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It comes with a heavy heart and sad misfortune to announce Farsight will no longer be offering Williams or Bally pinball tables. WMS has decided to not renew their agreement with Farsight and didn't give an explanation.

You have until June 30th 2018 to buy the tables you want after that date all Williams and Bally tables will be removed from every digital and physical store shelf. After the deadline you will still be able to download these tables and Farsight will continue supporting them if you purchased prior to the deadline. Unfortunately Farsight is unable to offer these tables at a discounted price now due to their agreement with WMS.

This explains why the Nintendo Switch version was yanked from the store out of no where with little explanation. They are planning to put TPA back in but it won't include any of the Williams or Bally tables.

Farsight has stated Season 8 of TPA will include all of the unreleased tables from Stern Pinball Arcade along with a couple of others which haven't been announced yet. After that season releases will become rather irregular and may disappear all together.

To me this feels like the end of an era and really sad news for pinball fans around the world. I hope this means we'll see money being spent on licensed Data East tables but I won't hold my breath.

-Frosty
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The guys at Farsight have teamed up with Stern and are having another kickstarter, this time for AC/DC pinball.  They're are also working on an entirely new engine to implement contemporary pinball machines post 2000.  If this turns out to be successful, who knows maybe we'll see the Guns N Roses table come to life.  Axle does seem to be in a better mind set these days.

I'm excited to see where this goes, and hopefully you guys are too.  If you're interested in donating some cash to see this thing through click the link below and show your support. 

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1067367405/stern-pinball-arcade-ac-dc/description
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Created by DataEast/Sega in 1993 and selling in at around 5500 tables our table of the month is Last Action Hero which is quite fun.  It features a shaker motor and 3 magnets to help or hinder the action as it were depending the type of player that you are. 

Also, Farsight has recently released the WiiU version of Pinball Arcade.  Though I doubt anyone reading this here actually had any interested in that platform, it's still interesting that they made good on that promise.
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Originally produced by Bally in 1993 and coming in at a whopping 7k strong manufactured our table of the month is Judge Dredd.  This game is unique in that it has two play modes from you to choose from.  In the coin op version for one quarter you could play regulation/standard play or you could play a Super game for an extra quarter.
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This months table was designed by Steve Ritchie and released in 1995 by Williams. No Fear did pretty well coming in at around 4500 games sold. This game is all about extreme sports which come in a variety of types such as racing, skydiving and skiing.

On a side note does anyone recall No Fear t-shirts being popular in the 90's?
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Happy Halloween all!!  Here's two more codes to whoever gets them activated first.  Please let me know in the comments when you've activated the code.  Thanks.

PS4 - Addams Family® Pro Pack (North & South America):
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Xbox One - Addams Family® Pro Pack (All regions):
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Here's another trivia question for the Pro version of the Addams Family table. The winner will be determined by the first person to answer the trivia question correctly in the comments here.  You will receive a code for PS4 or Xbox One it's your choice! Good luck! (Only one answer accepted per person!!! If you've already won a code please give others a chance)  We now have prizes for all regions that I'm aware of.

Question:  What was the name of the pinball machine featured on Happy Days and who was the manufacturer?
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((This trivia question has been answered now))

Okay it's time to give out some codes for the Pro version of the Addams Family table. The winner will be determined by the first person to answer the trivia question correctly in the comments here.  You will receive a code for PS4 or Xbox One it's your choice! Good luck! (Only one answer accepted per person!!!)  PS4 prizes are for North & South America only, Xbox One is all regions.

Question:  Which Addams family member is technically not an Addams based on the TV lore? (not counting the butler, thing or grandmama)
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In light of this being my favorite holiday I've decided to upload a video to go along with this table of the month.  Let me know if you like the idea and maybe I'll make one for every new table of the month then you all can see how terrible I really am. =)

Also, Mike over at Farsight has been kind enough to offer to possibly give us some giveaways now and then for the group!  Should we just hand them out at random or have some kind of game for it? 

~Frosty
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It's October again and that means we get another spooky table to celebrate the occasion.  Produced in 1995 by Sega/Data East and selling at around 3000 units this table has all the features we had come to expect from pinball tables coming out at this time. 

The 6-player display code was prototyped as a proof-in-concept on the Frankenstein display, but was first released in Baywatch. The Frankenstein multiball start display effect was repurposed in attract mode to promote this 6-player feature on the actual table.

As an extra added bonus it seems the new UI for TPA will be released some time early next week for those us that opt into the beta through Steam.  Finally!

~Frosty
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