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Plants Vs Zombies GOTY Edition | £2.55 | PopCap | PC

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  • What: Plants vs Zombies GOTY Edition
  • Where: PopCap
  • Current Price: £2.55

Plants vs Zombies is a tower defence title like no other. It’s been developed by the casual masters at PopCap to be the cutest and most addictive example of the genre- and by employing the most adorable necrovore plants imaginable, they’ve absolutely succeeded. Defending your house and garden against voracious zombies is cerebral, immediate and frantic- and there are plenty of belly laughs along the way.

Oh, and it’s now £2.55 on the official PopCap site. That’s about the same as a pint. Of awesomeness. Just go and buy it already.

Plants vs Zombies | £0.59 | App Store | iPhone & iPad

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  • What: Plants vs Zombies
  • Where: App Store
  • Current Price: £0.59

PopCap's flower defence (see what I did there?) title is now down to a ridiculous 59p for a limited time, meaning that you really ought to buy it immediately.

Still need convincing? Fine.

Plants vs Zombies is a tower defence title like no other. It’s been developed by the casual masters at PopCap to be the cutest and most addictive example of the genre- and by employing the most adorable necrovore plants imaginable, they’ve absolutely succeeded. Defending your house and garden against voracious zombies is cerebral, immediate and frantic- and there are plenty of belly laughs along the way.

Plants vs Zombies G.O.T.Y. Edition | £2.38 | Steam | PC

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  • What: Plants vs Zombies GOTY Edition
  • Where: Steam
  • Current Price: £2.38

Plants vs Zombies is a tower defence title like no other. It’s been developed by the casual masters at PopCap to be the cutest and most addictive example of the genre- and by employing the most adorable necrovore plants imaginable, they’ve absolutely succeeded. Defending your house and garden against voracious zombies is cerebral, immediate and frantic- and there are plenty of belly laughs along the way.

Oh, and it's now £2.38 on Steam. That's less than a pint. Of awesomeness. Just go and buy it already.

Plants vs Zombies & Loving Life With Hello Kitty Dated For DS

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Just So You Know

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We've received word that two new titles are headed to the Nintendo DS - and will naturally be backwards-compatible with your shiny new 3DS. Plants vs Zombies, PopCap Games breakthrough zombie flower defence title, has been given a definitive release date... and Loving Life With Hello Kitty & Friends has been slated for later in the year. We know you're excited, and we have the full details below.

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PopCap Hits Volume 2 Review | Brings Out The Big Guns!

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Platforms: Xbox 360

Developer: PopCap Games

Publisher: Mastertronic Games

PopCap Hits Volume 1 was a bit flaccid, to put it mildly. The small selection of  XBLA puzzlers didn't quite manage to justify its price tag- even without one of its games stubbornly refusing to play in HD. In contrast, Volume 2 is a completely different beast; engorged with content and throbbing with barely-contained value.

The package contains the full XBLA versions of Plants vs Zombies (GOTY Edition), Heavy Weapon, Zuma Deluxe and Feeding Frenzy 2; providing a much stronger lineup than its predecessor along with a higher raw value in terms of Microsoft Points. However, since these games are the XBLA versions rather than updated reissues, any achievements or saved progress will persist if you've brought them before. Value for money is significantly decreased if you happen to own any of the four titles in question.

Right, let's take a look at each game in turn.

Plants vs Zombies

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PopCap's arboreal smash hit is more than just a game. It's a bona fide phenomenon and a deeply engrained part of gaming culture thanks to its massive sales figures and memorable art design. Plants vs Zombies earned every shred of respect it commands by simply being fantastic.

Click here to continue reading our review...

Plants vs Zombies | 800 Microsoft Points | XBLA | Xbox 360

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  • What: Plants vs Zombies
  • Where: Xbox Live Arcade
  • Current Price: 800 MSP
  • RRP: 1200 MSP

The previous Xbox Live Gold Member-exclusive deal brought us a deluge of undead related offers... but the usually loquacious Major Nelson has been uncharacteristically quiet about what's in store this week. However, a quick look at the marketplace confirms that PopCap's ludicrously addictive Plants vs Zombies has been reduced to 800 Microsoft Points as part (if not all) of the promotion.

Plants vs Zombies is one of the best Tower Defence games ever made;  featuring a perfect balance between instant accessibility and tactical depth. It's also cute as hell.

Note that a massive EA sale is set to take place tomorrow! We'll bring you the latest by the wire.

