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Review: Zen Pinball 2 (PS4) photo
Review: Zen Pinball 2 (PS4)
by Brett Zeidler

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 over the years with numerous licensed and original tables such as Star Wars, Marvel, Plants vs. Zombies, Ninja Gaiden, and Street Fighter, with many more surely on their way for 2014.

After landing on the Wii U last year, the PlayStation 4 is the next current-gen system to get the pinball treatment from Zen Studios in the form of Zen Pinball 2. Those who have checked out any past incarnation know what to expect, but newcomers are definitely in for a treat should they jump in -- which they absolutely should.

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4:45 PM on 12.20.2013

Club Nintendo Japan gets Year of Luigi goodies

Not to be outdone for once by the US Club Nintendo, Club Nintendo Japan will be getting its own Year of Luigi items to celebrate everyone's favorite Mario character's year. These include a 3DS XL case, notebook and pen combo,...

Brett Zeidler

5:15 PM on 12.19.2013

Runner 2 plays exactly how you would expect on the Vita

Bit.Trip Presents Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien launched very early on in the year for just about every platform under the sun. We reviewed it, and really liked it. Not long after that, Gaijin Games announced that R...

Brett Zeidler

2:30 PM on 12.18.2013

Terraria feels so right on the Vita

You might not think it, but Terraria is definitely one of the more hotly anticipated games to come to the PS Vita. I myself have been looking forward to playing it on the go for the better part of this year after putting ple...

Brett Zeidler

8:32 AM on 12.18.2013

NES Remix announced for the Wii U, available today

Iwata had yet another announcement to make on this morning's Nintendo Direct, this time somewhat more surprising than Hyrule Warriors. NES Remix was announced for the Wii U, compiling many different games from the NES days i...

Brett Zeidler

8:16 AM on 12.18.2013

Two new modes announced for Kirby: Triple Deluxe

Iwata brought Kirby: Triple Deluxe with him to today's Nintendo Direct, showing off some new gameplay including 2.5D gameplay, and a hyper nova inhale ability. Most interesting, however, was the announcement of two new modes ...

Brett Zeidler

9:00 PM on 12.17.2013

Wario Land 4 to be critically analyzed in 600-page eBook

Game Design Companion: A Critical Analysis of Wario Land 4 is a 600-page eBook that will analyze the entirety of Wario Land 4. I'll just give you a moment to let that sentence sink in. Seriously, Daniel Johnson has put togeth...

Brett Zeidler

7:00 PM on 12.17.2013

Sweet Tooth planks in this Robot Chicken Killzone ad

Sony partnered up with Adult Swim recently to task the guys over at Robot Chicken with creating an amusing little ad for Killzone: Shadow Fall. It starts out with Sweet Tooth enjoying the game in his living room, and getting...

Brett Zeidler



Turn 10 responds to Forza Motorsport 5 economy feedback photo
Turn 10 responds to Forza Motorsport 5 economy feedback
by Brett Zeidler

If you've been playing Forza Motorsport 5, you're probably very familiar with the game's awful microtransactions. If not, basically the game uses tokens you buy in-game that can be used to purchase cars if you don't have enough credits. The problem is it's severely broken and takes advantage of consumers, specifically with the value of said tokens being misleading.

Players are not happy, and Turn 10 responded to both their feedback and in-game data with programs to be implemented this week as a means of tiding players over for the supposed permanent changes to come to the Forza 5 economy.

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2:00 AM on 11.27.2013

European PS4 buyers can download 1.51 update early

The PlayStation 4 is all set to launch in Europe this Friday, and those of you eager to jump on Killzone: Shadow Fall or Resogun as soon as humanly possible once your brand new machine is all hooked up can download the 1.51 f...

Brett Zeidler

4:30 PM on 11.25.2013

Twitch cracking down on PS4 living room broadcasts

The PlayStation 4 brought with it an unprecedented ease of streaming with the DualShock 4's share button, and when a massive wave of new users is mixed with ease-of-use there's a whole slew of new problems to watch out for. P...

Brett Zeidler

1:45 PM on 11.25.2013

Activision states it still owns the Crash Bandicoot IP

Any Crash Bandicoot fans getting excited over rumors of the orange ex-Sony mascot returning to the house of PlayStation for a much-needed reboot may have raised their hopes in vain. Rumors sparked early last week after an all...

Brett Zeidler

3:15 PM on 11.20.2013

Tearaway demo will launch alongside the game on Friday

Did you know Tearaway is coming out this Friday? Did you know we really, really liked it? Good, because I wasn't going to let this one slip right past you. That's not happening on my watch. I don't think Sony is going to let...

Brett Zeidler

4:30 PM on 11.19.2013

Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon gets a launch trailer

In case it slipped under your radars, Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON'T KNOW! has a quick new launch trailer to remind you that this is a thing that came out today among all the awesome stuff launching thes...

Brett Zeidler

9:00 PM on 11.18.2013

3DS holiday ad will make you wish you were a kid again

I've always been a fan of Nintendo's advertising, from Pokemon's link trading commercials to Wayne Brady rapping about Wii Party U -- it's always been spot on. Don't question my unironic love for Wayne Brady. I suppose it co...

Brett Zeidler

4:15 PM on 11.18.2013

First two episodes of localized Pokemon Origins are live

Well, it's finally here guys. The first episode of the localized Pokemon Origins went live this past Friday, the second went live today, and it's all free to watch on Pokemon TV. If you're not up to speed, Origins is an anime...

Brett Zeidler