Zynga has been hailed by many as the harbinger of death for intelligent gaming, but they’re well on their way to expanding on that title. Most recently to head their hit list is the self-titled Blingville, yet another godforsaken Facebook “game” currently under public beta testing. Blingville, a company we like to think is run by pimps with shiny chalices, has been the recipient of Zynga’s cries of trademark infringement and cease and desist notices since last November.
Keeping their pimp hand strong, Blingville is in turn requesting that the courts force Zynga to pay “attorneys’ fees, costs and expenses incurred as a result of controversy created by the cease and desist letters.”
It’s hard to take two companies that willingly and purposefully make games with titles like FarmVille or Blingville seriously, especially when they’re fighting over who gets to continue to make more vile —excuse me, “ville” games. While the rest of us continue on with our lives, we’re hoping that Zynga will declare WarVille and they’ll both kill each other in a chaotic rain of lonely brown cows and diamond grills. We can dream, can’t we?