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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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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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Pinstriped: Pinball Arcade Addams Family Table

If I write an entire post highlighting a Kickstarter for a downloadable pinball table, chances are I'll receive seven thousand angry emails (92% from other members of the RPS staff), sixteen angrily worded letters and one visit from a door-to-door punchagram. However, when that table is The Pinball Arcade's digital rendition of one of the greatest and most celebrated machines of all time, there are…

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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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Flipper-To-Ball: The Pinball Arcade

I sank countless hours into Pinball Dreams and Epic Pinball when I was a nipper, and then countless 50 pence coins into the table in the college bar at my university. I've always maintained that a good way to measure the true wealth of a man is to count the number of pinball tables he owns and I won't consider myself a proper adult until…

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