Among the top headlines this week: Big Fish Game and flash memory manufacturer SanDisk have launched a web site offering casual games that can run off of portable USB flash drives without being installed on a computer. Next Generation does a great job of dissecting the results of an Interpret research study focused on casual gamers, and according to the Electronic Software Association 38% of gamers are female – not bad!


  • SanDisk and Big Fish Games launch web site offering a library of casual games For USB flash drives

  • InstantAction and Browser-based games growing up, becoming more social

  • EA confirms Spore, other games for iPhone

  • Midway to launch online games portal

  • Soap Opera Weekly launches … casual games?

  • MochiAds partners with Aeria Games for casual portal

  • Casual games developer Three Rings gets $3.5 Million

  • ESA report shows 38% of gamers are female

  • Build-a-lot brings house-flipping fun to retailers

  • Firefly: first game made with Microsoft Surface SDK demoed

  • Competitive Games International signs agreement with Freshgames.Com to add FreakOut to growing list of games

  • Punch Entertainment brings social networking to mobile games with EGO


  • New stats show casual explosion

  • Gift of the Magi: How Gamenauts found the right spot for Cate West

  • Behind the Game: Diner Dash Hometown Hero