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Entries Tagged as 'Casual Games'

EA Listens To The Public: No SecuROM In The Sims 3!

March 29th, 2009 · 3 Comments

It seems Spore was the staging point for the SecuROM revolt and the massive amazon 1-star reviews and backlash have not gone on deaf ears. Electronic Arts has opted to leave SecuROM out of The Sims 3, an upcoming release for just that reason. “We have heard your requests over the past months and here […]

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Tags: Casual Games · DRM · Editorial

Small Games Make Big Waves

February 22nd, 2009 · No Comments

The game industry is doing “okay” in this bad economic time compared to other industries.  Primarily, Nintendo is rocking the house with their games, hand-held’s and consoles while mobile developers are showing some great successes in the industry. Many success stories in our industry are based on small titles, downloadable games of the more “casual” […]

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Tags: Casual Games · Editorial · iPhone · Microsoft · Mobile · Nintendo · playstation 3 · Wii · WiiWare · Xbox 360

MumboJumbo Making Luxor 3 For Wii

December 20th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Casual gamers will be glad to know one of the big publishers of casual games will be publishing Luxor 3 for the Wii console, perhaps this will be one of many to come. While large console based developers like Ubisoft, Electronic Arts and others are trying to make casual games for the Wii but MumboJumbo’s […]

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Tags: Casual Games · Wii

Our New Casual Games Store

December 5th, 2008 · No Comments

Every now and again we mention casual games on our Gaming Podcast and we’ve taken the opportunity to open a little store to sell some casual game titles. Our store is located at BuyCasualGames.com and carries titles publishes and distributed by Big Fish Games. Lot’s of folks have found the games Big Fish publishers are […]

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Tags: Casual Games · Industry News

Rhythm Gaming Saturation Point?

November 18th, 2008 · No Comments

Rhythm Gaming is all the rage, or is it? Turns out Guitar Hero: World Tour didn’t meet or exceed the figures they hit with Guitar Hero III. Where GH3 brought in $115 million in the first week, GHWT brought in $67 million in the same time frame. Why? There are plenty of factors that could […]

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Tags: Accessories · Activision · Casual Games · Editorial · Nintendo · playstation 3 · rock band · Sony · Wii · Xbox 360

TD Gaming Podcast 96: Nobody Wants To Give Me Their Skin

November 11th, 2008 · 3 Comments

This week we’re looking at some crazy news articles, looking back at Jungle Hunt and covering our review of the casual game, Bejeweled Twist from Popcap. This weeks news includes: Activision considering charging for user-generated songs Little, BigPlanet Content being “moderated” Grand Theft Auto DLC probably won’t be released this month Epic weighs in on […]

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Tags: Casual Games · Contest · Episode · Podcast · popcap · Show Notes

Future Gaming is Family Gaming

November 11th, 2008 · No Comments

Gaming is mainstream and growing, this is obvious to most video game enthusiasts. Even Jack Thompson has failed in taking down the industry in his efforts on video game violence and general FUD. In order to survive in a mainstream environment publishers and developers are going to target a broad demographic to make them as […]

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Tags: Casual Games · Editorial · Family

Games 2.0: User Generated Gaming?

November 2nd, 2008 · 1 Comment

In a world driven by the Internet, global economics and the short attention spanned reader we’ve been bombarded with social networks and 140-character micro-blogging. We’re constantly finding ways to promote ourselves, promote our brands or tell people what we’re eating for dinner. Is this obsession with ourselves and our creativity bridging into video games? It’s […]

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Tags: Casual Games · Editorial

Apple, The Great Casual Platform?

October 31st, 2008 · No Comments

Apple’s iPhone and iPod platforms have been great stages for launching some hot casual game titles. Besides the slick sexy look the platforms play games well, have great user interface features and, as developers are concerned, offer great support and turn around speeds. While Nintendo and Sony own a lot of the market in terms […]

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Tags: apple · Casual Games · Mobile

TD Gaming Podcast 94: Chicken and Subscription Fee

October 29th, 2008 · No Comments

Lots of great news in this weeks gaming podcast thanks to the holiday season approaching. We also take a retro style flashback to Space Invaders and talk about our attendance at the popcap launch party for Bejeweled Twist and a very light preview of our initial Guitar Hero World Tour impressions.This weeks news includes: EA […]

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Tags: Activision · Casual Games · Episode · Podcast · popcap · Show Notes