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Report: Plants vs Zombies creator laid off from PopCap

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 22, 2012 10:30am PDT

There was a surprising casualty in yesterday's PopCap layoffs: George Fan, creator of Plants vs Zombies.

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"That might work if all you want to do is rehash the same game 20 times. If you want create a new ..."

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PopCap shuts down two studios, lays off 50 in Seattle

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 21, 2012 12:15pm PDT

PopCap, the social gaming studio behind hints like Bejeweled and Plants vs Zombies, has laid off dozens of employees from its Seattle headquarters. In addition, two international studios in Dublin and Shanghai have been shuttered.

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"That implies that there's someone out there that actually likes that movie."

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Plants vs. Zombies 2 announced for 2013

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 20, 2012 6:45am PDT

Daft and unlikely rumours about PopCap making a multiplayer shooter spin-off of Plants vs. Zombies were circulating earlier this month, causing the sensible to groan sceptically. Well, a sequel is officially coming, PopCap announced today, though there was no mention of shoo...

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"Crysis 2 was not an EA in-house game. It was made by Crytek, and published by EA's partner program,"

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Rumor: PopCap preparing Plants vs Zombies multiplayer shooter

By Steve Watts, Aug 09, 2012 9:30am PDT

A few job listings and one unnamed source have indicated that a new PopCap team based out of Canada is working on a multiplayer shooter Plants vs Zombies title.

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"Considering Popcap isn't know for multiplayer games, and neither is the casual gaming space, I'd ..."

- daggot see all 15 comments

Plants Versus Zombies presents: Talking Zombatar

By Andrew Yoon, Jul 26, 2012 10:30am PDT

Finally! PopCap has announced a brand new Plants vs. Zombies. Unfortunately, it's not the sequel we've been clamoring for.

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"F-off Popcap! I for one will not be buying this. What will I be buying? PvZ 2."

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PopCap merchandising licenses secured, Plants vs Zombies plushies announced

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 30, 2012 3:15pm PDT

PopCap has announced that it has finally finalized a number of licensing deals that will bring its properties to the non-digital world.

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"Talk about too little too late. I mean I am sure there is still lots of people playing this ..."

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Bejeweled 3 expands to PlayStation 3 tomorrow

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 23, 2012 5:00pm PDT

It may be late to the party, but Bejeweled 3 is finally hitting the PS3. The match-3 gem-swapping game will be available to download on the PlayStation Network tomorrow.

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"You are correct psydswipe, this was a retail release in Nov 2011. This is the PSN release as you ..."

- SOTGAce see all 4 comments

PopCap announces Solitaire Blitz for Facebook

By Steve Watts, Feb 07, 2012 4:45pm PST

PopCap and EA announced Solitaire Blitz today, a fast-paced social game based on the classic card game.

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"Be careful what you wish for. Odds are we'll get EA Plants vs. Zombies 2012!"

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Peggle to receive 'stylistic reboot'

By Andrew Yoon, Dec 09, 2011 3:20pm PST

Does Peggle no longer thrill you the way it once did? A new job listing reveals that PopCap is looking to give the series a "stylistic reboot."

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"I was thinking adopting some shooter elements. You know. Freshen it up."

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Popcorn Dragon is PopCap's next game, for iOS

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 12, 2011 3:15pm PDT

PopCap's next game may make you hungry. The developers of Plants vs. Zombies and Peggle are working their magic into a new game for iOS this winter called Popcorn Dragon.

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"PvZ is such a complete game I really don't know where they could take it from here and what kind ..."

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Peggle reaches 30 million downloads

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 25, 2011 5:15pm PDT

PopCap's odd unicorn-starring, ball-busting puzzle game, Peggle, has reached more than 30 million downloads since its debut in 2007.

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PopCap adjusting dev process for touch devices

By Steve Watts, Jul 29, 2011 1:10pm PDT

PopCap's Mark Johnston talks frankly about how mobile games have changed their business, from the development process to the creation of their experimental 4th & Battery label.

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PopCap launches 'Pig Up!' preview on Facebook

By Steve Watts, Jul 20, 2011 8:30am PDT

PopCap has launched a preview version of its new game, 'Pig Up!', on Facebook.

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Plants vs Zombies, Peggle coming to Facebook

By Steve Watts, Jul 14, 2011 2:00pm PDT

Two of PopCap's most popular casual games, Plants vs. Zombies and Peggle, are planned for release on Facebook.

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"I'd rather they skip PvZ 2 and just use the same kind of creativity that spawned PvZ to create a ..."

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EA on PopCap acquisition: 'Don't break it'

By Andrew Yoon, Jul 12, 2011 3:40pm PDT

Some are wondering if being part of the EA empire will somehow change PopCap for the worse. EA CEO John Riccitiello addressed the concern at an investors' conference call.

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"Translation : We will be outsourcing all this shit to low-pay developers, because who cares ..."

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