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“Arrogance is the enemy of a franchise”: PopCap explains why it stepped back from Zuma

Zuma, Plants Vs Zombies and Peggle developer PopCap Games has explained why arrogance can kill any attempts to establish a long-running hit franchise. The studio knows a thing or two, as it has several hit franchises under its belt.

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Peggle headlines

  • Peggle passes 30 million milestone

    PopCap’s compulsive puzzle game has proved staggeringly popular.

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  • Peggle and Plants vs. Zombies for Android dropping "summer 2011"

    After a quick – though hardly subtle – tease yesterday, PopCap’s given VG247 a teensy bit more info on its upcoming Android offerings.

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  • PopCap popping the cap on Peggle, Plants vs. Zombies for Android

    Ever annoyed by the way your friends’ iPhones seem to have practically melded with their faces? Soon, you’ll at least understand why.

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  • PopCap titles go half-price until end of the month

    PopCap. Half-price games. Everyone’s a winner.

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  • Peggle hits PSP on Tuesday

    PopCap has announced its to release Peggle on PSN next week for PSP.

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  • Fable II DLC, Peggle part of this weeks Live Deal of the Week

    Nelson‘s just detailed this weeks Live Deal of the Week, where this week you get three for the price of one. First up – Fable II DLC pack “See the Future”. Once 560 MS points, it’s now 400 MS points. Secondly, Peggle, which was once at 800 MS points. Now, it is reduced to 400 […]

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  • Free WoW-themed Peggle levels released

    PopCap just released 10 World of Warcraft-themed Peggle levels – get them here. The “World of Warcraft” bit is the background image, but still. It’s free. Off you go. PR after the break.

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  • iPhone Peggle priced at $5

    Though it pains us to say it, everyone needs some Peggle in their lives. Fortunately, then, PopCap’s priced the iPhone version at $4.99. Amazing. According to Joystiq, the game features all of the original content and a double-tap zoom view and scroll wheel for precision aiming. Buy it. And if you haven’t got an iPhone […]

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  • Peggle hitting App Store for iPhone on May 12

    Peggle lands on the App Store May 12 for iPhone and iPod Touch. PopCap has yet to price the title, but Joystiq got its hand on the game, and believes it will cost between $5-6. More and more of our favorite casuals are heading to Apple products. Time for us to get on board we […]

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  • PopCap releases Peggle add-on for World of Warcraft

    PopCap announced today a free Peggle add-on for World of Warcraft. It includes WoW-themed backgrounds, a custom “talent tree” and a new “/peggleloot” option, allowing players to “roll” for loot based on the best Peggle shot. PopCap previously released a Bejewled add-on for WoW, and you can get both over at FileShack. Via Shacknews.

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  • Peggle goes Live

    The Major’s confirmed that Peggle’s up on Live. The PopCap puzzler costs a mere 800 MS Points, and will make your mum/wife/children think you’re not obsessed with having sex with virtual prostitutes in Liberty City. A good thing. Buy it.

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  • Peggle on XBLA this week

    PopCap puzzler Peggle’s launching on XBLA this week, complete with online multiplayer. It’ll cost £6.80. The online mode’s called Peg Party, and is playable by four people on Live. There’s also local multiplayer, a 2-player Duel mode, achievements, online leaderboards, and support for future downloadable content. More on Eurogamer.

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  • Bejeweled publisher acquires Gastonaut Studios

    Bejeweled publisher PopCap has acquired Gastronaut Studios, the company behind XBLA’s Small Arms. Gastronaut is currently adapting Peggle for Live Arcade. “This acquisition is the perfect union as Gastronaut, much like PopCap, is dedicated to making accessible and addictively fun games for a wide range of consumers,” stated Gastronaut co-founder Jacob Van Wingen. “We’ve enjoyed […]

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  • PopCap games confirmed for PSN

    A bunch of PopCap casual classics – Bejeweled 2, Zuma, Heavy Weapon, Peggle and Feeding Frenzy – are to appear on PSN. Bejeweled 2 is now available in the US, with European version to follow. The other games are yet to be dated. All feature Trophies and PSP Remote Play. Press release after the break.

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  • Q Entertainment handling Peggle DS port

    PopCap’s announced casual favourite Peggle for DS, as reported by PocketGamer. The game is being made by Q Entertainment, the company behind hardcore “niche” titles Rez and Meteos. Peggle will release on the Nintendo platform towards the end of this year. There’s no fixed date.

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  • iPhone SDK downloads top 100,000, PopCap and Namco on board

    Acocrding to this, the beta version of the iPhone SDK has been downloaded over 100,000 times since it was launched last week. In addition, both Namco and PopCap have pledge support for the platform with Bejeweled, Zuma, Peggle, Pac-Man and Galaga all confirmed for release. Still no idea when you’re actually going to be able […]

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  • That was the news – Week 8, 2008: Unconvincing GDC governed by two main themes: flux and fear

    Last week’s GDC was a strange affair that threw up more questions than answers. While it carried the predicted unveiling of Gears of War 2 and a Microsoft keynote holding traditional big hitters such as Fable 2 and Ninja Gaiden II, the event’s main speech’s message was by no means “the norm”. Yes, the blood, […]

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  • GDC: Premium DLC planned for XBLA Peggle

    So says this. We hate Peggle, but we can’t ignore it, apparently, because everyone else thinks that watching a ball bounce around for hours on end is a good way to use what little life you own. So, begrudgingly, here’s some news about Peggle. The XBLA version of the PopCap game is supposedly going to […]

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  • XBLA Peggle to include online multiplayer

    We love Peggle. So it comes as great news that the upcoming XBLA version will include online multiplayer options. We think this means two of you will be able to watch something happen that you have virtually no control over simultaneously, but that would just be cynical. There’s a movie through the link explaining everything.

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