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Old 08-18-23, 02:30 AM
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Re: The Ultimate Battle Free Pinball Thread

Zen is working on a new horror themed platform called Pinball M. Not much is out there other than a couple of screenshots. Guess this is a way to create some mature tables without having to worry about affecting the rating of the FX series.

There's a Steam store page up so far, but I assume it'll be available on all the regular platforms. No release date as of yet.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/2337640/Pinball_M/
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Re: The Ultimate Battle Free Pinball Thread

Originally Posted by shizawn
Zen is working on a new horror themed platform called Pinball M. Not much is out there other than a couple of screenshots. Guess this is a way to create some mature tables without having to worry about affecting the rating of the FX series.

There's a Steam store page up so far, but I assume it'll be available on all the regular platforms. No release date as of yet.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/2337640/Pinball_M/
I read that as Stern and got excited for a second.

I still have slight lag on the new Pinball FX and the table still seem way darker than they were on the prior version. I have just downloaded the tables and play the free challenges so far and have yet to buy even one table on the new version. The lag and darkness keeping me from pulling the trigger on any of them.
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Re: The Ultimate Battle Free Pinball Thread

I don't appreciate a lag after the first update. As far as darkness I hadn't noticed. Will have to check that out.
Apparently there's a sale on several table packs currently but I can't see since I own them all already. The individual tables I don't own yet are not on sale.
Old 08-18-23, 05:12 PM
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Re: The Ultimate Battle Free Pinball Thread

Originally Posted by Decker
I don't appreciate a lag after the first update. As far as darkness I hadn't noticed. Will have to check that out.
Apparently there's a sale on several table packs currently but I can't see since I own them all already. The individual tables I don't own yet are not on sale.
Compare some of the same tables. Everything is definitely darker.

It seemed to go away for me after the first update but in the last several weeks, I have noticed I still have minimal lag. I don't this on the prior iteration, the Stern Pinball games or any of the others. It isn't much but it is enough to keep me from wanting to buy any tables.
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Re: The Ultimate Battle Free Pinball Thread

I will check on my PS5 later.

Watching this video of the side-by-side comparison, the FX version does look a little darker, but also sharper and more detailed. It certainly doesn't strike me as too dark.
Old 08-27-23, 11:40 AM
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Re: The Ultimate Battle Free Pinball Thread

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Very exciting news! Skip to the 2:50 mark :
https://youtu.be/kwMVkxv8G4Q

Williams Pinball Star Trek : The New Generation table!!! For $9.99, coming 8/24. That is a day 1 purchase for me.
Glad they're not only buying properties previously licensed by The Pinball Arcade, they're bringing new popular, licensed tables to video games (without even starting a Kickstarter to get it made!).
I bought this and itís brought back all sorts of happy memories. One of my favorite actual tables back in the day, itís nicely recreated in the game. Lots of different missions and activities to do, clearly explained. I need to play a lot more and get better at it, but itís a very nice table for them to bring back and great to have in my collection (which is just shy of 100 tables now!).
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Re: The Ultimate Battle Free Pinball Thread

Originally Posted by shizawn
Zen is working on a new horror themed platform called Pinball M. Not much is out there other than a couple of screenshots. Guess this is a way to create some mature tables without having to worry about affecting the rating of the FX series.

There's a Steam store page up so far, but I assume it'll be available on all the regular platforms. No release date as of yet.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/2337640/Pinball_M/
Confirmation from Zen.

Sure, I'm up for some Chucky Pinball!
Old 09-05-23, 02:08 AM
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Re: The Ultimate Battle Free Pinball Thread

I missed the Pinball M trailer earlier. Here it is

I like the idea of a Dead By Daylight table. Knew about Chucky.
No idea why they would redo Wrath of the Elder Gods table from Pinball FX. I would hope you get it for free if you own it already.
Edit : Yes, itís free for everybody. Iím a sucker for buying it already. https://zenstudios.com/news/tilt-int...ith-pinball-m/
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Re: The Ultimate Battle Free Pinball Thread

Originally Posted by Decker
I will check on my PS5 later.

Watching this video of the side-by-side comparison, the FX version does look a little darker, but also sharper and more detailed. It certainly doesn't strike me as too dark.
https://youtu.be/OUMGlQA-f0Y
Just in that example alone that you posted, you can see a massive difference. The upper playfield is way darker than the FX3 version. And the middle and lower playfield is quite lighter as well. Just look at Cloud City, R2D2, the upper ramps, etc. Why am I the only one complaining about this?

