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  • Blog Post: Let 'Er Ripley: Our Time With Aliens Vs. Pinball

    Zen Studios’ Alien Vs. Pinball pack launched recently, bringing a trio of new tables to its Zen Pinball/Pinball FX platforms. I’ve spent several hours playing around with each one, and as a fan of the Aliens franchise, I’m happy to report that it’s one of the strongest collections... More
  • Blog Post: Highlights From The Pinball Hall Of Fame

    While I was in Las Vegas for the Classic Gaming Expo, I stopped by the Pinball Hall of Fame. The property is home to more than 100 playable tables, from the early days of pinball through the most recent releases. I snapped a ton of photos during the nearly three hours I spent there, like I did with the... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Rollers Of The Realm

    Rollers of the Realm takes two disparate genres, RPGs and pinball, and combines them. You can find an early extended look at the game here. Atlus' John Hardin, myself, and Jeff Marchiafava take a look at a pre-release version of the game below. You'll see some of the gameplay of a pinball RPG... More
  • Blog Post: Behind The Wizardry: Our Interview With Stern Pinball

    Last week, I posted a story about Stern Pinball and the company’s thoughts on digital pinball. It was pulled from a much larger conversation I had with Stern’s director of marketing, Jody Dankberg. Today I’ve got the rest of that interview, where we take a deeper dive on pinball as... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Zen Studios' Deadpool Pinball Table

    Zen Studios released a new table for Pinball FX 2/Zen Pinball 2 this week, featuring the merc with a mouth, Deadpool. Ben Reeves provides commentary and shares some comic-book knowledge as Jeff Marchiafava and I battle in a head-to-head match. Who will win? Watch our new Test Chamber and find out. Jeff... More
  • Blog Post: A Stern Conversation: The State Of Modern Pinball

    Pinball isn’t as popular as it was during its heyday in the ‘80s and ‘90s, but digital tables from companies like Zen Studios have helped keep the spirit of the sport alive. Not many companies still makes physical pinball machines, but Stern Pinball is currently the largest manufacturer... More
  • Blog Post: GI Editors Face Off In Pinball FX 2

    It's no secret that much of the Game Informer staff loves Pinball FX 2. Thanks to expertly designed gameplay and a notification system that encourages competition, the Pinball FX 2 leaderboards have sparked some long-running rivalries in the GI office. The newest issue of Game Informer has an exclusive... More
  • Blog Post: Pinball Wizardry: An In-Depth Look At Video Game Pinball

    Zen Studios released the Captain America table for its Marvel Pinball game on the PS3 and Pinball FX 2 on Xbox 360 this week. It seemed like a perfect time to look at video pinball games through the ages. Check out some of the hits and misses that have come when pinball and video games intersect. It’s... More
  • Blog Post: The Best Time-Sink Multiplayer Games

    In recent years, it isn't uncommon for $60 to buy you 8-10 hours of gameplay. Titles like Vanquish don't offer any sort of multiplayer, and other games like Bioshock 2 and Singularity feature tacked-on multiplayer modes that don't offer much in the way of lasting appeal. While games like... More
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