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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 ste...

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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 o...

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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 p...

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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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Peggle 2 receives PEGI rating for Xbox 360

Peggle 2 has received a PEGI rating of 3 for Xbox 360, alongside a release date of February 12, 2014 – today. Peggle 2 hit Xbox One on December 9 in the US and Europe, and it's yet to be officially announced for other platforms, though it was previously rated for Xbox 360 and PS4 in South Kor...

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Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare split-screen mode exclusive to Xbox One

Plants Vs Zombies: Garden Warfare producer Brian Lindley details the upcoming squad-based shooter's split-screen mode in the newly-launched video above, revealing that local cooperative play is exclusive to the Xbox One version of the game. In Garden Warfare's co-op mode, players team up to de...

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Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare equips undead with dolphin guns

The cartoon exaggeration of the original Plants vs. Zombies enhanced the inherent silliness of PopCap's beloved strategy game. Here is latest tease for the full-on 3D shooter spinoff, wherein a zombie militia erupts from the hideously carved mouth of a mountain to lay waste to a village of aggr...

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