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Get your sprinklers set up for a long summer, because Plants vs. Zombies 2: It’s About Time will rise from the lawn in July. The release date for PopCap’s tower defense sequel was revealed in the goofy video below.
The first Plants vs. Zombies propelled PopCap to new heights of casual domination in 2009. It made the studio a very attractive acquisition for Electronic Arts, which purchased PopCap for $ 650 million in 2011.
Plants vs. Zombies 2 was set for a spring release when it was announced last year, but all we’ve learned about the game since then is its new subtitle. Is time travel or historical zombie slaying in the mix?
We’ll find out soon.
In typical Blizzard fashion, the company has given no solid indication of exactly when Diablo III will be coming out beyond “early 2012.” According to Best Buy, the game’s release is just a few weeks away.
The image below was discovered on Twitter by Joystiq; it shows a Diablo III display from a Best Buy located in Rochester, Minnesota. If the poster is to be believed, the game will be out on February 1 in the United States, and Best Buy (or at least this one particular location) will be opening at midnight to sell the game.
COMMENTARY | Unlike some people, mostly on the right, I’m very proud of the way our president has handled the killing of the world’s most wanted terrorist Osama bin Laden. This includes the decision to not release the photos of a dead bin Laden, as well as disposing of the body and the critical decision making that lead to the raid of the al-Qaida leader’s compound in Pakistan. In the week after the event, I’ve heard all kinds of speculation and opinion, including this was Gen. David Petraus’ idea and that President Barack Obama was nothing more than a figurehead giving the go-ahead. What amazes me is the lengths that some people are willing to go to marginalize this president. I’d like to see the reaction if it was George W. Bush at the top. I suspect there would be a movement to put him on Mount Rushmore.
But the decision to not release the death photos is the right one for many reasons. First, if people don’t believe bin Laden is dead, a photo won’t change their mind. Just two weeks ago we witnessed folks like this calling the birth certificate a fake. I can only imagine the hue and cry about phony bin Laden pictures designed to “make Obama look good and win reelection.” No thanks.
Secondly, the president was correct in his assessment: this is not who we are. We don’t have to prove anything to anyone, especially not with ghoulish photos of a mass murderer with a kill shot in his head. I could see it on posters in the Middle East, where we still have at least 150,000 troops serving in harm’s way. Any concern for them? These are the voices who “support the troops.” I don’t think inciting more hatred for America qualifies as “support.”
Finally, to me the best reason to not release these photos has to do with the people pushing for it. Like Sarah Palin, who somehow thinks she has the right to tell the president what to do. Via Twitter. Her admonishment of President Obama (“no pussyfooting around”) shows the difference between a real leader and a wannabe leader. Individuals like her can afford to sit on the sidelines and throw bombs, but he is the one making the decisions. And at this point I think he knows much better what is and what isn’t ‘part of the mission’. The day President Obama listens to someone like this is the day I vote for another candidate.
Personally, I have seen the other photos released online by Reuters and taken less than an hour after the raid. They did not include bin Laden’s because he was already on his way to the bottom of the sea. They are graphic, and after viewing them I understand why this decision was made. It won’t help. Bin Laden is dead, and the last thing he saw on this earth was a U.S. Navy SEAL pulling the trigger. He also must have known he didn’t make the finish line he hoped for. That’s enough for me.
Despite expectations that Activision might formally announce the next Call of Duty game during today’s investors conference call, that didn’t turn out to be the case. Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick noted the extreme pressure the company is under to create a high-quality title with its new release and said that we’d be learning more about the series’ future in the “coming weeks.”
It was noted that the newest Call of Duty has “exceeded every internal milestone” and that it will be shared with the public “soon.” The Beachhead content, which was announced earlier this year and has been in development “for almost two years,” will be seen in this year’s game. As has been said previously, “The platform will support in-game integration and bring online experiences and console play together for the first time.” The goal with Beachhead isn’t to take away the content you expect from a new Call of Duty game. It was said during the conference call, “We are not attempting to monetize or take any experience away that currently counts as part of the value proposition of buying the game.”
Expect map pack releases to continue into the future as Activision continues to enjoy a great deal of success with them. After Black Ops‘ First Strike pack saw more than 1.4 million downloads in its first 24 hours, the recently-released Escalation map pack is said to already be outselling the second map pack for Modern Warfare 2 by over 20%. “I think it’s fair to say that the downloadable content for Call of Duty has more commercial potential on its own than most standalone console games,” said Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg.
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