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Bjorn, what have they done to you
My criteria for enjoying a game with microtransactions is simple -- am I having fun, and can I consistently have fun without feeling like I need to pay out? Unlike some people who hate microtransactions on sheer principl... read feature

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PvZ Garden Warfare DLC

Free update for Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare adds tweaked classes, tacos


Do you want to taco 'bout it?
Sep 29
Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare has already done right by its users by providing good post-launch support via free downloadable content, and it is continuing on that path with tomorrow's Legends of the Lawn update. The DLC... read
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Freebies

Kill time with Bejeweled 3 now that it's free on Origin


Or kill time by commenting about your feelings on Origin
Sep 17
It may not carry the same weight as past "On the House" offerings like Dead Space or Battlefield 3, but the latest freebie from Origin, Bejeweled 3, is a great game in its own right. The popular match-three puzzler is free to... read
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PopCap boss leaves EA

PopCap's last remaining co-founder leaves EA


John Vechey to work for environmental non-profit Grist
Sep 07
PopCap boss John Vechey is parting ways with the studio he helped build nearly 15 years ago. In Vechey's farewell address, he reveals plans to "give something back for awhile until [he figures] out what's next." That inv... read
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Peggle 2

Finally! Peggle 2 is coming to PlayStation 4


Peggle me this, Batman
Aug 30
PopCap Games has announced that Peggle 2 is coming to the PlayStation 4 on October 14. The game will include Peggle Masters from the original game as well as the Xbox One version that launched May 7. Just as in the original, ... read
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#Cheetos

Wear the carcass of Chester Cheetah in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare


Cheetos is really doing this
Aug 19
I was prepared to get mildly annoyed at this Cheetos partnership with Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare, despite the fact that it's not the first time the game has dabbled in brand-sponsored character variants. (There were ... read
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Plants vs. Zombies

Garden Warfare's Suburbination update adds another mode and character


Capture and defend control points
Aug 13
This week's free new update for Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare adds Suburbination mode, a capture-and-defend game type in the same vein as Battlefield's Conquest and Call of Duty's Domination. Gardens & Graveyards is... read
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Garden Warfare

Play Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare in bed with Remote Play


1080p, 60 frames per second on PS4
Jul 29
I played a ton of Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare on Xbox 360, and now I'm getting into it again on PC. Still super fun and arguably one of the best shooters of the past few years. On August 19, the game comes to PlayStat... read
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Peggle

A new Peggle is in development, according to an EA earnings call


Captain Obvious.jpg
Jul 23
Like it was ever any question that PopCap was planning the development of a new Peggle game, but just in case you doubted the future of the series, it's happening. According to a first quarter earnings call for EA, PopCa... read
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Peggle 2 DLC

Peggle 2's Jimmy Lightning is less exciting than the first DLC


Not a fan of his redesign either
Jun 25
Peggle 2 is one of those games that's good to just pick up and play every so often, and whenever a new character drops, I get the itch to play again. This time the newcomer isn't an original character like Windy the Fai... read
Peggle 2 DLC photo
Peggle 2 DLC

Peggle 2 adds Jimmy the gopher, dubstep


'The audio team went dubstep crazy'
Jun 24
Classic Peggle Master Jimmy Lightning makes a return to zany peg-clearing action in Peggle 2 today, but he's doing so with a new style about him. Since we last saw Jimmy, he got really into dubstep. I'm not kidding... read
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Plants vs. Zombies

PC players will get this new Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare map first


Jewel Junction
Jun 20
Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare comes to PC on Tuesday and if you ignored everything Chris and I said about the Xbox One and Xbox 360 versions of the multiplayer shooter, hear this: it's really good. This video showcases ... read
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Apple announces Metal to bring console-quality graphics to iOS


Dramatically reduced overhead
Jun 02
Apple announced their new technology, called Metal, today during their press conference in San Francisco. Metal reduces the overhead between game and hardware with up to ten times faster draw recall rates for A7-powered Apple... read
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Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare comes to PS3 and PS4 this summer


Also, Remote Play support for Vita
May 29
Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare is already out on Xbox, but it's coming to PlayStation as well, set for release on both PS3 and PS4 this summer, on August 19. The game will have four modes including a 12 vs. 12 compoetitiv... read
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Peggle 2 is now out for Xbox 360


