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PINBALL ARCADE XBLA - Xbox One 11/26 Release


#61 Crunchewy   What? CAGiversary!   21876 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

Posted 12 March 2012 - 05:01 PM

I think Tee'd Off was a "highlight" of the Gottleib Collection, wasn't it? I never played that collection, but that's a pretty terrible game. Black Hole is a pretty good game, at least after you read the rules (otherwise it can feel pretty cruel, LOL). Most of the Premier/Gottleib games (such as Tee'd Off) are really awful, but there are some good ones here and there. Mostly I'm excited for the Gottleib EM games we presumably will be getting.

#62 Crunchewy   What? CAGiversary!   21876 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

Posted 26 March 2012 - 05:04 PM

This is coming out on Wednesday. Yeah!

http://twitter.com/m...309339564154880

#63 Viva Las Vegas   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1818 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 05:20 PM

Great to get a confirmation!

#64 kburns10   You Gots to Chill CAGiversary!   1692 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

Posted 26 March 2012 - 05:33 PM

Hmm..sounds like once Black Hole and Tee'd Off hits, I'll be trading in my Gottlieb collection to Gamestop. It will be nice to have some updated graphics anyway.

#65 Crunchewy   What? CAGiversary!   21876 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

Posted 26 March 2012 - 06:02 PM

They've made no mention of Tee'd Off yet, but since they had it in an old collection I'm sure it will show up eventually. Black Hole is in the release set of games.

#66 Viva Las Vegas   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1818 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 11:10 PM

Will the initial release have the 4 pins or 6? I didn't know if the first 2 announced DLC pins will be part of the base package on XBLA. I hope the DLC tables don't take to long to show up.

#67 Crunchewy   What? CAGiversary!   21876 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

Posted 27 March 2012 - 02:23 PM

The launch machines are the same four in the iOS and Android versions: Ripley's Believe it or Not, Theatre of Magic, Tales of the Arabian Nights and Black Hole. I don't think the new DLC will be out at launch, but would love to be proven wrong. Also I'm not clear on if you'll buy it and get those four machines, or if the game will be free with no machines, and they are all DLC. Or one included and the rest DLC (which is how it is on iOS, at least).

By the way, do new XBLA releases come out in the morning? Midnight the night before? Some other time?

Edited by crunchewy, 27 March 2012 - 03:40 PM.


#68 phantomfriar2002   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1573 Posts   Joined 15.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 04:39 PM

Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet

#69 nasum   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3480 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

Posted 27 March 2012 - 05:10 PM

so this is out today huh?

#70 raistlin   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   201 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 07:51 PM

This will be released tomorrow (3-28-12) for 800msp, it'll include the 4 tables currently available on ios.

#71 Viva Las Vegas   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1818 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 08:16 PM

I think it is 3:00 AM Pacific time. Anyone know for sure?

The launch machines are the same four in the iOS and Android versions: Ripley's Believe it or Not, Theatre of Magic, Tales of the Arabian Nights and Black Hole. I don't think the new DLC will be out at launch, but would love to be proven wrong. Also I'm not clear on if you'll buy it and get those four machines, or if the game will be free with no machines, and they are all DLC. Or one included and the rest DLC (which is how it is on iOS, at least).

By the way, do new XBLA releases come out in the morning? Midnight the night before? Some other time?



#72 nasum   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3480 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

Posted 27 March 2012 - 08:45 PM

kind of a bummer that TotAN is a duplicate, but maybe this one will make Harem MB actually work...

I still think Creature is too busy for video pinball, but I'm kind of looking forward to Cirque Voltaire since I used to love that stupid thing back in the day.

#73 raistlin   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   201 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 08:52 PM

Nothing to see here, move along...

Edited by raistlin, 28 March 2012 - 01:03 AM.


#74 dirtyvu   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1062 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

Posted 27 March 2012 - 09:37 PM

which are the 4 tables? man, this game is receiving very poor advertising. the facebook page is empty. the corporate web site is amateurish...

#75 KaneRobot   The Profit$ of Doom CAGiversary!   10542 Posts   Joined 16.0 Years Ago  

Posted 27 March 2012 - 10:05 PM

4 tables for 10 bucks I'm good with. A little concerned about table pricing going forward but I can always wait for sales if it winds up being 5 bucks a table or whatever.

Edited by KaneRobot, 28 March 2012 - 09:42 AM.


#76 SaraAB   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5454 Posts   Joined 16.2 Years Ago  

Posted 28 March 2012 - 02:27 AM

I am pretty much dying for this game as I love pinball games and I just can't wait for it to come out, I won't be able to get it right away because I have to wait until I get my microsoft points card in the mail from newegg but I should have that by this friday.

