Entries in 'casual' (173)

Sony: VR is not just for core gamers

Sony: VR is not just for core gamers

Sony wants to prove to the world that virtual reality is not just for hardcore gamers playing on their own.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Apr 17th 2014 at 2:35PM in News
King lists 165 international job openings

King lists 165 international job openings

Candy Crush Saga developer King has listed 165 openings for its studios across the globe, as the company aims to expand its workforce by 25 per cent.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 2nd 2014 at 7:49AM in News
Igarashi blames Konami departure on hardcore demise

Igarashi blames Konami departure on hardcore demise

The push away from traditional core gaming to more social-focused titles was the reason for Koji Igarashi’s decision to quit Konami.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 20th 2014 at 11:39AM in News
Candy Crush Saga tops 500m downloads

Candy Crush Saga tops 500m downloads

Candy Crush Saga today celebrates its first anniversary with an impressive milestone.

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on Nov 15th 2013 at 11:12AM in News

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ANALYSIS: Are smart devices killing the console?

ANALYSIS: Are smart devices killing the console?

62 per cent of the British population now own a smartphone and 29.3 per cent a tablet.

on May 10th 2013 at 1:35PM in News
Deep Silver hiring for mobile games push

Deep Silver hiring for mobile games push

Koch-owned publisher Deep Silver says that it intends to expand into the mobile games space.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 26th 2013 at 3:32PM in News
What's next for social and mobile gaming?

What's next for social and mobile gaming?

Jeroen Bouwman, Head of Content Acquisition & Michael Louw, Senior Games Producer at Spil Games discuss the opportunity for edu-games and more.

Spil Games
by Spil Games
on Feb 25th 2013 at 12:00PM in News
Casual Gaming - into 2013, and beyond!

Casual Gaming - into 2013, and beyond!

Jeroen Bouwman, Head of Content Acquisition & Michael Louw, Senior Games Producer at Spil Games reveal the opportunities in casual games in 2013.

Spil Games
by Spil Games
on Feb 18th 2013 at 10:52AM in News

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Xbox 360's transition from hardcore to casual "was an accident of circumstance"

Xbox 360's transition from hardcore to casual "was an accident of circumstance"

One of the founders of the original Xbox programme at Microsoft has lashed out at the direction the company has taken with Xbox 360.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 13th 2013 at 11:18AM in News
Bigpoint breaks through 300m user barrier

Bigpoint breaks through 300m user barrier

Online games maker Bigpoint has surpassed 300 million registered users.

Aaron Lee
by Aaron Lee
on Dec 6th 2012 at 12:48PM in News
Who's Capcom gonna call? Ghostbusters!

Who's Capcom gonna call? Ghostbusters!

Capcom has tasked studio Beeline Interactive with making a brand new Ghostbusters game, which is due out in early 2013.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 6th 2012 at 9:55AM in News
Talk of the Xbox 720 set-top box re-emerges

Talk of the Xbox 720 set-top box re-emerges

Rumours of a low-spec TV set-top box style Xbox have returned.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 22nd 2012 at 8:42AM in News

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Resident Evil 6 devs on the price of mass-market appeal

Resident Evil 6 devs on the price of mass-market appeal

Few games have proved as divisive as Resident Evil 6 but the team behind the game has tried to explain the reason behind its design decisions.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 3rd 2012 at 9:23AM in News
Online firms to cash in as girls market grows

Online firms to cash in as girls market grows

The number of gaming girls is on the rise, but firms expect this audience to seek out mobile and online titles over boxed ones.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Oct 1st 2012 at 12:15PM in News
EA commits to next-gen consoles... but dismisses single player experiences

EA commits to next-gen consoles... but dismisses single player experiences

EA Labels president Frank Gibeau has promised that EA will not abandon console publishing in the hunt for social and casual success.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 5th 2012 at 2:09PM in News
Plants vs. Zombies 2 announced as layoff rumours circle PopCap

Plants vs. Zombies 2 announced as layoff rumours circle PopCap

Popcap has announced a sequel to its hit multi-platform tower defense title Plants vs. Zombies, but it appears all isn’t well for the casual giant.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 21st 2012 at 8:20AM in News

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Want to be in the cool gang? Hate on Zynga

Want to be in the cool gang? Hate on Zynga

We all have some inner rage we need to vent off from time to time. The trick is finding a safe target for your anger.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 13th 2012 at 9:12AM in News
OPINION: The danger of taking E3 out of context

OPINION: The danger of taking E3 out of context

Some surprises are always kept secret, and some expected announcements seem to disappear into nothingness.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 5th 2012 at 11:24AM in News
NPD lifts the lid on size of alternative games market

NPD lifts the lid on size of alternative games market

While ISFE boasts an impressive survey of European gamers, NPD is for the first time sharing its data on non-new, non-boxed video game sales in the UK via MCV.

Michael French
by Michael French
on May 31st 2012 at 2:21PM in News
Japan outlaws social gaming payment system

Japan outlaws social gaming payment system

The Japanese Consumer Affairs Agency has officially deemed the ‘Complete Gacha’ social games payment system illegal.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 18th 2012 at 8:36AM in News
Jay-Z launches Facebook game

Jay-Z launches Facebook game

Hip-hop star Jay-Z is to expand his empire with the release of a Facebook game called… Empire.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 27th 2012 at 10:01AM in News
Konami and Rebellion sign up for Zynga Platform

Konami and Rebellion sign up for Zynga Platform

Traditional gaming giants Konami and Rebellion have signed up as partners for the new Zynga Platform.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 9th 2012 at 12:28PM in News
PopCap axes 730,000-user Facebook game

PopCap axes 730,000-user Facebook game

EA PopCap has dropped ZipZapPlay’s Facebook game Baking Life, despite the title having almost three quarters of a million players.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Jan 20th 2012 at 10:39AM in News
Microsoft teams up with casual dev Arkadium

Microsoft teams up with casual dev Arkadium

New York based casual and social games developer Arkadium has signed a “strategic multi-year, multi-game partnership” with Xbox and Windows platform holder Microsoft.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 5th 2012 at 9:37AM in News