Bejeweled 2 puzzling PS3

PopCap's gem-swapping game arrives on PlayStation Network today; Peggle, Heavy Weapon, and more to follow.

The casual-gaming boom has benefited a number of companies, but few have capitalized on the trend like PopCap Games. PopCap efforts such as Bejeweled and Zuma have spread from the PC to the PlayStation 2 and the iPhone, and the list of platforms that haven't played host to the publisher's wares seems to get shorter every day.

Thousands of innocent jewels, vaporized!

For example, today PopCap is scratching Sony's PlayStation 3 off of the list. The casual-games publisher has entered into an agreement with Sony Online Entertainment to see five of its games appear on the PlayStation Network downloadable-game service.

The first of those games, Bejeweled 2, will arrive later today as part of the weekly PlayStation Store update, and will cost $9.99. The other PopCap Games set to appear on the PS3 are Zuma, Heavy Weapon, Feeding Frenzy, and Peggle.

All five games have already been released on multiple platforms. Bejeweled 2 Deluxe was actually an Xbox 360 launch game in 2005, helping to establish the Xbox Live Arcade downloadable-game service out of the gate. For more on the game, check out GameSpot's review of Bejeweled 2 Deluxe for the Xbox 360.

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14 comments
necronaux
necronaux

10 bucks JUST for bejeweled? On a console? Naw.

chimera01
chimera01

$10 ?! I know times are tough, but come on Sony. How about free?

PayneKiller
PayneKiller

Why would you want these games on a console, or even pay to play them for that matter. I didn't even remember I had these games pre-installed on my laptop.

xert420
xert420

Bejewled in hd for PS3 for only $10..........wait $10??

RGDT021
RGDT021

Hmm... $10 vs. FREE... idiots.

etramleinad12
etramleinad12

I'd rather spend my money on something good.

jadefury27
jadefury27

$500.00 system + free pc game = epic fail.

Battlehead90
Battlehead90

There was no need to mention the 360 in a PS3 article!

1425678786655
1425678786655

i already got 2 years ago for xbl arcade lol.. and the price is whack! 10 bucks for a free game for PC heck u can even buy the disc at wal mart for like 5 bucks. not really worth the price but heavy weapon is lots of fun

FreshDimSum
FreshDimSum

its nice to see some arcade favorites for the console as DLC but 9.99 is a tad bit much for stuff i can play for free.

rockstar_88
rockstar_88

Wait, so if Gamespot has to post a news article about a game that's available on every other system available (PC included), isn't that a bad sign?

Genexi2
Genexi2

Starts to make you wish you could purchase a 'license' and be allowed to download the title on whatever system you own that it's available for. Going to be hard picking favourites as to which platform you receive it on for those of us that are able to access such content across 5 machines. ;/