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« Reply #13065 on: October 26, 2012, 05:42:56 AM »

Zynga did not sell fun. It sold addiction. It sold pride - one of the bragging points in Farmville was getting some kind of Villa, and people would be willing to pay for it. But Zynga just kept adding more and more crap to the game, trying to monetize every single thing to the point that every single move started costing more and more.

It had a critical mass where it was sustaining itself forever on pride and addiction. But when the buzz of the addiction starts wearing off under the weight of diluted dosages, people just stop and don't look back.

There is a more complex, more polished version of Farmville: Farmville 2. It's actually a decent game, very well coded, and has more than just basic cow clicking. But the Farmville fanatics wouldn't want to start over again, and the casual players are bored of the genre. I did enjoy it as a game, but it felt hollow and loveless.

Draw Something was also a really good game. I don't know how you could say it wasn't competitive; it hit the most downloaded paid app on the Android at one point. But Zynga, again, tried to wring every cent out of it. Ads got more annoying, little fun things started costing more, the game started to farm more personal data from you, and it had that Zynga flavor of bugging you to play the game every few hours. It would still be a hit today if they maintained it while it was at its peak.
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« Reply #13066 on: October 26, 2012, 05:49:02 AM »

Same rules apply to game demos.  You can't pester people to buy the full version too much, or restrict them in all sorts of asinine ways, or they just get annoyed and leave.

Zynga didn't even learn what 1990's shareware authors had.
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« Reply #13067 on: October 26, 2012, 07:25:15 AM »

I've deliberately avoided all Zynga games.

I know the ridiculous amount of data-harvesting you can do with the lowest permissions on Facebook. I even had a bit of fun forcing co-workers to spam each other when I was making our first Facebook game.

It's really dark what they allow you to get away with.
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« Reply #13068 on: October 26, 2012, 08:50:16 AM »

I made a Facebook app for a contract once.  The amount of data you can pull off their API is pretty scary.
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« Reply #13069 on: October 26, 2012, 11:59:45 AM »

Today is my birthday! Now I want my HDD to already make games Tongue
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« Reply #13070 on: October 26, 2012, 12:04:07 PM »

Happy birthday!
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« Reply #13071 on: October 26, 2012, 03:19:13 PM »

What was unfair with social game was the friend meaningless spamming and all sort of pay gate ...

Farmville is basically harvest moon and I fucking love harvest moon, so saying it's not fun, wait for animal crossing too! ... also it's not the same public, social game are game of commitment where the reward is having everything works well and grow, which is certainly a kind of safe haven for the middle age mother who play the game, they take pride in commitment and sseing thing things grow accordingly, that's basically an idealization of their view on life, something that cannot go wrong as long as they commit. Hardcore gamer derive fun from being a hero a mastering chaos, that's entirely something else.
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« Reply #13072 on: October 27, 2012, 01:11:54 AM »

i stopped playing animal crossing at some point b/c it was starting to feel like a job.
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« Reply #13073 on: October 27, 2012, 11:41:04 AM »

Well, this is stupid
Hopefully they will get free soon.
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« Reply #13074 on: October 27, 2012, 01:04:56 PM »

Well, this is stupid
Hopefully they will get free soon.

I think you mean they are stupid, because what the hell did they think would happen
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« Reply #13075 on: October 27, 2012, 01:12:54 PM »

I'm kind of confused as to what happened.

They just took a picture?? And they... were recognized as ArmaII devs?

"OH SNAP THEY SPYING ON US"

it's gotta be more than that but I can't get anything more from that petition site.
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« Reply #13076 on: October 27, 2012, 01:29:42 PM »

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They just took a picture?? And they... were recognized as ArmaII devs?
no. they took a picture of a "military installation" apparently and drew the suspicion of the authorities. why would arma be associated with espionage lol

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« Reply #13077 on: October 27, 2012, 01:45:10 PM »

Yeah, the reason why they got arested was pretty dum. Greece is turning into a right-wing police state because of austerity measures, so that doesn't surprise me much. (as unfair it is)
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« Reply #13078 on: October 27, 2012, 02:03:12 PM »

I can understand that a country gets pissed off at being turned into the weekly terrorist hideout by hollywood neo-fascistic culture, when they're already harrassed by all europe for "being bad spenders" and not adhering to the perfect aryan budget program,  and having the responsibility of the whole crisis put on themselves in the medias all the time
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« Reply #13079 on: October 27, 2012, 04:05:47 PM »

Oh and i finally got why nintendo put a screen in the wiiU, I have just plug my onto a HD tv and something was off ... latency ... So they can control latency with their own screen and have tight feedback
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