eleven + Contest = Free Stuff for FarmVille, Mafia Wars & YoVille

Monday, June 21, 2010

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Enter to Win! Zynga + 7-Eleven + Contest = Free Stuff for FarmVille, Mafia Wars & YoVille

Tweet Now that you can snag special-edition virtual items for FarmVille, Mafia Wars and YoVille by stocking up  on snacks at 7-Eleven – Who doesn’t want to win a free 7-Eleven gift card? (Rhetorical question.) To celebrate the new Zynga cross-promotion at BuyEarnPlay.com, 7-Eleven (the Integer Group, a FreshWorks agency) has kindly provided Frisky Mongoose [...]

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Steve Kirk Talks Farmville Tune

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

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Steve Kirk Talks Farmville Tune

Tweet Neil Vidyarthi of Social Times recently had the pleasure of meeting the man who wrote the Farmville song: Steve Kirk.  If you are (or were) an avid farmer, you’re most likely very familiar with the Farmville tune. I can hear the lazy, relaxing guitar in my head right now. When asked about the inspiration for the [...]

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“The Facebook Effect” on Farmville in Taiwan

Thursday, June 10, 2010

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Tweet You think you like Farmville? Your neighbors? Your neighbors’ neighbors? How about 26% of the country? In Taiwan that’s was the case. As reported by The Facebook Effect by David Kirkpatrick: In Taiwan, Facebook usage –mostly on PCs–soared in 2009 for one reason: the Farmville game from Zynga. Playing it became almost a national [...]

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Zombie Farm: Carrots and Corpses

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

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Zombie Farm: Carrots and Corpses

Tweet Farmville’s unexpected popularity in 2009 spawned a slew of other farm-based games on Facebook. Since you can’t take Farmville on the go, a variety of farm-themed apps were developed to satisfy your green thumb: Tap Farm, Farm Frenzy, Pocket Farm, and the list goes on and on. It’s undeniable that farming is all the rage right [...]

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Apple’s Mobile Gaming Focus Coming to Light

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

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Apple’s Mobile Gaming Focus Coming to Light

Tweet At the WWDC Keynote on Monday, Apple really began to show its gaming colors with the many announcements that will either enhance existing games, bring new franchises to the platform or have new tools that bring entirely new experiences to the mobile gamer. Apple clearly showed it has a major interest in gaming by [...]

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BREAKING: FarmVille Coming to iPhone

Monday, June 7, 2010

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BREAKING: FarmVille Coming to iPhone

Tweet At the Apple WWDC Keynote address, Steve Jobs along with the CEO of Zynga announced FarmVille coming to the iPhone. The announcement came with a live demo that showed that the game will work well and will not use Flash. Along with managing crops, the app will also notify you of withering crops and [...]

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Foursquare and FarmVille on the List of Worst Inventions

Saturday, May 29, 2010

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Foursquare and FarmVille on the List of Worst Inventions

Tweet According to Time Magazine (reported by Mashable), FarmVille and Foursquare have landed on the publications Top 50 Worst Inventions. Farmville landed on the list for its particular ability to “waste time”. Dan Fletcher, writing about Farmville, said that it was “hardly even a game” and that it was essentially a “series of mindless chores”. [...]

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Newest FarmVille Podcast Reveals Upcoming Features

Friday, May 28, 2010

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Tweet Zynga has released the newest FarmVille podcast, and in it, we learned some things about features that are going to be coming to the game in the future. First, the Crafting buildings that made a temporary appearance in the store will be released in full in the “coming weeks.” We took a look at [...]

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No Farmville For Pakistan Players

Sunday, May 23, 2010

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Tweet A Facebook page titled Everybody Draw Mohammed Day infuriated Pakistan officials with its promotion of portrayals of Mohammed, leading them to ban Facebook until May 31st. The page asked users to create and upload images of Mohammed as a protest against Islamic Extremists’ threats against portrayals of the holy man. The page is blocked [...]

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FarmVille Enters Reality With Green Giant Partnership

Saturday, May 22, 2010

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FarmVille Enters Reality With Green Giant Partnership

Tweet FarmVille is indisputably the largest and well-known Facebook game out today. And boy, is it showing. According to a report by SocialTimes, Farmville developer Zynga has entered into a partnership with vegetable brand Green Giant to offer 15 FarmVille cash to anyone who purchases Green Giant vegetables. This marks an interesting point for Zynga [...]

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Newest FarmVille Podcast Reveals Details About Farmers Market and Underground Storage

Friday, May 21, 2010

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Newest FarmVille Podcast Reveals Details About Farmers Market and Underground Storage

Tweet Zynga has released their latest installment of the FarmVille podcast. Like usual, the podcast announced a few updates to the game that will be coming in the future. Most importantly, we’ve learned more information about the Farmer’s Market that Zynga has been teasing us with for the past few weeks. Once the feature goes [...]

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