Plants vs Zombies GOTY Edition | £2.80 | Steam Sale | PC

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Plants vs Zombies is a tower defence title like no other. It's been developed by the casual masters at PopCap to be the cutest and most addictive example of the genre- and by employing the most adorable necrovore plants imaginable, they've absolutely succeeded. Defending your house and garden against voracious zombies is cerebral, immediate and frantic- and there are plenty of belly laughs along the way.

Note that Steam's current offering is much cheaper than PopCap's 10 year sale!

Plants vs Zombies | 59p | iTunes | iPhone

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  • What: Plants vs Zombies
  • Where: iTunes
  • Current Price: 59p

NB. It's also worth noting that the iPad version of the game is still selling for half price at £2.99.

PopCap games are fiendishly addictive. There, you've been warned. Stuffed with levels and bonus modes, shining and shimmering in glorious HD, recipient of ore awards than we can count, PvZ is a game that no Apple gadgeteer should really be without. There's simply no excuse at these prices. True, it doesn't quite have all of the features of the PC/Mac versions, but you'll easily clock up 10+ plus hours revisiting it on long journeys, lunch breaks and hospital visits. If you haven't got it yet, you need to take a long hard look at yourself in the mirror, check your pulse and do it anyway. Thanks to Stejay at HUKD.

From R4 Outlaws to Michael Jackson: Zombie Killer - News Roundup 28th July 2010

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R4 Emulator/Piracy Devices Now Illegal in the UK

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R4's range of DS cards provide Nintendo's handheld with a range of multimedia and homebrew applications... but also allow the entire games lineup to be pirated and downloaded for free. Nintendo has previously blamed piracy for a 50% decrease in European sales- and has been aggressively pushing for R4's devices to be outlawed in the UK. Today, they've finally succeeded.

A UK judge has made a landmark ruling to ban the entire range of R4 products. Whilst it's still technically legal to own an R4 device, it's now illegal to advertise, stock or sell the cards. Naturally, downloading and playing ROMs is still absolutely against the law... even for games you have legally purchased. Many people make this mistake.

On the one hand, we will salute any company for successfully defending their intellectual rights and hardworking developers. However, there's no denying that the R4 cards are a minority device that still requires (and incentivizes) people to buy a DS in the first place. Better not tell Nintendo about the Dingoo A320, then... [Develop Online]

Michael Jackson Dance Game Will Sell 1m; Estate Kills Moonwalking Zombie

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The King of Pop may be dead and buried... but he's dominating the news today. Ubisoft has predicted that Michael Jackson: The Experience, the upcoming multiplatform dance title featuring songs and videos from the late singer, will shift over a million copies.

"We feel that this title will definitely be a million-seller. We hope that it will be one of the bigger titles for this Christmas season. It's a unique game in its genre, allowing fans to step into the shoes of Michael Jackson." -UK MD Rob Cooper to MCV

They're probably right. Partly because MJ has a solid selection of songs, partly because his death has immortalised the music and mainly because the game's coming out on every home console, household appliance and electrical device out there.

Secondly, and somewhat more pettily, the Michael Jackson estate has 'objected' to the awesome Thriller zombie in PopCap's massively popular Plants vs Zombies.

“The Estate of Michael Jackson objected to our use of the ‘dancing zombie’ in PLANTS vs. ZOMBIES based on its view that the zombie too closely resembled Michael Jackson."

At the end of the day, it doesn't matter who's wrong or right. PopCap have agreed to remove the offending undead from the iPhone version and upcoming XBLA port- as well as replacing him in title updates for existing versions. This seems like a massive overreaction to a good-natured Easter egg and free publicity that's been around for a while... and you have to wonder if Ubisoft's advised them to do it. [MTV]

Valve: "Who Knows" about Left 4 Dead PS3?

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Valve's love knows no bounds- and since E3, they've even finally welcomed the Sony crowd into the fold. PR Head Honcho Doug Lombardi has revealed that Valve will be taking a 'wait and see approach' when it comes to porting some of the big name 360 exclusives titles over to the PS3.

"Who knows what the future will bring?"

In other news, Lombardi reiterated that Portal 2 will not use Playstation Move or 3D support. I'm afraid that the game's just going to have to stand on its own merits without resorting to expensive new tech. To be honest, I'm not really that disappointed... [PSM via CVG]

From the Michael Jackson Experience to Plants vs Zombies Mystery - News Roundup 10th July 2010

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Michael Jackson Game Titled and Detailed

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Ubisoft's E3 Press Event brought us the grim exciting news that a Michael Jackson dancing game is on the way- and they've finally decided to give it a name. Entitled Michael Jackson: The Experience (no jokes, I beg you), this multiplatform title is set to utilise each platform's peripherals in a unique way.

