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Pinball FX2 Portal

Zen Studios' Portal pinball table is pretty faithful, and fun


Not going to make a 'you monster' joke
May 22
I'm not as crazy about pinball as say, Chad Concelmo, but with the right theme, I'm on board. The South Park Pinball pack hit the spot with numerous references to the show, and more recently, the Portal board h... read
Portal Pinball

That Valve/Zen Studios collaboration is Portal Pinball


Now you're plinking with portals
May 05
The teaser is less than a week old, and now we have some more details on the collaboration between Zen Studios (best known for its pinball games) and Valve (best known for not developing Half-Life 3). It's not the excellent p... read
Valve/Zen

Zen Studios is teasing some sort of Valve crossover


It's pinball-related, to be sure
Apr 29
You might know Zen Studios as "The Pinball Guys." The Hungary-based developer has more games under its belt, but in recent years, it's most well-known ventures have included flippers, steel balls, and franchises from elsewher... read
Pokémon Pinball GBA

Europe gets Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire on Wii U this week


More where this came from, please
Dec 08
A new pinball game out of Nintendo sure would be delightful. The time is right (because the time is always right for well-made pinball spinoff games). I don't see that happening anytime soon, granted, but there's always Pok&e... read
South Park Pinball

South Park Pinball is the crossover you never knew you wanted


They killed my multiplier, you bastards!
Oct 21
With Marvel, Star Wars, and The Walking Dead under their belts, there's no license too big for Zen Studios to take on at this point. This time around, Zen has teamed up with Comedy Central and put together two new tables themed after none other than South Park. I wasn't sure what to expect, but should have known the tables would be phenomenal. read
Pinball Arcade

FarSight Studios wants to bring The Addams Family table to Pinball Arcade


Spooky balls
Sep 17
FarSight Studios, makers of The Pinball Arcade, wish to bring a new table to the game. The table based on The Addams Family, released by Williams in 1992, is the most popular pinball table of all time and hopefully it w... read
The Walking Dead Pinball

The Walking Dead Pinball is just as good as I had hoped


Around every flipper
Aug 26
Zen Studios has been quite busy the past few years expanding its line of pinball tables; most of which have been in the form of licensed Marvel and Star Wars tables. There have been videogame-themed tables in the past --... read
Zen Pinball 2

Zen Pinball 2 is getting some new Wii U tables soon


Including Guardians of the Galaxy
Aug 22
The Wii U version of Zen Pinball is going to catch up to its predecessors soon, as Zen Studios has just confirmed an update scheduled for August 28th. On that date Zen Pinball 2 will get Guardians of the Galaxy, Dea... read
Pinball FX2

Pinball FX2 is available on Xbox One


Time to play with some balls
Aug 18
Pinball FX2 is finally available for Xbox One, so go out there and grab it. The game's been lovingly ported and runs in 1080p at 60 frames per second. The front-end is available to download for free as it is on the Xbox 360 a... read
The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead Pinball has a release date and choice-driven gameplay


But how...?
Aug 14
The Walking Dead pinball table for Zen Pinball was announced back in June, but now we've got a concrete release date: August 26. Zen Studios and Telltale Games have collaborated closely to incorporate the choice-driven style ... read
GotG Pinball Impressions

Guardians of the Galaxy Pinball may be the best table yet


Guardians of the table
Aug 02
Hot off the heels of the stellar Deadpool table back in June, Zen Studios is going strong with its line of Marvel pinball tables. Guardians of the Galaxy finally got the film treatment, and now it has the pinball tr... read
Pinball

Scratch that: Pinball FX2 for Xbox One will support Xbox 360 table imports


Xbox One and 180s: a match made in heaven
Jul 29
Zen Studios announced that its pinball platform Pinball FX2 would come to Xbox One on July 31 but in doing so broke the unfortunate news that tables purchased on Xbox 360 couldn't be transferred to the new version. Yeah, that... read
Guardians of the Galaxy

Guardians of the Galaxy are making their way to Zen Pinball 2


On the PSN
Jul 28
In case you needed more Marvel themed pinball tables in your life, Zen Pinball 2 has you covered. A Guardians of the Galaxy table is coming to the game, and you can grab it on the PS3, PS4, and Vita. It'll hit the ... read
Thanks, laws

Oakland formally lifts 80-year pinball ban


Oakland more like Jokeland (Raiders suck)
Jun 24
There's a thing anyone who took a US government class in high school from an angry bald man should know: technology outpaces law. Not just technology. Advancement in general. Are Let's Plays illegal? We can only hope.  S... read
Pinball

Nolan North returns as the Merc with a Mouth in Deadpool Pinball


Marvel and pinball, together again
Jun 17
Heh. There's a mini Deadpool pinball table in this Deadpool pinball table. That's fun. Quick-time events, even if they're supposed to be a joke? Less fun. But I like that Zen Studios is giving Deadpool a table all his own --... read
RPG/pinball mashup succeeds
I tried my hardest to imagine what the combination of pinball and RPG would look and play like before meeting with Atlus at E3, but I kept coming to mental roadblocks so I decided to wait and be surprised when I got to see it... read feature

