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December 22, 2014

It's Day Eight of "Pinball Arcade's 12 Days of Christmas"! Today, we're running a sale on iOS, Google Play, Amazon, and Steam for Junkyard™, the prices will be the same as our last flash sales, 99 cents for the base table, and $1.99 for the Pro version. Junk Yard™ (1996): is billed as The Meanest Game in the Whole Darn Town.

Designed by Barry Oursler and Dwight Sullivan, this table challenges players to escape Crazy Bobs Junk Yard.

This is accomplished by collecting pieces of Junk to build various contraptions, going on wild Adventures and ultimately launching into Outer Space to take on Crazy Bob.

The Playfield has many great features including the Great Toilet, the Magic Bus, mean old Spike the dog and a moving Crane.

Its not hard to play in the yard.

3,013 units of this table were produced.

December 20, 2014

It's Day Seven of "Pinball Arcade's 12 Days of Christmas"! Today's gift is another flash sale on iOS, Google Play, Amazon, and Steam this time for White Water™ and Space Shuttle™! The base table pack is only 99 cents, and the pro version is $1.99.

This is in addition to the sale we're running for Taxi™ & Harley-Davidson® throughout the weekend! Space Shuttle™ (1984): is a classic Williams table designed by Barry Oursler and Joe Kaminkow.

It features a fantastic space exploration theme and was the first Williams game to feature a playfield toy with its replica of NASAs Space Shuttle.

At the time of its release, pinball revenue was way down.

The commercial success of Space Shuttle allowed Williams to keep making pinball, paving the way for all of the great tables released after 1984.

With its great features and out-of-this-world play action excitement, this game is a once-in-a-millennium masterpiece! 7,000 units of this table were produced. White Water™ (1993): is another awesome Williams table designed by Dennis Nordman, who also designed great games such as Scared Stiff™, Elvira and the Party Monsters™ and Dr.

Dude And His Excellent Ray™.

The game challenges players with navigating down the river to Wet Willies River Ranch by completing flashing hazard shots.

This is a fast playing game with many wild, white water rafting themed shots and several Multi-Ball modes.

The playfield features an easily distracted Bigfoot and a Whirlpool that sucks the ball down.

7,008 units of this table were produced.

December 20, 2014

It's Day Six of "Pinball Arcade's 12 Days of Christmas"! We're proud to announce that our newest table, Earthshaker™ is out today on iOS, Steam (Mac/Windows), Mac App Store, Google Play, Amazon and Ouya! Designed by Pat Lawlor, this entertaining table features a shaker motor built into the cabinet that physically shakes the table when an earthquake is triggered.

Early versions of the table featured a building that sunk down into the table during the earthquake but was removed for cost reasons.

200 of these special tables were released.

A bright colorful playfield, interesting rule set and great music and sound make Earthshaker™ a true pinball classic.

5,265 units of this table were produced.

Also, due to the fact that many of you were not able to take advantage of the discount offered yesterday for Taxi™ & Harley-Davidson®, we'll be extending that sale for the entire weekend.

Our apologies for any inconvenience this caused.

We hope you all enjoy the discounts and the newest addition to the Pinball Arcade!

December 19, 2014

It's Day Five of "Pinball Arcade's 12 Days of Christmas"! Want to get in on our Days of Giveaways? Share and Like on Facebook, or retweet on Twitter! We just launched a flash sale! Today only, you can pick up Taxi™ & Harley-Davidson® for just 99¢ on Mobile Devices, Steam and OUYA! Share this post and make sure to mark it "Public" to be entered to win a free copy of Star Trek: The Next Generation® on Steam or Mobile! We will be announcing 10 winners tomorrow! Make sure to like our page or follow on twitter to be eligible to win!

December 18, 2014

Badger and Mike are now LIVE!!

December 18, 2014

Don't forget to join us today at 3:00pm PST on Twitch! We will be streaming EARTHSHAKER™ before it's released, and giving away some goodies! See you there! :-D

December 18, 2014

Congratulations to the following winners of yesterdays "12 Days of Christmas #giveaway"! Jamie Currie Cleveland Pough Ricky Langston Tracy Jay Fortman James H Scharmach Jr. Sean Ross Dan Tanner @Swinger86 @st8184an2 @PINCADIA Send us a private message to claim your prize of Black Knight 2000™ for #PS4! We will be announcing another prize later today, so stay tuned!