Extreme Fever!
May 07
There goes your day. Just one round, you say. And you look up and see that it's 2:30 p.m. and that you've forgotten to eat lunch. Or go to work. Yep. Peggle 2 is out for the Xbox 360. It is probably my most-played Xbox One g... read
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Garden Warfare

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare microtransactions incoming


And that's okay, actually
Apr 28
This week, PopCap will add microtransactions to Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare. We knew the day would come and, you know what? It's not a big deal. For those of you not playing this wacky third-person shooter (you're miss... read
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Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare launches June 24 on PC


Europe: June 27
Apr 28
Third-person shooter Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare is already on Xbox One and Xbox 360, but now it's shuffling over to PC, with a North American launch date set for June 24, and Europe to follow on June 27.  The PC ... read
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Peggle 2 DLC

Peggle 2's Windy the Fairy DLC is worth the cheap entry fee


It's $2
Apr 23
Windy the Fairy has crash landed in Peggle 2 as the newest master, and she also happens to be a $2 piece of DLC. It's not just a character pack though, as you'll net 10 new story levels (which can be used in multip... read
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Peggle 2

Windy the Fairy flutters into Peggle 2 with Windy's Master Pack


Are birds fairies now?
Apr 22
I've got a serious Peggle addiction, and I don't think it can be cured. Not even with more cowbell. Peggle 2's about to get even more "masterly" with the addition of Windy the Fairy, the latest bit of DLC to hit the Xbox One.... read
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Plants vs. Zombies

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare adds free Zomboss Down DLC


Dibs on Sun Pharaoh
Apr 15
I'm not sure which alternate dimension Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare came from or how it got here but PopCap's wacky third-person shooter has been a pleasant surprise. Against all odds, the game keeps on giving: another... read
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Plants vs. Zombies

Plants vs. Zombies 2's 'Far Future' update hits today


New characters on both sides
Mar 26
PopCap is releasing an update for Plants vs. Zombies 2 on iOS and Android today which adds a bunch of futuristic-looking plants and zombies as well as a new world map. Yes, there are lasers. EA has run through a few of the ad... read
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Plants vs. Zombies

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare's DLC is off to a great start


EA is giving out free DLC without microtransactions?
Mar 19
I really enjoyed Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare, which was a pleasant surprise amidst a sea of "me too" shooters. I enjoyed it so much in fact that I still play it, and I find myself spending more time with it l... read
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Plants vs. Zombies

PvZ: Garden Warfare is getting substantial new DLC and it's free


A new mode, map, and ability upgrades
Mar 17
I've been pleasantly surprised by the way Electronic Arts and PopCap have handled Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare. First, the game itself is loads of fun -- the foundation is solid. But more than that, they don't have paid... read
PvZ: Garden Warfare photo
PvZ: Garden Warfare

Impressions: Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare (Xbox 360)


A downgrade, but still absolutely worth playing
Mar 08
It's as if we slipped into some alternate dimension. The long-awaited Plants vs. Zombies 2 went straight to mobile, passing over PC fans, and while it wasn't bad -- not at all -- I sure lost interest. Instead, it's PopCap's t... read
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Deals

Peggle, Bejeweled, Bookworm, and more in this PopCap bundle


Redeemable on Steam and Origin
Mar 07
It's chaos on the Humble Store right now, from the Humble Mobile Bundle 4 to Double Fine's Amnesia Fortnight 2014 to Devolver Digital's bundle for IGF chairman and all-around terrific human being Brandon Boyer. Here's one mor... read
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Peggle 2 on Xbox 360

Peggle 2 ricochets onto Xbox 360 on May 7


Xbox One users get Duel Mode today
Mar 04
Though early adoption of new consoles is something I tend to avoid these days, there is one game that has made me jealous of Xbox One users: Peggle 2. Soon enough, the ball-bouncing lesson in geometry and rainbows will not be... read
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Plants rule, zombies drool
Plants vs. Zombies has been on one wild ride since PopCap was acquired by Electronic Arts. What started off as a grassroots (hah) series with humble beginnings on the PC has become an exclusive-heavy franchise -- with Pl... read feature

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Garden Warfare

Learn botanical battle basics from Garden Warfare video


Why can't plants and zombies just be friends?
Feb 21
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... read
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Plants vs Zombies

Garden Warfare live-action trailer has a porpoise


I know dolphins and porpoises are different, but work with me here
Feb 14
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... read
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Botany vs Necromancy
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... read feature







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