The movie Aliens scared me almost as much as the first film back when I was a kid. Alien Vs. Predator wasn’t so bad as I was much older and immune to fear, at least until Alien: Isolation proved otherwise. Now all three are digital pinball tables. These I can handle.
Two Star Wars: The Force Awakens digital pinball tables launch this week in Pinball FX 2, Zen Pinball 2 and Star Wars Pinball across all of the platforms. Except the Nintendo ones. Otherwise yeah, all of them. Here’s a quick look at both tables in action.
The Force Awakens’ biggest star didn’t make it into the Monopoly set and toys are few and far between, but look how much love Rey is getting in the upcoming Episode VII pinball table from Zen Studios.
Three years ago we ran a story titled “Oh, Dear God, Please Let an Archer Pinball FX 2 Table Happen.” Guess what?
Because Aperture Science would never release something as plebeian as a pinball table.
Portal pinball? Count me in. Then out. Then in, but from a different place. Detailed over at the PlayStation Blog, Valve’s first-person puzzler is getting the silver ball treatment the week on May 25 across all Zen Pinball 2 and Pinball FX 2 platforms. Expect to Chell out $2.99 on consoles and $1.99 on portables for…
Zen Studios upgrades its various pinball platforms this week with a tables based on the animated Christmas card that refused to die: South Park: Super-Sweet Pinball and Butters' Very Own Pinball Game. Awww, Butters.
Originally slated for release on July 31, Zen Studios' Pinball FX2 for the Xbox One has been pushed back into August in order to implement changes need to allow players to import tables they've already purchased on the Xbox 360. Thank goodness.
The good news — the world's premiere digital pinball platform is coming to the Xbox One on July 31. The bad news — players will have to repurchase all of the Pinball FX2 tables they've already bought for the Xbox 360.
By the Crimson Bands of Cyttorak! Doctor Strange is getting a Marvel Pinball table! I bet you thought I was going to say "By the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth!" Well, I'll leave it to Zen Studios to deliver the iconic line in this trailer for its 16th table in the series; it arrives in December.
What Do You Get When You Combine a Speeder Bike and a Pinball Table? You get a rather slick sub-level in Return of the Jedi, (at 1:00 of this gameplay video) due sometime this fall in the next set of three tables for Zen Studios' Star Wars Pinball.
The second triology of Star Wars tables for Pinball FX 2 and Star Wars Pinball begins with Darth Vader. Not the Midichlorian-rich little boy Darth Vader, but full-on, James Earl Jones-talking, force-choking, 25-sandwich-a-day-eating Darth "Motherf***ing" Vader. That's how you start a second trilogy.
Zen Studios brings its pinball platform to Steam on May 10, with a free download for Pinball FX 2 and six expansion packs priced at $9.99 each — Star Wars, Marvel, Marvel: Vengeance and Virtue, Marvel: Avengers Chronicles, the Pinball FX2 Core Collection and Zen Classics.
E3 is never a time for social calls. It's nonstop work. Last June, the only developer I met with outside the walls of the L.A. Convention Center was over drinks with Zen Studios' U.S. staff at the J.W. Marriott.
Star Wars Pinball's first three tables—The Empire Strikes Back, Boba Fett and The Clone Wars—will release next week on a slew of mobile and console platforms. Pricing and release dates are different for all of them, so pay close attention.
Here's video of the Empire Strikes Back table for Zen's Star Wars Pinball series. A look at Boba Fett comes next week.
When Zen Studios went to Lucasarts about a year ago, they offered a straightforward pitch for a series of Star Wars-themed pinball tables. OK, here's the Original Trilogy pack: Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi. OK, now here are the three prequels ...
Zen Studios' hugely successful pinball simulation lands on its third console, the Wii U, later this month via the Wii U eShop. The game will incorporate features specific to the Wii U's GamePad, which includes controlling the plunger on the touchscreen, cycling through information displayed on the table's dot-matrix…