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Peggle 2, PopCap's previously Microsoft-exclusive black hole time vortex of sheer addiction, is finally coming to PlayStation 4.
There used to be a cool Peggle game on the New Zealand App Store. The same Peggle you could get everywhere else in the world. That game is now gone. In its place is a new Peggle game that is just the worst.
Everybody loves Popcap's Peggle. Everybody loves monkeys. Sega does the math and gets Super Monkey Ball Bounce, or as I'm going to call it — Seggle.
Peggle 2 launches on Xbox 360 on May 7, Popcap said this morning. This version of the game will add a multiplayer Duel Mode.
Rob and Shireen are bigtime Peggle fans. Big enough that Rob went to PopCap and asked if they'd help him pop the question. Hell yes they would! Game studios love this kind of thing. But just in case Rob and Shireen weren't like, an actual thing, Peggle 2 made sure to leave a way out. A hella awkward way out.
Peggle is a puzzle game that involves clearing colored pegs from a board by shooting balls from the top of the screen, but that's not what the game is about. It's about getting to the explosively colorful celebration at the end of each level, and Peggle 2's celebrations are the most satisfying yet.
Peggle 2 is getting multiplayer via free DLC. A recently published Facebook post by Popcap's Jared Neuss outlines their post-release plans for Peggle 2, which include a free piece of DLC adding the multi-player Duel mode from the first Peggle, along with regular updates to "expand and add to" the game's world.
Peggle 2 is coming Dec. 9 to the Xbox One via Xbox Live. This comes from PopCap, in a preview of the game in VentureBeat yesterday. Peggle 2 will have 120 levels and run $11.99.
Peggle 2 will be out "a few weeks later in December" and not on the day Xbox One launches (Nov. 22), PopCap said. An earlier listing by Microsoft called it a launch-day title. The game is a timed exclusive to Xbox One.
I had a bit of cognitive whiplash when I saw Peggle 2 this afternoon. Its predecessor is a game that’s everywhere. Your mom or even grandmother probably plays it, or something heavily inspired by it. The browser version of the first Peggle is what helped its viral spread but there I was playing it on an Xbox One…
Revealed this morning as an Xbox One timed exclusive, Peggle 2 got a little more stage time at EA's Gamescom presser than it did at E3, parading about its balls and pegs like it was in some sort of first-ever gameplay trailer.
Like Peggle? Well Peggle 2 is an Xbox One launch title. And Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare is hitting the console next year. Both are coming to Xbox One first.
Remember that awesome Peggle 2 announcement? Here's the same announcement, only more extreme. We're talking like, unicorns and explosions type of ridiculousness. And it's official!
Take the addictive bubble-popping gameplay of Bust-a-Move, toss in the enticing random chance of Peggle, and you've got Bubble Witch Saga, a Facebook game so addictive I'd be playing it right now if I hadn't run out of lives.
What will the $750 million buy out of PopCap Games, makers of Plants vs. Zombies and Bejeweled, do to the beloved developer of quirky, casually engaging games? It could mean you get future PopCap Games faster—but it doesn't mean the end of games like Peggle in World of Warcraft.
PopCap games is auctioning off art from its games for children's charities in the US and UK. The auction runs from now until July 12- and 100% of the proceeds go to said charities. [http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/20…]
While more mainstream video games are under fire for causing depression, a new study at East Carolina University finds that playing casual puzzle games is an effective way to combat clinical depression and anxiety. Guess who underwrote the study?
Plants Vs. Zombies, a wonderful video game that is on just about every device other than Androids and toasters, will be out for Androids in "Q2", the folks at Popcap tell us. That means April-June. We played it briefly this week. Looks sharp. Peggle's a Q2 Android game too.
The makers of massive hits Bejeweled, Peggle and Plants vs. Zombies are eying 2011 as the year for aggressive expansion, PopCap Games head Dave Roberts tells Forbes.