hot  /  reviews  /  video  /  blogs  /  forum

Casual Gaming

PS VITA PETS: GET HYPE! photo
PS VITA PETS: GET HYPE!

PSA: PlayStation Vita Pets comes out this Tuesday!


GET HYPE!
Jun 01
Awww! Look at the doggies! So cute! Or at least until they were until they started talking. Stop that, guys. Seriously. It's giving me the creeps. I'm out of here. The Drop: New PlayStation Games for 6/3/2014 [PlayStation Blog] read
Retro covers photo
Retro covers

What if Flappy Bird and Candy Crush rocked vintage covers?


They might look a little something like this
May 28
Ever wonder what Flappy Bird or Angry Birds would have looked like in a different, much simpler time? A time like the early '80s and '90s? Dorkly has made it possible with these absolutely ridiculous vintage covers. You've go... read
Tasty Blue photo
Tasty Blue

Hahah: Tasty Blue is the Katamari of the seas


'Amazing!' - Chad Concelmo
May 28
Okay, I know that this basic premise is not new. The player is a small fish, and it eats smaller fish to grow bigger, at which point it can eat more fish, and grow bigger still. The circle of life continues, and we mostly ig... read
 photo
Burst your bubble
What's next for the studio that bagged mountains of cash on games like Candy Crush Saga and Farm Heroes Saga? It's Bubble Witch Saga 2. I never knew there was a first game, but seeing as how the Facebook page for Bubble ... read feature

Americlap  photo
Americlap

Americlap: Freedom is the only way, yeah


Clap for the children
May 21
America, f*@k yeah! Americlap is a game where you clap your little heart out to keep the American flag flying proudly. If you stop clapping, you'll probably send a thousand puppies and kittens to their death, you hate freedo... read
Farming Simulator 14 photo
Farming Simulator 14

Farm your little heart out with Farming Simulator 14


Make a humble living off the land
May 14
What's with all of these simulator games lately? Obviously, the only one you need is Goat Simulator. If you're still hankering for some digital representation of boring, everyday tasks, Farming Simulator 14 is making its way ... read
Sparkle 2 photo
Sparkle 2

Sparkle 2 set to glisten all over PS4 and Vita screens May 20


Marble shooters are kinda my jam
May 12
Luxor Zuma Sparkle 2, 10tons' PS4 marble shooter, is hitting the PlayStation Network for both PS4 and Vita on May 20, with cross buy support and a free trial if you're just not sure that shooting marbles is really your ... read
Surgeon Simulator photo
Surgeon Simulator

Surgeon Simulator for iPad receives first major update


Pain comes in lots of different languages
May 07
The iPad version of Surgeon Simulator launched last month, much to the chagrin of patients everywhere, and it's now received its first major update with 13 new languages and more free content in the near future featuring an a... read
 photo

EA looking to stream games direct to Comcast customers


Get titles like Madden and Fifa from your cable provider
May 02
Electronic Arts could soon be offering their games directly to Comcast subscribers, according to a report from Reuters. The two companies have been in talks, and after two years of testing it seems the deal is close to an agr... read
Tony Hawk's Shred Session photo
Tony Hawk's Shred Session

Tony Hawk is still relevant in Tony Hawk's Shred Session


Watch Tony play his own game
Apr 30
Tony Hawk is back, but not in the way you might be hoping for. TouchArcade went in-depth with the latest skateboarding game to bear Hawk's name, and it's a free-to-play iOS game called Tony Hawk's Shred Session, available th... read
Candy Crush Saga photo
Candy Crush Saga

Candy Crush has a bizarro nationwide ad campaign in Japan


I'm not quite sure what they're saying, but it has nothing to do with candy
Apr 26
Candy Crush Saga is coming to Japan in a big way, as developer King has prepared a slew of rather bizarre commercials for its freakishly addictive mobile puzzler. With King having opened an office in Japan, it's no wonder a ... read
BaZynga! photo
BaZynga!

Zynga has lost half of its active users in the last year


And $61 million this first quarter (almost 69, nice)
Apr 25
The bad news is that I'm sure they all moved on to play god damn Candy Crush. For now. Until some other bright casino game or reality show about a bad 90's rapper living in an Amish community wrangles their attention so they ... read
PlayStation Vita Pets photo
PlayStation Vita Pets

Construct additional paw-lons for PlayStation Vita Pets on June 3


Definitely more fun than watching dog videos on YouTube
Apr 03
Nintendogs not doing it for you? Mobile pet sims lacking in the "aww" department? Feast your eyes on PlayStation Vita Pets, a pet simulator that aims to feel more like a game and less like a cash grab, exclusively (as if you ... read
King.com IPO photo
King.com IPO

Candy crushed: King.com IPO posts disappointing numbers


More like Serf.com, right?
Mar 27
King.com, the developer behind the bafflingly popular match-three puzzler Candy Crush Saga, went public on the stock exchange yesterday, and it did not perform as well as the casual game behemoth had hoped. Starting at $... read
Bears vs. Art gameplay photo
Bears vs. Art gameplay

Bears vs Art gameplay shown in short new trailer


More pieces of puzzle game revealed
Mar 18
Last week, Halfbrick announced their latest game for iOS devices, Bears vs. Art, setting up a bunch of (adorable) exposition about a bear and the art museum which has infringed upon his territory but barely offered anything ... read
Bears vs. Art photo
Bears vs. Art

