Get Stoned: Bejeweled 3 Released, Demo

By Quintin Smith on December 8th, 2010 at 12:21 pm.

Get stoned! Haha. Ah.

Bejeweled 3 is out, and if you like putting gems in a line then you can play it on your computer. It’s quite good! Look, here Bejeweled 3 is on Steam, here it is on Direct2Drive, and if you head down to the official PopCap page then you can get yourself a free 60 minute trial. If you missed John’s rundown of the new features, that’s worth a look too. He is acerbic yet uplifting, like an Alka-Seltzer.

A video of Bejeweled 3’s new Zen mode follows, with its customisable mantras, ambient sounds, breath modulation and binaural beats. I am not joking. Take a look at this.

Amazing. Team Meat clearly need to add a customisable Zen mode to Super Meat Boy.

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  1. poop says:

    a real diamond in the rough, this one

  2. Miles of the Machination says:

    Meat as therapy? Could catch on.

    “I find it easy to discard negative thoughts about myself” would be a hard message to take after the fiftieth death.

  3. nabeel says:

    I have to question your choice of post title, are you really condoning the use of Bejeweled? Who knows how many innocent kids are going to get addicted now.

  4. MadTinkerer says:

    I want Hardcore Bejewled 3 Zen Mode in Chuzzle SO BAD.

    Is Chuzzle 2 being worked on? One can only hope…

    • DrGonzo says:

      God I hope so! Never been a big fan of the match 3 games and what not, not since I got over my Columns addiction many years ago. But I can’t stop playing Chuzzle and Zoo Keeper. There is a deluxe edition of Chuzzle, but I’m not sure what it adds, whatever it was was so insignificant I didn’t notice anyway.

  5. Dominic White says:

    Never been too keen on Bejewelled, but I notice that this one is actually a launch-day addition to Metaboli UK. Sweet. Given that the game is £15 and I pay £11 monthly, that’s actually not too bad. Guess I’ll give this one a spin.

  6. Tyrone Slothrop. says:

    But what if I’m already stoned?

  7. strange headache says:

    JEHOVAH!

  8. Basilicus says:

    Got to say, it all sounds silly on the surface, but that’s some truly awesome stuff to be including in this sort of game. Except maybe the mantras. But teaching people to control breathing, breathe deep, that sort of thing, is very undervalued in terms of controlling mood and stress levels.

  9. Nick says:

    I see you hanging around with hippy Johnny.

  10. Lucas says:

    Is the demo as boringly easy as the Plants vs Zombies demo was?

  11. djbriandamage says:

    I bought this for my mom yesterday and may (or may not!) have borrowed one of the licenses. It’s very very good. I’m pretty surprised to see the binaural “iDoser” thing in a game for soccer moms, though!!

    • DrGonzo says:

      Why not though? It’s essentially just relaxing ‘music’. The media just created a ridiculous hype about nothing really.

    • djbriandamage says:

      It’s the hype that makes me surprised, though. And it’s not music, it’s this weird swelling buzzing sound that alternates between ears. It made me kinda queasy. YMMV I guess.

  12. CaLe says:

    I dunno how they get away with charging £15 for this beefed up flash game.

    • Forch says:

      The same could be said about Super Meat Boy.

    • Oneironaut says:

      The same was said about Meat Boy, and Machinarium(going by posts in the steam forums), and probably a few other games that were really good.

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      Stompywitch says:

      People like to pay for the programming language used instead of the actual game content, right?

  13. Wulf says:

    No one’s mentioned Endorfun… ?

    *Amazed.*

    Still, binaural beats in a game? Now that’s entertaining annnnd quite interesting.

  14. Shih Tzu says:

    Oh snap! What has been brung cannot be un-brung!

  15. wurlidurli says:

    Is it possible for a casual game to “jump the shark”? Because if yes, I think Bejeweled just did that.

  16. Jack says:

    Is there really no way to stop this?