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Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us wins ten statues at 2014 DICE Awards


When Santa Claus asks if you’ve been naughty or nice, if you’re a game developer, you might want to answer “naughty.” During last night’s DICE Awards in Las Vegas, Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us took home the top prize in ten categories (out of 13 possible nominations). The only other game to win multiple awards was BioShock Infinite, which took home two (Action Game of the Year and Oustanding Achievement in Original Music Composition).

With such a big haul, The Last of Us naturally took home Game of the Year honors. The game also won Adventure Game of the Year, Oustanding Achievement in Game Direction, Oustanding Achievement in Story, Oustanding Achievement in Animation, Oustanding Achievement in Art Direction, Oustanding Achievement in Visual Engineering, Oustanding Achievement in Sound Design, Outstanding Innovation in Gaming, and Outstanding Character Performance (for Ashley Johnson’s portrayal of Ellie).

A few other games did manage to wrestle a few awards away from Naughty Dog, but that’s mostly because The Last of Us didn’t qualify for every category. For example, Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons won Downloadable Game of the Year, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds won Handheld Game of the Year, and Plants vs Zombies 2 won Casual Game of the Year.

The complete list of winners can be found after the break. (more…)

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Free-To-Play Plants vs Zombies 2 launches for iOS devices on July 18

PopCap Games has finally revealed the first Plants vs Zombies 2 details and there’s a very good chance this new information will make the people who originally fell in love with the series on the PC a bit mad. Are you sitting down? Plants vs Zombies 2 will be released as a free-to-play title exclusively on the iOS App Store on July 18.

Designed from the ground up as a live service, the ever-expanding universe of Plants vs. Zombies 2 continues the epic struggle of plants defending your brainz against zombies from your backyard through the vast reaches of time, both past and future. New worlds with new levels, plants, zombies and new ways to play will be released on an ongoing basis. Leveraging the touch interface of Apple’s popular mobile devices, Plants vs. Zombies 2 includes all-new touch-screen power-ups that enable players to “break the fourth wall” and interact with zombies directly, as well as via plant defenses.

Patient players will be able to experience the entirety of Plants vs Zombies 2 for free. But for those who are looking for an edge, the game’s “free-to-play” nature will allow players to purchase upgrades and other in-game items.

PopCap will be hosting a special invitation-only preview of Plants vs Zombies 2 at next week’s E3 Expo. So we can expect to learn more about the game then.

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PopCap will release Plants vs Zombies 2: It’s About Time in July

plantsvszombies2-logoPopCap hears your pain. They know you want a Plants vs Zombies sequel and after announcing one last Summer, they’re finally ready to give us a bit more information. And by a bit, I mean that PopCap has confirmed the game will be titled Plants vs Zombies 2: It’s About Time and that it’ll be available in July.

That’s it. We still don’t know what platforms it’ll appear on or if it’s actually that first person shooter PopCap is rumored ot be working on. Forgive us PopCap, we’re just a little impatiens to know more.

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Plants vs Zombies 2 takes root in Spring 2013

PopCap has announced that Spring 2013 will be a time of renewal for one of their biggest franchises, as the developer plans to release Plants vs Zombies 2 next year.

The developer is not ready to dig any deeper into the new game just yet, but they did say that the sequel will include “a bevy of new features, settings, and situations, designed to delight the franchise’s tens of millions of fans around the world.”

PopCap is also keeping quiet on exactly which platforms Plants vs Zombies 2 will be released for. But if history is any guide, I’d look for it on… cue Mr. Stansfield… every one.

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