Video: Zen Studios' Marvel Pinball: Civil War in Action on PS3

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73w ago - Marvel Studios Manager Chris Baker of Licensed Games has shared a video today showcasing Zen Studios' Marvel Pinball: Civil War in action on the PS3 entertainment system.

To quote: For well over two years now, I've had the honor of working with Zen Studios on video pinball tables based on Marvel characters and events. It seems only appropriate that Marvel Pinball: Civil War should release the week of Thanksgiving (as part of PSN's Zen Pinball 2) - 'cause I'm plenty thankful for these guys and everything they've done with Marvel Pinball so far.

Civil War is one of the biggest events ever told in comics, and as you'd suspect, Zen takes representing it in pinball form very seriously. Here are a just a few reasons why you, the fan, will be thankful that's the case...

Whose Side Are You On? No, really... When Zen and Marvel decide what tables to do, it's a truly collaborative process. Sometimes they're Zen's idea initially, sometimes they're ours - it's Avengers-level teamwork, I tell ya!

The idea to do a Civil War table came from us, and with it a mandate: If you choose to do Civil War, you have to let the player decide if he's with Iron Man and Pro-Registration or with Captain America in opposition to the Superhuman Registration Act.

"Whose Side Are You On?"...
 

Video: Plants vs. Zombies Shambles on Zen Pinball 2, New Table

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84w ago - Zen Studios Creative Director Neil Sorens is here with a new video showcasing Plants vs. Zombies for Zen Pinball 2 which includes a new table!

Below are the details, to quote: We are pleased to welcome ourselves – Jeff Green, Community Manager for PopCap Games and Neil Sorens, Zen Studios' Creative Director – to the show, as we dynamically tag-team this entry.

We wanted to share with you a little bit about how Zen and PopCap worked together to create the Plants vs. Zombies Pinball table, releasing today right alongside Zen Pinball 2 for PlayStation 3 and PS Vita. Enough of us rambling though; take a look at the trailer.





Jeff: The first thing you need to know about this Plants vs. Zombies table is that it is built out of authentic Plants vs. Zombies bits and pieces.

We handed Zen Studios original game assets including art, sounds, objects, zombies, flowers, plants, defenses - ok, you get it - in a beautiful package of digital goodness. Zen took these and went to work designing another brilliant pinball table. We asked Crazy Dave for some wisdom to send along to Zen: "MMMMMM PINBALL".

Neil: When we first received all these assets, our excitement level went through the...
 

Video: Hands On at Gamescom 2012: Zen Pinball 2 on PS Vita

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87w ago - Sony Senior Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein has shared a video today going hands on with Zen Pinball 2 for PS Vita at Gamescom 2012.

To quote: If you're a regular PlayStation Blogcast listener, you're probably sick to death of hearing about how much we've been playing and enjoying The Pinball Arcade on PS3 and PS Vita.

Farsight's pinball simulator faithfully recreates the experience of playing some of pinball's greatest tables, many of which are quite difficult to find in the real world.

Zen Studios has taken a different tack since debuting on PS3 (via PSN) in 2009 - the tables featured in Zen Pinball don't exist in some decrepit arcade or collector's garage. These fanciful pinball experiences don't - and simply couldn't - exist in real life.

Now Zen is upgrading the "platform" for these tables - meaning the physics engine, visuals, and social media experience - with Zen Pinball 2, coming to both PS3 and PS Vita for free next month.





I was lucky enough to be sharing a flight out to Cologne for gamescom with someone from the Zen PR team, who handed me a PS Vita loaded with a nearly complete version of the game.

With The Pinball Arcade fresh in my mind, I slipped back into...
 

Video: Zen Pinball 2 Scores on PS3, PlayStation Vita September 4th

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88w ago - Zen Studios Managing Director Zsolt Kigyossy has confirmed today that Zen Pinball 2 will be scoring on both PS3 and PlayStation Vita this September 4th with a PopCap Table!

Below are the details, to quote: We here at Zen Studios are happy to finally share Zen Pinball 2's release date with you - the game will be available for download Tuesday, September 4th on PS3 and PS Vita!

In addition, we have a great surprise for you! Our latest table creation, based on a PopCap Games mega-hit (and I do mean MEGA), will be releasing as new DLC content the same day! What might this table be?

All details will be revealed later this month during PAX Prime! If you are at the event, we invite you to stop by PopCap's booth and get first hands on with the table!

As you all probably know, we take pinball very seriously here at Zen Studios, and we see pinball development in two different parts. On one end you have the actual pinball table, which had better be fun and entertaining. We have worked hard to make sure you have an awesome selection of themes and table designs, the most advanced physics, and stellar-looking tables.

On the other end, you have the game presentation, features that make it competitive among...
 

Video: Pulse 7/3 Edition Features Rainbow Moon and Zen Pinball 2

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93w ago - Sony PlayStation Network Executive Producer Kevin Furuichi is here with this week's Pulse 7/3 Edition, which features Rainbow Moon, Zen Pinball 2 and more below!

To quote: Summer is a great time to game. Open the window, turn up the volume to let everybody know what you're playing.

Another way to celebrate summer gaming is to watch this edition of PULSE which features new and upcoming releases and the annual PlayStation Store Summer Sale.

Join Christina Lee for a look at Rainbow Moon - a classic looking 90′s RPG produced by the same folks who created Soldner X.

For the PlayStation Vita, Zen Pinball 2 is coming soon supporting cross-play. The PS3 version supports stereoscopic 3D and is backwards compatible for those of you who've got the original.

In PlayStation Plus news, Gotham City Imposters is now part of this month's instant game collection. Check out this zany take on the Batman universe with wacky costumes and bullet flying mayhem.

And, finally, the Top 10 features the most popular downloads of June. Not a huge surprise in the number one spot, but check out a couple surprises lower in the list.

So, watch right here or download HD, SD, and PS Vita versions from the PlayStation Store after today's update.
 







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