Marvel Pinball

I can’t wait. Pinball FX 2 has been one of the best games I’ve played so far this year and four more tables, with more on the way, sound like a great idea.

Pinball FX 2 Preview: The Pinball You've Known All Your Life

It won’t include any tables, but you’ll be able to import all of your original Pinball FX content, free of charge, and add new tables via custom content packs.

Old and new tables benefit from a revamped physics engine and graphical overhaul. The new tables are way more elaborate and really invoke the feeling of playing pinball at the arcade. While the old tables won’t change cosmetically once imported into the sequel — they’re far less elaborate than their newer counterparts — they will benefit from the updated physics, which dictate more realistic behavior for the ball.

Sold. Pinball FX is one of the Xbox Live Arcade games I come back to time and time again, but it’s ugly. A new engine and more new tables is going to be very welcome.

(via Joystiq.)

Pinball Saturday Night

After Abby’s birthday celebration, I look my son, my father, and my best friend to CP Pinball for a few hours of fun.

Just Two of Us for a Change

Last Friday, my parents watched the kids while Amanda and I went out and had dinner together, followed by a dessert elsewhere and a surprise (to her) trip to play some pinball.

The owner of CP Pinball takes…

The owner of CP Pinball takes apart a Twilight Zone playfield to check for problems. He ended up having to replace a solenoid coil that wasn’t firing properly.