Welcome to our weekly news roundup, where we bring you casual game headlines from around the web. Gamasutra interviews Tetris creator Alexey Pajitnov, Gamezebo chats with The Game Equation’s Brian Meidell Andersen, and MediaPost ponders what casual games and pharmaceuticals have in common. These


  • Electronic Arts to give away video games online

  • Gosen quits I-play as Oberon continues restructure

  • Playyoo launches community-based platform for mobile casual games

  • MochiAds and Gaia Online announce the “Become a Rock Star” Flash Game Developer Contest

  • Ad Watch: Social networks get some gaming Zynga


  • Q&A: WildTangent’s St. John Talks PC Distribution’s Future

  • Catching Up Casually: A chat with Alexey Pajitnov

  • Quick change: How JoJo switched outfits and became a star

  • Interview with Brian Meidell Andersen, The Game Equation

  • What do casual games and pharmaceuticals have in common?

  • For lots of gamers, escapism means starting out in a trap