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Episode 276: Covered in Concrete

August 22nd, 2012 · 5 Comments

Paul is not in the podcast, and will be out for the next couple of weeks as he recovers from major surgery. In the meantime, the podcast chugs on with three podcasters, as Jordan relays what he thought of the Sony Gamescom 2012 press conference. In the meantime, the news items include: Diablo III‘s Wilson [...]

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Tags: Casual Games · Diablo 3 · Episode · FPS · Industry News · MMO · PC Gaming · Podcast · popcap · RTS · Show Notes

Episode 222: Gorilla Love

July 13th, 2011 · 5 Comments

This week is a big episode, as it is chock full of surprising news this week, as well as some long, long reader mail. If that weren’t enough, we take a look back at the IntelliVision game Maze-a-Tron, deal with too much love for Paul, and the mystery that is the popularity of gorillas. This [...]

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Tags: Casual Games · electronic arts · Industry News · Kinect · Microsoft · Podcast · popcap · PSP · Retro · Show Notes · Xbox 360

Rumor: EA Buying Popcap?

June 23rd, 2011 · No Comments

Tech Cruch is reporting that Electronic Arts is about to acquire casual games giant Popcap Games for a cool $1 billion, which would exceed EA’s market cap by over 13%. If true, this would be EA’s definitive entry into the casual games market, a field they broke into 7 years ago. Despite consuming a significant [...]

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TD Gaming Podcast 94: Chicken and Subscription Fee

October 29th, 2008 · No Comments

Lots of great news in this weeks gaming podcast thanks to the holiday season approaching. We also take a retro style flashback to Space Invaders and talk about our attendance at the popcap launch party for Bejeweled Twist and a very light preview of our initial Guitar Hero World Tour impressions.This weeks news includes: EA [...]

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Bejeweled Twist Launched, Casualites Rejoice

October 29th, 2008 · 1 Comment

After four years of development, Popcap lit up Seattle Monday night with the launch of Bejeweled Twist sparing no expense to show off their new casual game. It took four years to complete but Popcap isn’t going to release a game until it’s perfect. You won’t play it until they believe it is a game [...]

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Preparing for Popcap Bejeweled Twist Launch Party

October 27th, 2008 · 1 Comment

I’m here in Seattle Washington awaiting tonight’s Bejeweled Twist launch party. It was a long trip considering Chicago’s the leading city for airport traffic and the wind didn’t allow for a speedy departure. Arriving at 2:00 a.m left me cold, hungry and in dire need of sleep. Today it’s bright and sunny, still cold as [...]

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Tags: Casual Games · popcap

Popcap’s Feeding Frenzy 2 on Xbox LIVE Arcade

September 17th, 2008 · No Comments

The place to be, this week, is Xbox Live Arcade (XBLA) as Popcap’s now released Feeding Frenzy 2 on the 360 platform. Xbox Live Arcade has been the go to place for awesome new content brought in high definition on both shrink wrapped box games along with classic casual titles. Not into casual games? Perhaps [...]

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Tags: Casual Games · Industry News · popcap · Press Release

Peggle Nights Contest Update

September 14th, 2008 · No Comments

For those that haven’t posted on the forum or send us an e-mail about our Peggle Nights contest, it’s time to get in the action! The free Peggle Nights game giveaway will expire soon and we want as many contestants as possible. We’ve got many great entries, we’ll be reading off some of the e-mails [...]

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Tags: Casual Games · Contest · Podcast

PopCap’s Bejeweled Franchise Hits 25 Million Units Sold Mark

August 19th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Congratulations to PopCap for showing why casual games will always be a viable market. Let’s put this in perspective, investors believe GTA IV will push 13-million sales by the end of 2008 and, as of January 2008, Halo 3 had sold 8 million copies. PopCap’s little casual game has hit 25 million units sold, that’s [...]

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Tags: Editorial · popcap · Press Release

Kids with ADHD Are Benefiting from Casual Games

July 16th, 2008 · No Comments

Popcap does some pretty interesting surveys and their latest one is no different. Their finding kids with ADHD are benefiting from playing casual games. The idea makes a bit of sense if you watch your children playing video games. While TV viewing is very non-interactive video games light your brain on fire with thought. Besides [...]

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Tags: popcap · Press Release