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PlayStation Plus: Germinator & Pinball Arcade Free, PS Plus Deal

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74w ago - Sony PlayStation Digital Platforms Community Manager Morgan Haro is here with this weeks PlayStation Plus updates with include Germinator and Pinball Arcade free alongside a PS Plus GameStop deal below.

To quote: Before we jump into the gaming content for PlayStation Plus this week, we wanted to let you guys in on a deal we've got cooking for new or existing PS Plus members.

Exclusive to [Register or Login to view links] stores, buy a 1 year PS Plus membership and get $10 in PSN cash to use on the PlayStation Store!

You'll get it right when you buy the 1 year Plus membership at GameStop; how's that for instant gratification? You have until June 20th to take advantage of this deal. So whether you've been thinking about checking out PS Plus, or are an Instant Game Collection vet, you'll want to hop on this deal.

With that said, we've got a ton of stuff to cover this week including two (two!) games coming to the Instant Game Collection: the addictive puzzler Germinator, and the wonderful pinball experience that is Pinball Arcade.

You'll also find new Ultimate Editions on sale, which deliver complete editions of big titles you may have missed with all of their DLC at a reduced price; especially so for...
 

Star Trek: The Next Generation Warps to The Pinball Arcade Today

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83w ago - FarSight Studios Lead Designer Bobby King confirmed that Star Trek: The Next Generation warps to The Pinball Arcade today.

Below are the details, to quote: Hey everyone, Bobby King from FarSight Studios here. We just got back from Dallas and the Texas Pinball Festival.

It's a tremendously fun weekend that includes playing hundreds of classic and rare pinball machines to the latest tables from Stern Pinball, like The Avengers; and Jersey Jack's first table, Wizard of Oz (which looks and plays great and features the first LCD backbox display in pinball history).

Next weekend, we'll have a booth in Milwaukee at the Midwest Gaming Classic, so if you live in the area, stop by and check out the show. There will be everything from classic video game consoles and coin-op to tons of pinball.





In Dallas, we were lucky enough to get to spend some time with legendary pinball designer, Steve Ritchie. The "King of Flow" even took some time to check out our latest PS3 feature, stereoscopic 3D before heading back to Stern where we know he's working on his next pinball design destined to be a classic.

This week we'll be releasing one of his designs, Star Trek: The Next Generation. It's...
 

The Pinball Arcade: Star Trek TNG, Genie, Attack From Mars, PS4 Plans

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84w ago - FarSight Studios Lead Designer Bobby King shared details on The Pinball Arcade: Star Trek TNG, Genie, Attack From Mars alongside PS4 plans below today!

To quote: Howdy y'all... Bobby King of [Register or Login to view links] here to give all the pinball fans out there the heads up on everything we have going on in March and make an awesome announcement!

This week at FarSight Studios, we've been packin' up our new expo display and gettin' ready to head to the Texas Pinball Festival to show off our latest tables and features!

March has always been one of my favorite months. The fact that we now get to spend a couple weekends each March at pinball shows has made it even better.

In Texas, we will be showing off the stereoscopic 3D support on PS3 that we just implemented. It looks amazing and really adds to the gameplay experience.

We will also be running contests each day to win a Cactus Canyon t-shirt, so if you're in the area and like pinball - you should definitely stop by. You can check out our game and...
 

FarSight Studios Confirm Pinball Arcade Twilight Zone Table Out Today

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89w ago - FarSight Studios Lead Designer Bobby King has confirmed that the Pinball Arcade Twilight Zone Table is out today.

To quote: This is Bobby King from FarSight Studios, the makers of the Pinball Arcade for PS3 and PS Vita. We are super excited to announce that today, thanks to our fans, we'll be releasing our re-creation of one of the greatest pinball tables ever - Twilight Zone!

With the help of the pinball legend Roger Sharpe, who did the original table's licensing deal for Williams/Bally, we were able to get the CBS-owned rights to the TV show. This deal was too expensive for us to make the numbers work, though.

We would have lost money with the number of sales we were projecting. But thanks to our players and pinball fans all around the world who chipped in through [Register or Login to view links] - we got the extra money that we needed to make the deal for the Twilight Zone IP!

This is such a great table. Personally, it's my second favorite to play in our game right behind Star Trek: The Next Generation (which we'll be releasing before the end of next month, but I'm getting ahead of myself).

Twilight Zone is awesome! It's an unbelievably deep gameplay experience. One of the features...
 

Video: Party with Elvira in The Pinball Arcade Tomorrow on PSN

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103w ago - FarSight Studios Lead Designer Bobby King is here with a new video featuring Elvira in The Pinball Arcade which hits PSN tomorrow.

To quote: Happy Halloween week guys and gals - we've got a special treat for you all! In our on-going quest to re-create as many of the best pinball tables of all time, we were able to get the licenses needed from Bally and the Mistress of the Dark herself, [Register or Login to view links]!

This means Elvira and the Party Monsters will be released in Table Pack 6 tomorrow, and Scared Stiff will be released before too long in Table Pack 7.

Elvira has been super cool to work with. She invited us to part of her Macabre Museum at [Register or Login to view links] last month.

We got to show off the Party Monsters table right along with a real machine. Some of the guys here on the pinball team got to meet her, and she even came over and played our game for a while. She's actually pretty good at pinball!





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