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  • Why Xbox Was Always Going to Struggle Making Original Shows

    Xbox Entertainment Studios, we hardly knew ya. The decision by Microsoft to pull the plug on its in-house division to produce a slate of original shows for the Xbox platform on Thursday didn't come as much of a surprise as new CEO Satya Nadella wants the...
  • Gaming company Zynga signs lease in Maitland

    Gaming company Zynga signs lease in Maitland
    Zynga, the company behind such games as Farmville and Words With Friends, has signed a lease for office space in Maitland. Real estate development company Emerson International confirmed the lease for Zynga, of 5,203 square feet at 2600 Maitland...
  • Zynga's Maitland team reveals NFL Showdown

    Zynga's Maitland team reveals NFL Showdown
    Video game company Zynga, best known for Farmville and Words With Friends, today is releasing its mobile NFL Showdown game. It was designed at its new Maitland studio. I got a live preview of the game earlier from local Zynga executives Mike Taramykin...
  • Five things for Thursday, September 4

    Five things for Thursday, September 4
    Five things for today in Orlando and Central Florida. 1. Two SunRail stories are breaking this morning. First off SunRail trains were running late after an early morning freight-train derailment on the tracks near Sanford. And the man struck and...
  • EA Tiburon eyes expanded focus as it celebrates 20 years

    EA Tiburon eyes expanded focus as it celebrates 20 years
    EA Tiburon, part of the Electronic Arts video game company, is eying an expanded focus in its Maitland office, which has been dedicated to sports games, as it celebrates 20 years in business. Daryl Holt, executive with EA in Maitland, said the company...
  • Zynga signs Tiger Woods to help develop golf game in Orlando

    Zynga signs Tiger Woods to help develop golf game in Orlando
    Zynga, the maker of games like Words With Friends and Farmville, will develop a golf game at its new Orlando studio. The company has signed Tiger Woods as a partner to endorse the new mobile game. Called Zynga Sports 365, the new arm of the company will...
  • Chris DeWolfe's SGN gaming company acquires Mob Science

    Chris DeWolfe's SGN gaming company acquires Mob Science
    SGN, the social gaming company led by Myspace co-founder Chris DeWolfe, has acquired Carlsbad-based game developer Mob Science, the shop behind “Legends: Rise of a Hero,”  the company said Thursday. The deal will add Mob Science’s 11...
  • RealNetworks tries to grow casino games as Zynga drops gambling

    RealNetworks tries to grow casino games as Zynga drops gambling
    RealNetworks Inc., the company that makes the RealPlayer streaming software, is betting it can revive its casual games business with the help of its casino games on Facebook. The casino arm, which features games including video poker and blackjack, is...
  • Zynga files suit against casual-sex app maker

    Zynga files suit against casual-sex app maker
    In this legal battle, it's casual gaming vs. casual sex.  Zynga Inc., the social video games maker known for "Words With Friends" and "Scramble With Friends," has sued Bang With Friends Inc., a service that facilitates casual sex encounters, claiming...
  • TV ratings: 'Big Brother' and 'America's Got Talent' slip

    Aaryn Gries' novelty may be wearing off for viewers of CBS' "Big Brother." The reality show's ratings dropped 13% from last week. Wednesday night's telecast scored a 2.0 rating in the key 18-49 demographic, according to preliminary numbers from Nielsen....
  • Entertainment and cable stocks rise on strong earnings

    Entertainment and cable stocks rise on strong earnings
    It's been a good couple of days for entertainment and cable companies. Shares of DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc., CBS Corp. and Time Warner Cable Inc. rose Thursday after those companies reported strong quarterly earnings.  Glendale-based DreamWorks...