In a development that should come as a surprise to no one who follows the struggles for exclusivity on gaming consoles like the Xbox 360 and PS3, Apple allegedly paid EA a "truckload of money" to delay the release of Plants vs. Zombies 2 on Android. The news comes from gaming website Giant Bomb, which overheard it from Frank Gibeau, head of EA labels, during a town hall meeting earlier today.
Each week, we highlight a selection of the most interesting, exciting, and unique new iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch titles released on the App Store. Plants vs. Zombies 2 makes a big free-to-play splash this week, while fellow tower defense entry Pirate Legends TD also seems worth a strong look. Several other new games are profiled, as well, along with a huge update to Super Stickman Golf 2 that's sure to hook old die-hards once more.
Movies, magic, money, and Minecraft. MMMMM, that's a nice weekly update on apps with slashed prices. But wait! There's more. There's also a freebie on one of the biggest game sensations of all time and it's going on for the rest of February. So you'll have to dig in to find out more.
Video game publishing juggernaut Electronic Arts announced today that they will be acquiring independent video game developer PopCap games for a kingly sum. PopCap Games is best known for its casual and social gaming titles like Bejeweled Blitz, Plants vs. Zombies and Zuma.
PopCap games has been auctioning off a number of special one-of-a-kind items over the past few weeks, but all good things must come to an end. The large set of auctions is ending tomorrow afternoon/morning. But there's still plenty of time to lay down some cash for some of these unique and awesome items.
It's long been assumed that PopCap Games was hard at work in their Seatlle-based headquarters on a new Plants vs Zombies game. However, today we found out that the next Plants vs Zombies game is taking a completely unexpected form. Not only will it diverge from its single-player roots, but it will also be debuting exclusively in China.
Late last week we ran a story about a sale that PopCap Games, creator of the best-selling Plants vs Zombies and Bejeweled games was running to help victims of the tsunami in Japan. They discounted all of their iOS titles for 48 hours, and pledged to donate all of the proceeds to the Red Cross Japan Relief fund. We had no idea how successful to sale would end up being.
The highly celebrated casual games develop PopCap has announced today that for 48 hours, beginning Saturday at 12:01 AM PDT, all of their iOS games will be on sale. The proceeds of the sale will be donated to the Red Cross for Japan's tsunami relief fund. The sale ends at midnight on Sunday March 20. For the duration of the sale, all of their iPhone games will be reduced to 99 cents and iPad games will be $1.99.