It’s Friday, which means it’s time for our weekly casual games news roundup. Among the highlights: Adweek Magazine predicts casual gaming as a hot trend for 2008, along with such things as handmade goods and branded entertainment. Also, has announced its fifth Flash Game Design Competition based around the theme UPGRADE.


  • announces Flash Game Design Competition #5

  • Former Hitman men go casual with Game Equation

  • In-Game Advertising Built Momentum in ’07


  • The 10 New Studios To Watch In 2008

  • 10 things you need to know about gaming

  • From Fashion to Gaming: What’s Hot for ’08

  • The 12 biggest sports gaming stories of 2007

  • Top 10 mobile gaming trends in 2007 (part 2)

  • Retrospect 2007, prospect 2008 for the Philippine gaming industry