It’s Friday, which means it’s time for us to round up all of the interesting casual gaming headlines throughout the week and bring them to you.

News

  • EA’s Pogo.com launches “Take 5 to Play”

  • Nearly 19 million UK women play casual games online

  • PopCap to release best casual games at retail

  • Mochi Media launches MochiAds to public – finally a way to help indie game developers make money

  • Oberon Does Some Layoffs; Streamlines Operations; Raises A Big Round; Buys Two Studios

  • Oberon Media Ramps Up Eastern European Presence

  • Cake Mania 2 to hit retail shelves in time for the holidays

  • Majesco ships Fish Tycoon for the Nintendo DS

  • WildTangent powers HP game console

  • Alawar Entertainment and New Edge launch Alawar New Edge Mobile

  • Hardcore gamers go casual to win big on PrizeMatchGame.com

  • New Nintendo Wii Flash Games from Novel Games

  • Top Hudson game titles available soon to smartphone and BlackBerry users

    Features

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