Peggle

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Peggle sequel now on internet

Origin Access adds Mass Effect Trilogy

Plus Trine 1 & 2 and Peggle.

Origin Access - the PC service granting players loads of EA games, discounts, and early access to upcoming title for 3.99 a month - has added the Mass Effect Trilogy to its Vault.

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The best in bargain gaming.

Welcome to Cheap This Week! We already tell you which games are out this week, so we thought we'd try bringing you a weekly roundup of the best deals in gaming as well. Look out for Cheap This Week each Wednesday.

Peggle and Peggle Nights on Euro PSN

PopCap's pachinko party released today.

PopCap's classic casual game Peggle finally makes its way onto European PS3s today, after appearing on the American PSN earlier this year and Xbox Live in 2009.

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With more than 50 million copies sold worldwide, Bejeweled is PopCap's biggest-selling game. Then there's Plants vs. Zombies, Peggle, Zuma, Bookworm... All success stories in their own right. The company's only been around for 10 years but from a foundation of three has grown into an operation of over 250 people, producing games that transcend traditional demographics and trends.

Peggle Nights expansion coming to XBLA

Peggle Nights expansion coming to XBLA

It'll be here this autumn, says PopCap.

PopCap Games has announced Peggle Nights is on the way for Xbox Live Arcade.

It'll include all the levels and challenges from the PC and Mac versions of Nights, plus the option to play the new content in the exclusive XBLA multiplayer modes.

To be specific you get 60 new Adventure mode levels, 60 new challenges, new Peggle Master Marina, extra style shots and three new Achievements worth 50 gamerscore points.

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Peggle

Peggle

Better than a ball of yarn?

The most unusual thing about this Live Arcade iteration of PopCap's acclaimed and beloved Pachinko-style puzzler is how long it's taken to cross over onto consoles. Casual games tend to be viral in their spread, and once one has captured the public imagination, there's little you can do to stop it being ported to anything with buttons and a screen.

Of course, even though it's accessible to players of all ages and abilities, Peggle is no more a casual game than heroin is a casual drug. Once it gets its cheery whimsical hooks into you, there's not much point resisting. Better to sit back and succumb to the obsession. Peggle, it must be pointed out, also has the advantage of not leaving you unconscious and covered in sick in a Glasgow pub toilet.

For those who have yet to experience Peggle, you fire a ball into a screen full of pegs. Whichever pegs you hit are removed at the end of the turn. The orange ones are your primary concern, since getting rid of those is how you progress to the next level. Blue pegs will notch up small scores, but will also obscure the path to those essential oranges. There's also a pink peg, randomised each turn, which boosts your score.

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Peggle comes to XBLA this week

Includes online multiplayer.

PopCap has announced that its maddeningly addicitive puzzle game Peggle is to be released on Xbox Live Arcade this Wednesday, 11th March, for 800 Microsoft Points (GBP 6.80 / EUR 9.60).

SOE bringing PopCap games to PSN

Peggle, Bejeweled 2, Zuma, more.

Sony Online Entertainment has announced a deal to bring five PopCap games to PlayStation Network, starting with Bejeweled 2.

Peggle sequel now on internet

Peggle sequel now on internet

Try out Nights for free, right now.

The sequel to acclaimed PC puzzler Peggle has arrived, and is available now from the official PopCap website.

The game can be downloaded and trialled for free, and then bought for GBP 14.95 after you decide that yes it really is rather addictive might as well get the full version seeing as they've fired me and she's left me now anyway.

Peggle Nights takes place across the stylistically-themed dream worlds of the 11 Peggle masters. New to the game are 60 Adventure mode levels, 60 Challenge mode levels, Peggle Master power-ups, plus additional style shots, achievements and other specials.

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Online modes vital for Peggle XBLA

But DS version is not confirmed.

PopCap boss Greg Canessa has said "online functionality" will play a major role in the Live Arcade version of Peggle when it is released in Q2 2008.