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  • Plants vs Zombies 2 now available on Android, has full Google Play Game Services integration
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    Plants vs Zombies 2 now available on Android, has full Google Play Game Services integration

    By 24 October 2013

    PopCap has released Plants vs Zombies 2 for Android on Google Play. It is available globally and is the first game from the developer to feature full integration with Google Play Games Services. Released on iPhone and iPad in August, the game is totally...

  • A week in reviews: 12 - 16 August
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    A week in reviews: 12 - 16 August

    By 17 August 2013

    It's been a mad week - by which we mean a mad-fun week, chock-full of review products from many corners of tech. From visiting Iceland to explore the landscape in which Joseph Kosinski's movie Oblivion was shot - with a Fujifilm X-M1 in tow, no less...

  • Plants vs Zombies 2 review
    Apps 5 out of 5

    Plants vs Zombies 2 review

    By 15 August 2013

    Plants vs Zombies is one of the most popular gaming apps ever released. And for good reason: it's so good that you'll want to eat your own brain. Popcap, the title's developer, has been gobbled up by publishing giant EA since the original game's app-format...

  • Plants Vs Zombies 2 preview: First play of Popcap's forthcoming app
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    Plants Vs Zombies 2 preview: First play of Popcap's forthcoming app

    By 12 June 2013

    It could be easy for a mobile app such as Plants Vs Zombies 2 to get lost among the gaming big guns at this year's E3 - the world's largest gaming trade show - but that's not the case. Behind closed doors at EA's mobile platform presentation - the publisher...

  • Plants Vs Zombies Garden Warfare: third-person shooter coming to Xbox One and 360
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    Plants Vs Zombies Garden Warfare: third-person shooter coming to Xbox One and 360

    By 11 June 2013

    Yes, you did read that title correctly. EA-acquired Popcap, the developers of the already classic Plants Vs Zombies app, has lifted the lid on its next-generation take on the game. Plants Vs Zombies: Garden Warfare is a third-person shooter that will...

  • Plants vs Zombies 2 coming to iPhone and iPad 18 July, official trailer released
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    Plants vs Zombies 2 coming to iPhone and iPad 18 July, official trailer released

    By 3 June 2013

    PopCap has finally lifted the lid on the forthcoming sequel to its hugely successful vegetable and corpse mash-up tower defence game, Plants vs Zombies 2. It has also released a trailer, giving a glimpse of what to expect when it hits iPad, iPhone and...

  • EA mobile gaming gets a power-up with PopCap acquisition
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    EA mobile gaming gets a power-up with PopCap acquisition

    By 13 July 2011

    EA, already a massive player in the mobile gaming arena, has purchased Bejeweled publisher PopCap Games in a deal that could be worth up to $1.3 billion. EA has paid $650 million, plus $100m in stock, with the deal expected to be finalised in August....

  • PopCap being picked up for over $1 billion
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    PopCap being picked up for over $1 billion

    By 23 June 2011

    PopCap, the mastermind behind the hugely addictive Plants vs Zombies and Bejeweled is set to be bought for in excess of $1 billion.  Current rumours point to Electronic Arts as the buyer. Zynga had allegedly been involved in the deal but as TechCrunch's...

  • Average social gamer is 43-year-old woman
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    Average social gamer is 43-year-old woman

    By 17 February 2010

    PopCap, maker of such games as the popular Bejeweled, has revealed a profile of the average social gamer from a recent survey carried out in the UK and the US. The "social gamers" survey covered consumers who play games on social networking platforms...

  • PopCap's Plants vs. Zombies hits the iPhone and iPod touch
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    PopCap's Plants vs. Zombies hits the iPhone and iPod touch

    By 15 February 2010

    PopCap has just announced the launch of its hit game Plants vs. Zombies for the iPhone and iPod touch. The game is said to be faithful to the original design of PC and Mac versions, but with some specific adaptations, which includes special features and...

  • Plants vs Zombies arrives in free online version
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    Plants vs Zombies arrives in free online version

    By 24 September 2009

    The smash hit casual game Plants Vs Zombies, which showed up earlier in the year, has been turned into a free Flash game by developers PopCap. It's available to play now on the company's website. If you've not given it a go, you have to place plants in...

  • Plants Vs Zombies heading to other platforms
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    Plants Vs Zombies heading to other platforms

    By 13 July 2009

    Popcap's excellent "Plants vs Zombies" tower-defence game, which scored a whopping 9/10 when Pocket-lint reviewed it, appears to be shambling slowly towards other platforms, moaning "braaaaains". The company's senior director of public relations, Garth...

  • Plants vs. Zombies - PC review
    Gaming 4.5 out of 5

    Plants vs. Zombies - PC review

    By 25 May 2009

    As far as gaming reputations go, PopCap Games are right at the pinnacle of all things great and good. With titles like the huge worldwide smash Peggle, the addictive Zuma, and the lovable Bookworm Adventures, PopCap have built themselves into a well recognised...

  • PopCap: Casual gaming can make you thin
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    PopCap: Casual gaming can make you thin

    By 24 March 2009

    Games maker PopCap has revealed results of a "pilot study" that set out to assess if casual gaming could aid weight loss. The company has concluded that "casual gaming could be an effective tool in the fight against obesity by helping dieters control...

  • Chuzzle - mobile phone game review
    Phones 4 out of 5

    Chuzzle - mobile phone game review

    By 7 June 2007

    PopCap Games is probably best known for its sublime puzzler, Bejeweled. Hugely successful, with more than 5 million sold since 2001, Bejeweled was recently inducted into the Computer Gaming World Hall of Fame, the first puzzle game to be honoured like...