Not a lot of things have been going right lately for Zynga, the big social game-maker headquartered at 8th and Brannan Streets, after a disappointing quarterly earnings report, a stock price falling below $3/share, and difficulties connected to its close integration with Facebook.
But a bright spot in the midst of all this was the launch of the latest game in its ‘Ville series, ChefVille, earlier this month. It quickly became the most popular game on Facebook.
Get ready to twist some knobs and pound some buttons as the California Extreme classic arcade games show returns to the Santa Clara Hyatt Regency this weekend. Once you've paid the admission price, alll games on display, from Caterpillar to Simpsons Pinball, are free to play, no quarters required. Competitive gamers should check out the Guitar Hero Arcade World Championships, pinball tournaments for all ages, and The Gauntlet, a race to see who can complete the goal set for each of five machines the fastest.