Blowing Bubbles

Mobile and social gaming are in a huge valuation bubble - but that doesn't have to mean that disaster is coming.

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PopCap's John Vechey

On Facebook, iPad, Minkley's Meat Ceiling and more.

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.

PopCap's Zuma heads PAL PSN update

PopCap's Zuma heads PAL PSN update


PopCap temple puzzler Zuma leads the PAL PSN update this week, and features glitzy 1080p visuals, bonus items, Trophies and remote PSP play. Zuma costs 7 Queenpounds.

Sony has also cut the price of Super Stardust HD for its first anniversary. The recommended dual-stick shooter now costs GBP 1.59.

Final Fantasy VII is still available for PSP owners, and joined by Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Free Running. You'll need to shell out 16 pounds for the latter pair.

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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.