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  • Blog Post: New Alien: Isolation Pinball Table Trailer Shows A Bug-B-Que

    It's doubtful that anyone thought "Pinball!" while playing the 2014 survival-horror game Alien: Isolation, but the creative minds at Zen Studios saw potential in The Creative Assembly's game. Alien vs. Pinball brings a trio of new tables to Zen's pinball platform, including the... More
  • Blog Post: Zen Studios Announces Release Date For Ant-Man Pinball

    Marvel's newest movie stars Ant-Man and releases late next month. If waiting that long for the tiny superhero makes you anxious, don't worry: on July 14, Ant-Man launches on consoles, mobile, and PC as a DLC pinball table. Zen Studios plans to release the table in Zen Pinball 2, Pinball FX2,... More
  • Blog Post: The Avengers (Re)Assemble For Age Of Ultron Pinball

    Zen Studios has announced a new table for its virtual pinball empire, based on Marvel's upcoming superhero movie. Learn more in our hands-on impressions. Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron sets up the clash between the titular Avengers and the subtitular Ultron (though you won't have to worry... More
  • Blog Post: Watch A Walking Dead Pinball Machine Come Together

    Stern Pinball is the oldest running pinball machine maker in the world, and it does most of its work out of a factory in Chicago, Illinois. Get a virtual tour of the company's headquarters and watch them construct a Walking Dead table before your very eyes. Now you never need to go to Chicago. The... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Do You Have Any Arcade Memories?

    As gaming gets older and the players get younger, fewer have nostalgia for arcades. Do you have memories of video games' original platform? I have a few memories of traveling to arcades and playing arcade cabinets. I recall my brother and I attending a friend's party and using all of our tokens... More
  • Blog Post: It’s Now Legal To Play Pinball In Oakland, CA

    Some laws take far too long to die. Thanks to Pinball's gambling roots, it was outlaws in several places across the country, but the city council in Oakland, California finally made pinball players upright citizens once again. Last month, California officially lifted the ban on Pinball. Meanwhile... More
  • Blog Post: Stern Sees A Bright Future In Digital Pinball

    I've been playing pinball since the word "arcade" referred to a location, and not a style of game. Over time, the machines' presence faded into near obscurity. Manufacturers went out of business, and it became increasingly tougher to track down tables to play. That's why I've... More
  • Blog Post: Zen Pinball 2 On PS4 Gets Influx Of New Tables

    Zen Studios sent along word today that a number of the great pinball tables that have previously only been available on older platforms are now finally making their way to PS4. Moreover, if you previously bought the tables on PS3 or Vita, you’ll be able to import them to PS4 for no additional cost... More
  • Blog Post: Weekend Warrior 3/7/14

    A good section of the office's weekend plans include playing Thief and South Park: The Stick of Truth – probably also as a thief. This office might not be the safest…What games are you spending some time with this weekend? Kim Wallace : I have some review games I'm finishing up,... More
  • Blog Post: Zen Studios Pinball Sale Raising Money For Typhoon Relief In The Philippines

    A new Humble Bundle sale offers more than 20 Zen Studios pinball tables for $6, and a portion of the proceeds go to the Red Cross to help those affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. As all Humble Bundle goes, this is a pay whatever you want scenario, but if you want the most attractive tables... More
  • Blog Post: Dr. Strange Coming To Zen Pinball 2 In December

    Dr. Strange is getting his own pinball table for Zen Pinball 2, and it will be available to download this Winter. Developer Zen Studios says that more than 50 lines of dialogue based on excerpts from the comic books were recorded for the table. Dr. Strange is coming to Xbox 360, PlaySation 3 and Vita... More
  • Blog Post: Rumor: Self-Publishing Might Come To Xbox 360

    Earlier this week , Microsoft confirmed that the ability to self-publish independent games will be coming to Xbox One. It appears that self-publishing might be coming to Xbox 360, as well. In a post on the Steam message boards for The Pinball Arcade , developer FarSight Studios addressed its game's... More
  • Blog Post: Star Wars Pinball Tables Blasting Over To Wii U Next Month

    Nintendo fans can stop worrying that Star Wars Pinball is trapped in the sarlacc pit of porting. Zen Studios has announced that the bundle, which includes three tables themed to a variety of characters and eras, is coming to Nintendo's eShop this July. Star Wars Pinball will be available July 11... More
  • Blog Post: Pinball Machine Makes Modern Art

    An art student recently put a pinball machine to work making modern art. If cats can do it, why not pinball machines. Jackson Pollock eat your heart out. Graphic designer and art student Sam van Doorn put together an art installation built around a pinball machine for his graduation project. The installation... More
  • Blog Post: Marvel Pinball: Civil War Available Now

    Announced back in October, the Marvel: Civil War table for Pinball FX 2 and Marvel Pinball is available now. It's based on the six-part Marvel comic series of the same name that focuses on the conflict amongst the Marvel heroes. The conflict focuses mostly between Iron Man and Captain America, but... More
  • Blog Post: Marvel Civil War Coming To Pinball FX 2

    A new table is coming to Pinball FX 2 based on the 2006 Marvel Civil War comic book series. Players will be able to choose between siding with Iron Man or Captain America, and your choice will dictate elements of the board, like which heroes make cameos in your game. Picking Captain America will make... More
  • Blog Post: Insomniac Reveals Cancelled Pinball Game

    [ Update ]: It looks like Zen Studios, creators of Zen Pinball, may be in talks with Insomniac Games about resurrecting the project. The studio commented over Twitter, "Well, let's talk then! :-D RT @zen_studios: @insomniacgames We would LOVE to talk about it :D" ----------------------... More
  • Blog Post: Pinball Legend Passes Away

    Pinball may or may not fit into your personal definition of video games, but its an important part of our arcade roots regardless. Earlier this month, one of pinball's greatest and most influential creators passed away. Time reports that Steve Kordek died on February 19 at the age of 100. Back in... More
  • Blog Post: Zen Pinball Tilts The 3DS Next Week

    The greatest pinball game in history is coming to the Nintendo 3DS eShop next week, complete with new 3D visuals and some classic tables. Zen Pinball (also known as Pinball FX 2 on Xbox Live) is one of the great examples of a small studio thriving in the new world of digital distribution. By continuing... More
  • Blog Post: FarSight Studios Bringing 50+ Classic Pinball Tables In 2012

    With the relative popularity of Zen Studios' Pinball FX games, it's easy to forget that they're not the only company to have released pinball games over this generation. FarSight Studios released several Pinball Hall of Fame collections over the past few years, featuring a variety of real... More
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