AfterDawn: Tech news no longer requires Facebook login

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 24 Mar 2013 15:35 User comments (3) no longer requires Facebook login Zynga has announced this week that it is making its Facebook login requirement for now optional.
Beginning on Monday, gamers will no longer need to have a Facebook account to play the games at and can use new dedicated Zynga usernames and passwords.

Reads the press release:

Starting next week, when you visit you will see a new streamlined signup that lets you create your own account just for playing games. We also wanted to make sure that existing players continue to have the best experience possible so you don't have to start from scratch. All players will have the option to connect with Facebook and keep your game friends and game progress, while deciding what you share with your gaming community.

We thank you for the valuable feedback and hope you enjoy what we believe is a natural evolution of We've kept a lot of the great features like live Social Stream, Fast Load and Online Presence which lets you see who else is playing right now. Some of your favorite games will be on the new site at launch and we will continue to work hard to bring you more great games and new features over the coming weeks and months.

(Pic via Cnet)

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3 user comments

124.3.2013 16:46

about time...although it's been like 3 years since I've played...

225.3.2013 15:30

Whatever........this company should be shut down or banned or boycotted simply for the fact that they DID require a FB login. FB sucks, FB JUNKIES are losers and FB is not "important" enough to EVER merit using that to login.


325.5.2013 13:10

Doesn't really matter since hundreds (thousands?) of players have been locked out of their games in the last week. The "suspensions" are not explained to the players and appear to be almost random. It's not just affecting "cheaters" either. Farmville 2 players are finding their farms "looted" and things they "bought" with Farm Bucks or Farm Coins taken away.

Creating an independent Login seems to be the least of what they should be concentrating on. A little player support maybe?

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