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Untitled[edit]

I'm sorry, I don't know the proper protocol for flagging this, but I believe that the newly added paragraph stating "...bought by an unknown Saudi Oil Sheik..." is false and should be removed, because the reference listed does not verify the statement, nor does any other source I've been able to find. If this were true, it would be a significant story in the industry and I've seen no other mention of it.

This probably shouldn't just redirect to one game hosted on king.com...

MDELAVINA: Please clarify. The article directs readers to the site, which has numerous games. What exactly are you recommending that we change to avoid deletion?Mdelavina (talk) 08:13, 7 July 2009 (UTC)

This is obvious blatant advertising..... —Preceding unsigned comment added by Mlh56880 (talkcontribs) 11:58, 7 July 2009 (UTC)

I've made every effort to substantiate what is said in the article. All the information is factual. Please clarify exactly why this is "advertising" so I can revise and resolve the issue. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.164.75.46 (talk) 06:59, 8 July 2009 (UTC)

I'm reaching out to any administrator who could help us revise the King.com article. Again, please offer any suggestions I can make on my end to resolve this. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.164.75.46 (talk) 17:20, 10 July 2009 (UTC)

You don't need an administrator; any editor can help you. For one thing, the article shouldn't sound like a press release -- "a leading skill games company" and "its premier destination" are a bit over the top for an encyclopedia article. The current article is only about how wonderful King.com is, and the references aren't all helpful. ("Casual Connect. 2008-02-06" -- what's that? Where's a link?) Try looking at other articles about businesses to get an idea of the tone and wording you should use.
Also, you don't have to keep adding "hang on" template; that's for articles that could be deleted at any time. Articles tagged with "advert" just need cleanup, but aren't in immediate danger of deletion. Trivialist (talk) 18:01, 10 July 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for clearing that up. Your suggestions help a lot —Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.164.75.46 (talk) 19:07, 10 July 2009 (UTC)

Changes have been made so that the article doesn't read like an advert. Please review and provide feedback. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Mdelavina (talkcontribs) 07:49, 14 July 2009 (UTC)

Please note that re: your definition of unambiguous advertising or promotion, we have rewritten the article. Please review and remove the "This article is written like an advertisement" flag. Please let us know if this requires additional changes. Mdelavina —Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.180.11.111 (talk) 20:50, 27 July 2009 (UTC)

Removal Of Popcap Games[edit]

On February 10, 2011, games licensed by Pop Cap Games (Bejeweled 2, Zuma, Amazing Adventures) were taken off of king.com's website. Reasons of this are unknown. It is a hidden journal inside king.com's Community section; you will need to contact The Fool in order to get more information. Also, a contact to Pop Cap Games is recommended. Does anyone have the original link to king.com's announcement? ElMeroEse (talk) 01:26, 28 February 2011 (UTC)

This is the link to the original post: http://www.royalgames.com/community/fool_entry.jsp?language=en&fid=4530 Skoen (talk) 02:53, 19 August 2016 (UTC)

Stub[edit]

An IP editor deleted a lot of content a couple of years ago, leaving this article as a stub. It doesn't name even one of their products! Someone please expand the article. Digifiend (talk) 14:26, 24 February 2013 (UTC)

IDIS-497 Interdisciplinary Studies Portfolio – Wikipedia Project[edit]

--MikeyIDIS (talk) 17:04, 12 March 2014 (UTC) added the following sentences:

"King has only has 665 employees and parcels development out to small, autonomous teams of designers working with a "startup" mentality. Last year, the company spent $110.5 million on research and development, roughly 6 percent of sales."

King Digital Entertainment[edit]

It looks like the correct name of the company is "King Digital Entertainment", and they are going on the stock market at a huge valuation.

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/mar/12/candy-crush-saga-floats-stock-market-king-digital

RenniePet (talk) 12:59, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

Edge games (see also section)?[edit]

What's the reference or relation to King.com here? I can't find anything after a quick Google Nelfin (talk) 02:36, 30 August 2015 (UTC)

Suggested edit / correcting facts[edit]

My name is Louise and I work on the Communications team at King Digital Entertainment. I recognise that this is a conflict of interest but there is information written about the founders of the company that is factually incorrect and we would like to get this changed.

Melvyn Morris was not a co-founder in the company. He was an Angel Investor when the company first started but not a founder or founding partner in the company.

He did serve as the Chairman of the Board, but he stepped down in November 2014. Gerhard Florin is the current Chairman of the Board. The following link will direct you to a press release that announces Melvyn’s departure - http://investor.king.com/investors/news/financial-releases/Press-Release-Details/2014/Gerhard-Florin-to-Succeed-Melvyn-Morris-as-Chairman-of-the-Board-of-King/default.aspx

The original founders were: Riccardo Zacconi Sebastian Knutsson Lars Markgren Patrik Stymne Thomas Hartwig Toby Rowland

All of the founders, except for Toby Rowland, are still with the company. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Louise.ramsden1 (talkcontribs) 09:08, 22 October 2015 (UTC)

Sales Pitch?[edit]

This page looks like a sales pitch, rather than an encyclopedia article. Although relevant to an extent, there is too much emphasis on numbers and company culture. UKWikiGuy (talk) 15:02, 7 November 2015 (UTC)

RoyalGames.com[edit]

Why no mention of their first concept and project, which are now called RoyalGames.com? This is where Candy Crush first was launched to the public and the whole reason why King wanted to make the game into a Saga. This site was called King.com until November 2013 [1] where they rebranded the browser games site into RoyalGames and made King.com a corporate site which it is today. I have actually been a member on that site since 2007, where they actually had a bunch of PopCap Games like Luxor and Bejeweled 2.Skoen (talk) 02:49, 19 August 2016 (UTC)

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