Valve Pinball Game Teased -- What Do You Want to See?

Zen Studios releases a teaser image for a collaboration with Valve.

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Zen Studios has released an image teasing some kind of partnership with Valve, presumably entailing either a new pinball game or content for one of its existing games.

The image below is all we have to go on at this point. There don't appear to be any Easter eggs lurking in it, waiting to reveal the details of what the project entails.

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Zen has released numerous licensed standalone pinball games in the past, as well as DLC tables for its latest pinball games, Pinball FX 2 and Zen Pinball 2. These collaborations include the likes of South Park, Star Wars, and Marvel.

Valve has no shortage of properties it could lend to a pinball project, with the big ones being Half-Life, Portal, Team Fortress, Left 4 Dead, Dota 2, and Counter-Strike. There's also the more obscure stuff, like Alien Swarm and Ricochet.

What do you think this will turn out to be? Let us know in the comments below.

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I mean..... Half Life 2 had a similar start....

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Probably some more overpriced hardware nobody is going to buy.

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Still got nothing on windows 3D pinball

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I want to see left 4 dead 3 or half life not pinball

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Another bloated and poorly designed table by the Zen Pinball gang. Please, seriously, please work on your table design and table physics... Please!

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@satsubatsu347: This. I tried the demo of Zen Pinball 2 on the Wii U and the only decent tables are the ones from Zen Pinball 1. Doesn't come close to the Digital Illusions pinball games of yore.

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I could see them making a Half Life themed pinball game and call it Half Life 3 just to mess with everyone.

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Half Life 3

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meh. If valve made it, then yay. But this to me seems like portal or team fortress skinned table.

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Crates and keys with hats and ball skins.

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just announced, players can play either the east or west paddle depending on EU or NA pre-order dlc.

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I want to see Half Life 3, not a pinball game.. although they could troll everyone with a HL3 pinball machine.

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Dammit!! I thought like real machine! Much disappoint.

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I want to see an old-school physical pinball machine.

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It will be linked to their new VR system. This will be the first pinball game played from the ball's point of view.

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@Zloth2: That would be horrendous and hilarious and probably more than a little nauseating..

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@Zloth2: Instant motion sickness. Imagine multiball!?

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@Zloth2: omg that would be terrifying.

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I'd like to see a new start up come along in the pc game selling market. Something that really rivals Steam, so I can quit supporting those greedy D-bags.

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Maybe Pinball FX 2 will be FREE on Steam? Yeah, right...

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@regix416_basic: There is a free table on steam for it.

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Valve's Best of Steam Early Access: Fussy Developers Edition. Tables will be themed after the games whose developers filed false DMCAs against youtubers who make videos showing how bad their games are.

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Valve Pinball Game Teased -- What Do You Want to See?

I'd like to see Half-Life 3.

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Ricochet Pinball

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I would like to see them do a Portal table. I'd be interested to see them incorporate the actual portal mechanic from the game.

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Am I the only one here who likes pinball?

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@bjsampson: Not even close, but I prefer real pinball machines.

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@bjsampson: Internet out in the late 90's, early 2000's? Pinball on Windows it is.

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@bjsampson: You're not the only one.

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@bjsampson: I absolutely love digital and real pinball. I don't even have a preference for Pinball Arcade or Zen, I love them both.

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@bjsampson: I love pinball. Real pinball machines that is. Digital pinball, not so much.

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@bjsampson: Nope, I'm hooked to The Pinball Arcade.

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Well, The Pinball Arcade added Cyclone and JackBot in the past two months, and it appears that Xenon will be added next month.


I seriously can't stand the teasing, hopefully The Getaway: High Speed II is added soon. I have my Lamborghini gassed up and my ZZ Top playlist loaded up on my iPhone, ready to go.

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@ferrarimanf355: I mean, awesome and all...but completely irrelevant to this story, haha.

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@whalesex@ferrarimanf355: I just want a digital version of The Getaway: High Speed II, and I won't complain about anything else ever.

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Oh, man, about to lose that ball in the image.

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Half life 3 confirmed

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*raises eyebrow*

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Because we know how much our community loves pinball , the next install of the Half-Life series aka Half-Life 3 will be a fully interactive Pinball game with cut scenes.

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Hahahahahahahaha.

After all the source 2 leaks and announcements we get a pinball game. GG Valve.


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@drflyntcoal: I've said it before and I'll say it again, the Source 2 leaks are meaningless anyway.

I mean, seriously... It's Valve, that company that has time and again cancelled or otherwise left things unfulfilled that they openly announced, so how much is a leak really worth coming from them? They start and end projects in a heartbeat, so just because it was leaked that they were working on something at one time doesn't mean that they still are working on it. At any point they can change their mind and scrap a project, so I'll believe that all of their games are getting a Source 2 port once it has already happened.

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They should do a Half Life 3 machine. Keep the pipe dream going.

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@OmegaGear: That would be epic tr0Iing. :D

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Hard to say. Usually we hear a report of Valve stealing something or buying somebody out and thus get a heads up as to what game they didn't make they will be releasing next. Haven't heard a thing like that in a while.

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Pinball? Please Valve, why you do this to us? The only valve news I'm excited about at this point : summer sale, and HL:3 . All other news is irrelevant.

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And left for dead 3

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They should call it half life 3 and make it canon.

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@jaoman9: Give the pinball a gravity gun. The first task; escape from the pinball machine. Next escape the arcade it's in, and once outside it must defeat the entire Combine army. It's tiny so things are very different from when you were playing as a human. On the bright side you're metal so magnets might be useful...

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I want to see halflife 3 ofc

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