Actually, it's better than Scrabulous, because you can play it anytime, anywhere, without being tied to Facebook. There's even a free version. Goodbye, productivity!
Wildly popular game was pulled from Facebook after the toy maker filed its copyright and trademark lawsuit against the unauthorized online game's creators.
Facebook disables access to the popular game outside the U.S. and Canada, meaning that India--where a court case is pending--is the only country where users can still play it.
Though it could've faced legal troubles for not pulling a developer-created game with obvious trademark infringements, leaving Scrabulous alive as long as possible was in Facebook's best interest for a number of reasons.
Changing the name, altering the look of the board, and adding some new play options just might be enough to keep Scrabble parent company Hasbro from claiming the Facebook app is a rip-off.
Epic fail: Hasbro convinced the creators of the legally dubious Scrabulous game to pull their application, only to see the official Scrabble app founder under server pressures the same day.
One of the social network's most popular developer-created games is AWOL after the manufacturer of classic board game Scrabble points out the obvious: it's a rip-off.
Hasbro launched an official version of its Facebook Scrabble application a few weeks ago. Now it wants the far more popular Scrabulous knockoff deleted.
The Mouse House, which already owns Club Penguin, announces plans to acquire this kingdom of play for $563.2 million, plus up to $200 million in performance-based earnouts.
Along with the App Store, iPhone games officially turned two over the weekend. What game would you rank as your all-time favorite? Second favorite?