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(Yahoo)   Remember when Zynga decided to stand up to Facebook and say no to their demands for a cut of the action, chosing instead to go it alone? Let's look in on them a year later and see how its going: Yep, exactly as expected   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 9
    More: Fail, Zynga, Farmville, Facebook users, Activision-Blizzard, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, midgets, Rovio  
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5898 clicks; posted to Geek » on 06 May 2013 at 11:36 AM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-05-06 12:16:55 PM  
3 votes:

thomps: RockofAges: Thoguh: I sincerely hope that this is the beginning of the end for "microtransactions" being the goal of every game.  I don't care if it is a free game.  But if I drop some cash to buy a game then I don't want to be pressured to spend more money to actually play it.

Freemium ain't going anywhere for the next 5-10.

but for only $2.99 you can get a freemium zapper upgrade that will get rid of it now without all of that waiting! DO IT NOW AND TELL YOUR FRIENDS


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2013-05-06 11:47:31 AM  
3 votes:

RockofAges: Thoguh: I sincerely hope that this is the beginning of the end for "microtransactions" being the goal of every game.  I don't care if it is a free game.  But if I drop some cash to buy a game then I don't want to be pressured to spend more money to actually play it.

Freemium ain't going anywhere for the next 5-10.


but for only $2.99 you can get a freemium zapper upgrade that will get rid of it now without all of that waiting! DO IT NOW AND TELL YOUR FRIENDS
2013-05-06 12:57:01 PM  
1 votes:
Their business model is based around building shiny computer-screen Skinner boxes - push button-spend money-get virtual food pellet.  That they aren't swimming in cash has to be a sign of gross mismanagement.
2013-05-06 12:35:01 PM  
1 votes:
1) Steal a game from someone else (Scrabble, Wheel of Fortune, etc)
2) Tweak said game to cater to people's instinctive need to hoard complete sets of things.
3) Load it down with ads and microtransactions made to feed that instinct to hoard.
4) Profit
2013-05-06 12:31:29 PM  
1 votes:
i.imgur.com
2013-05-06 12:15:05 PM  
1 votes:

Felgraf: Wasn't part of Zynga's strategy to almost literally steal games wholesale from other people?


What ever gave you that impression?
i.imgur.com
Oh, maybe you read it here.
2013-05-06 10:56:10 AM  
1 votes:
Hey, let's see if this word works her...

10-30 SECOND AD

...um, ok, what if I switch to another game and t...

10-30 SECOND AD

Fark it, I'm going outside.
2013-05-06 10:54:28 AM  
1 votes:
And nothing of value was lost.
2013-05-06 10:35:17 AM  
1 votes:
Could it be that more people are discovering that their "games" suck?
 
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