xanadian: Good.F*ck Zynga and their business model.
Modguy: xanadian: Good.F*ck Zynga and their business model.Oh so much this
Morpheses: Modguy: xanadian: Good.F*ck Zynga and their business model.Oh so much thisThirded.
Because People in power are Stupid: In the 1990's I spent thousands of dollars on chess books and for what - a mere 300 point improvement in my game. At least most of my friends who play THAT game know enough not to play me... or I them. But minimally I have an addictive "skill" to show for it.But any-who, I am here to say that Zynga is the expense without the benefit. That is any idiot can play Zynga's clicking game and spend just as much money as I did without having any skill other than what Zynga says you have. Of course Zynga is insatiable for money and will treat their "players" as such.
BKITU: Stocks are funny things.My company before today: "We plan on $1.55 billion in revenue in 2012."Marketplace: "LOL your stock sucks. Trade it at a 2-year low!"My company today: "OK, we took a closer look at projections, and it looks like we're on track to get only $1.4 billion in 2012."Marketplace today: "zOMG buy buy buy +6%!!!"
Lady Indica: Morpheses: Modguy: xanadian: Good.F*ck Zynga and their business model.Oh so much thisThirded.Y E S ^
Mog32Kupo: Zynga, like the games it makes...is a flash in the panKnow any bored housewives still playing farmville or angry bird?when was the last time you popped on words with friends or draw something?So hows that again? Consoles are dying, mobile is the future?diaf zynga
Mog32Kupo: Zynga, like the games it makes...
Mog32Kupo: Zynga, like the games it makes...is a flash in the panKnow any bored housewives still playing farmville or angry bird?
theurge14: Anything related Zynga gets deleted promptly from my phone. Sorry Words with Friends retards, it was called Scrabble before it was stolen and filled with ads. Sorry Draw Something people who kept nudging me, I'm not drawing a picture of "ISLAND" again for the 400th time for 2 coins that I can spend on... nothing.
spman: Honestly I don't mind Zynga's business model so much only because I grew up in an era where we would spend inordinate sums of money on Arcade games that were inherently designed the cheat the player and get more money out of them in order to progress. Granted, the Arcade games of my youth are infinitely better than the crap Zynga puts out, but I don't see the business model being a whole lot different. Yestedays 25 cent game of Pac-Man is today's 99 Cent iPhone app.
ows: i don't know what zynga is, nor do i care to. i have heard of farmvile, know what it is, and can't really believe people play it.looking forward to the facebook implosion.
Baelz: The Veruca Salt's of the current gaming generation have utterly destroyed gaming. The Zyngas of the world are simply reacting to this instant gratification need. It sucks that most of the gaming models now are pay2win. Hell... Blizzard utterly screwed up Diablo 3 in a hope to cash in on the "I wan't it now!!!" gamers who are so quick to swipe a CC then actually *gasp* play a farking game./in my day we had to hick up hill in snow to wait 3 days for a drop to complete a quest...
StrangeQ: Mog32Kupo: Zynga, like the games it makes...is a flash in the panKnow any bored housewives still playing farmville or angry bird?Unfortunately...yes. Though now the new thing is some dragon game that is basically farmville with...dragons.
Morrigan: I can't help but think this whole "social" crap is another "bubble" waiting to pop. Like others have commented; consoles are not dead. I still spend time playing Skyrim even though I've finished the main quest. I don't play those stupid social games, and mobile games are fun for an hour then lose their novelty.I'm not by any means a financial analyst, but I'm savvy enough to know this can't sustain itself.
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