The Walking Dead Pinball

Telltale's The Walking Dead being reborn as a pinball machine in Zen Pinball 2


Kill zombies using only your balls
Jun 04
Not only is Telltale's Walking Dead series coming to Zen Pinball 2, it's shambling. Or staggering. Or one of the hundreds of zombie-related puns I thought about using for the headline before deciding to play it straight. But... read
Pinball

Star Wars Pinball's final Masters of the Force table looks nuts


Four-table Heroes Within pack releases April 29
Apr 22
It feels like Zen Studios has been working on Star Wars Pinball for years now, and that's because it has. This trailer for one of the four featured tables of Star Wars Pinball: Heroes Within, appropriately titled "Masters of... read
PvZ

Zen Studios releasing Plants vs. Zombies pinball board on Steam


DLC for Pinball FX2
Mar 03
Zen Studios has already released the Plants vs. Zombies pinball table for Pinball FX2 on the PS3, PS4, Vita, Xbox Live Arcade, and Wii U, but it's coming to the PC on March 6th. It'll drop on Steam and the Mac App store for $2.99, the latter of which supports Zen Pinball 2. I actually enjoyed this table on the PS4, so it's definitely worth picking up if you're playing on PC. read
That PS4 sure plays a mean pinball
You've no doubt run into at least one of Zen Studios' pinball platforms by now, appearing on virtually every current device out there that can play games (the only exception being Xbox One as of right now). They hit it big ov... read feature

Zen Pinball now out on PlayStation 4


Get a free table, and PS3 purchases carry over
Dec 25
Zen Pinball is now available on the PlayStation 4. The platform itself is free, and will include the Sorcerer's Lair table for free. Other tables will cost you, but if you already purchased them on the PlayStation 3 then tho... read
Pinball Arcade PS4

Pretty lights! Pinball Arcade hits PS4 tomorrow


Multi ball! Multi ball!
Dec 16
Pinball Arcade, lauded for its painstaking, detailed recreation of classic pinball tables, has touched up its work for a PS4 release. Just look at that improved lighting. It's like my childhood of inappropriately being in a d... read
Pinball

Zen Pinball 2 comes to PS4 this month with a free table


Select PS3 tables can be imported
Dec 04
Zen Studios is bringing Zen Pinball 2 to PlayStation 4 on December 17 in North America and Dec. 18 in Europe. If you've already bought into the platform on PS3, you'll be able to import a number of tables for this new versio... read
Pinball

Humble Weekly has 20+ Pinball FX2 tables for six bucks


There's no such thing as too much pinball, but...
Nov 21
This Humble Weekly Sale is all about Zen Studios. If you're like me and don't own any Pinball FX2 content on PC yet, it is a terrific way to get into the game for cheap. At $1 or more for Steam keys, the bundle includes the C... read
I sense much TILT in you...
Back in February, Zen Studios released three tables based on the Star Wars series, adding to the already vast library of tables for Pinball FX2. They were fantastic, diverse, and just as feature-rich as the other tables for the game. Many believed it would be hard for the studio to match that collection. These newest tables not only match the previous set but manage to surpass it. read feature

Dazzled by virtual pinball: VP Cabs' brilliant table


Uses Zen Studios' Pinball FX
Jul 20
Imagine a pinball machine with no moving parts other than buttons for flippers. Imagine being able to load up any of your favorite tables from memory to play instantly. VP Cabs custom pinball machine lets you do exactly that... read
Pinball FX2

Free Pinball FX2 table coming for Steam users


Free forever
Jun 18
Zen Studios, the minds behind the Pinball FX series, will be bringing their Sorcerers Lair table for free to all Pinball FX2 Steam users starting June 21, 2013. Good news too, as this table isn't a timed giveaway. It will rem... read
Atomic Indie Bundle

Bundle Stars bundles ten games together for five bucks


Atomic Indie bundle makes me feel like a neutron: neither positive nor negative
Jun 04
Bundles seem to be all the rage these days. With the Humble Bundle, Groupees, and the Game Music Bundle, I'm building up a huge collection of content that I might never get around to experiencing. Since I clearly needed anoth... read
Star Wars

Star Wars Pinball goes standalone on PSN next week


With Cross-Buy for PlayStation 3 and Vita
May 08
The current three tables of Zen Studios' Star Wars Pinball will be available as a standalone pack on PlayStation Network starting May 14. That's Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Boba Fett, and Star Wars: The Clon... read
New releases

New releases: Minis are on the Move again with Mario & DK


Plus Pinball FX 2, Sid Meier's Ace Patrol, and Monaco
May 06
It's a rather light week as there's only a handful of new releases. The biggest being Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move for the 3DS. This is an eShop only title too, which makes it an an interesting little experiment ... read

Sleeping Dogs and BlazBlue head to PS Plus this month


Plus Pinball Arcade, and Knytt Underground
May 04
Have you played Sleeping Dogs yet? If not what the hell is wrong with you? It's an amazing game, and you really have no excuse. Especially those of you with PlayStation Plus membership as it's about to become available for fr... read
Star Wars

Pinball FX 2 comes to Steam on May 10


No balls of steel required
May 03
Outside the dedicated and nebulously legal emulation scene, PC hasn't received much virtual pinball love lately despite being its birthplace. Zen Studios is changing this by bringing Pinball FX 2 to Steam on May 10. The titl... read






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