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Filed under 'popcap'

April 13, 2011

4th & Battery

New imprint from Popcap to release smaller, more experimental games that their team devise and build. Can’t wait!

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July 28, 2010

Michael Jackson Estate Forces "Plants vs. Zombies" Update

The “Dancing Zombie” is dead. Well, more dead anyway.

September 27, 2009

Plants vs Zombies

Plants vs Zombies is now playable online for free. If you haven’t already had a shot, you’re a fool.

May 4, 2009

Plants vs. Zombies

Plants vs. Zombies

"This help section brought to you by the Zombies"

(from Popcap's new game, Plants vs. Zombies)

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April 10, 2009

Plants vs Zombies

Popcap’s take on the Tower Defense game is coming soon, and is being teased by an awesome and bizarre music video. Edge Magazine has already given it 9/10 which is high praise. Can’t wait!

October 28, 2008

Bejeweled Twist

PopCap’s latest. When I watched the video, I was skeptical — it all looked a bit crazy and flash and overkill. But it is ace fun and a worthy addition to the Bejeweled family.

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December 19, 2007


The awesome Peggle is now available for Mac, for anyone who hasn’t yet been caught in its crack-like addiction. And only $10 to register until the end of the year. Well worth it.

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November 17, 2007

Swap Adjacent Gems to Make Sets of Three: A History of Matching Tile Games

A brief history of Bejeweled and similar “casual” games.

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July 31, 2007

Bejeweled for iPhone

PopCap release an JavaScript version of the seminal Bejeweled which is designed to run in the web browser on the iPhone. Nice and all, but imagine if they were able to write a native app with sound, dragging, etc.

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About This Site

This is an archive of groovmother.com, the old blog run by Rod Begbie — A Scottish geek who lives in San Francisco, CA.

I'm the co-founder of Sōsh, your handy-dandy guide for things to do in San Francisco this weekend.