For those who haven't tried it, Zen Studios' Pinball FX is a pretty spectacular little pinball game on Xbox Live Arcade. While virtual pinball physics may never be perfect, the graphics are beautiful and you can actually follow the action through a few decent camera angles. The only real issue I have with it is the lack of levels. Starting this Halloween, Pinball FX will be offering a free level on XBLA called Buccaneer. We were excited that it might be a spooky Halloween-themed pack at first, but buccaneers are a close second in our hearts. Free Pinball FX Halloween Level [vh1]
Free Pinball FX Level on XBLA
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Casting an eye over the internet, the general response to Sea of Thieves is underwhelming. The content is lacking. There's no real sense of progression. The combat is janky. Sea of Thieves wasn't meant to be about the game. It was meant to be about what you do with other people in the game. Is that enough?