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PC Port Report: KickBeat


Drowning out the native soundtrack just got easier
Jan 13
Last year, KickBeat released on PS3 and PS Vita, and we quite liked the "music dressed up as a fighting game." The final word on it was that it featured solid rhythm gameplay, but was held back by a few questionable song choi... 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

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
CastleStorm

CastleStorm launches on to PlayStation 3 and PS Vita


Ballista at the ready
Nov 05
CastleStorm, a fun blend of tower defense mechanics and projectile flinging from Zen Studios, arrives today on the PlayStation Network. Previously released on Xbox 360 and PC, the game is now available on PS3 or PS Vita ... 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

CastleStorm PS3/Vita

Angry beards: CastleStorm coming to PS3, Vita


XBLA tower defense hybrid jumping ship
Oct 18
Vikings versus knights. That's the conceit of Zen Studios' CastleStorm, which our own Ian Bonds enjoyed well enough when it original launched on XBLA. It's a much more in-depth Angry Birds of sorts, with real-time strategy a... read
Kick, punch, it's all in the rhythm
KickBeat is an interesting prospect. Developed by a studio mostly known for pinball games, it seeks to combine the fighting and rhythm genres, offering up an experience for new and hardened gamers alike. It's a tall order, but once you really get going and it takes off its training wheels, KickBeat starts to shine -- you just might have to charge through some repetitive content to get there. read feature

KickBeat drops on September 3 for the PS3, PS Vita


Kick, punch, it's all in the mind!
Aug 08
Zen Studios is finally ready to unleash KickBeat! It'll be out on September 3 for the PlayStation Vita, and PlayStation 3. Oh, yeah, it's also coming to the PlayStation 3! The game will be a cross-buy title, so you just need... read

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
Knights vs. Vikings, pre-ESPN
Hey kids! Do you like smashing stuff in Angry Birds, but wish it was just a bit more...medieval? How about a bit of troop management? Spells? Swords? Sheep? Less birds, more beards? All this and more await you in CastleStorm! read feature

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
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
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
Like PaRappa suddenly fell in love with neon
Remember music games? Yeah, those were fun. With the genre's better (or at least its mainstream) days behind, I'm always interested to see in what weird and unique ways it will pop back up. Enter KickBeat, from the house that... read feature

Storm the castle!
CastleStorm is definitely not a game that's easy to draw a frame of reference for. One part Jenga, and one part tower defense, this mash up certainly draws from opposite genres to get its own formula going. Once it's off though, its may surprise with just how tasking, and fun, it can be. 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

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

PAX: Zen Studios reveals Plants vs Zombies pinball


Aug 31
Zen Pinball 2's mystery table has been unveiled as Plants v Zombies. Awesome? Yes. Just like this trailer that announces it. As a friendly reminder, the game is playable at Zen Studio's PAX Prime booth.  Those silly wizards and their silly magic. read

Zen Pinball 2 hits PS3 and Vita Sept. 4, new PopCap table


Aug 08
Zen Studios announced this morning that Zen Pinball 2 will launch on the PlayStation Network for the PlayStation 3 and Vita on September 4. And, if you happen to have both platforms, you can enjoy the game on both for no addi... 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







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