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  • Penguin Children’s Is Turning Plants vs. Zombies Into Books, E-Books

    Penguin Children’s Is Turning Plants vs. Zombies Into Books, E-Books

    Following last’s year expansion into merchandise including toys, underwear (!), and more, EA’s PopCap is now taking its popular “Plants vs. Zombies” title to the printed (and e-inked) page. Penguin Children’s has acquired the physical and e-book publishing rights to the game, in a three-year deal. Read More

  • PopCap CTO & Veteran Adobe Exec Frits Habermann Joins Learning Platform Lynda.com To Help It Go Mobile, Global

    PopCap CTO & Veteran Adobe Exec Frits Habermann Joins Learning Platform Lynda.com To Help It Go Mobile, Global

    Online video learning platform Lynda.com is making a big addition to its management team today, announcing that it has hired Frits Habermann as its new chief technical officer. Habermann joins Lynda.com from EA’s PopCap Games, where he was CTO and VP of social game operations and led the global technical growth of the company’s social, mobile and console game, including its… Read More

  • PopCap And Wooga Pull Games From Google+

    PopCap And Wooga Pull Games From Google+

    Less than a year after the debut of gaming on Google’s social platform, Google+, two game developers are pulling their titles. Bejeweled Blitz, a popular game owned by Electronic Arts‘ Pop Cap divsion, and several titles from Wooga, the maker of games for children, will no longer be available on the Google+ social network. Read More

  • EA’s PopCap Heads Into Merchandise With Plants Vs. Zombies Toys, Underwear (!) & More

    EA’s PopCap Heads Into Merchandise With Plants Vs. Zombies Toys, Underwear (!) & More

    Want a zombie on your underwear? Good, because soon, you will have that opportunity. Today, there comes more proof that mobile gaming is the entertainment franchise opp of the future as EA-owned PopCap, makers of Plants vs. Zombies and the “Bejeweled” series of games, announced a number of new partnership deals that will see its game brands turned into merchandise – much… Read More

  • PopCap: People Who Cheat In Social Games Are More Likely To Cheat In Real Life

    PopCap: People Who Cheat In Social Games Are More Likely To Cheat In Real Life

    Social games continued to grow in popularity in 2011 — to such a degree that PopCap’s November study found that 120 million people in the U.S. and the U.K. play social games at least once a week, with 81 million playing at least once a day. In terms of annual growth, that’s a 71 percent increase from the same period in 2010. As one might expect from casual games with their… Read More

  • Sources: PopCap In Late Stage Acquisition Discussions With EA For $1 Billion+

    Following up on our story earlier this evening that PopCap Games is in late stage acquisition discussions for a sum of over $1 billion — we’ve now heard from two sources that the buyer is Electronic Arts. The high price of the deal ($1+ billion) means that this would be a huge bet for EA — we’re talking over 13% of the company’s market cap. But we’re… Read More

  • PopCap Games To Be Acquired For $1 Billion+

    PopCap Games To Be Acquired For $1 Billion+

    Huge news in the gaming world: PopCap Games, the company behind such hits as Plants vs Zombies and Bejeweled, is in the process of being acquired — and we’re hearing from multiple sources that the price is over $1 billion. The question now is who the buyer is. The obvious possibility is Zynga, which has made a string of game-related acquisitions over the last year. But… Read More

  • Amazon's Android Appstore Gets Another Huge Exclusive: Plants vs Zombies

    If you were among the first wave of people to buy an iPad last spring, there’s a good chance you spent a lot of time playing one game in particular: Plants vs Zombies. PopCap’s smash hit was one of the first games on the iPad and it did extremely well, and it’s also seen a lot of success on the smaller iPhone/iPod Touch form factor. Now, some 16 months after its release, the… Read More

  • Programmer proposes by hacking 'Bejeweled'

    Congratulations to Bernie Peng and his soon-to-be-wife Tammy Li! The happy couple just got engaged via a hacked version of “Bejeweled” that Bernie programmed to reveal his proposal once Tammy hit a certain score. Seattle-based PopCap, makers of “Bejeweled,” is so F-ing excited about all the publicity this little stunt has created that it’s offered to fly the Pengs… Read More