Zen Studios and Valve Announce New Portal…..Pinball

That’s almost mean to write. Valve an Zen Studios have announced that they’re working together to create a new Portal game. No, as much as anyone would like it’s not Portal 3. It’s Portal Pinball and it’s coming to Zen Pinball 2 and Pinball FX on May 25th. You’ll have to guide Chell and Wheatley through test chamers. There will be familiar Portal elements like … Continue reading Zen Studios and Valve Announce New Portal…..Pinball

Zen Studios Announces New Pinball Tables Coming To Wii U

With the recent rash of publishers announcing their intentions (or lack thereof) for Wii U it’s refreshing to see one bringing more content to the system. Zen Studios, famous for their Zen Pinball / Pinball FX series, and Castlestorm, has announced a new update coming for the Wii U version of Zen Pinball 2. A new update is set for the title on August 28th … Continue reading Zen Studios Announces New Pinball Tables Coming To Wii U

Zen Studios Selling Pinball For Cheap

Zen Studios, the developers behind the digital pinball platform Zen Pinball/Pinball FX, are getting in the holiday spirit by putting their pinball tables on sale for a number of different platforms.  In fact, they want you to play their pinball offerings so much they’re offering numerous tables for at least 50% off and as low as .99c on a number of mobile platforms.  Here’s the … Continue reading Zen Studios Selling Pinball For Cheap

A Long Time Ago, On A Pinball Table Far, Far Away

Zen Studios has announced that their newest digital pinball release will be coming to various platforms next week. These three new tables are Star Wars themed and will see you playing on areas themed with the likes of Boba Fett, Han Solo, Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker. The three tables are Star Wars: Episode V, Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Boba Fett. The schedule … Continue reading A Long Time Ago, On A Pinball Table Far, Far Away

Plants vs. Zombies Pinball Impressions (XBLA)

What do you get when representatives from Zen Studios and PopCap Games meet over lunch during GDC 2012? Well, you get a pitch for Plants vs. Zombies pinball, of course. The game was actually pitched by a member of PopCap Studios’ development team and was given the green light as long as no time was wasted developing a pinball engine. It just so happens that Zen Studios has such an engine and so the partnership was formed.

I can’t tell you just how excited I was that this table was announced. It was teased a few weeks ago with some of the most likely candidates for a PopCap themed table being PvZ, Peggle or Bejeweled. The latter two being the more obvious choices as those games have mechanics that might be more suited to a pinball table. I think it’s hard to argue with just how popular Plants vs. Zombies actually is and now we have a table based on the popular lawn defense game.

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Nintendo Okie Podcast – Episode 98

So I guess the NFL playoffs are going on or something because there is a lot of football talk on this podcast.  Thankfully most of it is related to NFL Blitz.  This week Tony, Micah and I are joined by friend of the site Steve Conger from thegamesmen.com.  Other than Blitz we talk a little Saints Row: The Third, a little Dead Island and a … Continue reading Nintendo Okie Podcast – Episode 98

eShop Sees a Large Number of Titles Set For Early 2012

The Nintendo eShop has been curiously devoid of a lot of original games to play. Much like the 3DS itself it’s been a bit of a slow starter, but things are starting to pick up. Nintendo has released two exclusive eShop games in the last month and they’re set to release three more at the beginning of 2012. None of the eShop games announced through … Continue reading eShop Sees a Large Number of Titles Set For Early 2012

Zen Studios Developing Pinball Game for the 3DS

  Zen Studios are the masterminds behind the downloadable Pinball FX 2 game currently available for the Xbox 360 and the PS3. The game combines all of the tables from the original game with several new ones, including a number of tables based on Marvel super heroes. There is also a table based on the game Ms. Splosion Man that will be available very soon. … Continue reading Zen Studios Developing Pinball Game for the 3DS