Tag Archives: gaming

Price war sees Wii drop to £157

It’s the season to be jolly and retail is celebrating by baring its teeth and slashing prices on games hardware – and Asda is leading the way with a 23 discount on Nintendo’s Wii. Making good on its pledge to offer customers sizable savings in the run up to Christmas, …

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Asda eyes gaming in festive price campaign

UK supermarket chain Asda has implemented its planned range of festive discounts across over 4000 of its in-store products this week, and has highlighted its game offering in the process. In addition, the chain has pledged to pass on the full benefit of the government’s recent VAT decrease to its …

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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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National Geographic announces gaming arm

Leading science body National Geographic has announced that it is to enter the games space, with new label National Geographic Games planning to both develop and publish titles across a range of platforms. Publishing and distribution agreements have already been reached with the North American arms of Namco Bandai and …

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Handhelds competing with consoles

A new study entitled ‘Portable Devices’ from North American market stats firm NPD claims that the use of portable devices is on the rise – and that gaming is increasing in popularity amongst users. In addition, the top location for using portable devices is still the home, suggesting that the …

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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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