casual games

Tripledot snaps up $116M at a $1.4B valuation as casual mobile games become serious business

Casual mobile games have reached a fever pitch of interest with consumers, and so too with investors, who are rushing to back the biggest and most promising startups building these quick hits of engag

Netflix launches new mobile games in Poland, Italy and Spain as a members-only perk

Netflix is expanding its mobile gaming push with the launch of three more gaming titles which will become exclusively available to Netflix members in select European markets. The company today is intr

TabTale Buys Rival Sunstorm As Mobile Gaming For Kids Consolidates

TabTale, the Israel-based kids’¬†gaming and educational app publisher backed by Qualcomm and others, has made another acquisition to keep growing its position in the market. It has acquired Suns

What Games Are: Fire TV And The “Casual Console”

Fire TV is basically doing what everybody's been saying Apple TV should be doing by now. 80% of its pitch is about having video and music from many of the usual sources. The other 20% is that Fire TV

What Games Are: The March Of The Muggles

It's easy to consign tablet and mobile gaming to the lamestream and feel that there's a detente between that and the more core gaming platforms. However this is both shortsighted and naive. There's a

Angry Birds And Minesweeper: Microsoft Announces The First Wave Of Xbox Live Games For Windows 8

Earlier this year, Microsoft announced that it was bringing parts of the Xbox Live experience to Windows 8 and today, the company <a target="_blank" href="http://windowsteamblog.com/windows/b/windowse

Who would have guessed? Minesweeper "most sucessful game ever"

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/minesweeper.jpg" />So what game would you consider to be the most played ever? Solitaire? Castle Wolfenstein? Maybe Everquest or Quake? W