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Pinball FX2 Portal photo
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 photo
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 photo
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
South Park Pinball photo
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
The Walking Dead Pinball photo
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 photo
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 photo
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 photo
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 photo
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 photo
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
Pinball photo
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
The Walking Dead Pinball photo
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
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CastleStorm - Free to Siege now out: iOS, Google Play, Amazon


*fart noise*
May 09
Tower defense with a side of physics-based destruction is the order of the day with the launch of Zen Studios' CastleStorm -- Free to Siege, now out on mobile platforms. The game play -- Vikings vs Knights in medieval warfar... read
Pinball photo
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
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CastleStorm heading to mobile devices


For iOS and Android
Feb 18
CastleStorm came out for Xbox Live Arcade, PC, and PlayStation Network last year and we overall liked the game. Well now it's coming out for iOS and Google Play devices as CastleStorm - Free to Siege. The mobile version, as y... read
CastleStorm photo
CastleStorm

CastleStorm on the Wii U is a solid port


Remote play makes it the definitive version
Jan 13
CastleStorm has hit the Wii U, and if you haven't picked it up yet, this is a great chance to do so. Some people have described it as "Angry Birds with Vikings," but that's doing it a bit of a disservice. Yes it has a me... read
Kickbeat PC photo
Kickbeat PC

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
Zen Pinball 2 PS4 review photo
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

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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 photo
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 photo
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 photo
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
Star Wars Pinball photo
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 photo
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
KickBeat reviewed! photo
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

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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
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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 photo
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
CastleStorm review photo
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 photo
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






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