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Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare classes outlined

By Steve Watts, Sep 09, 2013 2:30pm PDT

Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare producer Brian Lindley details the plant classes and hints at the zombie classes.

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PopCap, free-to-play, and the seeds of Plants vs Zombies 2

By Steve Watts, Sep 05, 2013 12:00pm PDT

Plants vs Zombies 2 lead designer Mohan Rajagoplan and franchise lead Tony Leamer talk about how the game came together, why they made the sequel free-to-play, and how its plans extend far beyond a single new world.

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"I have always despised freemium games, but I don't understand all the hate regarding this game. ..."

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Peggle 2 producer explains exactly what's new for the sequel

By Andrew Yoon, Sep 05, 2013 11:15am PDT

Peggle 2 is, simply put, more Peggle. But lead producer Jared Neuss attempted to explain to Shacknews exactly what's new about the long-awaited sequel--and why it's debuting on Xbox One.

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"Bur can you put them in your mouth? That is the $64,000,000 question. "

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Peggle 2 adding new Masters, bringing back Ode to Joy

By Steve Watts, Aug 21, 2013 10:00am PDT

Peggle 2 lead producer Jared Neuss talks about what PopCap is bringing that's new to the sequel, like new and more powerful Masters, dynamic animations and audio, and some more options of victory music.

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"Hi. If I find out any of you change your victory music from Ode to Joy, I swear to God I will ..."

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Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare adds exclusive Boss Mode for Xbox One

By Steve Watts, Aug 20, 2013 10:15am PDT

Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare will feature a playable zombie faction with its own classes, and an Xbox One exclusive Boss Mode.

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"I know there is a lot of Shack eyerolling on this game, but I can't wait for it. looks amazingly ..."

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Peggle 2 launching first on Xbox One [Update]

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 20, 2013 3:40am PDT

Microsoft has announced that Peggle 2 will launch first on Xbox One.

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Plants vs Zombies 2 soft launches in Australia today

By Steve Watts, Jul 09, 2013 2:00pm PDT

Plants vs Zombies 2 is soft-launching in Australia today, to test various aspects of the game as it prepares to roll out worldwide.

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""a region that was smaller but otherwise similar to North America" Australia = small America"

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Plants vs Zombies 2 delayed

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 26, 2013 11:50am PDT

Plants vs. Zombies 2, originally slated for a July 18th release, will now be released later in the summer

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"What they failed to state was "later in the summer of 2014." "

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Plants vs. Zombies 2 preview: it's about time (and money)

By John Keefer, Jun 10, 2013 2:10pm PDT

Developer PopCap can't be accused of throwing Plants vs. Zombies 2 together quickly just to capitalize on the popularity of the original. In taking its time, PopCap has done an admirable job of crafting a successor that should be just as addicting.

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"Not true. You get 100 gems to start and need to have 4 friends that actually are interested in ..."

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Peggle 2 announced, coming this year

By Steve Watts, Jun 10, 2013 1:14pm PDT

PopCap announced Peggle 2 during its press conference today, and said it will be coming later this year.

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""Peggle 2 is a persistent world FPS where you shot balls at your friends in up to 128-player ..."

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Plants vs Zombies 2 due in summer, Facebook version in closed beta

By Steve Watts, Mar 26, 2013 12:45pm PDT

Plants vs Zombies 2 is coming in early summer, PopCap announced today. The company also announced the closed beta launch of Plants vs Zombies Adventures, a Facebook social game.

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Plants vs Zombies Vita invades PlayStation Plus Instant Collection

By Steve Watts, Feb 25, 2013 10:15am PST

Tomorrow's PlayStation Plus update will bring Plants vs Zombies Vita to the system, along with discounts on Retro/Grade, various Vita Anniversary Sale games, and the winners of the Gamers Choice awards.

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Bejeweled becoming physical game from Hasbro

By Steve Watts, Jan 07, 2013 1:15pm PST

PopCap has teamed up with Hasbro to make board and card games based on its popular franchises. The first will be two Bejeweled games, coming this spring.

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PopCap working with Frostbite 2 engine

By Steve Watts, Dec 07, 2012 9:30am PST

PopCap is seeking an engineer with Frostbite 2 experience, seemingly the next step of its rumored plans for a Plants vs Zombies multiplayer shooter.

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"Hopefully Jeff Green can liveblog this when they finally reveal it."

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Free Plants vs Zombies in Halloween dental promo

By Steve Watts, Sep 10, 2012 1:00pm PDT

PopCap and the American Dental Association announced the "Stop Zombie Mouth" campaign today, which lets interested adults give trick-or-treaters coupons for a free copy of Plants vs Zombies instead of candy this Halloween.

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