The Kinect version is slated to project a 3D image of the player onto the screen (in order that you can see what you're doing... and to make sure that you don't moonwalk into anything breakable), whereas the Wii version is said to function as a traditional rhythm game along the lines of Elite Beat Agents. There's no word yet as to how the PS3 version will function, but it's been confirmed to utilise the Move controller and a microphone for a dedicated singing feature. Personally I hope that it's a next-gen Moonwalker revival... but that's just me.

Blizzard Backs Out of Real ID

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For those who've been following the World of Warcraft scene this past week, Blizzard recently came up with the controversial plan of forcing the use of real names on the Battle.net forums... and was met by a massive (and well-deserved) surge of opposition. Predictably, Blizzard has now U-turned on the decision after the potential dangers of identity theft and online crime was brought to their attention in a big way.

The violent and intense backlash from Blizzard forum dwellers culminated in Bobby Kotick's personal information being plastered all over the site in order to demonstrate how easy it is to research addresses, phone numbers and family details. On a slightly more malicious note, a forum mod who signed up to the real ID scheme has had his school history, employment history and even information about his family splashed all over the place. I personally don't entirely approve of the means by which the aggrieved fans made their point... but it has effectively demonstrated the weakness in the Real ID scheme. The end justifies the means, I suppose. [Blizzard]

Popcap Tease Plants vs Zombies 2 or Console Release?

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A mysterious piece of PopCap artwork has been doing the rounds today, depicting a decaying zombie hand clutching an enigmatic sign. Using a blend of guile, experience and good old fashioned detective work (and... you know ... the picture of the golden gate bridge and S.F. initials right there in the corner) we've deduced that something involving zombies will be occurring on August 2nd in San Francisco. Naturally, this has got to be an announcement of Plants vs Zombies 2 (the sequel to their wildly successful tower defence phenomenon) or a release of the original for home consoles.

We love PopCap here at Dealspwn, and we'll be keeping a close eye on San Fran early next month. And yes, we'll be wearing ribbons in our hair. Or our brainless bleeding scalps if our plant defences are breached. [Thanks, PC Gamer]

DeathSpank Trailer Demos Epic Weapons

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DeathSpank, the action RPG from legendary games developer Ron Gilbert, will be hitting XBLA and PSN next week... and frankly we can't wait. To get you in the mood and introduce you to Ron's trademark humour (that fueled the likes of the Monkey Island series), the latest trailer details the epic weapons that you;'ll be wielding on you quest.

I won't spoil it for you. Enjoy.

Steam Deal: Plants vs. Zombies @ £3.49 [PC Games]

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Plants20vs_20Zombies20WPThe whole zombie apocalypse thing has been done so many times it’s starting to get even more repetitive and annoying than that ‘Here Come the Girls’ tune from the Boots advert. With video gamers completely oversaturated with everything from Left for Dead to Resident Evil, is it really possible for a game developer to milk anything remotely original out of this overused format? Well, when it comes to Plants vs. Zombies, the answer has to be a firm and resounding yes.

You can currently download this original tower defence/ survival horror / casual game title for just £3.49 from Steam (this gives you a 50% discount on what the game would normally set you back).

You can’t have a proper zombie game without a few of the good old clichés and Plants vs. Zombies certainly has its fair share. The game sees you barricaded inside your house and hordes of undead cannibals lurking outside who would like nothing better than to get in and eat your brain. According to the traditional survival horror formula, this is probably the moment when the besieged hero and his dwindling band of survivors (one of them bitten of course)  start to nail big pieces of crooked wood to the windows and discover a shotgun conveniently buried in the back of a cupboard.

However Plants vs. Zombies doesn’t play by the usual rules, and instead of firearms, you’ll find yourself dismembering the homicidal corpses of your neighbours with an exotic variety of plant life. These vary from Venus Zombie Traps, to Hot Tamales, to Pea Shooters, all of which mist be planted at strategic locations across your lawn. The game might begin simply, but the sheer amount of upgrades available means that it quickly becomes highly addictive, and one of those titles which you’ll find yourself continually promising to quit after ‘just one more go…’

Plants vs. Zombies is an absolute champion of the casual game genre and absolute steal at this price. But if you’re still not convinced, check out the IGN review here for a more in depth analysis.

Thanks to Cuddy from Hotukdeals.

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