Three plants, three zombies
A part of me doesn't want to hear any more about Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 knowing full well that it's not releasing until spring 2016. I was way into the original. I'll be way into this.
The cast includes six new ...
Origin's last few On the House offers haven't done much for me, but this? I like this! Zuma is one of life's simple pleasures. That, and -- don't judge! -- Feeding Frenzy.
For a limited time, Origin users can download the seq...
Something PvZ is happening
The war between the photosynthesizing and the decomposing looks to rage on later this year. PopCap has something up its sleeve, and it's going to get revealed during Microsoft's E3 Xbox press conference.
While this could be ...
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...
Do you want to taco 'bout it?
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.
Or kill time by commenting about your feelings on Origin
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...
John Vechey to work for environmental non-profit Grist
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...
Peggle me this, Batman
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, ...
Cheetos is really doing this
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 ...
Capture and defend control points
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...
1080p, 60 frames per second on PS4
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...
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...
Not a fan of his redesign either
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...
'The audio team went dubstep crazy'
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...
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 ...
Dramatically reduced overhead
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...
Also, Remote Play support for Vita
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...
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...
And that's okay, actually
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...
Europe: June 27
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 ...
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...
Are birds fairies now?
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....
Dibs on Sun Pharaoh
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...
New characters on both sides
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...
EA is giving out free DLC without microtransactions?
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...
A new mode, map, and ability upgrades
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...
A downgrade, but still absolutely worth playing
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...
Redeemable on Steam and Origin
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...
Xbox One users get Duel Mode today
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...
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...