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13. Re: Evening Metaverse Aug 26, 2012, 08:06 BIGtrouble77
 
Believe it or not, it takes quite a bit of skill to code games at the level Zynga can. Blame the execs and game designers for their lack of originality, not the devs.

I was being courted by them a few months ago. They contacted me about a week before the stock fraud stories came out. I had no interest whatsoever in leaving my current kush job to go work for a company with a tainted reputation, legal trouble at the highest levels and notorious for demanding, but not paying, OT. And they tried to sell it all as a dream job making video games. Maybe I would have gone for that at 22, but not now.
 
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12. Re: Evening Metaverse Aug 25, 2012, 20:02 Julio
 
But aren't they the future in gaming?  
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11. Re: Evening Metaverse Aug 25, 2012, 18:58 Fantaz
 
Even though their stock may not be good, apparently they are making more money now than ever.  
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10. Re: Evening Metaverse Aug 25, 2012, 16:46 Bet
 
Quboid wrote on Aug 25, 2012, 15:06:
Silicon Avatar wrote on Aug 24, 2012, 18:30:
How top of a talent do you need to be in order to make crap like Farmville?

You're missing the point. They made a fortune from crap like Farmville - that takes talent. Their talent clearly isn't in making games, it is in making money from shit games and this is what they're losing.
Never forget www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/96024-Zynga-CEO-Admits-to-Being-a-Scammer
 
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9. Re: Evening Metaverse Aug 25, 2012, 15:06 Quboid
 
Silicon Avatar wrote on Aug 24, 2012, 18:30:
How top of a talent do you need to be in order to make crap like Farmville?

You're missing the point. They made a fortune from crap like Farmville - that takes talent. Their talent clearly isn't in making games, it is in making money from shit games and this is what they're losing.
 
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8. Re: Evening Metaverse Aug 25, 2012, 06:08 eRe4s3r
 
Yeah, the headline talks about
top executive and managerial talent

So... talent is not just a generous word
 
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7. Re: Evening Metaverse Aug 25, 2012, 04:03 netnerd85
 
Some call it "Karma", get what you give  
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6. Re: Evening Metaverse Aug 24, 2012, 22:45 Silicon Avatar
 
Maybe investors will finally figure out that the "I'm bored at work" market isn't all that lucrative.  
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5. Re: Evening Metaverse Aug 24, 2012, 20:35 jdreyer
 
As Zynga stock price plummets, company hemorrhaging top plagiarizers.

Title fixed.

Edit: apologies to anyone on the site who works for Zynga, but I really can't stand their practices.
 
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4. About time Aug 24, 2012, 19:55 NoyzRulz
 
I suspect this newer business model of giving people the game for free and then charging as much as 99 bucks for in game items is due to die thanks to the greed of these companies. I bought all 3 Angry Birds for 99 cents and have had countless hours of fun. Had they stuck to giving you lots of in game items for an occasional buck then I would not mind at all. Look at games like My Town 2. I refuse to even install any of these games with ridiculous pricing anymore.  
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3. Re: Evening Metaverse Aug 24, 2012, 19:33 Bet
 
Silicon Avatar wrote on Aug 24, 2012, 18:30:
How top of a talent do you need to be in order to make crap like Farmville?
'Talent' is definitely a generous word in this headline.
 
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2. Re: Evening Metaverse Aug 24, 2012, 18:36 Cutter
 
If they were talented at all the company wouldn't be dying.
 
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1. Re: Evening Metaverse Aug 24, 2012, 18:30 Silicon Avatar
 
How top of a talent do you need to be in order to make crap like Farmville?  
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