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Joystiq Weekly: VR walker Omni, Hitman Go review, Mario Golf's season pass and more

Welcome to Joystiq Weekly, a "too long; didn't read" of each week's biggest stories, reviews and original content. Each category's top story is introduced with a reactionary gif, because moving pictures aren't just for The Daily Prophet. Okay, we have to admit that the Omni, a motion-tracking...

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Zynga founder Pincus steps down, Xbox Live GM to head Zynga Studios

Zynga Co-Founder Mark Pincus is stepping down as Chief Product Officer of Zynga, the social gaming company announced alongside its first quarter 2014 financial results today. Pincus will continue to serve in a non-operational capacity as Zynga's Chairman of the Board, a role he held in addition to...

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Zynga appoints former Best Buy strategist as CFO

Social-turning-mobile game studio Zynga has brought on David Lee, Best Buy's former senior vice president of enterprise finance, to serve as its Chief Financial Officer and Chief Accounting Officer. Lee will work with Mark Vranesh, Zynga's existing CFO and CAO, over the next month to help the...

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Zynga rolling out new Farmville, Poker, Words With Friends games this year

You'd better scrounge up another soul, because you will soon owe it to Zynga, which plans to release new mobile versions of FarmVille, Poker and Words with Friends "in the coming months." Specifically, the company will launch FarmVille 2: Country Escape, New Zynga Poker and New Words with Friends....

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Zynga IPO fraud lawsuit dismissed, plaintiffs plan to amend complaint

A US judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by shareholders against Zynga today. The lawsuit alleged that Zynga purposely misled shareholders about the financial state of the company, its active user count and potential business prospects in the run-up to, and after, Zynga's initial stock offering in late...

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Zynga acquires Backbreaker football developer NaturalMotion

Social gaming giant Zynga announced the purchase of mobile game developer NaturalMotion today, TechCrunch reports. Zynga purchased the Oxford-based company for $527 million, composed of $391 million in cash and roughly 39.8 million shares of Zynga's stock. NaturalMotion's body of work includes...

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Zynga adds Bitcoin to payment options, Bitcoin value soars

Casual games publisher Zynga is now testing the use of Bitcoin in its games, a decision that has had a drastic (if temporary) impact on the overall value of the virtual currency. "In response to Bitcoin's rise in popularity around the world, Zynga, with help from BitPay, is testing expanded...

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Zynga wins in copyright suit against Mattel over Scramble with Friends

Zynga has emerged victorious from a round of battle in the High Court after Mattel claimed Zynga's Scramble With Friends app infringed on the toy maker's trademark for Scrabble. Mattel argued that the app's name was too similar to their classic boardgame, Scrabble, which is known as one of the...

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Zynga co-founder Justin Waldron strikes out on his own again

Zynga, formed in 2007, lost one of its eight co-founders today. In a post on Facebook, Justin Waldron says he'll once again pursue personal projects. "It's incredibly humbling to have worked with such a talented team. I am grateful to have had the chance to help build a company that touched so...

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Zynga co-founder Pincus 'pretty bored with all games'

When asked what his favorite game was during a recent rooftop Q&A event in Tel Aviv, Israel, Zynga co-founder Mark Pincus declined to answer, instead noting that he is "pretty bored with all games." Asked to clarify, Pincus noted that he was previously addicted to Zynga-published social...

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