Welcome to Friday’s casual games news roundup. Sony announced at last week’s Consumer Electronics Show that it plans to give the 7-year-old PlayStation 2 new life as a casual gaming machine, positioning it as a direct competitor to the Nintendo Wii. Other highlights this week include an interesting article about game design and consumption in India, a survey of in-game ads in 2007, and Sandlot’s Daniel Bernstein’s reflections on the Super Granny franchise.