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 Post subject: The Pinball Arcade
PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 12:53 
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"The first four tables will be Tales of the Arabian Nights™, Ripley's Believe It or Not™, Theatre of Magic™, and Black Hole™.
Each month we will be updating the game by releasing two tables as DLC and adding new features that will include online tournaments and head-to-head play.
With many of the all-time greatest tables from Williams®, Bally™, Stern Pinball™, and Gottlieb™; The Pinball Arcade™ is set to become the most realistic and comprehensive pinball game ever created!!!"


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"Starting tomorrow, we're going to celebrate the Twelve Days of a Pinball Arcade Christmas by releasing more information, new videos, or new screenshots about our game each day for 12 days. We'll start by uploading the HD version of the making of video to our youtube channel that is currently available on IGN.com. We hope you enjoy! Have a happy holiday season, everyone!!!


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On the first day of a Pinball Arcade Christmas, we’d like to invite you to check out our “Making of the Pinball Arcade” video. We’d like to thank IGN.com for the great coverage they gave us yesterday! We’ve posted the video on youtube and invite you to subscribe to our channel for the latest preview videos. In addition to previews, we’ll be posting gameplay tips and tricks for each table. Look for HD versions of our videos as well as interviews with famous table designers and Pinball Hall of Famers in the future.

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Merry Christmas!! and Happy Holidays to Everyone!!!

Each month, The Pinball Arcade will feature one game as The Table of the Month. At launch, this table will be Tales of the Arabian Nights. The Table of the Month on most platforms will cost 99 cents. [We’d prefer to offer it for 99 cents on all platforms, but there are some console restrictions we may have to abide by that would restrict this pricing model]. After each month is over, the Table of the Month will go back to it's regular price which will typically range between $1.99 and $2.99 (with $3.99 currently planned for tables with expensive ancillary licenses).


Trying to do a gameroom type thing for Pinball tables , available on just about every OS out there , and by the team who have actually done pinball tables well in the past

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 Post subject: Re: The Pinball Arcade
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It's by them guys that done did the Wii Gottlieb collection and the PS3 Williams collection, right? The Gottlieb tables really suffered from the Wii's lo-fi visuals, so I am looking forward to playing them on a high def console or PC.


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 Post subject: Re: The Pinball Arcade
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It's by them guys that done did the Wii Gottlieb collection and the PS3 Williams collection, right? The Gottlieb tables really suffered from the Wii's lo-fi visuals, so I am looking forward to playing them on a high def console or PC.


Yip - and the have the backing of all the main pinball companies so they will be doing conversions of 'real' tables (classic tables!)

I wonder what they will do about people buying on more than one platform - i'd like to have the chance to buy for one (360) and then pay 'a small amount' to have the same content on PC + iDevice

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 Post subject: Re: The Pinball Arcade
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Nice! I like Farsight - they did a really good job with the Gottleib and (especially) the Williams collections. They also seem to be genuinely passionate about pinball, judging from the trailer. Only thing I'm worried about is what they were saying at the end of the trailer about how easy it's been to port the game to various platforms. I hope the Xbox version hasn't been hamstrung to make it easier to port to, for example, the 3DS.
Still, squee! More pinball!

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 Post subject: Re: The Pinball Arcade
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 Post subject: Re: The Pinball Arcade
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ah, ipad pinballing ahoy i hope

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 Post subject: Re: The Pinball Arcade
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One of the guys in the 'making of' video mentions being able to play in landscape and portrait. Does this mean it'll have 'tate' support on the eggbox? 'Cos that'd be fucking awesome. My telly's only a small 'un.

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 Post subject: Re: The Pinball Arcade
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I am sure Catherine will be happy to plug it, but I doubt it will affect the sales too much.

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 Post subject: Re: The Pinball Arcade
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Am I bovvered?

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 Post subject: Re: The Pinball Arcade
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YOG wrote:
One of the guys in the 'making of' video mentions being able to play in landscape and portrait.

It's probably referring to phones and tablets.


