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2011-08-04 11:03:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- John Vechey, co-founder of PopCap Games, the worldwide leader in casual games, will keynote the 2011 Game Developers Conference Online (GDC Online) when the event returns to Austin, Texas. Vechey's keynote, titled "Playing Well With Others - How PopCap Creates Compelling Social Game Experiences," will explore how the company is adapting its catalog of some of the most successful single player games of all time to social platforms. GDC Online...

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2011-07-29 05:45:00

Electronic Arts has been given the go-ahead by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to purchase PopCap Games. EA struck the deal to help compete against Zynga Inc.  The deal, which was approved on Thursday, was estimated at up to $1.3 billion. PopCap has popular games such as "Bejeweled" and "Plants vs. Zombies." EA is investing more in online content as consumers flock to the Internet and smartphones to play games.  The company said earlier this month that EA expects to close the...

2011-07-19 23:01:00

SEATTLE and DUBLIN July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PopCap Games, the worldwide leader in casual games, today announced that it has signed a global agreement with Sony Ericsson to pre-load Games By PopCap on Sony Ericsson Xperia(TM) mini and Xperia(TM) mini pro smartphone models. The partnership will officially mark the arrival of PopCap's game titles on Android devices in Europe. As part of the agreement, PopCap hits such as Plants vs. Zombies(TM), Peggle® and...

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2011-07-13 09:30:00

Video game publisher Electronic Arts Inc. (EA) is set to purchase PopCap Games Inc., the maker of popular games such as Peggle, Bejeweled, and Plants vs. Zombies, in a deal that is valued at as much as $1.3 billion. EA said on Tuesday that it would pay $650 million in cash plus $100 million in stock for PopCap. It also agreed to pay as much as $550 million should PopCap meet certain profitability milestones over the next three years. EA sees the deal as a way to ramp up its social and...

2011-07-05 14:00:00

SEATTLE, July 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Starting at noon PT today, PopCap Games launches the fourth and final wave in a month-long series of online art auctions giving consumers a chance to bid on once-in-a-lifetime items from the PopCap vault. This final week's auction items include a Bejeweled 3 ceramic lemonade set, a Bejeweled 3...

2011-06-29 08:00:00

DALLAS, June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Casual game developer and publisher MumboJumbo, LLC is filing new court motions in an attempt to ensure that PopCap Games, Inc. pays a multimillion-dollar judgment awarded to MumboJumbo last year, even if PopCap is sold. Dallas-based MumboJumbo is asking Dallas County's 193rd Civil District Court to increase the amount of money Seattle-based PopCap should post in bond during the appeals process, in addition to requesting the deposition of a top-ranking...

2011-06-28 14:00:00

SEATTLE, June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Starting at noon PT today, PopCap Games launches the third wave in a month-long series of online art auctions giving consumers a chance to bid on once-in-a-lifetime items from the PopCap vault. This week's auction items include a Plants vs. Zombies Dr. Zomboss original concept sketch, a Plants vs. Zombies zombies concept sketch on canvas, a Plants vs....

2011-06-23 03:00:00

DUBLIN, June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - Mobile Gaming Leader Expands Footprint in Smartphone Market PopCap Games, the worldwide leader in casual games, today announced the global launch of mega-hit game Plants vs. Zombies(TM) as part of the Must Have Games program for Xbox LIVE on Windows Phone, the cutting-edge mobile operating system from Microsoft. The Xbox LIVE on Windows Phone adaptation of Plants vs. Zombies is available immediately for a list price of EUR4.99 and...

2011-06-21 08:00:00

SEATTLE, June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PopCap Games, the worldwide leader in casual games, today announced plans to bring five new adaptations of its famed Bejeweled® 3 franchise to the Nintendo DS®, PlayStation® 3, PSN, Xbox 360®, and Xbox LIVE® Arcade. This move marks the first time a Bejeweled title will appear on all the top video game platforms simultaneously. The games are scheduled to ship in...

2011-06-14 14:00:00

SEATTLE and DUBLIN, June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PopCap Games, the worldwide leader in casual games, today launched a series of online auctions that will continue through July 12 located at www.ebay.com/popcap, and involve the sale of 34 pieces of PopCap-related art. Each weekly wave of 7-day auctions will consist of up to 9 items, with all proceeds benefitting two leading non-profit organizations: the Starlight Children's Foundation in the United States and SpecialEffect in the United...