Maybe it is just my old eyes and slight color blindness, but I much prefer the lighting on the FX3 to the new versions. So much so that I still haven't bought any tables yet for the new release which is basically unheard of for me. That and the slight lag just keeps me from wanting any tables on this new release.
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Re: The Ultimate Battle Free Pinball Thread

After a long absence (they lost the license and it didn't make it over from FX2 to FX3), South Park Pinball will be returning into the new Pinball FX.
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Re: The Ultimate Battle Free Pinball Thread

Duke Nuke Em coming to Pinball M.
Old 10-05-23, 12:07 PM
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Re: The Ultimate Battle Free Pinball Thread

I'm not familiar with the other titles, but my family loves Exploding Kittens. Looking forward to checking that out

And I just think it's so cool that Zen keeps creating new licensed tables. I'll keep giving them money (for tables, not for tokens) as long as they're churning out quality new content.
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Omg gloomhaven I'm in day one. And my husband will get a kick out of this.
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Re: The Ultimate Battle Free Pinball Thread

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Omg gloomhaven I'm in day one. And my husband will get a kick out of this.
Lots of information on that table here from the table's lead developer.
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Re: The Ultimate Battle Free Pinball Thread

Pinball M is out for Steam, I guess?
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Re: The Ultimate Battle Free Pinball Thread

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Pinball M is out for Steam, I guess?
https://x.com/zen_studios/status/171...146776885?s=20
It's temporary, they're having like a preview week, another game I'm looking forward to also released a demo.
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Re: The Ultimate Battle Free Pinball Thread

They have to release Chucky pinball before Halloween, right?
Old 11-20-23, 01:12 PM
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Re: The Ultimate Battle Free Pinball Thread

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They have to release Chucky pinball before Halloween, right?
Obviously, Zen missed screwed up by not releasing this game before Halloween.

That said, Hell Yes! Can't wait for this table.
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Re: The Ultimate Battle Free Pinball Thread

Also some fabulous deals on Pinball FX tables, at least on PS Store
All 66% off!

Indiana Jones
Star Wars Table Pack 1
Star Wars Table Pack 2
Secrets & Shadows Pack
Universal Classics Pack (highly recommended)
Williams Collection 1 (highly recommended)
Williams Collection 2 (highly recommended)
Williams Pinball - World Cup Soccer
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Re: The Ultimate Battle Free Pinball Thread

So many new tables dropping 12/7.
Charley Brown Christmas
Epic Quest for Pinball FX
Excalibur for Pinball FX
3 previously announced Game Night tables (Exploding Kittens, Gloomhaven, Terraforming Mars)
Star Trek Kelvin Timeline
Star Trek Discovery
Star Trek DS9
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Re: The Ultimate Battle Free Pinball Thread

More sweet deals on individual tables and some packs this week on PSN at least
Universal Monsters - 66% off (Highly Recommended)
Snoopy Pinball - 66%
Grimm Tales - 66%
Honor & Legacy Pack - 66%
Star Trek TNG - 66% (Highly Recommended)
DreamWorks Pinball Pack - 66%
My Little Pony - 66%
South Park Pinball 2-pack - 50%
Jurassic World Pinball pack = 66%
Crypt of the Necrodancer Pinball - 66% (Recommended, different than the rest)

Also Pinball FX2 VR is also on sale, but is incompatible with PSVR2, sadly.

With these table sales I now have EVERY Pinball FX table on the PS5. I'll be behind again once the 9 tables drop next week.

And Pinball M comes out tomorrow.
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Re: The Ultimate Battle Free Pinball Thread

Pinball M is up now. I downloaded and briefly checked it out before work today. Has a forced tutorial to start, which is very annoying.
Doesn't have the same sort of central hub as Pinball FX, but every table has kind of it's own customizable nook, and you can change the cabinet, which is kind of cool.
Wrath of the Elder Gods is free (it's paid on Pinball FX).
The four DLC tables are Chucky Pinball, The Thing, Duke Nukem, Dead By Daylight. They're $5.49 each or all 4 for $19.99. I bought the pack but haven't tried any of them yet.

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