Thursday, December 22, 2011

Tech The Halls--PopCap Game Reviews (kid video)

The elves are swamped, so check in with Santa's expert in the 10 year old boy department--Tech Toy Tester, Dugan.   He'll tell you what's up with some of PopCap's best, award winning games like Plants Vs. Zombies, Bejeweled 3, Peggle & Peggle Nights and Bookworm Deluxe.


Plants vs. Zombies - Winner: 2011 Parents Choice Award.
Excellent fast-paced strategy game. A mob of fun-loving zombies is about to invade your home, and your only defense is an arsenal of zombie-zapping plants. Fun for the whole family – anyone age 5 to 105 can enjoy this game!

“Plants vs. Zombies leaps to the head of the tower defense pack by virtue of its polish, humor, simplicity and seductive strategic depth.”
-New York Times

“Lovingly made, so joyfully silly, and yet completely compelling.” 
-PC Magazine

Bookworm Adventures- Winner: 2011 National Parenting Center's Seal of Approval

Build words and battle monsters in this spelling sensation. Kids come away loving vocabulary and spelling!

“Bookworm Adventures Deluxe is a fantastic, family-friendly pick for word game fanatics.”

“…I recommend the game wholeheartedly if you are a fan of word puzzles…you will quickly be racking your brain to come up with words that have x’s z’s or v’s in them and having a great time doing it.”

“…the perfect kids game with serious adult appeal.”

Peggle- Winner: 2011 National Parenting Center's Seal of Approval

Each level of Peggle challenges the player to shoot a limited supply of balls at a field of colored pegs to clear out specifically marked pegs while attempting to achieve a high score through skilled shot planning.

“Peggle is a great game. It has a rhythmic, hypnotic quality not often found in other media.”
-NY Times

“Do yourself a favor and give Peggle a chance — it may not grab you by the lapels at first, but give it a few minutes and you won't be able to pry yourself away from the computer.”
-USA Today

Fans of other PopCap titles will likely recognize Peggle for what it truly is: a colorful, addictive game whose brilliant simplicity only adds to its charm and appeal.”
-Entertainment Weekly

Bejeweled 3 -(3 new platforms 11/15)
Fans of all ages have already logged 9 billion hours playing Bejeweled, and it’s on the road to complete gamer domination with one copy sold every 4.3 seconds.  Bejeweled 3, the hottest version of the most beloved match 3 game in history, was released for Xbox, Play Station 3 and Nintendo DS on November 15, 2011, just in time for the holidays. Price: $19.99

About PopCap Games:

PopCap Games is the leading global developer, publisher and operator of casual video games: fun, easy-to-learn, captivating games that appeal to all ages across PC, mobile, social and other platforms. Based in Seattle, Washington, PopCap was founded in 2000, was acquired by Electronic Arts in 2011, and has a worldwide staff of more than 500 people in Seattle, San Francisco, Vancouver, B.C., Dublin, Seoul, Shanghai and Tokyo. PopCap's games have been downloaded over 1.5 billion times by consumers worldwide, and its flagship franchise, Bejeweled®, has sold more than 50 million units.

All games available at major retailers including Best Buy, Sam’s Club, GameStop, Target, Amazon, Fry's, Comp USA, Walmart and online. Price: $2.99 to $14.99 depending on platform.

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