50°
Submitted by ktchong 2667d ago | article

Video games for non-players: Casual games are spreading quickly

EarthTimes.org reports in Games Technology News:

Casual gaming has become a major buzzword. It's primarily intended for non-players who would not consider gaming as their top hobby. Casual gamers focus on relaxation and pure playing enjoyment instead of story and graphics in games.

GamePro editor-in-chief Andre Horn says there are two major styles of casual games. The first are Windows mini-games like Minesweeper and Solitaire. Then there is the second style that Nintendo has perfected with the Wii and DS and other companies are trying to replicate.

The story reports how publishers are jumping into casual trend that's spreading quickly: Konami with Let's Yoga! (DS), EA with Boogie (Wii), Sony with SingStar (PS2/PS3) and Buzz! (PS3), Eidos with Nervous Brickdown (DS) and Prism (DS), and Ubisoft with the "Games for me" lineup and Jam Sessions (DS). (Boogie, Buzz!: Quiz TV , Culture, Industry, Jam Sessions, Let's Yoga!, Nervous Brickdown, Nintendo DS, PC, Prism, PS2, PS3, SingStar , Wii)

vaan  +   2666d ago
Screw em.
Casual gamers play Wii sports a few times and guess what?
They casually put the casual console in the casual closet for the rest of
it's casual life.
perseus  +   2666d ago
No they don't.
Hardcore gamers do.

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
30°

Captain Toad Treasure Tracker Review | Twinstick Gaming

43m ago - Twinstick Gaming: Nobody has a grasp of the original and simple ideas that work so beautifully an... | Wii U
20°

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Review (Wii U) - Always Nintendo

44m ago - Always Nintendo: Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker – a game created based off of a minigame in the W... | Wii U
30°

Shape of the World trailer shows off… well, the shape of the world

2h ago - A brand new trailer of Shape of the World has been revealed, bringing with it the peaceful specta... | PC
30°

A Case for Twilight Princess: The Music, Part 3

2h ago - ZI: This article series demonstrates how the music of TP is among the most sophisticated and int... | GameCube
Ad

Check out the new Bloodborne Trailer

Now - Sony just released a new trailer of the upcoming PS4 exclusive by From Software and SCE Japan Studio. | Promoted post
20°

Brilliance in Level Design: Ocarina of Time’s Water Temple

2h ago - ZI: "No, it's not April Fool's Day. I really am analyzing the Water Temple from Ocarina of Time a... | Retro