I know what you're thinking. Why is Destructoid, which is known for its "hardcore gaming community," talking about a casual game like Peggle? Well, it seems that there is a quiet following of the game, even here. Of course, we play it off and say that we're racking up frags in front of the PC, but we're really peggling.
PopCap has announced that Peggle 2, Peggle Nights, is available now for the PC. A $19.99 download gives you over 60 levels of peg shooting action, and a free demo download is available for the new players out there.
From the press release:
The original Peggle was named to numerous “best of 2007” awards lists, including being named one of the “Top Ten Video Games of 2007” by PC Gamer magazine. Peggle has been downloaded from the web more than 20 million times since its introduction in February 2007, and has spawned dozens of Facebook groups and clubs and hundreds of YouTube videos.
If you've never tried Peggle, know that it's a kind of cross between a cracked out carnival game and pinball. You fire silver balls at orange pegs, hoping to take them out. It's that simple. It's totally addicitive, though.
I feel the heat of Destructoid's EiC Nick Chester looking over my shoulder, so I had better stop talking about and playing Peggle 2 now.