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  • #31
    The Walking Dead Pinball is coming to Zen Pinball 2 on PS3, PS4 & Vita on August 26th in North America and August 27th in Europe! See http://blog.zenstudios.com/?p=4792 for more details!

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    • #32
      Originally posted by Casio View Post
      Yes the sound effects on Fear Itself are some of the best they have made.
      Completely agree. Sparse sound effects is one of my biggest problem with Zen pinball (in contrast to the excellent mechanical sounds!), Fear Itself has a ton of sounds for almost every single shot in the game, sirens blaring, analog synth-sounding sweeps, explosions… It´s fantastic and gives the table a ton of personality.

      I hope that this is a trend that continues - Guardians was pretty silent in comparison. A good pinball definitely needs a lot of jingles and sounds. I usually play the Zen tables with music off as it tends to feel more like generic background music rather than a dynamic soundtrack like in, say, Creature From The Black Lagoon or White Water (which might be a bit unfair since those two are among the best sound work in the pinball business, at least from my perspective). Having better sound cues is something that future tables should definitely improve on, especially since the playfield designs, inserts and DMD animation have gotten so dramatically better over the years.

      Sorry for going a bit off-topic. Definitely looking forward to this table

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      • #33
        Nice, I just topped up my psn wallet so im ready for yet another new Zen table. I have a feeling this one is going to be top-nut. cheers to the Zen team.

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        • #34
          Originally posted by crackervizzo View Post
          The Walking Dead Pinball is coming to Zen Pinball 2 on PS3, PS4 & Vita on August 26th in North America and August 27th in Europe! See http://blog.zenstudios.com/?p=4792 for more details!
          Sweet! The upper playfield reminds me a lot of the one from Haunted House

          http://www.ipdb.org/showpic.pl?id=1133&picno=23741

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          • #35
            Excellent post mmmagnetic, completely agree about the use of sound effects.

            This table is looking very interesting, the dark screenshot is cool and hopefully will make the lighting pop out- come on Zen we want more flashes and sounds!!

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            • #36
              I really, really like how it doesn't look like it is sitting in a pinball cabinet, but just embedded into the world and background
              That's really one thing I've always thought Zen should do away with.

              It's video pinball... why make it look like it is sitting in a physical pinball cab when it isn't a physical re-creation?

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              • #37
                Still coming tomorrow...after the psn DDoS attack?

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by Trollwart View Post
                  Still coming tomorrow...after the psn DDoS attack?
                  As far as we know, it should still be coming. If I hear otherwise, I'll post.

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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by Trollwart View Post
                    Still coming tomorrow...after the psn DDoS attack?
                    What is ddos attack?

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by DiscoKing View Post
                      What is ddos attack?
                      It's a denial of service attack. A really lame group of jerks hacked into PSN a couple days ago and made it impossible for most users to log in (among a lot of other really dumb, immature, illegal things). Feel free to read those links and get really mad...

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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by Metalzoic View Post
                        I really, really like how it doesn't look like it is sitting in a pinball cabinet, but just embedded into the world and background
                        That's really one thing I've always thought Zen should do away with.

                        It's video pinball... why make it look like it is sitting in a physical pinball cab when it isn't a physical re-creation?
                        I was a bit unsure about this myself at first, but the more I think about it, the more I agree with you. It really gives the table a much more open vibe, like it´s part of the world around it - the mood of the city around the table isn´t cut off via hypothetical cabinet walls.

                        That isn´t to say that I really love the "pinbally" elements of the Zen tables. I think all the designers are doing a brilliant job of mixing the fantastic elements with the more realistic parts. There´s always characters doing their thing on the sides of the tables, but most playfield mechanics are relatively feasible.

                        One thing I especially love are the "moving targets" in Fear Itself or Masters Of The Force: Instead of just polygonal models walking around the playfield, they´re little flat standups that come out of the ground. Even the really outlandish elements like reverse flipper/ball-lock on Ghost Rider are intricate mechanisms that the designer had to come up with - something that might work in real life as well.

                        I think that´s the reason why I like Zen pinball so much: No matter how outrageous the designs get, they still always have a very PINBALL feel to them. I assume that´s because the designers clearly know a lot of real pinball machines (there´s almost always some little hommage in every table). They are always great pinball playfields first, well executes themes second.

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                        • #42
                          Originally posted by BarbieBobomb View Post
                          It's a denial of service attack. A really lame group of jerks hacked into PSN a couple days ago and made it impossible for most users to log in (among a lot of other really dumb, immature, illegal things). Feel free to read those links and get really mad...
                          I personally don't see DDOS attacks as hacking. Anyone can do it, if you know where to go to get the software. It's just a script that creates artificial traffic that overloads the servers and takes them down. It's hard to prevent DDOS attacks, since the script enters the servers the legitimate way (via an account).

                          Personally, I call this "group of jerks" Script Kiddies or wannabe hackers. That's exactly what they are. They just want their 15 minutes of fame and they got it with several of the three-letter government agencies.

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                          • #43
                            The first d in ddos stands for distributed. This implies some sort of bot-net right? So someone must have written something and got it out there in the first place. Maybe not hacking, but still pretty sophisticated.

                            One more thing: can we have a Walking Dead tourney on the PS4 please?
                            Last edited by Vince; 08-26-2014, 05:06 PM.

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                            • #44
                              Originally posted by BarbieBobomb View Post
                              As far as we know, it should still be coming. If I hear otherwise, I'll post.
                              Awesome...thanks BArbie

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                              • #45
                                Originally posted by BarbieBobomb View Post
                                It's a denial of service attack. A really lame group of jerks hacked into PSN a couple days ago and made it impossible for most users to log in (among a lot of other really dumb, immature, illegal things). Feel free to read those links and get really mad...
                                Oh that's why I couldn't log on and play. I thought sony was just updating servers or simething didn't know it was mischief

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