Tag Archives: casual

Byron wants new online report

As part of her progress report on her 2008 Byron Review, Dr Tanya Byron has called for a new and independent report to examine the implementation of a possible code of conduct focused specifically on online and casual gaming. It is important that families have up-to-date advice about new ways …

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Sega confirms Natal and Move development

The motion control movement has received a very high-profile backer this morning with confirmation that Sega is preparing several” titles across both devices. However, in news that may not please the publisher’s entire fan base, Sega’s European and North American boss Mike Hayes has said that the publisher sees the …

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FMG bringing Casual Mania to DS

Emerging UK games force Foreign Media Games is to publish Casual Mania – its second release in the region – on DS next month. The game bundles four established casual game types into a varied handheld collection – hidden object (Mystery Case Files), marble popping (Zuma), match-3 (Bejeweled) and time …

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Casual no threat to core, claims analyst

It’s common knowledge that casual and social games markets continue to increase with importance – but that doesn’t mean the core games sector is under threat, one analyst has claimed. We reject the notion that competition from non-traditional video gaming formats such as the iPhone and social gaming have significantly …

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Riccitiello touts EA’s digital strength

While the publisher is experiencing a difficult time with its boxed products – EA’s digital operation continues to flourish. In fact, EA CEO John Riccitiello reckons that if its digital business was independent it would be ‘one of the biggest direct content companies in the world’. During its earnings call …

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US: 52% of PSP owners are female

We hear lots about the success Nintendo has enjoyed in the emerging casual games sector, but new statistics about the North American PSP audience suggest that Sony has achieved great things in the female sector. Edge reports that 52 per cent of US PSP owners are female. This compares to …

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Zattikka targets iPhone for Christmas

Online and mobile gaming company Zattikka is bidding to rule iPhone this Christmas, with the release of three new gaming titles on December 14th – including the latest iteration of well-known browser game Finger Frenzy. Finger Frenzy World has already clocked up over 20 million plays online at Zattikka’s online …

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More Big Fish for retail

Casual games giant Big Fish has teamed up with Focus Multimedia to launch eight new PC titles at retail this Christmas. Games already released include Drawn: The Painted Tower, The Serpent of Isis, Flux Family Secrets: The Ripple Effect, Strange Cases: The Tarot Card Mystery, Lost in the City and …

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