Tag Archives: casual

Funbox Media signs with Gem

Gem has signed an exclusive distribution deal with software publisher Funbox Media that will see the distie stocking new titles such as North American Hunting Extravaganza. The partnership means Gem will be providing the publisher’s PC, Wii and Nintendo DS titles via both primary and secondary distribution. Barry Hatch, MD …

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Casual XBL games claim 5% of sales

Casual games cover about a third of the Xbox Live Arcade catalogue, yet their total sales make up just a fraction of the digital market. That was according to data revealed today at the fifth annual Develop Conference, where a developer of the PSN title Joe Danger bared all on …

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ModNation Racers gets casual update

Sony’s ModNation Racers will receive a downloadable update that makes the game more accessible to casual gamers. A forthcoming patch for the game will introduce a casual career mode that pits players against less aggressive computer-controlled opponents. The new mode was announaced as part of the regular ModNation Monday post …

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Casual UK distributor surfaces

A brand new games distributor specialising in casual titles has emerged – White Room Games. The firm has been set up by former PlayV general manager Luiz Ferreira, who takes on the role of director. White Room will focus on the casual games market and entice smaller publishers and developers …

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3DS can make more expert gamers

High development costs and a software line-up that seems geared to the core games market – on the face of it the 3DS doesn’t seem to be picking up where the mass-market DS is leaving off. But Nintendo president Saturo Iwata has stated that he hopes the 3DS can help …

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Will industry suffer fitness fatigue?

There was a certain whiff of familiarity to Microsoft’s Kinect E3 line-up. Games on show included the Just Dance-alike Dance Central, the Wii Sports-esque Kinect Sports, EyePet-style Kinectimals and a plethora of Wii Fit clones, including Ubisoft’s Your Shape, EA Sports Active 2.0, THQ’s The Biggest Loser, Black Bean’s Get …

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THQ promises new approach to casual

Along side its plans to progress key IP such as WWE, UFC, Red Faction and Saints Row, THQ has stated that it intends to completely re-work its approach to the potentially lucrative casual sector in the year ahead. The casual games sector is extremely challenging,” Senior VP of European publishing …

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Is Street Fighter Fit on the cards?

Just moments ago MCV published the following introduction to a story: That Japanese publishing giant Capcom can criticise one of its own games for ‘feeling too Japanese’ is a perfect example of the increasingly Westward-facing outlook gripping the modern console industry.” Now let’s take that, make a few tweaks and …

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