Tag Archives: casual

ITV’s Demons gets online game

Ahead of the launch of its brand new supernatural action series Demons, ITV has announced that it has recruited the talents of developer Playgroup to produce an online casual title to promote the show. CasualGaming.biz has the full story – click here and you’ll be there in no time.

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Netbook boom could change shape of games industry

Analysts have predicted that the boom in netbook usage around the world could drive forward the importance of casual gaming within the global games industry. Netbooks are relatively low-powered devices that thrive on their portability. Whilst they all boast excellent in-built wireless internet connectivity, many do not include internal storage …

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Dancing Stage celebrates 10th birthday

One of the most important titles in the history of casual gaming can stand up proud this week, with Konami’s Dance Dance Revolution dance mat series reaching the ripe old age of ten. In total, nearly 140 separate SKUs of the title have been released across all of the global …

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Is casual gaming key to surviving credit crunch?

With the global commerce sector preparing for what could potentially be a lacklustre Q4, UK daily broadsheet The Guardian has predicted that the boom in mass-market friendly casual gaming could see the games sector come off lightly. CasualGaming.biz has the full low-down.

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Mysterious EA Blueprint project cancelled

Leading global games publisher EA has reportedly closed down its mysterious Blueprint division, an area of the business that was supposedly working on casual-orientated gaming across a range of media. The news comes not long after the departure of EA’s Casual boss Kathy Vrabeck and the merging of the EA …

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Outcry over suicide game

Online casual gaming is once again in the spotlight this week with UK newspapers expressing outrage at online title Billy Suicide which, as the name suggests, sees players attempt to prevent the game’s protagonist ending his life. The storm follows hot on the heels of recent controversial titles such as …

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Peter Moore: Casual is the future

Industry heavyweight and former Xbox boss Peter Moore has given casual gaming a huge thumbs up whilst casting doubt over the long-term validity of the established hardcore console market. The claims come in spite of the recent departure of Casual boss Kathy Vrabeck and the merging of EA’s Casual and …

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Super Obama World arrives online

Casual gaming devs have once again proved that their finger’s on the pulse of current affairs by releasing a new Flash game paying tribute to the USA’s new President elect. Super Obama World boasts more than a passing resemblance to Nintendo’s legendary SNES classic Super Mario World, though the familiar …

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