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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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Zuma headlines

  • Megaton Shocker: EA buys PopCap for $750 million

    The biggest mushroom cloud we’ve seen for a long time: EA’s announced that it’s to buy Plants vs Zombies and Peggle creator PopCap for $750 million.

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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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  • 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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