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Agent721

@wasilewski

I was disappointed I couldn’t do better at Dragon Blaze! That game served me to itself on a golden platter. Looking forward to some easier fare.

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wasilewski

@Agent721 Gunbird 2 is great, Tavia is my favourite character. It's a lot of fun to play with her.

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Lroy

@Agent721 Thanks mate. I'm in the process of trying to make myself a ROCKET LEAGUE jumper.

As for that STAR WARS game, you have a version on the GameCube?

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Zkibu

I have been concerned about the disappearance of Star Force in my Finnish eshop. I contacted Nintendo (Germany) and their answer was to buy a physical copy . Germans and their sense of humour . Obviously that is not an option. So my question is: Is Star Force available in some other € eshop?

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Lroy

@Zkibu STAR FORCE was definitely available up to as recently as the last month or so. I bought it off the UK eShop and then a couple weeks later @Oorwullie bought it - not certain of what region?

Very odd, these sporadic removal of certain titles without any explanation. Then again, without any notice, they get added back again.

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Agent721

@Lroy

Yup, I have it on the cube. It was bundled with a free demo for Rebel Strike, that you got for preordering the game. If I had the space and the money, I’d love to buy the original sit down arcade cabinet for that game. It is a classic! I think the sound really stands out on this one, given its era of release.

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Agent721

@Zkibu

I noticed you guys talking a lot about certain missing games in the EU, and I checked this weekend as they’re also on my wish list and all were still in sale in the US. RXN Rajin, Starforce & others as well. So FYI, you could pick them up with a US account.

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Zkibu

@Agent721
Thanks mate. Good to know that they are still somewhere available. Is it possible to buy straight using European credit card in American eshop or do I need to buy some code?

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Agent721

@Zkibu

I would imagine you can use your cc or PayPal accounts as you would any online shop, at least as long as you have created a US Nintendo account first. But I have not done it myself, just seen posts on here by others that it’s fairly simple to do.

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monkeyspasm

Terrible news for fans of Pinball Arcade - 60+ tables gone, all Williams / Bally:

http://pinballarcadefans.com/showthread.php/13254-Official-An...

'Our longstanding licenses for the Williams and Bally pinball trademarks will finally come to an end on June 30th, 2018. Therefore, after this date tables from these manufacturers will no longer be offered for sale within the Pinball Arcade. However, customers who purchased any of these tables prior to the deadline will continue to own them and have access to them within the Pinball Arcade, and we will continue to support them as we do the other tables in our collection. This change will affect all of our devices and platforms.

So if you’ve ever been interested in owning these great tables, please purchase them now, before they disappear!

FarSight will continue to release new tables for the Pinball Arcade. We are excited to announce that Season 8 will launch later this summer and will feature all of the recent Stern tables in Stern Pinball Arcade along with several new tables.

We’d like to sincerely thank all of our customers and fans over the past decade. Your amazing support of our game has helped build the Pinball Arcade into the greatest pinball simulation of all time. Pinball forever!'

Of course, they're gone forever for the vast majority of Switch owners, as the app was only on the store for a few hours I have Tales of the Arabian Nights, that's it, but it's better than nothing. Gutted for Farsight employees who've put hard work into these tables, I just hope jobs aren't affected. That chap that ported to Switch posted on here and seemed really proud of the Switch version.

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meppi64

@monkeyspasm

Yep, and come to think that if they released the European version alongside the US one, I would have all of them sitting on my Switch right now.
I feel a combination of severe disappointment and anger right now. (edit: to clarify, I'm not angry at Farsight btw)
There's still and month and a half to go, at least give us the opportunity to buy the tables we want till the last day.
Been buying any and all Farsight pinball games ever since the Gotlieb releases on PS2/Wii and have all the tables on PS4 and Xbox One as well as Vita/PS3, yet Switch is preferred system to play them on not only thanks to the portability but due to the fantastic TATE support which makes playing them so much better.

Really gutted about all this.
And to think that I was seriously considering making a US account the day it was released there to grab every single season, yet I contemplated holding off for the EU release and shortly thereafter the US one got pulled. Damnit.
Feels like everything I really love, which most people don't care for at all, end up going to hell one way or another.

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ADistantFuture45

@monkeyspasm When I first seen this by clicking the link I was shocked. I really thought they could extend the contract with Bally and Williams. Farsight is not to blame though as it could be very expensive to keep them going for longer. I was looking forward to play this on my Switch but I suppose the licensing issue was much bigger than I thought. I've been player TPA since playing on PS3 till my latest which is PC. Since 2014 I enjoyed playing pinball machines on console and out in arcades (Not many in Ireland). The only ones surviving are Stern/SEGA/Data East and Gottileb tables. I will still download TPA once it's out on the eshop and download the tables I enjoy but many of the good ones from Bally and Williams will no longer be there (Judge Dredd is a favourite Bally table of mine).

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Zkibu

Is there still way to get more tables in Pinball Arcade? I read the bad news and immediately grabbed the game. But seems like there is only 11 tables?

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Lroy

@Zkibu Has PINBALL ARCADE even been released on the UK or European eShops?


Thought it was North America only?

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Zkibu

@Lroy
Yes it has. It's a free download just like FX Pinball.

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meppi64

@swuthmaster
Sorry to bother you like this, but I don't know where else to ask this as I don't want to post on Twitter and I don't have Facebook.
Might be a weird request, but would it be possible to add a TATE mode one day to TPA and Stern PA on Xbox One and PS4?
Since the dream is somewhat dead on Switch, at least for the Williams/Bally games I would seriously consider grabbing an extra LED tv to just play vertical pinball on it.

I bought all 7 seasons on Xbox One over the past couple of weeks and yesterday bought the missing seasons on both PS4 and Vita as well to be sure I'm set up as best as possible for whatever happens next.
Would have loved to pick up all 70+ tables on Switch as that's my go to system when it comes to pinball.
Don't get me wrong, I'm still grabbing every single table that will be releasing, but I will really miss those Williams/Bally tables on there. Wish there was a way to buy them still, even if the window will only be a couple of weeks.
Anyway, I wish you guys all the best as this surely has to be a rough time for everyone over there as well.

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meppi64

@Lroy
No, TPA never releases in Europe. Only Stern PA.

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Zkibu

@meppi64 @Lroy
Oh, those are different things? Sorry for the confusion, my bad

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meppi64

@Zkibu no worries.
From my understanding, Stern wanted a separate release for their tables as well, most likely since it would increase brand recognition.
The regular TPA is a collection of various brands, including Stern. It was released in the US on Switch but quickly pulled due to licensing issues.
Most people though it might have something to do with the intro song, but it turned out to be the company that bought the Williams IPs a couple if years back doesn't want to renew the licence to Farsight for some stupid reason (most likely they want way more money than what these games bring in since pinball is a really small niche today), after them releasing Williams games for what? About 15 years now?

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Lroy

@Zkibu @Meppi64 Ah I see. I do have PINBALL FX and STERN PINBALL but alas no PINBALL ARCADE.

So just to confirm, this hasn't and won't come to Europe then? So is STERN PINBALL the way to go then?

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