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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
Star Wars Pinball

Star Wars Pinball 50% off on all platforms


May the 4th be with you
May 02
Star Wars Day is this week on May 4, so Zen Studios is celebrating by offering 50% off on Star Wars Pinball across all the platform it's available on. It's going for $5 on Xbox Live Arcade, $1.99 for the Kindle HD, and $0.99 ... read

This Duck Hunt pinball machine is a beauty


Damned laughing dog returns
Apr 12
Ah, Duck Hunt. If you think about it, the lightgun NES classic is actually the very first first-person shooter. That explains so much! I'm terrible at modern day FPS games, so it makes sense that I was bad at Duck Hunt. I gu... read
Zen Pinball 2

Zen Pinball 2 will launch next week on Wii U


After a long delay, it's finally here
Mar 15
It looks like the long wait is over, as pinball fans will be able to enjoy Zen Pinball 2 on the Wii U come March 21st. Zen Studios notes that the delay was to make sure the game was fully polished, and didn't need any patchi... read
The Force is strong with this one
It's been a couple years since Zen Studios first took on the Marvel license and subsequently released expertly crafted tables centered around the biggest characters and story arcs in the comic book giant's vast library. Each ... read feature

Pinball

Check out the Boba Fett table for Star Wars Pinball


Galactic bounty hunter gets his due
Feb 22
Zen Studios released this trailer for the Boba Fett table players will be able to test their pinball skills on when Star Wars Pinball releases next week for Xbox 360, PS3, PS Vita, iOS, and Android. It looks as though t... read
Xbox 360

New Xbox 360 320GB HD will include three full games


Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit, Pinball FX, and Ms. Splosion Man
Feb 21
There's going to be a new Xbox 360 320GB hard drive on sale this March for $129.99, and it's going to include three full games with it. The included titles are Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit, Ms. Splosion Man, and Pinball FX2 wi... read
Star Wars Pinball

Release date and pricing announced for Star Wars Pinball


Tables coming next week
Feb 19
Combining Star Wars and pinball is a surefire way to get people interested. I haven't been too interested in Zen's pinball games until now, that's for sure. Star Wars Pinball seems to nail the feel of the source material... read
Star Wars Pinball

See Star Wars Pinball in action with the Episode V table


Zen Studios' take on The Empire Strikes Back
Feb 13
As someone who has wanted to get into Zen Studios' brand of pinball but has somehow managed to not pull the trigger yet, it was great to hear about Star Wars Pinball. This latest trailer shows of the table based on The Empir... read
Ten boards spanning the Star Wars lore
There's not a whole lot of explaining needed when talking about pinball, unless you've been socially ignorant for the past forty years. There is a ball, and you must make sure that it doesn't fall off the board. Sometimes... read feature

Zen Pinball 2 Wii U Pricing confirmed


Same as other consoles
Jan 21
Zen Pinball 2 was delayed on the Wii U, despite the fact that it was originally going to be a launch title. After some deliberation, some fans speculated on the price, saying it would be higher due to the new functionality o... read

Zen Pinball HD now on Google Play, Marvel tables on sale


Hey Zen Studios, take all my money... again
Dec 18
Zen Studios has announced today that Zen Pinball HD would make its way to the Google Play store today. Yes, I'm sure some of you have had it for awhile (myself included), but that's because we're running one of those sexy Teg... read

Zen Pinball 2 launches into Wii U eShop this month


Same tables, new features
Dec 05
Zen Studios has announced that their delightful pinball simulator, Zen Pinball 2, will be arriving in the Nintendo eShop for Wii U later this December. So, now there's yet another platform that I'll feel compelled to engage ... read

Pinball Arcade adding Elvira table in time for Halloween


"Party Monsters" now available on PS3
Oct 29
I love Pinball, as I'm sure readers of this blog are well aware. I'm also deeply affectionate for the Mistress of the Dark, Elvira, late-night spookshow queen of the eighties and nineties. So, it's no surprise that I'm highl... read

Civil War arrives in Marvel Pinall


Oct 14
The infamous six-part comic event from the Marvel universe is now in playable pinball form thanks to Zen Studios. The new table will let you side with either Iron Man and his Superhuman Registration Act, or with Captain Amer... read

Marvel Pinball 3D to hit 3DS eShop this week


Jun 25
If you have been anticipating the release of more pinball goodness for your Nintendo 3DS, you won't have to wait long at all. Announced less than a month ago in the run up to this year's E3, Zen Studios' Marvel Pinball 3D is... read

There are two things in this world that consistently remain on my top-ten of all-time favorite things ever: Pinball and The Avengers. The fact that those two things are coming together in not only one, but four tables as part... read feature

Marvel Pinball: Avengers Chronicles has a release date


Jun 11
After being pushed back a tiny bit, the Avengers Chronicles expansion is finally headed to Marvel Pinball and Pinball FX2 on June 19th and 20th, respectively. As always, it'll be 800 Microsoft points ($9.99). In it, you'll f... read

E3: Zen Studios announces Marvel Pinball 3D for 3DS


Jun 05
Zen Studios is keeping the pinball coming and will release Marvel Pinball 3D for the 3DS later this summer. Containing four of the tables previously released for the PS3 version of Marvel Pinball (Blade, Iron Man, Captain Ame... read

Zen Studios putting on Ms. Splosion Man table tournament


May 11
I hope you've been practicing the Ms. Splosion Man table on Pinball FX2, because Zen Studios has teamed up with Twisted Pixel to put on another high score tournament. Starting on May 18th, all you have to do to enter is play ... read

The first look at Zen Studios Avengers pinball table


May 04
The Avengers are storming the box office this weekend but they'll soon be bringing the fight to the pinball arena in the new "Avengers Chronicles" pack of tables for Pinball FX2 and Zen Pinball 2. In the above video, we... read

All Marvel Pinball tables on sale for mobile devices


May 01
The Avengers is hitting theaters this week and to celebrate, Zen Studios has dropped the price of all their Marvel-themed pinball tables for mobile devices! On iOS, that means the Captain America, Wolverine and Thor tables ar... read

The ever-maturing downloadable space has allowed for some rather niche genres to find their audience. From The Legend of Grimrock to Lone Survivor, players can find new games for their favorite genres for a price that's hard to argue with. Enter The Pinball Arcade, the latest pinball simulation game by FarSight Studios, who are probably best known for their Pinball Hall of Fame titles. read feature

Zen Pinball 2 headed to PS3 and Vita as a free upgrade


Apr 10
While Zen Studios continues to pump out more pinball tables for its games, the developer will also work on Zen Pinball 2, a free upgrade to Marvel Pinball and Zen Pinball that's coming to PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita th... read

The Pinball Arcade comes to PS3 and Vita on Tuesday


Apr 05
Having already released on a few other platforms like iOS, Android, and Xbox Live Arcade, The Pinball Arcade is now gearing up for its PlayStation 3 and Vita launch next week. It's so nice to regularly see pinball come up in ... read






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