Plants vs. Zombies

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare review

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare transplants the popular characters and weapons from the casual franchise into a first-person shooter.

Pros

Hectic multiplayer action: Surprisingly, Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare holds its own as an entertaining shooter. Up to 24 players can engage in battle. Matches are competitive yet comical, thanks to the colorful, cartoony nature of the game.

Class diversity: In Team Fortress style, Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare offers basic disciplines to fit the most common styles of team-based shooters. The flower team has the standard peashooter class and healing class, while the zombies have units like engineers with … Read more

E3 2014 recap: New PC games

Start saving your pennies and spring-training your thumbs. At this week's Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), developers announced dozens of games for every platform and showed some enticing trailers to boot. Many games won't be out until fall, or even next year, but a handful come out this month, and you can sign up for some betas.

Read on to find out which games are coming to PC in 2014 and 2015. For console news, GameSpot has the release lists for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and Wii U.

PC games with release dates Alien Isolation, … Read more

Plants vs. Zombies review

Plants vs. Zombies is a game by PopCap in which you have to plant various species of flowers in your garden to keep the zombies at bay. Whether you're nailing them with Pea Shooters, blowing them up with Cherry Bombs, or running them over with your lawn mower, those zombies don't stand a chance.

Pros

Good introduction: When you first open the app, you can jump right into playing, as the app walks you through the first few levels. This way, you'll get the basics down quickly and can continue to apply them as the levels increase … Read more

Plants vs Zombies 2 Game Guide review

As a 33-page guide to the popular tower defense mobile and PC game, Plants vs Zombies 2 Game Guide does help you become a better player, but it reads awkwardly at times. Don't expect to find any cheats or special tactics in it.

Pros

Concise: Plants vs Zombies 2 Game Guide tells you the essentials about the game, covering the gameplay and all the plants and zombies you must deal with. It's a quick read from start to finish.

Includes graphics: Every plant and zombie covered in this guide has its own icon, so that you can easily … Read more

Review: Plants vs. Zombies 2 enhances nearly everything from before.

Plants vs. Zombies 2 is a truly triumphant return for one of the iPhone's and Android's most popular mobile games, with new features, characters, and game modes designed to keep you hooked for even longer. PopCap's newest mobile masterpiece takes everything that made Plants vs. Zombies great and ramps it up by a factor of three. While some will balk at the free-to-play model, especially after looking at the in-app purchase prices, the game plays well without upgrades and on a technical level is very finely made.

At first glance, Plants vs. Zombies 2 is not unlike … Read more

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CNET Update won't pay for pea shooters:

In this episode of Update:

- Prepare to shop with a Facebook login as the network tests a new shortcut for mobile payments. It wants to collect your shopping data, but not necessarily to compete with PayPal.

- Turn any flat surface into a touch screen with a Kinect, a projector and Ubi software.

- Take a ride on The Magic School Bus as Netflix continues to boost children's programming to compete with Amazon.

- Connect the colors and make squares with Dots, a simple yet popular free game now on Android. … Read more

Plants vs. Zombies 2 is a sequel that was well worth the wait

Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time is finally available, and with new plants, themed worlds, and more of the same great gameplay, this classic tower defense game sequel does just about everything right.

The original Plants vs. Zombies was a huge hit when it came out for iOS devices in February 2010. After more than three years, PopCap has finally released the sequel as a free-to-play game, but don't let the freemium model scare you -- in-app purchases are not required to finish the game.

More of the same great gameplay The object of Plants vs. Zombies … Read more

Facebook tests a new ad strategy

CNET Update is watching where you click:

Update highlights Facebook's Plan B for advertising in the News Feed. Instead of just showing you sponsored stories based on your profile, Facebook is tracking your Web browsing habits to serve targeted ads in the News Feed. If not done right, this can turn away users who are already uneasy over privacy.

Also in the tech news roundup:

- Spring cleaning could earn you a couple bucks -- that is, if you live in an area participating in eBay's "Sell it Forward" program. eBay is working with Goodwill to … Read more

Coming soon: Plants vs. Zombies for Facebook and a sequel

Game maker Popcap today revealed Plants vs. Zombies Adventures (PvZA) beta for Facebook, but gamers might be more interested in the mention of Plants vs. Zombies 2.

The social spinoff PvZA takes gardeners out of the backyard (the primary setting in the first game) and sends them on the road to fight off ravenous zombies. To freshen up gameplay, Popcap enhanced the title with new plants, zombies, and defenses, as well as the implementation of social features that include leaderboards and community challenges. … Read more

Defend your home

Plants vs. Zombies surprises its users with its gorgeous graphics and onscreen directions that help you get familiar with the app and focus on enjoying the entertainment. Its clean, simple, and easy-to-understand interface with its care for details will drag each gamer into the world of plants and zombies from the very beginning.

We liked how the game scenario makes you hungry for more levels. The great introduction for first-time players with the first levels of the game and the feelings of success are among the key incentives that will drive you to the next level. When you defeat the … Read more