Friday’s the day we bring you casual games stories from around the Web in one tidy package. There was quite a bit of news to report this week, as well as an interesting article in MIT’s Technology Review about user-generated content in casual games.

News

  • Industry veterans launch new game development studio, Slapdash Games

  • Disney acquires Club Penguin social network/virtual world

  • BPlay and PopCap launch Chuzzle game for BlackBerry smartphones

  • FUN Technologies and King.com launch the Interactive Skill Games Association (ISGA)

  • Cryptologic buys into Chinese games developer to strengthen position in Asia

    Features

  • Playing their own way

  • Games get casual