Posts Tagged ‘PopCap’

Humble Weekly Sale Offers PopCap Games For Charity

By Graham Smith on March 7th, 2014.

Very excellent.

This week’s Humble Weekly sale is a PopCap bundle, but with an added twist: EA are giving 100% of their cut to charity. Two charities, in fact, between which you can choose your split: the V Foundation for Cancer Research, and The Melanoma Research Alliance which specifically fights skin cancer.

Pay more than $1 and you’ll get a copy of Peggle (download size: one Peggle), zen-like match three puzzler Bejeweled 3, word puzzler Bookworm Deluxe, and two other games. Pay more than $6 and you’ll also get Plants vs. Zombies, Zuma’s Revenge and Peggle Nights. You’ll even get Origin and Steam keys for each one.

Maybe this is Kindness Week and we only just realised?
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Plants Vs Zombies: GW Goes Battlefield In New Mode

By Nathan Grayson on December 18th, 2013.

These are staring eyes so potent that, even when they're not looking right at you, they're totally looking right at you.

I sure do love the fact that Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare is suffering an arbitrary delay on PC. Makes savoring each promotional morsel all the sweeter, yes indeed. Who needs dumb anchors like a release date and payoff when you can praise the heavens for every little crumb that tumbles your way instead? Wait, no, the other thing: ugggggggggggggggggggghhhhh.

Oh but Garden Warfare’s Battlefield-inspired Gardens and Graveyards mode looks kinda neat I guess.

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Lengthy PvZ: Garden Warfare Video Reveals DOLPHIN GUN

By Nathan Grayson on November 22nd, 2013.

IT EVEN MAKES DOLPHIN SOUNDS

Everybody, stop whatever you’re doing. Just stop.

DOLLLLLLLLLLLPHIN GUNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN.

Go. Go watch it do both dolphin and gun things in the latest video of Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare. It makes high-pitched squealing sounds and blasts bubbles and everything. This is what Ecco The Dolphin would be like if Sega rebooted it as a gritty plant-centric zombie shooter. It is, in other words, the one thing that’s always been missing from your world – the puzzle piece that your heart and soul ached to find lodged between life’s sofa cushions – given shape and form. It is a dolphin gun, you guys. Let that just sink in for a moment. A dolphin gun.

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Bjorn Is Back: Peggle 2 Footage

By Craig Pearson on October 10th, 2013.

I am making that face right now
I missed the awkward moment when Peggle 2 was announced, and then there was the Xbone timed exclusivity thing. I should have been excited that there’s going to be more Peggle in the world, but I was mostly miffed. MIFFED! Mucho miffage is kind of my reaction to the videos below. Three character videos have been released, showing off Peggle masters Bjorn, Berg, and Luna. The characters are cute and nicely animated, but they also take up a large amount of the screen. Just call me Miffy.
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A World Of Hort: PVZ: Garden Warfare Undead Trailer

By Craig Pearson on September 6th, 2013.


My anger issues with team-based multiplayer shooters are well documented in the Logitech Warehouse. I’m cool until things are unbalanced, then Red Craig emerges. Red Craig is my inner Stephen King character. He is who the mice and keyboards in the warehouse warn their little transistors about. He’s why they sacrifice mice lasers to gods of Support Services. He’s the angry Glaswegian I keep hidden away, just in case I’m ever mugged or someone shoots me online, then he emerges. Watching the Plants Vs Zombies: Garden Warfare zombie trailer made my palms itch. It looks really lovely and atmospheric, and I’m sure I’ll enjoy playing it. But as I do, I’ll give off the impression of hating every single second I am doing so. Trailer beneath.
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Thank Goodness: Peggle 2 And PvZ: GW Not On PC First

By Nathan Grayson on August 21st, 2013.

Oh man, phew. I was worried there for a second, but now I see that I was getting all worked up over nothing. I mean, seriously: what if Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare and Peggle 2 had come out on PC at the same time they debuted on Xbox One? It probably would’ve spelled the end of all videogames – and, let’s face it, life – as we know it. The Xbox certainly would’ve sold markedly less than one unit as a result. That’s for sure. Thankfully, Microsoft and EA have teamed up to save the day, pushing the PC (and, I suppose, other platform) versions of Peggle’s second coming and PvZ’s green-trigger-finger-twitching reinvention into even murkier depths.

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Planting A Seed: PvZ 2 Dave Developer Diary

By Jim Rossignol on July 29th, 2013.


Plants Vs Zombies 2 looks pretty fantastic. Admittedly, I’m basing that on it being shown off by PopCap, who seem to know exactly what to do – check out that subtitle – in a video describing what’s going on the new game. But I think it’s fair to say that if the zombie-apocalypse genre ever needed a representative in the puzzle-game department, this should probably be it.
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A 26 Second Peggle 2 Trailer

By Craig Pearson on June 21st, 2013.

My Peggle 2 fan art. I added the '2'. I'm an artist!
E3 should be a brilliant time of the year. Even if there’s nothing good to see, it’s at least fun to gather on Twitter and mock what’s being presented. I’m usually there, at the Command Station 3000 (my desk), dropping truth bombs (tweets) with the incisiveness of of Eminem crossed with Jed Bartlet (“Lol, me make fun of E3″). But this year, I just couldn’t face EA at E3. All I could imagine were shinier helmets on sports games, and the hollow promises of excited producers shilling for a Next Generation that seems to already be lagging behind what I viewed as the current one. And because of that world-weary attitude, I managed to miss the announcement of a few games I actually had an interest it. One of those being Peggle 2, which is what the trailer below remixes.
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PopCap On Plants Vs Zombies: Garden Warfare

By Nathan Grayson on June 19th, 2013.

Plants vs Zombies is boldly going where no popular gaming franchise has gone before: to a land of over-the-shoulder camera angles and gleefully bobbing crosshairs, whereupon things will be shot mercilessly. OK, maybe it’s not the boldest move ever in the grand scheme of things, but Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare is quite a departure for PopCap’s vegetable stew of a tower porch defender, and it’s looking admirably silly. But so far, all we’ve seen is a quick bit of co-op. What about large-scale (24-ish player) competitive multiplayer and the ability to play as zombies? Also, stepping back a bit, why make a shooter out of Plants vs Zombies at all? I spoke with creative director Justin Wiebe to find out. 
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PopCap Are Making A PvZ Shooter?

By Jim Rossignol on June 14th, 2013.


Perhaps the most surprising news from E3 is that puzzle-masters PopCap are making a full-on 3D action game. It’s called Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare, and features co-op and multiplayer action in the world of Plants Vs Zombies. Yes, you play as plants blasting zombies. It looks pretty incredible, frankly.

It also has the best trailer ever.
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It’s About Time We Write About Plants Vs Zombies 2

By Nathan Grayson on May 8th, 2013.

Bolts instead of flowers in the logo? Hmmmmmm.

“Son, did I ever tell you the story of Plants vs Zombies?”

“Yes, dad, like, 20 time–”

“It was soooooo great. Made people go like this. I mean, plants? Fighting zombies? Hilaaaaaarious! But then it tipped its hat and rode off into the mobile/social sunset, never to be seen again. And we were like this. Lulllllz. It’s been ages since then. I don’t think you’d even been born yet.”

“It’s been four years. Really not that long in the grand scheme of things. I am 27.”

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