PopCap Acquire Social Game Developer ZipZapPlay…

Everyone knows that when it comes to making games targeted for the casual audience, no one does it better than PopCap. In the past few years, the company has been pushing a bit more into the social market with several Facebook applications, and to move more forward in that direction it was announced today that PopCap have now acquired ZipZapPlay, the creators of the popular Facebook title “B...

PopCap launches Easter promotion with sales on top games; names it Spring Into Fun!

I’ve never been one to try and create a world where everything is the same but then again owning a business as large as PopCap leaves you wide open for criticizm. And in the end it probably is better to play it safe. Easter is coming shortly however and PopCap Games has launched their Spring Into Fun! sale. You can find the sale here at their website and play a very simple little game that i...

PopCap Release Soundtracks for Bejeweled 2 & 3 for Free…

If you are reading this, there is a really good chance you have played at least one version of PopCap’s Bejeweled. The music in Bejeweled is one of the small elements in the game that goes unnoticed while us players are zombies, smashing gems until the break of dawn, but when I actually sit and listen to the music over the gameplay, it is one of the most relaxing and harmonizing soundtracks ...

PopCap Launches “4th & Battery”…

There is no doubt that PopCap have a dominate market on today’s casual games, but it now seems the company is looking to expand by launching a brand new label by the name of “4th & Battery”. 4th & Battery is going to be a bit of a developmental playground for PopCap, allowing them to launch new titles that are still in the testing phase. In a way, this kind of works like ...

Best April Fool’s Announcements

April first is always an exciting day for games news – and April second is always a disappointing one, as we once again realise we’ve been had. While the gaming press is becoming increasingly suspicious to report any news around this date as fact, some are just too damn exciting, or hilarious, to ignore. Here’s a quick roundup of some of the best fake news we received in the last few d...

PopCap to host Sale for Earthquake Relief…

If you have been wanting to get some fantastic iPhone, iPod touch and iPad adaptations of everything PopCap, you are in luck as the developer is gearing up to have a huge sale, discounting all of their most popular mobile titles. The best part of this sale is that PopCap will donate all proceeds to the Red Cross to assist in the massive earthquake relief effort. This event is looking to include ev...

Plants vs Zombies invade the DSiWare…

If you have been holding on to those DSiWare points and looking for the perfect time to splurge, there is no better day than today as Plants vs Zombies has now officially hit the DSiWare. This version brings the same addictive madness we recently seen hit the DS last month and at just 800 points. I am guessing this is a lighter version of the game, as PopCap’s DSiWare release of Bookworm jus...

PopCap Hits VOL. 2 coming to UK retail on 11th March

Mastertronic is bringing its second collection of PopCap’s finest casual games to shelves with PopCap Volume 2, releasing in March this year. This second instalment of  hit games (again, coming exclusively to Xbox 360) features Plants vs. Zombies, Zuma, Heavy Weapon and Feeding Frenzy 2. While all of these titles are available to purchase off the Xbox Live Marketplace, by providing a retail ...

Bejeweled Blitz LIVE – XBLA Review

Game Name: Bejeweled Blitz LIVE Platform(s): Xbox Live Arcade Publisher(s): PopCap Developer(s): PopCap Genre(s): Puzzle Release Date: February 23, 2011 Price: 800 MSP ($10 US) DOWNLOAD NOW! PopCap have came a long way with the Bejeweled series as a whole with many different sequels and spin-offs for the series, spanning both the PC and console marketplace alike. Since it’s original release ...

PopCap Games’ Plants vs. Zombies GOTY, Bejeweled Blitz and Amazing Adventures the Caribbean Secret for PC come to UK retail

As part of their deal with PopCap which also sees PopCap Hits released on Xbox 360, Mastertronic will release a compilation of PopCap greats on the PC, tomorrow on February 18th. Mastertronic is a leading UK publisher, and as such, the title is releasing exclusively to the UK retail market. The pack is made up of three top PopCap casual games: Plants vs. Zombies GOTY, Bejeweled Blitz and Amazing A...

Video Games to be a treatment for anxiety and depression?

A new study finds links between the reduction of anxiety and depression with the use of casual games, like Bejeweled, Peggle and Bookworm adventures. In a study conducted between ‘East Carolina University’s Psychophysiology Lab and Biofeedback Clinic’ and ‘Popcap Games’; comes evidence that suggests a link between the reduction of psychological problems, such as anxiety and...

Plants vs Zombies – Nintendo DS Review

Game Name: Plants vs Zombies Platform(s): Nintendo DS (Also available on iOS, PC, XBLA, and soon the PSN) Publisher(s): PopCap Developer(s): PopCap Genre(s): Tower Defense Release Date: January 18, 2011 (US) March 25, 2011 (EU) Price: $19.99 After making a strong debut in 2009 for the PC, PopCap’s Plants vs Zombies has been one of the biggest success stories in recent years. Continuing the t...

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