Fantasy is silver and scarlet, indigo and azure, obsidian veined with gold and lapis lazuli. Reality is plywood and plastic, done up in mud brown and olive drab. Fantasy tastes of habaneros and honey, cinnamon and cloves, rare red meat and wines as sweet as summer. Reality is beans and tofu, and ashes at the end. Reality is the strip malls of Burbank, the smokestacks of Cleveland, a parking garage in Newark. Fantasy is the towers of Minas Tirith, the ancient stones of Gormenghast, the halls of Camelot. Fantasy flies on the wings of Icarus, reality on Southwest Airlines. Why do our dreams become so much smaller when they finally come true?
We read fantasy to find the colors again, I think. To taste strong spices and hear the songs the sirens sang. There is something old and true in fantasy that speaks to something deep within us, to the child who dreamt that one day he would hunt the forests of the night, and feast beneath the hollow hills, and find a love to last forever somewhere south of Oz and north of Shangri-La.
They can keep their heaven. When I die, I’d sooner go to Middle-Earth.
Popcap Introduces Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare Exclusively First on Xbox One and Xbox 360
PopCap Games, a worldwide leader in mobile and social games and a division of Electronic Arts, today introduced Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare exclusively first on Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and the Xbox 360 videogame and entertainment system. Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare is a stunning new game originated from the famed PvZ franchise that faithfully pays homage to the action genre while retaining the signature quirky humor, depth and accessibility fans expect from a PvZ game. Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare will launch in spring 2014.
“The Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare team has worked tirelessly to bring fans a totally engaging action game,” said Brian Lindley, Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare Producer at PopCap. “We have worked hard to combine the best of Plants vs. Zombies and action gameplay to create a whole new experience.”
Powered by the advanced Frostbite 3 engine, Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare delivers an explosive new action experience in a massive, three-dimensional world, blooming with color and combat. Featuring 4-player co-op, 24-player competitive modes and more, players will blast zombies, plants and new characters across a richly animated, mine-blowing PvZ landscape.
“Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare takes the PvZ experience to amazing new gameplay territory while retaining the core characteristics beloved by legions of fans,” said Jon David, Plants vs. Zombies Executive Producer at PopCap. “This is a massive year for PvZ with the recent release of Plants vs. Zombies Adventures, the mid-July arrival of Plants vs. Zombies 2 and now with Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare for next-generation platforms and PC.”
• Powerful new plants and zombies with a wide variety of abilities
• Choose your side, plants or zombies, in 24-player battle mode
• Join forces with friends in 4-player online cooperative mode
• Personalize your favorite plants and zombies with hundreds of unique items and customizations
• Features over 10 unique multiplayer and cooperative battlegrounds