Halfbrick reveals new puzzle game Bears vs. Art


When nice bears go bad
Mar 10
I hope you have some insulin handy because this trailer introducing Halfbrick's new game, Bear vs. Art, is sweeter than strawberry sundae topped with candy-coated gumdrops. I have watched it four times and still giggle at ho... read
Peggle 2 on Xbox 360 photo
Peggle 2 on Xbox 360

Peggle 2 ricochets onto Xbox 360 on May 7


Xbox One users get Duel Mode today
Mar 04
Though early adoption of new consoles is something I tend to avoid these days, there is one game that has made me jealous of Xbox One users: Peggle 2. Soon enough, the ball-bouncing lesson in geometry and rainbows will not be... read
Flappy Bird photo
Flappy Bird

Flappy Bird makes $50k per day thanks to ad revenue


I hate everything about this
Feb 06
If you know anyone that owns a smart phone, there's a good chance that they're currently infatuated and infuriated with Flappy Bird, the mobile game that's taking the world by storm. Despite being a shameless clone with terri... read
 photo

There are at least 13 Flappy Bird clones already


Oh, and more importantly, Flappy Bird is itself a clone
Feb 05
Flappy Bird is still the top free downloaded game on Apple's App Store as of this writing. It's pretty horrible in a lot of ways, but this whole thing is also highlighting another plight that mobile gaming sees: Game cloning.... read
KAMI on Steam photo
KAMI on Steam

Chill paper-folding puzzle title KAMI is now on Steam


Oh, KAMI
Jan 24
Despite initial impressions, State of Play's recent iOS puzzle game KAMI is not about folding colorful pieces of paper into three-dimensional figures that resemble animals. Aesthetically, it does involve origami paper being ... read
Peggle 2 photo
Peggle 2

Here's some videos showing off the new Peggle 2 Masters


The sequel is just over a week away!
Dec 03
One of the sure fire ways to my shriveled, deep-fried, black heart is to mention The Big Lebowski. Now you throw Peggle in the mix and I'm all ears; PopCap has just put some trailers online showing off the powers of some of ... read
Candy Crush Saga photo
Candy Crush Saga

Sweet stat: Candy Crush Saga's been installed 500M times


I bet your mom's one of them
Nov 15
Have you heard about this tiny, up-and-coming indie game called Candy Crush Saga? If you haven't, welcome to the Internet, and I'm flattered that this is the first thing you chose to read. If you have, don't feel special; it ... read
Peggle photo
Peggle

A few precious moments of Peggle 2


...spread across three separate videos
Oct 09
Short clips of Peggle 2 -- so this is what it's come to ... okay! Look, I'm desperate. PopCap has "gameplay preview" videos of the Peggle Masters Bjorn, Luna, and Berg that offer a quick fix to get us through the wait for th... read
 photo

Your MOM plays videogames


New study says most moms game
Aug 27
No, really. She probably does. Mine does. In fact, new research released today by the Entertainment Software Association says that 74 percent of moms are gamers.  The "Mom Gamers Study: A New Generation of Gamer" found t... read
PAX 10 photo
PAX 10

PAX Prime 2013's PAX 10 games have been announced


You might have heard of some of these games already
Jul 29
One of my favorite parts about PAX Prime since 2008 has been the PAX 10 indie game showcase. Over 100 games were submitted to be judged upon by a panel of experts, and the following ten games have been declared the best of th... read
Zyngattrick photo
Zyngattrick

Don Mattrick to turn Zynga around with business clichés


Shift some paradigms, think outside the box
Jul 26
Former Microsoft figurehead and presumed fall guy Don Mattrick is now the CEO of Zynga, the company known for making millions off the Facebook boom and games like Farmville. Of course, the casual powerhouse hasn't been faring... read
Zynga photo
Zynga

Zynga error lets stranger do hilarious customer support


In all fairness, he tried to warn them
Jul 05
Zynga's been a hot topic in the news lately, but this gaffe is quite a bit more lighthearted than the Mattrick saga. It's also pretty embarrassing. As reported by Kotaku, Zynga accidentally put a random person in charge of cu... read
 photo

Marbly is the newest game from Tetris creator, now on iOS


Squares are so retro! Spheres are the new hotness!
Jun 02
When you think of long running puzzle game franchises, you'll inevitably come across Tetris. We have all played it at one time or another, willingly or otherwise, and we have Mr. Alexey Pajitnov to thank for it... read
Draw Something 2 photo
Draw Something 2

Zynga launches Draw Something 2


Try again?
Apr 25
Here's another excuse to draw dick pictures on your mobile device and send them to your friends. It's Draw Something 2, the follow-up to the Pictonary-like social game that captured our imaginations for exactly 1.5 weeks last... read
 photo

Cut the Rope: Time Travel takes Om Nom to the past


New puzzle title coming soon
Apr 16
ZeptoLab is preparing to release a follow-up title to their hit mobile puzzle game (and now 3DS game), Cut the Rope. This new game, Cut the Rope: Time Travel, has cute little green guy Om Nom traveling to the past to visit h... read
Draw Something photo
Draw Something

Draw Something television game show is really happening


Coming to UK's Channel 4
Apr 11
Remember when we told you how Zynga was working on turning their popular drawing mobile game into a television game show? That's actually happening now, but not for CBS as we originally heard. Word is that they've decided not... read
 photo

Rovio ain't angry: $194m in revenue, 45 percent from toys


A record year for the casual games company
Apr 04
Who says you have to make AAA console games to make money? While the big guys are shutting down left and right, Rovio flings off their financial results for 2012 showing that they're growing at an amazing rate. The Espoo, Fin... read






Back to Top