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Battlefront, Mirror's Edge Catalyst, and UFC 2 confirmed for EA Access

EA Access is far enough along now that you just knew it was only a matter of time before the program brought in Star Wars Battlefront, especially with one more expansion left to go and the never-ending need to keep its player base flourishi...   read


PopCap's backward compatible Xbox One titles showing up for free

[Thanks to user Shaun for the tip] Either by some force of benevolence or a strange network error, most of PopCap's backward compatible titles are showing up for free on Xbox One. Users on a Reddit thread have noted that the games are still...   read

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Plants vs. Zombies

The ten-hour Garden Warfare 2 demo is back

Oh, hey, this sounds familiar! EA is offering a ten-hour trial for Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2. That's plenty of time to figure out if this particular type of team-based shooter is to your liking. I know it can be hard to carve out...   read

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Plants vs. Zombies

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 is getting a massive free update soon

In a very non-EA move, Plants vs. Zombies 2: Garden Warfare is getting a huge free update soon. Titled "Trouble in Zombopolis: Part One," the DLC will provide an all-new map (with its own miniboss), two new characters (Breakfast Brainz...   read

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Bejeweled Stars review
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Review: Bejeweled Stars

It's hard to believe that PopCap Games is turning 16 years old. Once recognized as the seminal "casual games" company with hits like Feeding Frenzy and Dynomite, it was acquired by EA in 2011 and hasn't been the same since. But unlike a lot...   read

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Bejeweled again
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PopCap aims for the moon, ends up with Bejeweled Stars

It's actually been 6 years since Bejeweled 3 and a cool 15 since the series' first iteration, even if I still can't reliably spell Bejeweled correctly. One of the reasons King is worth $6 billion is its match-3 Candy Crush, which hadn...   read

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Games with Gold
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Temper your expectations for May's Games with Gold

If April's Games with Gold lineup was the best yet, and I'm inclined to agree with Brett that it was, then whatever Microsoft has in store for May can't possibly stack up. I had that sentiment in mind when reading over the list of what's co...   read

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Garden Warfare 2

There's now a 10-hour demo for Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 has slipped out of my nightly rotation, but I clocked I don't even wanna know how many hours when I was still actively playing. If you were thinking of getting into the wacky shooter but haven't committe...   read

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Hands-on with PvZ: Heroes
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Plants vs. Zombies: Heroes is the Hearthstone mashup I didn't know I wanted

Popcap has continuously surprised us with games we didn't even know we wanted, such as the Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare games, and the ever-popular Pachinko-like Peggle; their latest title Plants vs. Zombies: Heroes cont...   read

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PvZ card game
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Plants vs. Zombies Heroes is a mobile collectible card game

PopCap is taking a break from tower defense for a crack at collectible card gaming with its next Plants vs. Zombies title for iOS and Android, PvZ Heroes. The project "began over two years ago as a paper card game prototype" designed in cre...   read


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Plants vs. Zombies

Garden Warfare 2's first free DLC drops tomorrow

This week, there's almost certainly going to be a big dropoff in the number of Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 players who stick with Rose because they like to top the scoreboards. And thank goodness for that. PopCap is releasing a maj...   read

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Plants vs. Zombies

Garden Warfare 2 is going to bring Rose down a notch

If you've spent any amount of time playing Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 online, you undoubtedly see Rose when you close your eyes at night. There she is, way off in the distance, grinning. She knows you can't escape her homing shots...   read

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Garden Warfare 2 review

Review: Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2

Chris and I were thinking about holding a fight to the death to determine which of us would get first dibs on Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2, as is the traditional way to end internal kerfuffles at Destructoid, but we called it off at...   read

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Garden Warfare 2

These are the loyalty rewards for Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2

When you first play the final version of Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 (how'd you like the beta?), you're going to want to look out for the mailbox in the hub world -- that's where you can import your characters and progression from ...   read

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Garden Warfare 2
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The Garden Warfare 2 open beta starts today

The Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 beta begins today. If you have an Xbox One or PlayStation 4, just head to your respective storefront and download away. It should be live in most if not all regions by this afternoon. You don't need ...   read

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Plants vs. Zombies
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Garden Warfare 2 has a full-on hub world

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 looks far more fleshed out than I had originally expected it to be. If all you care about is competitive multiplayer (which was super good in the original!), you'll still be able to melt hours away with ...   read

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Plants vs. Zombies

EA is handing out free Garden Warfare coins

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare was one of my most-played games last year. What a fun shooter! I won't get back into it, but I don't see the harm in opening a few card packs. As a celebration for passing the eight-million-player mark, EA...   read

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Garden Warfare 2
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Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 is out in February

The eternal plants versus zombies conflict returns on February 23, 2016 -- that's when Garden Warfare 2 is hitting PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Thinking back on how many hours I poured into the first game, my fate is sealed. It was a e...   read

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Plants vs. Zombies
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Meet the six new Garden Warfare 2 characters

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 classes on top ...   read

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Origin freebie

Log into Origin again for free Zuma's Revenge

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 sequel, Zuma's Rev...   read

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Xbox presser set to kick grass and take grains

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 a core tower de...   read

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Peggle Blast
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Review: Peggle Blast

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 principle, if I can pla...   read

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

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 features a hos...   read

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Kill time with Bejeweled 3 now that it's free 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 download for P...   read

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PopCap boss leaves EA

PopCap's last remaining co-founder leaves EA

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 involves working w...   read

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