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Zynga now valued at $5.51 billion, more than Electronic Arts

By Emil ยท 55 replies
Oct 26, 2010
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  1. shortie

    shortie TS Rookie Posts: 18

    Farmville is such a boring game .. i wonder how people get addicted with it :eek:
  2. tonylukac

    tonylukac TS Evangelist Posts: 1,362   +67

    My 5 year old nephew likes to play Farmville.
  3. oasis789

    oasis789 TS Rookie Posts: 51

    this is ridiculous. zynga worth more than popcap? absolutely wrong. some venture capitalist is going to get really poor.
  4. VitaminC

    VitaminC TS Rookie Posts: 29

    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.
  5. rebelinhyd

    rebelinhyd TS Rookie

    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!!
  6. Alster37

    Alster37 TS Maniac Posts: 290

    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.
  7. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 2,402   +875

    I can't understand how a game like that can make you bigger than EA. And in such short amount of time too.
  8. frodough

    frodough TS Rookie Posts: 90

    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.
  9. kaonis92

    kaonis92 TS Enthusiast Posts: 118

    People have changed that's all I can say. Stop wasting your time in farmville!
  10. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,676

    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.
  11. sMILEY4ever

    sMILEY4ever TS Booster Posts: 158

    I have to say I hate farmville and the people that play it. It's..useless?
  12. Technochicken

    Technochicken TechSpot Paladin Posts: 729

    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.
  13. 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.

    IAMTHESTIG TS Evangelist Posts: 1,154   +394

    You've got to be kidding me... Really? The whole thing is a waste of bandwidth and peoples little remaining mental capacity.
  15. Eddo22

    Eddo22 TS Booster Posts: 161   +6

    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.
  16. ceejay949

    ceejay949 TS Rookie Posts: 17

    I wonder why so many people like playing repetitive games like farmville. Maybe just to kill some time.
  17. oasis789

    oasis789 TS Rookie Posts: 51

    well ive never played farmville or frontierville or mafia wars or any of those. and im proud of myself.
  18. ruzveh

    ruzveh Banned Posts: 123

    EA doing more hard work and zynga getting paid more :O
  19. ruzveh

    ruzveh Banned Posts: 123

    It clearly means that today everything is getting online based. One needs to go with the trend inorder to remain competitive
  20. fadownjoo

    fadownjoo TS Rookie Posts: 50

    This is so stupid, zynga..wtf is zynga...e a makes great games but they gotta step it up somehow, this is ridiculous
  21. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +36

    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.
  22. Recipe7

    Recipe7 TS Booster Posts: 143

    If I recall correctly, the owner is a Chinese entrepreneur. He seemed to have his eggs in all the right baskets.
  23. fritz123

    fritz123 TS Rookie Posts: 56

    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
  24. XnaX

    XnaX TS Rookie Posts: 39

    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..
  25. Brodieeee

    Brodieeee TS Rookie Posts: 17

    "Why was you late for work today?" .. Sorry, i was planting potatos.

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