August 1, 2012[PRBREAK][/PRBREAK]

Table Pack #4: Creature From the Black Lagoon? and Black Knight? has been released for Android and iOS. These two Williams? classics are great tables that we hope you all enjoy. The Table of the Month is The Machine: Bride of Pin?Bot? which can be played for free if you haven?t bought Table Pack #1.

Creature from the Black Lagoon is one of our all-time favorites. The goal is to rescue your date from the Creature. It features a holographic Creature that appears during your date at a 1950s style drive-in movie. The table also features actual footage from the classic Universal movie.

Black Knight was the very first pinball machine to feature a multi-level playfield and Magna Save. Magnets can catch your ball to prevent it from draining. You also hear the Black Knight issuing insults as you try and best him, saving the land from his rule.

Playstation Update

Add-on Pack #1: Medieval Madness? and Bride of PinBot? as well as Add-on Pack#2: Circus Voltaire? and Funhouse? have been released on PS3 and PSVita in North America.

Add-on Pack#3: Gorgar? and Monster Bash? and Add-on Pack#4: Black Knight? and Creature from the Black Lagoon? have been submitted on PS3 and PSVita in North America. We hope to have both of these add-on packs available before the end of August.

The Pinball Arcade has launched in Europe and Australia on PS3 and Vita!

All four add-on packs will be submitted shortly. The SCEE add-on packs are scheduled to be submitted at the earliest date available to get into test at Sony Europe. We hope to get all add-on packs available world-wide within a couple months.

360 Update

Add-on Table Pack #1 and Add-on Table Pack #2: Circus Voltaire? and Funhouse? have been released worldwide for 360. The update for the four launch table will be available on August 2nd.

Add-on Table Pack #3: Gorgar? and Monster Bash? is in submission at Microsoft. We hope to have it released mid-August

Nintendo Update

3DS - We still have not obtained the performance we need out of the 3DS to run our ROM emulation. We have not given up. The 3DS version is on hold until we can dedicate more time to this R&D.

Wii/Wii-U - FarSight developed 12 titles for the Wii. Unfortunately, the Wii isn't powerful enough to run Pinball Arcade. We are very excited about the Wii-U. The Wii-U project has been set up and this version is in development at the engine level. We hope to release our game as close to the launch of the platform as possible.

GameCenter Update

We are now releasing updates with Game Center enabled, so you can track achievements and high scores as well as compete with your friends for highest score/ most achievements. A Game Center account is required to use the Game Center portion, but it is not required for actual play. We are also implementing a new leaderboard called Hall of Fame. This leaderboard takes the final score on any table you own and converts it into leaderboard points. These points get posted to the leaderboard and lets you compare your level of skill with your friends and around the world.

We have implemented a new overall score to rank your skills against other players across all of the tables in the Pinball Arcade! We calculate this score using your best score ever on each table and award Hall of Fame points based on it. The table score required to earn one Hall of Fame point is different for every table due to the different relative scoring. Your total Hall of Fame score is the sum of your Hall of Fame points earned on each table. Note that the most Hall of Fame points that you can earn on a single table is 1000, so a perfect score for someone who owns all of the tables we have released so far on iOS and Android is 12,000.

PC/OSX Update

Mac - Table Pack #4 has been submitted and will be released as soon as it is approved. Mac OS Lion is required for DLC purchases. There is nothing that we can do about the OS restriction.

PC - While we know this news may disappoint our fans eagerly awaiting the PC version - we are still working on the PC game. We will not release it until the graphics are at least up to the standards set by the 360 and PS3 versions. We also still need to find distribution partners (traditional desktop and/or cabinet). Our goal is to everything sorted out in time for the Twilight Zone release later this year.

FarSight Log-in

To address concerns and issues associated with requiring a Facebook account and app installed to log into our leaderboards, we have implemented a new FarSight login to access the Pinball Arcade leaderboards. This new log-in method will improve security and make tracking down bugs easier. We are phasing out the Facebook login entirely, so you will need to create a FarSight login. Please note that as long as you use the same email address for our login that you used when setting up your Facebook login your previous leaderboard scores will be preserved.

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Table Pack #5 Coming in August

Taxi? will be featured in the next table pack! We will also be releasing another great Stern game that will get your motor runnin??

Thank you very much for supporting the Pinball Arcade!