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Facebook and Zynga have amended an agreement that gave the games developer strong access to the social network's one billion users.

Zynga is the developer behind Farmville, a game once mostly played on Facebook, which at its peak attracted 82 million players a month.

Zynga now has its own games platform, but players will no longer be able to share their progress on Facebook.

Zynga's share price fell by 13% in after-hours trading following the news

I'd expect it to jump at least 50% at this news, haha.

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Thank God.
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Now people can stop playing retarded games like farmville and start playing some real games!
Edited by TK421 - 11/30/12 at 8:53am
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Now people can stop playing retarded games like farmville and start playing some real games!

And what is a real game exactly?
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Now people can stop playing retarded games like farmville and start playing some real games!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No_true_Scotsman
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Now if Facebook would just have an option to "Block ALL updates from ALL games".
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This relationship is the only thing that kept Zynga afloat. It'll sure be nice to see that company go under. biggrin.gif
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This relationship is the only thing that kept Zynga afloat. It'll sure be nice to see that company go under. biggrin.gif

Pretty much ...
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Recent figures suggest 80% of Zynga's revenue comes from Facebook users.

In an email to staff in October 2012, Zynga founder Mark Pincus said the company would close its Boston studio and consider closing studios in the UK and Japan as part of an "overall cost reduction plan".

And I for one will not mourn that day. Zynga is just a bunch of idea thieves. They haven't come up with an original game idea in ... well, ever.
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