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Dash Kappei
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(07-03-2017, 09:39 PM)
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Wow SW sure looks like shit
Dash Kappei
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(07-03-2017, 11:40 PM)
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Also, TPA is still releasing on Ouya but no WiiU besides the first NA only release nor Switch.. lol
Shaneus
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(07-03-2017, 11:45 PM)
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Originally Posted by Dash Kappei

Also, TPA is still releasing on Ouya but no WiiU besides the first NA only release nor Switch.. lol

Wow, it is? I assume they're still behind on releasing TPA for consoles as well?

This is what happens when you promise to cover every console under the sun. I wonder if they're still doing Vita releases as well.
Minsc
(07-04-2017, 01:18 AM)
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Originally Posted by Dash Kappei

Also, TPA is still releasing on Ouya but no WiiU besides the first NA only release nor Switch.. lol

Is Ouya not just the Android build? They're still releasing on mobile platforms, so I sorta figured that'd be included if it is just the same.

I'm saddened by the unlikeliness of a Switch version, but more saddened by the general state of affairs around the game in general to even really care.
FyreWulff
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(07-04-2017, 01:22 AM)
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Yeah, I just saw this pop up.. what the fuck happened to TPA?

And now there's a separate Stern version?
Shaneus
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(07-04-2017, 01:50 AM)
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Originally Posted by Minsc

Is Ouya not just the Android build? They're still releasing on mobile platforms, so I sorta figured that'd be included if it is just the same.

I'm saddened by the unlikeliness of a Switch version, but more saddened by the general state of affairs around the game in general to even really care.

A Switch version would be perfect, you could even fashion a quasi-virtual pinball machine with the controllers and the Switch display. I'd be surprised if they don't eventually release it on there.

Originally Posted by FyreWulff

Yeah, I just saw this pop up.. what the fuck happened to TPA?

And now there's a separate Stern version?

Bit off more than they could chew, basically. Had to "take a month off" to clear a mass amount of bugs and issues (including implementing updated physics on all iOS tables, something that was meant to be done ages ago), my theory being that Stern weren't happy with the state of releases coming out and didn't want their name associated with such a flaky product.
Vyse24
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(07-22-2017, 03:01 AM)
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New newsletter is out.


I think it's World Cup Soccer.
HotHamBoy
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(07-22-2017, 09:39 AM)
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Originally Posted by Vyse24

New newsletter is out.


I think it's World Cup Soccer.

Oh my god!

This makes up for Firepower II bigtime.

One of the best tables of the 90s.
twinturbo2
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(07-22-2017, 01:43 PM)
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Originally Posted by Vyse24

New newsletter is out.


I think it's World Cup Soccer.

If it is, I'll be pleased. Saw it at the Delray Beach Silverball Museum, but never played it.
Baron
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(07-23-2017, 12:00 AM)
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I booted up TPA on PS4 recently and noticed that all of the season 1 tables were unlocked for me. I bought them for PS3/Vita a while ago but thought they were a separate purchase on PS4. Is this a Christmas in July thing for me or has cross-buy for PS4 been enabled...?
Plinko
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(07-23-2017, 09:02 PM)
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World Cup Soccer was my most requested table from the very beginning. I absoutely adore that table.
Shaneus
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(07-23-2017, 09:32 PM)
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Originally Posted by Vyse24

New newsletter is out.


I think it's World Cup Soccer.

Wow. I was NOT expecting this to ever come to TPA.
nicoga3000
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(07-23-2017, 09:38 PM)
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I'm curious how well the ball will respond to the spin game soccer ball. I hope it's not overly mathematical and predictable like the rest of the collision physics...
kapowza
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(07-28-2017, 04:03 PM)
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I think I'm becoming a figure of ridicule in the gaming cafe I play in because the replay 'knock' on the Stern tables makes me shit myself every single time.

Also stupidly close to destroying the ring on LOTR 2 days in a row only to blow it before making the last shot. Rage.
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Shaneus
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(08-10-2017, 09:24 AM)
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So there's been an update to TPA on iOS, no new tables but some existing ones have been updated (or are at least redownloading):
Black Knight (maybe property emulation finally?!?)
Dr. Who (original and "remaster")
Bone Busters
Jacks Open
Gladiators
FoxSpirit
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(08-12-2017, 01:57 PM)
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Since this is also the general Pinball thread:

Terra Technica will open at the Austrian/Czech border in a month.
700 jukeboxes, 300 playable pinballs and 100 video arcade machines, spanning back to the electromechanicals of the 30s.

