Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2 Mega Post!

It recently occurred to me that I haven’t made a blog post since the release of Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2. Time to change that!

These past couple of months, I have been so busy with work, YouTube, and meeting awesome people, that it doesn’t surprise me that I’ve slacked on my blog posts yet again. Sometimes I wish I had my own zombie minions who could help me get things done. Dr. Zomboss had the right idea!

Anyway, since I have been gradually rolling out Garden Warfare 2 videos lately, I figured this post should serve as a hub for those videos. To make things somewhat easier, I’ve embedded my Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 playlist below. On this playlist, you’ll find videos on where to find all 50 Snow Globes, how to solve the Gnome Chamber Puzzle, how to earn the Gnome Man’s Land achievement, and lots more.

In case you’re reading this at a time where you can’t watch videos, I’ve linked the playlist directly as well. Click here to go straight to the playlist without having the videos auto-play.

I have so many videos planned, so many ideas, and so many ambitious goals I have yet to fulfill, including things NOT related to PvZ. Keep checking back here for more updates!

 

Garden Warfare 2: What is the Backyard Battleground?

From new characters and variants, to Solo Play mode and Graveyard Ops, there are a ton of new features to look forward to in the upcoming load of awesomeness known as Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2.

However, one of the most intriguing new features revealed in the last few weeks is the Backyard Battleground. The Backyard Battleground is a personal hub area where players can customize their characters, accept quests from Heroes, and even go target shooting. What makes this hub even more unique is the ability to raise the “Flag of Power”, which essentially initiates a horde-mode in the center of the backyard that allows players to earn extra coins and XP for each wave the flag is successfully defended. The Backyard Battleground will surely keep players busy, and that’s not even the main aspect of the game. HYYYPEEE!

There have also been quite a few new Garden Warfare 2 character variants revealed over the last few weeks. Feel free to peruse some of my character variant videos below to maximize your excitement for PvZ: Garden Warfare 2!

In other related news, I got to do some very fancy top secret stuff with some very awesome people, ZackScott and MoonLiteWolf. Maybe you know them? :p

Anyway, we took these random photobooth-GIF-things and they got posted to the internet. Check ’em out here with some other hilarious ones from the PopCap devs. If I had one of those eMotee Booth things in my house, it would take up an embarrassing amount of my time. 😃

PvZ: Garden Warfare 2 Announced for 2016!

Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 has officially been announced, meaning I can finally spill the beans on a few of the details! Last month, I actually got the opportunity to play this amazing sequel at the PopCap offices in Seattle (which was an awesome way to spend my birthday, btw). I had a blast getting to know the developers as well as some other content creators, and we even got a chance to give our feedback on the game as it develops. I feel honored to have been a part of their event, and look forward to what the team has in store for PvZ: GW2!

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PvZ: Garden Warfare 2 comes with some awesome new features, including six new character classes, and tons of new character varients. Check out my video that I’ve linked above for more details.

PvZ: Garden Warfare 2 is set to release sometime in Spring 2016, and you can make pre-order plans by clicking here. Make sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel to stay up to date on the game’s progress!

New PvZ: Garden Warfare Action Figures!

Check out these awesome new Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare action figures from Diamond Select Toys! Thanks to the team over at PopCap, I was fortunate enough to get a whole set of figurines to show to all of you. These are some of the first toys that are exclusive Garden Warfare designs, so if you’re a PvZ fan, I suggest you pick up a set or two. 🙂

These toys were released last September (I think), so you should be able to find them at Toys R Us. But if you wanted to order them online, you can get them from the Diamond Select Toys website.

Shout out to Rowland over at PopCap for hooking me up with these sweet action figures! You guys are seriously rad.

I’ve also received a set of PvZ: Garden Warfare “Legends of the Lawn” posters, and PopCap is allowing me and a few other PvZ community members to giveaway a few sets of these posters to all of you! I will be posting a video on how to enter my giveaway for these poster sets very soon, so stay tuned!