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 Post subject: Re: The Pinball Arcade
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A new video posted of "Tales of the Arabian Knights"


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 Post subject: Re: The Pinball Arcade
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The best thing about this thread is that so far there's no sign of that talented bastard geriatric old fool, MrC.

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 Post subject: Re: The Pinball Arcade
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The best thing about this thread is that so far there's no sign of that talented bastard geriatric old fool, MrC.


Shhhhh.....it's ok Malc, I don't think he's spotted this thread yet.


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 Post subject: Re: The Pinball Arcade
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At about 15 seconds the ball comes back down the table, and swerves to the right for no reason. I gave up after this.


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 Post subject: Re: The Pinball Arcade
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Yeah, the physics look wonky to me too. I'll certainly be playing a demo though.

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 Post subject: Re: The Pinball Arcade
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The fact that it doesn't look like a steel ball bothers me, too. :nerd:

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 Post subject: Re: The Pinball Arcade
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This sorta fits here - a nice bit on the Beeb about the Pinball hall of fame in Vegas :

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-16838228


And going back to the original there are a number of vidoes of their system running on various mobile devices - heres what it looks like on an ipad 1



Link to all their current youtube videos : http://www.youtube.com/user/ThePinballA ... ture=watch

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 Post subject: Re: The Pinball Arcade
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And its out on IOS (android tomorrow)

69p for a single table , there is a free version as well

http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/pinball- ... 26958?mt=8

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 Post subject: Re: The Pinball Arcade
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Due on XBLA on the 4th of April

http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US/Produ ... 025841121d

http://www.platformnation.com/2012/03/2 ... april-4th/

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Farsight Studios’ upcoming Pinball game “Pinball Arcade” will be coming to Xbox Live Arcade on April 4th, the company announced just a few hours ago. The game debuted a few months ago on iOS and Android and has provided amazing simulation for a selection of authentic pinball tables. Utilizing the knowledge and skill Farsight gained developing Williams Pinball Collection in 2009, Pinball Arcade provides upgraded graphics and physics for an even more amazing arcade experience.

Pinball Arcade will release on XBLA on April 4th for 800MSP ($10) with a handful of authentic pinball tables, like Arabian Knights and Black Hole. Future DLC support is planned with a good list of tables confirmed to be on their way and more licenses being negotiated in the future. Crave, the games publisher, and Microsoft decided to push the game back a bit from its planned release this week in order to improve its placement on dashboard advertising.

I have been an avid fan of Zen Studios and their pinball games for Xbox 360 and PS3, but The Williams Pinball Collection is simply the best modern pinball game out now. Pinball Arcade has gotten over a million downloads since its release on mobile platforms earlier this year, hopefully the same success will be reproduced on the home consoles. Releases for PC and PS3 are planned, but firm dates are not available yet.


So I already have the IOS version , and have Williams Pinball Collection for the Xbox which has Arabian Knights , Black hole and many of the other 'announced' tables so i'm stuck between buying it to encourage them to keep working at it or just waiting until they get some of the other reported tables released

List of Tables confirmed from various sources : http://pinballarcadefans.com/showthread ... ing-tables

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Here's a list of confirmed tables, taken from various sources - ones in red are already in the Williams collection

Medieval Madness (taken from Facebook post on January 19 - One of the first DLC tables - release date unknown)
Bride of Pin*Bot (taken from a FB post - One of the first DLC tables - release date unknown)
Cirqus Voltaire (taken from Facebook post on December 26 - release date unknown)
Monster Bash (taken from Facebook post on February 7 - release date unknown)
Attack from Mars (taken from Facebook post on February 7 - release date unknown)
Creature from the Black Lagoon (taken from iOS release description on February 9 - release date unknown)
Funhouse (taken from iOS release description on February 9 - release date unknown)
Black Knight (taken from iOS release description on February 9 - release date unknown)
Space Shuttle (taken from iOS release description on February 9 - release date unknown)

Pin•bot (taken from iOS release description on February 9 - release date unknown)
Big Shot (taken from iOS release description on February 9 - release date unknown)
Either Dr. Dude or Earthshaker (most likely Dr. Dude - taken from Gamezone interview with Bobby King on January 29 - released within first year)
TAXI (taken from Facebook post on March 27 - release date unknown)

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 Post subject: Re: The Pinball Arcade
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Due on XBLA on the 4th of April


Splendid!