December 18, 2014

Congratulations to the following winners of yesterdays "12 Days of Christmas #giveaway"! Nelson Robles Jonathan Lipscomb Richard Dewberry Thomas Larson Dash Kappei Jack Mcallister Ray Gallyer @NintendoBeerGuy @madve2 @Trizdog Send us a private message to claim your prize of T2: Judgement Day on #XboxOne! We will be announcing another prize later today, so stay tuned!

December 18, 2014

It's Day Four of "Pinball Arcade's 12 Days of Christmas"! Want to get in on our Days of Giveaways? Share and Like on Facebook, or retweet on Twitter! We just launched the Pinball Arcade Online store just in time for the holidays! You'll find unique merchandise with Pinball Arcade art on t-shirts, sweatshirts, mugs, and more! The winners of of each tier in the currently ongoing PS3/Vita and Mobile Tournaments will receive prizes form the new online store! Winners of the Gold tier will win a Pinball Arcade Hoodie! Silver and Bronze first place winners will receive an awesome Pinball Arcade t-shirt! Also, we will be Twitch streaming the new Earthshaker™ tomorrow at 3:00pm PST, so set a reminder to come win more free stuff! http://www.twitch.tv/farsight_studios Share this post and make sure to mark it "Public" to be entered to win a free copy of Black Knight 2000 for PS4! We will be announcing 10 winners tomorrow! Make sure to like our page or follow on twitter to be eligible to win!

December 17, 2014

It's Day Three of "Pinball Arcade's 12 Days of Christmas"! Want to get in on our Days of Giveaways? Share and Like on Facebook, or retweet on Twitter! We just launched a timed Holiday Tournament for PS3/Vita and Mobile that runs until Jan.

1st! We will be announcing the awesome tournament prizes tomorrow! Good luck everyone! Tables in tournament: Whirlwind™ Medieval Madness™ Firepower™ Victory™ T2: Judgement Day® Junk Yard™ Black Rose™ Attack from Mars™ Share this post and make sure to mark it "Public" to be entered to win a free copy of Terminator 2: Judgement Day® for Xbox One! We will be announcing 10 winners tomorrow! Make sure to like our page or follow on twitter to be eligible to win!

December 17, 2014

Congratulations to the following winners of yesterdays "12 Days of Christmas #giveaway"! Michael Hawken Gary Hebert David Crim Brian Burnham Chuck Staples Mark Keller Ezri Maurer @CelticUchuu @TJSlipperman @NMinker Send us a private message to claim your prize of Attack from Mars & genie™ on Mobile or Steam! We will be announcing another prize later today, so stay tuned!

December 16, 2014

It's Day Two of "Pinball Arcade's 12 Days of Christmas"! Want to get in on our Days of Giveaways? Share and Like on Facebook, or retweet on Twitter! We are very proud to announce that Starship Troopers™ will be the table to follow Earthshaker™! Check out these pictures of the table while it's in development! Share this post and make sure to mark it "Public" to be entered to win a free copy of Attack from mars™ and Genie™ on mobile or Steam! We will be announcing 10 winners tomorrow! Make sure to like our page or follow on twitter to be eligible to win!

December 15, 2014

Congratulations to the following winners of yesterdays "12 Days of Christmas #giveaway"! Dominic Cavallaro Tony Alvino Carolyn Collins Price Roger Toupin Joshua Pryor Samoht Sartaig Carol Walker @FunWithBonus @KSLAndy @sukehiro2da Send us a private message to claim your prize of Party Zone™ on Steam! We will be announcing another prize later today, so stay tuned!

December 14, 2014

It's Day One of "Pinball Arcade's 12 Days of Christmas"! Want to get in on our Days of Giveaways? Share and Like on Facebook, or retweet on Twitter! It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas with the recent snow at the studio, so we are kicking off our 12 days with a HUGE Holiday Sale for iOS, Steam, Google play, Amazon, and OUYA! Season ONE and TWO Packs, Basic and Pro are 50% off until 2015!!! Share this post and make sure to mark it "Public" to be entered to win a free copy of Party Zone™ on Steam! We will be announcing 10 winners tomorrow! Make sure to like our page or follow on twitter to be eligible to win!

December 13, 2014

Hey Pinball Arcade fans! It's time for the Pinball Arcade 12 Days of Christmas here on Facebook and Twitter! Starting tomorrow, stay tuned every day for the next 12 days for exciting Pinball Arcade updates and giveaways!

December 11, 2014

PS4 Season Two content has just been released for SCEE regions! The Season Two and Thee Bundles will become available December 17th at 40% off the price of the entire season! SCEA (US) is scheduled to release December 23rd!

FAQs:

My tables are missing on iOS. Where did they go?