Which action figure is your favorite? Leave me a comment!

 

Extra Life Charity Stream: Help Raise Money #ForTheKids!

Extra Life Logo

UPDATE: Our Extra Life game day was a success! The PvZ team managed to raise over $1700 for kids in need. As of this post, I’ve raised 78% of my personal goal of $200, so I’m still taking donations if you haven’t had a chance to make a contribution yet. Extra Life will be accepting donations through the holidays until December 31st.

A massive THANK YOU to everyone who donated or came out to support the livestream. Extra Life has helped raise a total of over $5 million for children in CMN hospitals! That’s CRAAAZY! And, speaking of craaazy, the community has also unlocked the two rare sticker packs for Garden Warfare to celebrate our efforts. Hooray!

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Hey everyone! I’m trying to raise money in support of the Children’s Hospital in Oakland, and I need your help!

On Saturday, October 25, the Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare developers will be hosting a 24 hour livestream on Twitch to raise money for children across various communities. Several PvZ community members, including myself, will also be streaming that day in an effort to meet our fundraising goal.

I’ll be streaming during the late shift in the evening at around 10pm PST on my Twitch channel, and I would love if you could make a donation to help me meet my goal! Every little bit adds up. Your donation is tax-deductible and ALL PROCEEDS go to help kids. You can support a good cause for the price of a trip to Starbucks. 😉  Plus, your donation to me also gets added to the PvZ: Garden Warfare team goal for Extra Life. Awesomeness all around!

I initially set my goal at $100, but you guys have already knocked that out of the park this week. So, for the main event I’ve doubled my goal and raised it to $200. Please help me make it happen!

Even if you can’t make it to the main event on Saturday, you can still drop a donation anytime. Just click the “Support Me” button on my Extra Life fundraiser page, or click here.  Thanks in advance for supporting my efforts, and I hope to see you at the livestream!

BTW, if we get 1000-3000 concurrent viewers in the PvZ livestream between 12pm and 1pm on Saturday, all Garden Warfare players will unlock a super rare sticker pack! LET’S DO DIS!

PvZ Extra Life

 

PvZ: Garden Warfare – New “Legends of the Lawn” DLC!

Hey Garden Warfare fans! I just wanted to let you know that we’ll be getting another new Garden Warfare DLC on Tuesday! The “Legends of the Lawn” DLC will be available for free on Tuesday, Sept. 30th for all platforms.

Also, the Plants vs Zombies team was awesome enough to let me put together this trailer for the new DLC!  I’ve been bursting at the seams all weekend, waiting to share the great news with all of you.  Please show your support by leaving a ‘like’ on the video, if you enjoyed it. 🙂

The Legends of the Lawn DLC features the brand new Taco Bandits mode, which is basically the PopCap version of CTF with a Garden Warfare twist. Plus, players will receive 7 new characters, as well as new consumables, customization items & gestures. This is also the debut of the new customization sets–themed item sets that are designed to fit together to create a unique ‘outfit’ for your characters. For example, the Plasma Pea has been outfitted with new Mass Effect inspired attire:

PVZGW - Mass Effect Plasma Pea The update will also feature a level cap increase, new challenges for Garden Ops, new achievements, and various gameplay tuning & bug fixes.

I’m so stoked to get my virtual-hands on these new characters, especially the Alien Flower & Chomp Thing (a perfect name choice, btw). And once again, this DLC update is FREE! I really wish more game companies would adopt this model.

P.S. I received NO payment from PopCap to make my trailer. PopCap supplied me with the gameplay and gave me the freedom to edit it as I wished, and it was my pleasure to do so. They are simply one of the few game developers who understand the value of cross-promotion, and that community involvement is often the lifeblood of a game. 😉

PvZ:GW – Cheetos Characters Now FREE for Everyone!

If you are one of the many people who have been scouring every Cheetos bag in every Target store for the Chester character promo stickers, then you’ll be relieved to hear the good news! PopCap announced on the PvZ facebook page that the highly coveted Cheetos characters, Dr. Chester & Chester Chomper, are now available for FREE on all platforms!

