East Carolina University has published the results of a clinical study that attempted to measure the impact of playing so-called casual video games on players’ moods and stress levels by measuring changes in heart rate, brain activity via electroencephalography, and … [Read more...] about Study: Casual Games Reduce Stress
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A new consumer survey conducted on behalf o PopCap Games by Information Solutions finds that some 76 percent of casual game players are female, 89 percent are age 30 or older, and nearly all of them cite stress relief as one of their main reasons they play casual games. If … [Read more...] about Many Women Prefer Casual Games to TV?
A new survey conducted by Information Solutions Group for casual game developer PopCap Games finds that 72 percent of parents and grandparents who play so-called casual video games do not permit children in their care to play so-called “hardcore” video games. … [Read more...] about Survey: Adults Favor Casual Games for Kids
Electronic Arts (EA) -- the world's largest video game publisher by sales -- made a statement in June when it announced it was forming a casual gaming division. Last month, the Redwood, Calif., company punctuated that statement with an exclamation mark by cutting a licensing deal … [Read more...] about EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW Electronic Arts’ Chip Lange: The Rise of Casual Gaming
MySpace is breaking into the casual gaming world, and it's tapped casual games company Oberon Media to get the job done. In early 2008, MySpace will launch MySpace Games, which will let users choose from hundreds of games for free online play."Bringing entertainment in the form … [Read more...] about MySpace Pens Formal Agreement for Casual Games