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Struggling social games firm Zynga has launched legal action against former key executive Alan Patmore, accusing him of stealing - among other things - various company trade secrets.... read more

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Zynga fears cloning and sues former exec

Postby HelloLadies » 15 Oct 2012, 17:56

A regular slap stick comedy over there at Zynga by the sounds of it.
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Re: Zynga fears cloning and sues former exec

Postby frazzerr » 15 Oct 2012, 18:06

This is got to be a joke right :roll: , a company known for copying or may I say have a large resemblance to IP's owned by others ...
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Postby TheLastDodo » 15 Oct 2012, 18:10

Diddums.
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Re: Zynga fears cloning and sues former exec

Postby Cogglesz » 15 Oct 2012, 18:13

Yeah its not so nice when your own s**t gets ripped off is it? Can't wait to see a news headline about Zynga closing down.
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Re: Zynga fears cloning and sues former exec

Postby nathar » 15 Oct 2012, 18:29

..includes the company's formula for analysing which social games will be successful


Im guessing but i reckon its:

Copying someone else's already successful game + Making sure they arent big enough to sue = Success
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Postby Windowlicker79 » 15 Oct 2012, 18:29

They funny thing is, all the stuff he allegedly stole will have just been a load of other companies ideas!
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Postby ianson » 15 Oct 2012, 18:29

LMAO... can't... breathe...
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Postby gmcb007 » 15 Oct 2012, 20:02

So technically he stole documents from EA and the like.

Oh the Zynga ship is nearly fully submerged.
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Postby alan666 » 15 Oct 2012, 23:14

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Postby Bambis Dad » 15 Oct 2012, 23:31

alan666 wrote:The worm that turned.

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Re: Zynga fears cloning and sues former exec

Postby Barca Azul » 16 Oct 2012, 00:10

Oh the Irony of it, lol!

Stealing secrets that the same people probably stole in the first place, and built the companies success on.
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Re: Zynga fears cloning and sues former exec

Postby Pystoph » 16 Oct 2012, 08:11

"The data Patmore took from Zynga could be used to improve a competitor's internal understanding and know-how of core game mechanics and monetisation and core game mechanics,"


That's all well and good, but what about the core game mechanics???
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Postby mattdark » 16 Oct 2012, 09:30

Ah, the irony. A company that clones other games suing someone because they may be cloning their clones.
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Postby scottabc » 16 Oct 2012, 21:43

Well, thats poetic justice given Zynga have been game thieves for years.
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Re: Zynga fears cloning and sues former exec

Postby Nimron Tang » 17 Oct 2012, 10:41

As Zynga themselves set the precedent for this type of behaviour, they deserve no sympathy. You reap what you sow!
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