It’s Friday, which means it’s time for our casual games weekly news roundup, where we present top stories and features from around the web.

News

  • Oberon partners with MySpace

  • Glu Mobile and Big Fish Games partner to bring ”Mystery Case Files: Agent X” to mobile phones

  • Outspark launches company to build online casual games

  • Repackaged Xbox points controller at casual gamer – comes with 5 casual games

  • Ludia cooks up deal with Granada for “Hell’s Kitchen” video game across all major platforms

  • MyGame.com partners with MochiAds in unique “Around-Game” advertising deal

  • LiveGamesNetwork sets out to combine casual games and social networking

  • Big Screen Entertainment partners with distributor Oberon Games for Rubber Dubber

  • Mobile gamers “Play For Prizes” with Sandlot Games’ Super Slyder

    Features

  • Gamezebo News: The Oberon Media MySpace games deal

  • Q&A with Julie Shumaker, Double Fusion: New ads for old video games

  • Q&A with Knibble.com CEO Sashi Chimala

  • Opinion: Games Industry 3.0 is here

  • Nintendo makes billions from Wii boom

  • Microtransactions will be the future of mobile gaming

  • Casual game ad space heats up