The promo itself was set to run until the end of September, but it seems to me that there was some sort of miscommunication between Target and Frito-Lay, because TONS of people who tried to find these sticker codes at Target came up empty handed (myself included).  Luckily, PopCap was nice enough to say “screw the campaign” and decided to appease the many fans who did not have access to the promotion.

So, if you haven’t tried the new characters yet, then I suggest you fire up your copy of Garden Warfare and start gettin’ cheesy. 😉

Also, I did a video review of these characters in my rare character showcase series, which you can find HERE.

PvZ: Garden Warfare – NEW CHARACTERS!

Hey PvZ fans! The latest “Suburbination” DLC update for Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare has brought with it a whole list of new additions to the game, which you can read about in their patch notes here. Among the new additions was the highly anticipated peashooter variant, the Plasma Pea. I actually really enjoy this new character. I have put together a showcase for the Plasma Pea, which you can check out below:

Soon after the Suburbination DLC was released, PopCap announced their partnership with Cheetos to bring us two new Chester Cheetah inspired characters: Dr. Chester & Chester Chomper. However, unlike the previous new characters, these Cheetos characters are only available through sticker codes found on specially marked bags from Target stores. Needless to say, this is a very limiting promotion. Not only is Target not available everywhere, but neither are Cheetos. Plus, it seems that there are not enough sticker codes in circulation. I’ve even checked 5 different stores since the promo started, and have yet to see any sticker codes.

Fortunately, a couple of fellow PvZ YouTuber friends of mine have helped me out with some codes to give away. I am running a giveaway on Twitter until Monday 8/25. To enter, simply follow me on Twitter and retweet the status post I’ve linked below. Good luck!
I’ve also linked my character showcase for the two new cheesy characters, so go check ’em out!

UPDATE: My Cheetos code giveaway is now over, so please don’t retweet the post below. However, you can still have a chance to win a code during my livestreams on Twitch over the next few days, so feel free to stop by the livestream and hang out! I hope you enjoy your stay. 😉

PvZ: Garden Warfare – Berry Shooter & Citrus Cactus!

The past couple weeks have been pretty eventful for fans of Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare. Right on the heels of Garden Warfare’s PC debut, PopCap announced the Tactical Taco Party Pack, which went live on July 1st for Xbox 360 and Xbox One users. The free DLC update includes the new map Jewel Junction, a timed-exclusive for PC that is now available for Xbox players, as well as two new characters, a revised 8v8 mixed mode playlist, and an overall patch for bug fixes. I was particularly excited that they finally implemented an in-game party system, so now I can party up and stick together with my friends without getting auto-balanced onto different teams.

My latest character showcase features the Berry Shooter & the Citrus Cactus, two free plant variants that arrived with the update. These characters also happen to be sponsored by Aquafina, but the product placement has been limited to a mention on the main menu screen; the characters themselves are free from any blatantly tacked on logos or advertising.

I also made a commentary giving my thoughts on the new Jewel Junction map, as well as my overall impressions of the PC version of Garden Warfare. Check out the commentary below! ↓

PvZ: Garden Warfare Coming to Playstation + PC Specs!

This week, the PopCap team announced that Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare will be coming out for both PS3 and PS4 on August 19th. Players who pre-order for Playstation will also receive exclusive customization items inspired by various PSN titles, including Sly Cooper, Fat Princess, and Ratchet & Clank. PopCap also made a few witty PR posters to tease the Playstation announcement, which I’ve included in my video above.

The Plants vs Zombies team also revealed the minimum PC specifications required to run Garden Warfare, which you can find in my video around 1:40. The PC version of Garden Warfare is set to be released on June 24th.  We still haven’t been told when the community-voted Plasma Peashooter will make its debut, but I will update you all if I find out any new information.

I plan on picking up the PC version of PvZ: Garden Warfare soon after it’s released, so hit me up if you’d like to play!