Tag Archives: casual

McDonalds targets kids with casual games

Ottawa firm Fuel Industries has won the rights to work with leading fast food chain McDonalds to develop an online games portal to promote Happy Meals across Europe. McDonalds has recognised the increasing amount of time children spend playing casual games online, and saw the sector as the ideal way …

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Casual gaming to kill consoles

Digital marketing site ClickZ has made a bold claim about the future of gaming by claiming that the games console is heading to extinction thanks to the rise of casual gaming. The site reads: We are watching the icon of gaming, the console, quickly and ungraciously bow to the internet. …

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Ross and Brand game arrives

Looks like we spoke too soon – just hours after reporting our disappointment that trucker-hating Jeremy Clarkson had not yet been joined by a flash title based on the antics of BBC workmates Jonathan Ross and Russell Brand, a faithful reader of MCV has pointed out that it has! To …

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Jeremy Clarkson trucker game revealed

Though we’re still waiting for the first casual game to emerge based on the Brand-Ross saga, developer T-Enterprise has released a casual title based on the latest media scandal involving BBC TV presenter and journalist Jeremy Clarkson. To read the story in full, and find out where you can try …

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Kathy Vrabeck quits EA Casual

The head of EA’s Casual Entertainment Division, Kathy Vrabeck, has resigned from the company after 18 months in charge. In addition, EA CEO John Riccitiello has told employees that the firm’s Casual label will now be merged with its The Sims label, which is to be headed up by former …

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Casual gaming push for Telegraph

UK broadsheet The Daily Telegraph has launched its own dedicated games channel online in an attempt to cash in on the booming popularity of casual gaming. To read more, head over to CasualGaming.biz.

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Suicide Bomb game causes outrage

Gaming has once again found itself in the headlines today with UK broadsheet The Daily Telegraph lashing out a casual game based on suicide bombing. The Telegraph joins The Daily Star in expressing outrage at the game, entitled Kaboom: The Suicide Bombing Game, which has attracted the attention of the …

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Casual Games front CBBC drive

The BBC has launched a brand new casual games portal on its website that is designed to hitch a ride on the casual games bandwagon and drive popularity of many of its key franchises. To read more, head over to MCV’s sister site CasualGaming.biz.

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Capcom goes casual

Japanese publisher/developer Capcom has revealed it wants to sign up sports games developed by independent studios in the West as part its bid to target the casual games space. In its 2008 investors report, published today, the Japanese publisher/developer’s COO said the firm is still keen to grow its slate …

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Confirmation of motion-sensing 360?

A Microsoft exec has seemingly confirmed that the firm is intending to announce some sort of motion sensing accessory for the console at next week’s E3. Talk of a Wii-like controller for Xbox 360 has been gaining momentum for a few weeks now, with many industry bods believing Microsoft is …

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