social gaming

Why Electronic Arts Will Never Be Great Again

This should be a good time for Electronic Arts: Madden NFL 13 and The Simpsons: Tapped Out are selling well, FIFA 13 and Battlefield 3 are expected to be big winners, and digital revenue is up 40%. But the outlook for the video game developer and publisher is actually problematic.

Wall Street Is Tired of Zynga's Games

Zynga has a problem keeping gamers around, and now the same thing may be happening with its executives. The social gaming giant revealed on Wednesday night that Chief Operating Officer John Schappert is leaving the company.

Why Zynga Will Never Be Great Again

Zynga is the undisputed king of social gaming for Facebook and smartphones, and its stock price gives it a market cap nearly as big as video game leader Activision Blizzard. But at less than 5 years old, has the bulldog already jumped the shark?

5 Reasons You're Not Buying Video Games Anymore

The latest news on the video game front isn't pretty. Media tracker NPD Group's data reveals that industry sales plunged 21% last month. It's clear that the industry is undergoing a radical shift, but for investors, the more important issue is why.

Zynga's $10 Billion IPO Game: Should You Play?

If you're not familiar with Zynga, the undisputed champ of social gaming, odds are that you're not a fixture on Facebook or into smartphone app gaming. This month, it rolls the dice on a big public offering. Are you game?

The Hottest Play in Social Network Games Is M&A

The fastest-growing category in games today is social gaming. Since its start three years ago, the industry is on track to generate over $2 billion by 2012, according to research by ThinkEquity Partners. And yes, VCs are investing aggressively, and the M&A action is heating up.