#77 raistlin   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   201 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 02:50 AM

I am pretty much dying for this game as I love pinball games and I just can't wait for it to come out, I won't be able to get it right away because I have to wait until I get my microsoft points card in the mail from newegg but I should have that by this friday.


Newegg having a deal on'em? I already bought 4000msp from XBL tonight.

#78 KaneRobot   The Profit$ of Doom CAGiversary!   10542 Posts   Joined 16.0 Years Ago  

Posted 28 March 2012 - 12:29 PM

Looks like we may be SOL today. New game is up and it ain't TPA. Hope it's just a minor delay (as in a few hours) but not getting my hopes up.

#79 Crunchewy   What? CAGiversary!   21876 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

Posted 28 March 2012 - 01:08 PM

It is delayed a week. From their Facebook page (I don't know how to provide a link, and the link in the message on twitter is broken):

Microsoft has asked Crave (the XBLA publisher) to delay the release for a week to get better placement on the dashboard. We're sorry for the delay, but as of yesterday we were still hopeful to get review codes to give to the press and at least the option to release today. Even Microsoft seems to have expected the game to have been released this week. We will update again later today when the date is official


:(

Oh well.

#80 phantomfriar2002   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1573 Posts   Joined 15.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 02:51 PM

4 tables for 10 bucks I'm good with. A little concerned about table pricing going forward but I can always wait for sales if it winds up being 5 bucks a table or whatever.


Pretty sure they said it was going to be less -- a lot less -- than $5 a table...more like $2...though there might be some licensed tables that may be a bit more than others.

#81 kburns10   You Gots to Chill CAGiversary!   1692 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

Posted 28 March 2012 - 04:12 PM

Sucks about the delay but I'm happy if it gets them more visibility!

#82 Crunchewy   What? CAGiversary!   21876 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

Posted 28 March 2012 - 04:59 PM

Pretty sure they said it was going to be less -- a lot less -- than $5 a table...more like $2...though there might be some licensed tables that may be a bit more than others.


The prices of the DLC vary on iOS, so I imagine it will be the same on XBLA. Ripley's was the most expensive at $3.99, and it's also the most recent game. Least expensive was Black Hole at $1.99, unless you count Tales of the Arabian Nights which is 99 cents with the initial app (or a separate 99c with the free version). So, hopefully they have similar pricing on XBLA.

#83 raistlin   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   201 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 05:35 PM

The launch tables will be 800 points and MM and Bride will be bundled 400 for both. Sorry for the delay - hopefully we can get that first DLC pack approved quickly. Yes, it will be 400 for each monthly two pack.

This quote comes directly from FarSight on The Pinball Arcade Facebook page. I don't see prices going higher than 200msp for each table, they have to stay competitive.

Edited by raistlin, 29 March 2012 - 06:28 PM.


#84 dirtyvu   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1062 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

Posted 28 March 2012 - 06:09 PM

yeah, there's zero visibility for Pinball Arcade besides pinball diehards... where are all the reviews? they needed to give out free games to the reviewers (cheap bastards) in order for them to write reviews for launch of the title. these reviewers are not going to pay money to buy a niche game.

#85 raistlin   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   201 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 06:18 PM

The Xbox 360 version has passed certification testing by Microsoft and we can now officially announce that the game will be released for 360 on April 4th.


Posted three hours ago from FarSight on the Facebook page.

Edited by raistlin, 29 March 2012 - 02:49 AM.


#86 SaraAB   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5454 Posts   Joined 16.2 Years Ago  

Posted 29 March 2012 - 04:32 PM

Thanks for updating me. There are few good console pinball games, and an actual pinball machine in my area is now hard to find, therefore the xbox 360 has taken the place of them. Its not like playing a real machine, but its better than having nothing.

#87 Viva Las Vegas   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1818 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 05:41 PM

This is one game where I hope the flow of DLC is non stop.

#88 dirtyvu   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1062 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

Posted 29 March 2012 - 05:51 PM

This is one game where I hope the flow of DLC is non stop.


for Pinball Arcade, the rate-limiting step (any O-chem people out there???) is acquisition of arcade pinball machines. That's what's cool about FarSight. Their pinball games are based on real tables that we played as kids.

Heck, if I owned a pinball table, I'd lend it to FarSight Studios for them to immortalize it (as long as I get a free 360 copy!).

#89 raistlin   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   201 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 06:22 PM

Glad to update. I get sick of seeing all the speculation, when the information is indeed available online.

#90 I OU a Beatn   GO GATORS! CAGiversary!   317 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 06:39 PM

Tomorrow can not come fast enough.