Power Button - Episode 21: Garth Chouteau Of PopCap Games Brings The Zombies And Zumas (Plus A Diegetic Discussion)
We always enjoy talking to Garth Chouteau Of PopCap Games, and this week's episode of Power Button is no exception. Joey Davidson and I convince him to spill the beans on the new versions of Plants vs Zombies for the Microsoft Xbox 360 and Nintendo DS as well as the company's plans for the new social networking version of Zuma, Zuma Blitz. We even have release window dates to share for all of the above (including the recently revealed DS title). If you've been wondering what the recently trademarked PopCap property Vacation Quest is all about, you'll definitely want to listen as we ask Garth what that's all about and actually get an answer out of him. Then in our second segment we sink our collective teeth into the topic of diegetic music in video games and how that relates to the fourth wall, idle animations, in-jokes, and characterization in general. We have something for everyone this week. Download this week's episode directly from PTB, listen with the player below, or subscribe via iTunes, and be sure to catch up on past episodes if you're joining us late. Remember that you can reach all three of us via and you can even follow on Twitter at @PressTheButtons or for just podcast updates, @ThePowerButton. We're Power Button. Turn us on!