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5:00 AM on 02.21.2014

Learn botanical battle basics from Garden Warfare video

When you're engaged in war with the likes of plantlife or the animated undead, you can't just rush into the fray. Only a fool would do that. No, you have to study your enemy, and more importantly, know thyself. This gameplay...

Brett Makedonski

9:30 AM on 02.14.2014

Garden Warfare live-action trailer has a porpoise

Every time I think that Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare can't possibly do anything else to leave me speechless, it goes and does just that. Maybe I should've dropped the expectation of any semblance of rationale the v...

Brett Makedonski



Preview: Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare photo
Preview: Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare
by Alessandro Fillari

How weird was it seeing that reveal trailer for Plant vs Zombies: Garden Warfare at last year's E3? Plants vs Zombies was known for its focus on strategy and quirky humor, so it was a pretty surprising move for the developers at PopCap Games to bring such an interesting twist to their hugely popular franchise. As a fan of the series, I was mostly curious to see how it would translate from a tower defense style game to an online focused shooter.

But strangely enough, the transition worked out surprisingly well. And then some. Using the Frostbite 3 engine, PopCap Games took a chance and made its first foray into 3D, bringing along many of its characters from the series. EA invited some the press out to try a new build of the class-based shooter Garden Warfare and it turns out it's still just as strategic as ever.

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8:30 PM on 01.21.2014

Here's 30 more seconds of PvZ: Garden Warfare

PopCap's released a new video for its upcoming third-person shooter take on the much loved tower-defense franchise, Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare. It's short, and really only exists to let everyone know that they can no...

Harry Monogenis

5:15 PM on 01.16.2014

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare pushed back one week

Electronic Arts has moved back the scheduled release of Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare, the third-person base shooter take on the beloved franchise. Previously scheduled for February 18, the game will now release one wee...

Conrad Zimmerman

9:00 PM on 01.03.2014

PopCap CEO retiring, studio co-founder taking over

As of January 8, PopCap CEO Dave Roberts, who joined the studio nine years ago, will be stepping down. Replacing him in the head role is John Vechey, one of the studio's original co-founders. The only remaining one, in fact, ...

Steven Hansen

1:30 PM on 12.23.2013

Plants vs. Zombies 2 celebrates Feastivus this week

Ever since getting partway through its final world, I've been ignoring Plants vs. Zombies 2 -- but Plants vs. Zombies 2 has not been ignoring me. Those push notifications haven't compelled me to return yet, though PopCap's p...

Jordan Devore

1:45 PM on 12.10.2013

Peggle 2 is getting head-to-head Duel mode for free

While it was disappointing to hear that Peggle 2's multiplayer is online only, the real tragedy here is that the game is currently an Xbox One exclusive. A future update will mark the return of Peggle's Duel mode and, thankfu...

Jordan Devore



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Review: Peggle 2
by Chris Carter

The original Peggle came out of nowhere. It took a simple concept of peg-based brick-breaking that had been a staple of gaming basically since the beginning, and added a unique cartoon sheen that gave it a ton of character. While many gamers were quick to claim that it was mostly luck based, hundreds of precision skill-shot videos proved them dead wrong, as Peggle is most definitely a deep game.

Therein lies its core charm. Anyone can pick it up and have fun, but if you take the time, you can guide balls through pegs better than Neo in The Matrix. Peggle 2 doesn't change a whole lot from that same basic winning formula, and that's fine with me.

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8:00 AM on 12.02.2013

Peggle 2 will allegedly hit the Xbox One on December 9th

When the Xbox One launch lineup was announced, one title stuck out the most -- Peggle 2. I was a huge fan of the original and the pseudo-expansion Peggle Nights, so I couldn't wait to see what PopCap had in store next. Sadly,...

Chris Carter

12:45 PM on 11.21.2013

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare dated for Xbox

On paper, a team-centric third-person shooter multiplayer game based on Plants vs. Zombies sounds like a cynical mess, but from everything I've seen of Garden Warfare, it may well be one of my most anticipated games. There's...

Jordan Devore

5:45 PM on 11.06.2013

It looks like Peggle 2's coming to PS4 at some point

We can all agree that Peggle's pretty much the best thing ever, right? Alright, now that that's settled, it seems that through the magic of timed exclusives, even more people will be able to enjoy Peggle 2 in the fu...

Brett Makedonski



Peggle 2: gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme photo
Peggle 2: gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme
by Dale North

We learned the sad news this week that PopCap's Peggle 2 won't make launch day. But it's still "launch window" and it's still awesome in the way that only Peggle should be, so I wanted to share with you my thoughts on the near-final version I played last week. 

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11:30 AM on 11.04.2013

F**K! Peggle 2 will miss Xbox One launch

People think I'm kidding around when I talk about how excited I am over PopCap's Peggle 2. In fact, recent discussions on this topic have had me defending myself. It's not a crack on Xbox One's launch lineup -- I'm a hug...

Dale North





6:30 PM on 10.09.2013

A few precious moments of Peggle 2

Short clips of Peggle 2 -- so this is what it's come to ... okay! Look, I'm desperate. PopCap has "gameplay preview" videos of the Peggle Masters Bjorn, Luna, and Berg that offer a quick fix to get us through the wait for th...

Jordan Devore

11:15 AM on 10.09.2013

New details on the Plants vs. Zombies arcade game

We recently told you about a new Plants vs. Zombies arcade game coming out of a tag team between PopCap and Sega, but we had no details to share at that time.  Thanks to Arcade Heroes and their copy of trade publication ...

Dale North