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6 months ago

Pinball Arcade facing a licensing-induced tablepocalypse

Fickle licensing agreements are the bane of games. We've seen whole games pulled from sale (such as Alan Wake) or chunks lost or needing to be replaced (Grand Theft Auto 4's soundtrack), but the damage on the horizon for The Pinball Arcade is almost unparalleled. Due to the current rights-holders for Williams & Bally pinball tables being unwilling to renew their license, the vast majority…

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3 years ago

Feature:

Have You Played… The Pinball Arcade?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. My love of pinball began with the real tables that I encountered in my youth but I soon found digital tables to occupy my evenings. Pinball Dreams, Pinball Fantasies and Epic Pinball were all among my favourites, and the Pro Pinball series filled…

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Feature: Alphabetical wargame and simulation news

The Flare Path: AlphaBet Pilot

A is for annus mirabilis 2016, you've an awful lot to live up to. I've been computer wargaming for over three decades now, and I can't recall a better year than the one just gone. Vietnam '65, Rule the Waves, Pike & Shot: Campaigns, Decisive Campaigns: Barbarossa... for any grognard partial to bold designs, unusual settings, and absorbing, plausible action, the temptations were many.

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4 years ago

Feature: A Game For All Seasons

The Time Thief: A Game For All Seasons

This year has been unusual for me, gaming-wise, because I haven't had That One Game. You know the one - the game that keeps you up at night while also managing to occupy your coffee breaks. The one that you can play while you're listening to the new Flying Lotus album just as easily as you can play while Corrie's on. It can take up…

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5 years ago

Bally Good: The Pinball Arcade Released

Earlier this week, the Pinball Arcade finally landed on my PC, via the medium of Steam. Pinball tables were among the games that made me and the Arcade contains some of my favourites, so I'll write more about this soon. The free download contains one table, Tales of the Arabian Nights, and there are two season packs available for purchase, with more to come. Tables…

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