2008 casual gaming review - MCV

2008 casual gaming review

A handy list of the key news highlights in the year casual gaming got serious
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It was the year casual games went from the worst kept multi-million dollar secret in the games business to its potential saviour. Favoured with big investments from venture capitalists and growing interest from the likes of EA, Microsoft, Jagex, Apple and latterly Sega, casual games execs have walked with a confident swagger at odds with the prevailing economic gloom.

2008 also saw the arrival of CasualGaming.biz. Launched in May, this site took over the baton of casual games coverage from MCVuk.com and Developmag.com, and has since delivered several hundred news stories to a dedicated audience of casual games professionals.

For the complete review, click here to head over to CasualGaming.biz.

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