Farmville is such a boring game .. i wonder how people get addicted with it
My 5 year old nephew likes to play Farmville.
this is ridiculous. zynga worth more than popcap? absolutely wrong. some venture capitalist is going to get really poor.
Right Place right time. I doubt farmville would have been as succesful if it was boxed and sold at a brick and mortar. It was practically bundled with facebook; this era's AOL.
Now all they have to do is sit back and sell all of the demographic and behavior data that was handed to them by people who just can't find anything productive to do with their lives.
first farmville,mafia wars and now frontierville..zynga surely has proved that casual gaming is serious business but EA shouldnt be worried as long as they keep coming up with games like crysis,fifa and hot pursuit which makes the 'real' gamers real happy!!
do I really want to play a cartoony 2d game where I have to wait a few hours before I can actually continue with the complicated task of growing crops? no. Do I want to play games where everything explodes, has a great storyline and is in eye popping 3d detail? yes. I might go buy an EA game now.
I can't understand how a game like that can make you bigger than EA. And in such short amount of time too.
this is the age of a new dawn, where people prefer to play games for convenience (just like everything else in life nowadays). i bet if WoW and MW2 has built-in browsers for FB it will be probably just as successful except that they dont. my point is many people feel they can do more in a single web browser, like FB on chrome, than they can just burning hours and hours in the same game in a console. this is why companies like Zynga is so successful.
People have changed that's all I can say. Stop wasting your time in farmville!
It's like a ****ing joke eh? Games like Crysis that were built to not only push the envelope but take it and shred it into microscopic pieces get beaten down by a half assed game like farmville.
I have to say I hate farmville and the people that play it. It's..useless?
I find it kind of scary that a maker of such crappy games could be worth so much. They don't even try to make entertaining games- they just try to make them addictive.
Ok, let's hold on a minute.
Market cap is NOT a reflection of a company's value. It's a reflection of the speculated growth of the company, in this case.
EA has been putting out consistent good games for years. This won't change. So nobody expects EA"s stock price to jump because all EA does is put out solid games.
With Zynga, it's a little different, since they only have one good product and people are eagerly awaiting the next one. This doesn't mean that Zynga's a bigger company, more successful company, is worth more, or makes better games than EA.
You've got to be kidding me... Really? The whole thing is a waste of bandwidth and peoples little remaining mental capacity.
I agree it is boring. I've been playing it for a year now and the only reason I keep going is because my mom likes it. Seems to be big with the people who don't play 3d games.
I wonder why so many people like playing repetitive games like farmville. Maybe just to kill some time.
well ive never played farmville or frontierville or mafia wars or any of those. and im proud of myself.
EA doing more hard work and zynga getting paid more :O
It clearly means that today everything is getting online based. One needs to go with the trend inorder to remain competitive
This is so stupid, zynga..wtf is zynga...e a makes great games but they gotta step it up somehow, this is ridiculous
This just shows how gaming is not standard geek-fare anymore.
It also shows how casual gaming is increasingly destroying brain cells all over the world.
If I recall correctly, the owner is a Chinese entrepreneur. He seemed to have his eggs in all the right baskets.
no wonder. zynga games are FREE and are easily accessible through facebook. these sometimes gets so annoying with all the requests and wall posts. but the games are boring and mind numbing. sucks for EA though, they were not able to exploit the users as good as zynga, having bought playfish and all
You're not the only one.. I can't believe that a game so simple and absolutely meaningless (cmon, it's not even fun) can beat a giant, such as EA.. I am truly amazed.. In a negative way, that is..
"Why was you late for work today?" .. Sorry, i was planting potatos.