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Posts tagged “Zen Studios”

Pinball FX3 bounces off

Bing bang bong, let's pin it on. Today brings the launch of Pinball FX3 [official site], a update version of Zen Studios' pinball platform which boasts updated graphics and multiplayer features including user-created tournaments. As is customary, Pinball FX3 is a free download with one table included then Zen sell dozens of extra tables as DLC. For those who balled pins in FX2, most --…

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Feature: Flip and tear

Pinball FX2 – Bethesda Pinball review

DOOM, Skyrim and Fallout have been recreated as Pinball FX2 [official site] tables. Because nobody else at RPS has the flippin' guts to take on such a massive task, I've spent a couple of hours with each, and have now judged them. Short version, I like them about as much as I like the games they're based on, which means one is great, and the…

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Skyrim, Fallout, and Doom tables flip into Pinball FX2

I've been playing a fair bit of actual physical pinball lately, having discovered a half-dozen machines across nearby pubs. My favourites put their themes into motion, like the NBA table where I get to launch the ball at a hoop (aided by mystical magnetism). The selection isn't ideal, mind; I'm not much into basketball and Monopoly is so undesirable. No, digital pinball is a far…

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They’re Coming Outta The Goddamn Balls!

Before my parents abandoned hope of me not growing up a degenerate and allowed me to watch murdermovies, I was fascinated by the local swimming pool's Aliens arcade cabinet and Terminator 2 pinball table - Cool Things I couldn't have. Ooh, the hours I spent watching bigger kids play or waggling the joystick as I pretended to play the demo! This... isn't quite going where…

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Rolling To Pinball FX2

That there Star Wars: The Force Awakens was fun, wasn't it? No, I shan't spoil anything - though Adam, Alec, and Pip chatted about it if you want to know what Team RPS think. Me, I liked the bits where the robots and carpetman all made funny noises. I laughed every time. They really good! If your feelings for Star Wars run deeper, if you…

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Portal Pinball. Need I Say More?

It takes a very special something to make me excited about a pinball game. I played Pokemon Pinball to death, way back when, but very few pinball games since have really captured my attention. Until now. Until the Aperture Science Heuristic Portal Pinball Device. It’s a Portal themed table for Zen Pinball [official site] and it looks fantastic. See for yourself in the trailer below…

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Rock It, Raccoon: Zen Pinball 2 Guardians Of The Galaxy

Zen Pinball 2 isn't my digital pinball flavour of choice. I prefer the recreation of actual tables, even if sometimes imperfect, to the shiny Marvel and Star Wars licensed fare of Zen Studios. I still dabble in the lightshow occasionally though and a new Guardians of the Galaxy table seems like a good excuse to shake off the ball rust. Judging by the trailer (below),…

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Feature: Portcullis is an excellent word

Impressions: CastleStorm

Humour, much like relationships, sex and peaceful diplomatic resolution of conflict, is something a lot of games try but few manage to get right. If they aren't crass or straight up unfunny, jokes in games can often feel out of sync with a hyper-serious shoot-the-mans focused universe or dry simulation. When they aren't, the limitations of player interaction, voice triggers and animation prevent true greatness…

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Heaviest Rain: CastleStorm Incoming

Zen Studios send word that their fairly fancy side-scrolling tower defence game, CastleStorm, which has already amused some of the TV-box people, is coming to PC on July 29th. It shall be known as Castlestorm day, or something! It should be explained that this is a game of constructing castles from various elements (in a pre-battle editor) and then withstanding a siege. There is also…

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