Free Pinball FX3 Care Package

This post on Steam announces the release of the Pinball FX3 Care Package for free, offering three premium table packs for Pinball FX3, the free-to-play pinball simulation (thanks Eli). There is a Marvel Comics set, a Star Wars Set, and an Aliens set. So you can be a pinball wizard, but there has to be a twist: These will be yours to keep if you add them to your library between now and April 8th. Here's more on the freebies:
Like many of you, the new normal for us at Zen Studios is working from home and staying inside as much as possible. We sincerely hope that you, your family, and your friends remain in good health and in good spirits for the weeks and months ahead.

To help keep those spirits high, we’ve created a special care package to offer hours of free Pinball FX3 content inspired by the iconic creations of Lucasfilm Ltd., Marvel and 20th Century Studios. This package is absolutely free until April 8, and all nine tables from these DLC three-packs are yours to keep forever: Star Wars Pinball (The Empire Strikes Back, The Clone Wars, Boba Fett), Marvel Heavy Hitters (Deadpool, Venom, Civil War), and Aliens vs Pinball (Aliens, Alien vs Predator, Alien: Isolation). To enjoy them, just make sure you’ve also downloaded Pinball FX3, which itself is always free.

We’ll keep our eyes open for you on the leaderboards. Enjoy the tables and – above all – please stay safe.
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Apr 5, 2020, 18:26
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HoSpanky wrote on Apr 5, 2020, 12:26:
Slick wrote on Apr 5, 2020, 00:02:
Sepharo wrote on Apr 4, 2020, 19:23:
So the Pinball FX3 series has inherited the licence to make the old classic Bally, Williams, Stern, Gottlieb etc.

I didn't know that, I knew Pinball Arcade had lost them years ago but there were rumors that each were doing their own thing with various pinball devs.

I've got like 500 hours in Pinball Arcade, I love the recreations.
Pinball FX series has always felt slightly faker to me but it's still pretty good.

I feel ya, FX3's in-house tables just feel like a videogame, and all the extra nonsense they add to the "real life" tables take away from the experience. At least you can turn all those effects off, like the 3D characters, neon ball trails, and score pop-ups like a JRPG.

They released Circus Voltaire, Arabian Nights, Medieval Madness, and Theatre of Magic on FX3, which are some of my fav tables. Unfortunately you have to buy them in 3-pack bundles which come with garbage tables :/

I miss Star Trek TNG, Ripleys Believe it or Not, and some others from Pinball Arcade.

Pretty sad that neither company has ever released 4k versions for PS4 Pro/Xbox One X. Very disappointing. They have them on Steam, so the assets are done, absolutely no reason to port them to console. Games just feel better with a big TV and a controller IMO.

Steam link solves this issue.

Pinball isn't a game you want to feel even the slightest of input delay...
I've tried the steam link with pinball arcade... it's definitely doable... but if you're serious about getting precise shots it's not there yet

if it was constant I could probably adapt better, but unfortunately the delay is often variable... from not noticing it at all to the 1 in 50 very bad delay
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Re: Free Pinball FX3 Care Package
Apr 5, 2020, 12:26
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Slick wrote on Apr 5, 2020, 00:02:
Sepharo wrote on Apr 4, 2020, 19:23:
So the Pinball FX3 series has inherited the licence to make the old classic Bally, Williams, Stern, Gottlieb etc.

I didn't know that, I knew Pinball Arcade had lost them years ago but there were rumors that each were doing their own thing with various pinball devs.

I've got like 500 hours in Pinball Arcade, I love the recreations.
Pinball FX series has always felt slightly faker to me but it's still pretty good.

I feel ya, FX3's in-house tables just feel like a videogame, and all the extra nonsense they add to the "real life" tables take away from the experience. At least you can turn all those effects off, like the 3D characters, neon ball trails, and score pop-ups like a JRPG.