That'll be my 360 coming out of semi-permanent retirement then :)

Better connect it all back up and check it still works......

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 Post subject: Re: The Pinball Arcade
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Tempted, but never-ending DLC and forever-increasing achievements in Pinball FX2 rather put me off.


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 Post subject: Re: The Pinball Arcade
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Tempted, but never-ending DLC and forever-increasing achievements in Pinball FX2 rather put me off.


The real test will be if they can get some of the licensing agreements sorted out for the popular but never actually released tables - given the choice i would always prefer an emulation of a 'real' table over a table which was coded for the screen

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Tempted, but never-ending DLC and forever-increasing achievements in Pinball FX2 rather put me off.


The real test will be if they can get some of the licensing agreements sorted out for the popular but never actually released tables - given the choice i would always prefer an emulation of a 'real' table over a table which was coded for the screen


Yeah it's the possibility of emulated real tables with online scoreboards that has me excited about this.

The physics model had better be a big improvement on Pinball FX2 though, that was fucking shocking.

No emulation of a real table would play anything like authentically with that crazy table slope and physics.

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 Post subject: Re: The Pinball Arcade
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Been playing the Arabian Nights table on iOS. Looks gorgeous, but I am well shit at it.

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 Post subject: Re: The Pinball Arcade
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Been playing the Arabian Nights table on iOS. Looks gorgeous, but I am well shit at it.


Its interesting to compare how the engine / physics model has progressed - I get much better games / scores and a better feeling from the Arabian Nights table on IOS than i do for the exact same table on Williams Classics on the 360 (despite the much better physical controls for the 360)

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Its interesting to compare how the engine / physics model has progressed - I get much better games / scores and a better feeling from the Arabian Nights table on IOS than i do for the exact same table on Williams Classics on the 360 (despite the much better physical controls for the 360)


Is that just down to something like the flippers being far longer on the iOS version or something?

The flippers in Pinball FX2 were ridiculously long compared to any real pinball table that has ever existed.

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Lots of complaints about the new update though.l

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Is that just down to something like the flippers being far longer on the iOS version or something?

The flippers in Pinball FX2 were ridiculously long compared to any real pinball table that has ever existed.


There is a much smaller 'deadzone' in the middle of the flippers on the IOS version but its not just that - you feel much more in control of where the ball is going , and the routes on Arabian Nights seem much more intuitive on the IOS one than the xbox - main example i can give for that is the various loops which are in that sort of half invisible plastic - on the Xbox one i often lose track of where the ball is going - but i never do on the iphone

Here is an example of the xbox version



And the ipad version


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 Post subject: Re: The Pinball Arcade
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Cheers Zaphod, interesting to see.

I'll definitely be getting it on the 360 as soon as it's released so all will become clearer then I suppose :)

I have no problem with paying a bucketload of cash for extra tables in the form of DLC if they're of a high quality and true to the originals in terms of sound, music, DMD animations etc - and have a quality physics model.

£1 per table or thereabouts would be reasonable I think.

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 Post subject: Re: The Pinball Arcade
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Cheers Zaphod, interesting to see.

I'll definitely be getting it on the 360 as soon as it's released so all will become clearer then I suppose :)

I have no problem with paying a bucketload of cash for extra tables in the form of DLC if they're of a high quality and true to the originals in terms of sound, music, DMD animations etc - and have a quality physics model.

£1 per table or thereabouts would be reasonable I think.


On ios I think it was 69p for the first table and then £2.50 for subsequent ones. Either way, enough that I only bought the first one (but I am no pinball enthusiast).

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