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PopCap working to squash Plants Vs Zombies: Garden Warfare DLC bugs [Update]

Last week's debut of the Garden Variety DLC for PopCap's Plants Vs Zombies: Garden Warfare brought mixed reactions. Players appreciated that the addition is available free of charge, but they were less than pleased with the bugs that have been causing the third-person shooter to crash on...

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Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare expands with free 'Garden Variety' DLC

PopCap's whimsical third-person shooter Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare will pick up a host of new abilities and a new gameplay mode later this week thanks to the freshly-announced "Garden Variety" downloadable content pack. The highlight of the pack is the new "Gnome Bomb" game mode,...

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Joystiq Weekly: Titanfall review, BAFTA Awards, NPD data and more

Welcome to Joystiq Weekly, a "too long; didn't read" of each week's biggest stories, reviews and original content. Each category's top story is introduced with a reactionary gif, because moving pictures aren't just for The Daily Prophet. Titanfall is one of those games that's fun even if you're...

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PopCap hit with layoffs after recent studio split

Plants vs Zombies and Peggle developer PopCap suffered layoffs today, EA confirmed. The news follows a reorganization at the studio in late February, which saw the developer split into a two teams, one geared towards mobile games and the other for console releases. PopCap CEO David Roberts also...

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Humble Weekly Sale spotlights PopCap with Peggle, Plants vs. Zombies

This week's Humble Weekly Sale focuses on casual games developer extraordinaire PopCap Games, serving up downloadable copies of Peggle, Plants vs. Zombies, and other favorites plucked from the studio's back catalog. Buyers who pay at least $1 for the bundle will receive Steam and Origin copies...

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Peggle 2 cascades onto Xbox 360 in May, Xbox One gets local duelling

The Xbox 360 joins the Peggle 2 party on May 7, when PopCap's mix of pachinko, unicorns, and classical music tumbles onto systems in North America and Europe. There's no word on a price, but the game is tagged at $12 on Xbox One. The news comes on the same day PopCap launched a new Duel Mode for...

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Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare review: Give peas a chance

There are some well-established rules when it comes to making a successful online shooter – character progression, unlockables, and a stable multiplayer component are all big pluses – but converting a cartoony tower defense game into an online frag fest isn't exactly a common starting...

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PopCap vets team up in Fixer Studios, fixing up Spellbinder spiritual successor

Three former PopCap developers formed a new mobile gaming studio "inspired by the game-jam spirit," Fixer Studios. At its core, the studio consists of its three founders: Avery Alix, Eric Olson and Christopher Langmuir. The developer's first game is Sinister Dexter for iOS and Android, a spiritual...

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No microtransactions in PvZ: Garden Warfare at launch

Unlike the free-to-play, mobile lawn defense simulator, Plants vs. Zombies 2, microtransactions aren't planned for the launch of Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare. In an interview with GameSpot, PopCap producer Brian Lindley stated that Garden Warfare won't have microtransactions "at launch,"...

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Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare live-action trailer brings the weird

What happens when the weird-ness of Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare crosses into the real world? Weird-ness. That's okay though, because when the game is about plants fighting off hordes of the undead, it's best to just accept the weird and roll with it. [Image: EA]...

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