They released Circus Voltaire, Arabian Nights, Medieval Madness, and Theatre of Magic on FX3, which are some of my fav tables. Unfortunately you have to buy them in 3-pack bundles which come with garbage tables :/

I miss Star Trek TNG, Ripleys Believe it or Not, and some others from Pinball Arcade.

Pretty sad that neither company has ever released 4k versions for PS4 Pro/Xbox One X. Very disappointing. They have them on Steam, so the assets are done, absolutely no reason to port them to console. Games just feel better with a big TV and a controller IMO.

Steam link solves this issue.
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Re: Free Pinball FX3 Care Package
Apr 5, 2020, 09:52
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Apr 5, 2020, 09:52
 
I didn't even realize FX3 came out and was "free to play". It is nice that it imported all my FX2 tables that I bought and they were all available to me immediately. I think the only thing I got in this care pack are the Aliens vs. Pinball tables, but it's a nice freebie.
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Apr 5, 2020, 00:02
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 Slick
 
Sepharo wrote on Apr 4, 2020, 19:23:
So the Pinball FX3 series has inherited the licence to make the old classic Bally, Williams, Stern, Gottlieb etc.

I didn't know that, I knew Pinball Arcade had lost them years ago but there were rumors that each were doing their own thing with various pinball devs.

I've got like 500 hours in Pinball Arcade, I love the recreations.
Pinball FX series has always felt slightly faker to me but it's still pretty good.

I feel ya, FX3's in-house tables just feel like a videogame, and all the extra nonsense they add to the "real life" tables take away from the experience. At least you can turn all those effects off, like the 3D characters, neon ball trails, and score pop-ups like a JRPG.

They released Circus Voltaire, Arabian Nights, Medieval Madness, and Theatre of Magic on FX3, which are some of my fav tables. Unfortunately you have to buy them in 3-pack bundles which come with garbage tables :/

I miss Star Trek TNG, Ripleys Believe it or Not, and some others from Pinball Arcade.

Pretty sad that neither company has ever released 4k versions for PS4 Pro/Xbox One X. Very disappointing. They have them on Steam, so the assets are done, absolutely no reason to port them to console. Games just feel better with a big TV and a controller IMO.
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Re: Free Pinball FX3 Care Package
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Apr 4, 2020, 19:23
 
So the Pinball FX3 series has inherited the licence to make the old classic Bally, Williams, Stern, Gottlieb etc.

I didn't know that, I knew Pinball Arcade had lost them years ago but there were rumors that each were doing their own thing with various pinball devs.

I've got like 500 hours in Pinball Arcade, I love the recreations.
Pinball FX series has always felt slightly faker to me but it's still pretty good.
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Apr 4, 2020, 18:36
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Apr 4, 2020, 18:36
 Slick
 
Pinball has lasted like 100 years, so it has legs (and balls). Physical machines are still being built. The new Stern "Stranger Things" table looks dope AF (see? the "kids" still love pinball).

So the Pinball FX3 series has inherited the licence to make the old classic Bally, Williams, Stern, Gottlieb etc. after they let the liscence elapse with the other company which made "Pinball Arcade", which is pretty annoying.

At least Pinball FX3 has much more realistic physics, the balls move faster and with more weight compared to Pinball Arcade where things are more floaty.

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Apr 4, 2020, 18:31
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Free Pinball....
Visual Pinball X
The best.
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Apr 4, 2020, 16:54
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I wonder if video pinball will continue to be a thing once olds like us that played pinball in our youth pass on.
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Apr 4, 2020, 14:59
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Just a little side note, been playing FX2 on the occulus quest. Aside from taking a 55-65 inch tv and turning it into a pinball machine table, VR is one of the best ways to play this series. Not only do you see everything from a normal perspective and focus on what you want, but your environment is changed depending on the board and the action around you changes depending on what is happening on the table. I do find it hard to keep track of the ball while monitoring the dot matrix display so I miss ques, but this is more of a gameplay flaw than a VR flaw.

I suck at pinball but its entertaining.
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