Zynga offered $1 billion to purchase PopCap Games

When it was revealed that PopCap Games was being bought by Electronic Arts many people were caught by surprise. Now they will be even more surprised with who else was vying for PopCap Games sweet casual game market. Forbes is reporting that Zynga had offered $1 billion in cash for the company at one point and that Zynga would have performed the deal through credit from Goldman Sachs. The Forbes re...

PopCap Games will be purchased by EA for $750 million

Over the past few weeks there have been some rumors circulating around that PopCap was going to be bought buy someone in the near future. Many numbers were floating around the internet, including a purchase for over $1 billion but that number is a little exaggerated. Because EA announced today that they have actually purchased PopCap for $750 million as well as $100 million in stocks. As long as t...

PopCap’s Charity Auction wraps up with a Zombie Clown…

If you are a regular reader here, you should know by now that we have been keeping you updated with PopCap’s ongoing charity auction where all proceeds are being donated to Special Effect and the Starlight Children’s Foundation. This week marks the end of the auction, and by the looks of things, PopCap are determined to end this sale with a bang. The major item this week is the Plants ...

30 Questions – Michael Irving

You’ve probably seen those 30 Day Song or Movie Challenges going around on Facebook. Well, we found a Video Game equivalent, and thought it would be fun to have each of our editors list their answers in a 30 Questions format, as an introduction to the kind of gamers we are.  Q1 – Your first video game. Lemmings Even with only 16×16 pixels, those little blue and green dudes have mo...

PopCap Launches Third Wave of Charity Auction with more Plants vs Zombies art!

As many of you may know by now, PopCap have been carrying on with their month-long Charity Auction for SpecialEffect in the UK and Starlight Children’s Foundation in the US. The third wave is now underway and features a huge piece of art that any Plants vs Zombies fan would be sure to drool over. Pictured above, this piece features a whopping six foot by six foot graffiti homage to PopCap’s BAFTA-...

PopCap’s New Art Auction Pieces

PopCap’s Charity Art Auction has begun its second week, and as such, a new set of nine original art items are up on their eBay page now. If you’re as rabid a Plants vs. Zombies fan as I am, you’ll want to save up your sunshine for this week’s auction. Amongst the amazing PvZ items are a ceramics set featuring some key zombies and plants, a Peashooter costume, more concept s...

Bejeweled 3 arriving on consoles late this year

PopCap Games announced that they will be bringing Bejeweled 3 to consoles and handhelds later this year. Some time in the last quarter of 2011, Bejeweled 3 will be arriving on the DS, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. There isn’t much to be said about Bejeweled other than the fact that it is perhaps one of the funnest and most distracting game you can get your hands on. The game will be released i...

PopCap Auctions Art for Charity

As if making fantastic games wasn’t enough to cement a company’s reputation firmly in the green, PopCap are currently auctioning off original art works from their popular franchises on eBay, with all proceeds going to charity. From this week until July 12th, there will be up to nine items on auction, rotating each week. They will include original concept sketches from Plants vs. Zombie...

Plants vs. Zombies Upgrade For iPhone

The iPhone version of Plants vs. Zombies has sprouted an update. Popcap Games are pleased to announce that their new update will feature additional content, mini-games and achievements. The update will include a brand new game mode title Zen Garden, as well as six mini-games: Zomiquarium, It’s Raining Seeds, Column Like You See, Slot Machine, Beghouled Twist and Portal Combat. To give you a bit mo...

PopCap & Taito Launch Pop Tower in Japan…

In their quest to conquer the current social gaming market, PopCap have now partnered up with Taito to introduce the world to Pop Tower, a new meta-game that will launch thanks to Japanese networking provider GREE. Pop Tower is a brand new step for the company to further their monopoly on the social gaming scene, with the classic Bejeweled set to launch on the service. Chuzzle and Zuma are also co...

Popcap’s Crazy Dave Deals

“You know that song, “There’s a zombie on your lawn”? Well there are zombies on your lawn. Stop singing! You need powerful plants to stop ’em. Play now to save your brains.” Luckily, Popcap are giving you the chance to save your brains at a third of the usual price! Be quick though, the offer only lasts another couple hours, after which, you have to pay full price to spring your brains...

Make-A-Wish and PopCap create a 9 year old iOS developer

Nothing is better than when a 9 year old boy who has leukemia can have his dreams fulfilled.  Luckily, PopCap and the Make-A-Wish Foundation exist to make such dreams come true.  They have helped one little Mr. Owain Weinert  be a proud creator of a real time strategy game called Allied Star Police.  This game is set to be a hit on the iPad and iPhone when it releases later this year.  When purcha...

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