Make sure you are logged into iTunes with the same apple ID used to purchase your tables originally. There is a 99¢ version and a free version of Pinball Arcade available in the App Store. Make sure you are using the version where you originally purchased your tables.

How does the PS4 discount work?

If you purchased all the tables from Season One individually or through season pack on PS3, you can purchase Season One Basic/Pro on PS4 for 50% off. The discount is currently unavailable in SCEE (European) regions. We have notified Sony and should have it fixed soon.

How do you choose what tables to re-create?

You can help! We listen to a lot of feedback from the community. We want to build tables that are fun and popular, but we also look at rare and hard to find tables. Join the independently run community at PinbalLArcadeFans.com

I just installed the Pinball Arcade on my new mobile device and all or some of my tables are missing.

This happens because there is a free version of the app and a seperate paid version. Make sure you are using the version that you originally used to purchase your tables.

Can I transfer my purchases to a different platform?

Unfortunately the markets do not share purchase information, the tables are tied to the market of original purchase.

Can you tell me what tables you are going to be releasing in the future?

We are not allowed to discuss what tables we are working on, but we can tell you that we are working on an exciting line-up. Closer to release we often provide hints for the upcoming table pack.

Why isn't Xbox updated?

As many of you know, we ran into a huge problem when Crave, our previous Xbox 360 publisher, declared bankruptcy. It took us quite a while to find a new publisher, but we finally managed to make a deal with a good publisher, and are currently working on bringing the game up to date for the Xbox 360. We still have some testing to do before the final submission, but we're getting much closer. When the game returns to the store, all currently released tables will be available for purchase. Thanks for bearing with us during this difficult transition.

Where can I submit bugs?

You can either send us a message on facebook, post to our wall to see if others are having the same issue, or email us at support@pinballarcade.com, all of those are checked daily.

When will the graphics on PC be updated to the level of the PS4 version?

Right now we're focusing on the xbox 360/xbox one releases, once the Xbox One version is released, we'll be taking the time to update the PC version.

Why aren't there tournaments for PS4?

There will be soon, we're working on getting them added.

The game is running slow on my computer, what can I do?

If your computer isn't quite powerful enough to run the game at max settings, the configuration menu (selectable by right clicking the game in your library)has many options and adjustments to help boost performance, try turning off post processing, ball reflection, anti-aliasing, and anisotropic filtering until you get a playable framerate.

I am having problems with content I've purchased, who do I contact?

Account issues are addressed by our team at support@pinballarcade.com

Why don't you re-create more EM tables?

While we love all kinds of pinball from every era, as do many of our fans, most people don't seem to be as intrigued by them as they are with solid state tables. That is not to say we'll never release another EM, but it is the reason that those that are in the game are so sparse.

The PS3 version seems to lag a little when I press the flipper buttons, why?

This is a known issue, and it has to do with the way the PS3 renders our game, the best way to reduce the lag is to use"game mode" on your TV if available, and make sure that all video/movie enhancing effects and features on your television are turned off.

I just got a really good score, why is it not showing in the leaderboards?

The leaderboard server updates every few minutes, if your score doesn't show up immediately, don't worry, give it 5-10 minutes and check again.

What's going on with the Wii-U version?

We are still planning to release the Wii-U version of Pinball Arcade, hopefully by the end of the year, we realize that our Wii-U fans are anxious to get their hands on it but it's not quite ready yet, Xbox One has been our main focus and that hurdle is nearly complete.

Will there ever be a 3DS version?

The 3DS is not powerful enough to run the emulation we use in our game, but in the future we may consider porting the scripted tables to the 3DS, if time allows.

What about the linux version you guys mentioned?

We do plan on releasing a version for linux, however the priority of the linux version is low in comparison to the new consoles that we're working on. Once we've managed to release on the major consoles we'll have more time to invest in new platforms.

What about Indiana Jones and The Simpsons Pinball Party?

These are two of the most requested tables out there, after the Addam's Family which we've finally managed to get everything situated for except the kickstarter, which is going well and looks like it will fund. Provided TAF funds, we'll be looking to get another kickstarter-worthy table out there in the future, and both of these are at the top of the list. The Simpsons Pinball Party is much more likely due to the fact that previous attempts to even get a price for the licensing of Indiana Jones haven't beared fruit. If we can find a way to make it happen though, we'd love to bring Indiana Jones to the game as well.

Why aren't there any Data East, Sega, or Capcom tables in the Pinball Arcade?

We're hoping to change that in the future, many of the tables from those companies carry with them heavy licenses, and Capcom's tables require a great deal more horsepower to emulate than, say, Williams or Bally... with recent advances in tech however it may be possible soon.