Tag Archives: casual

Need for Speed reinvention revealed

Following the questions asked of the franchise just this morning , publisher EA has announced that its successful Need for Speed franchise is to get a radical three-SKU revamp in 2009, with the casual market being at the heart of the reinvention. MCV’s sister site CasualGaming.biz has the full story …

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Killzone 2 web game inbound

A Killzone 2 web game is to be launched as a part of Sony’s 2 million marketing campaign . The game will be available to download for Firefox and Internet Explorer users, and invites players to fight in teams against the ‘Helghast threat’ MCV’s sister site CasualGaming.biz has all the …

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Casual gaming can "thrive" from recession

Some of the biggest names in the casual games sector have told MCV’s sister site CasualGaming.biz that the casual games sector can not just survive the global recession, but actually benefit from it – though some aspects of the business may struggle to cope amidst the downturn. CasualGaming.biz spoke to …

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PopCap: "Nintendo hasn’t stolen our thunder"

PopCap’s creative director and co-creator of the mammoth casual gaming success Bejeweled, Jason Kapalka, has insisted that firms such as Nintendo are not ‘stealing its thunder’ despite the fact that the huge sales numbers for many casual titles continue to go unrecognised. Kapalka was responding to a recent report on …

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Hitman developer unveils Mini Ninjas

In a stark sign of the times Eidos-owned Danish developer Io Interactive, the studio behind ultra-violent assassination series Hitman, has unveiled it’s latest title – super-cute adventure outing Mini Ninjas. For the complete story, click here to head over to MCV’s sister site CasualGaming.biz.

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My Pet Shop arriving next month

Japanese publisher and developer Square Enix, the company famed for its global success with ‘hardcore’ RPG franchises such Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest, has said that its first foray into the casual pre-teens girl market will arrive next month. For the full story on the release, click here to take …

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Trivial Pursuit coming to next-gen

US publisher EA is set to bring family board game favourite Trivial Pursuit to a host of games platforms this March, with versions planned for Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, PS2, mobile phones and online on Pogo.com. CasualGaming.biz has the complete story – click here for more details.

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Cafe.com sells Boonty to Nexway

Casual games portal Boonty, which is owned by US-based Caf.com, has been sold to French digital content firm Nexway for an undisclosed amount. Boonty co-founders Mathieu and Roman Nouzareth claim that the sale will allow them to focus on their other social games site Caf.com. The news was exclusively revealed …

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Girl gamers get 505’s attention

Burgeoning UK games publisher 505 Games is to enter the increasingly competitive girl-gamers market on DS with the announcement of its new The Academy range, which is due to arrive on Nintendo’s portable DS in mid 2009. CasualGaming.biz has the full story – you’re just a single mouse click away.

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