It's gonna be glorious. And maybe a tad loud :-P
HotHamBoy
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(08-12-2017, 04:27 PM)
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Originally Posted by FoxSpirit

Since this is also the general Pinball thread:

Terra Technica will open at the Austrian/Czech border in a month.
700 jukeboxes, 300 playable pinballs and 100 video arcade machines, spanning back to the electromechanicals of the 30s.

It's gonna be glorious. And maybe a tad loud :-P

We really need a real Pinball OT in off-topic. Not just for talking tables, but sharing venues and events and meet-ups.

If you guys agree I will make it.
AstroLad
Hail to the KING baby
(08-12-2017, 10:06 PM)
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Originally Posted by HotHamBoy

We really need a real Pinball OT in off-topic. Not just for talking tables, but sharing venues and events and meet-ups.

If you guys agree I will make it.

Totally been wanting this for a while!
sefskillz
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(08-13-2017, 03:59 AM)
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Originally Posted by AstroLad

Totally been wanting this for a while!

+1
nicoga3000
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(08-13-2017, 05:15 AM)
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Zack Sharpe was (finally) hired by Stern! Great move for both parties.
Shaneus
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(08-13-2017, 01:58 PM)
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Originally Posted by nicoga3000

Zack Sharpe was (finally) hired by Stern! Great move for both parties.

In what position? I don't know anything of his talents in anything other than playing.

More keen to see what KME is conjuring up.
nicoga3000
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(08-13-2017, 03:05 PM)
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Originally Posted by Shaneus

In what position? I don't know anything of his talents in anything other than playing.

More keen to see what KME is conjuring up.

Marketing director. He took Jodie's old position. I think it makes sense because he's involved with the community and was a marketing director before Stern. So hopefully it helps keep pinball growing?

Stern seems to have been under fire lately due to significant quality problems. That and the whole cost going way up thing. I don't know how he'll do in his new job, but it's exciting nonetheless!

Also new Spooky game announced. Looks...OK? Not $7000 good, though.
HotHamBoy
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(08-13-2017, 03:32 PM)
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Originally Posted by nicoga3000

Marketing director. He took Jodie's old position. I think it makes sense because he's involved with the community and was a marketing director before Stern. So hopefully it helps keep pinball growing?

Stern seems to have been under fire lately due to significant quality problems. That and the whole cost going way up thing. I don't know how he'll do in his new job, but it's exciting nonetheless!

Also new Spooky game announced. Looks...OK? Not $7000 good, though.

Jersey Jack is eating Stern's lunch. I think the private collector market has realized they can get a much high-quality table for just a little bit more.

I mean, I really don't know why you would choose Star Wars over Dialed In from a player perspective, there is no comparison.

I think Stern still has a corner on on-location pins but JJ is catching up. I run a Twitter for our tiny-but-growing Central Indiana scene and I keep track of on-location additions in the midwest. I see plenty of new Sterns go up all the time but JJ is rising and the hype for Dialed In is pretty big right now.

We just got a Dialed In on location in Indianapolis a few weeks ago. It sits next to a Ghostbusters Premium, Aerosmith Pro and Game of Thrones Pro and it really outclasses all of them. Ghostbusters Premium comes close, and I do love that game, but Dialed In is just on another level.

I will work on the Pinball OT. Let me know what you guys want to see in the OP.

I'm going to try to keep it up to date with in-production & upcoming pins. I will also try to post anything concerning digital pinball news - i.e. Zen, Pro Pinball, etc

What else should be included? Do you guys want to make a list of the best places to play in major cities? I'll need some help with that. We can link to leagues, too.
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AstroLad
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(08-13-2017, 05:04 PM)
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Originally Posted by HotHamBoy

Jersey Jack is eating Stern's lunch. I think the private collector market has realized they can get a much high-quality table for just a little bit more.

I mean, I really don't know why you would choose Star Wars over Dialed In from a player perspective, there is no comparison.

I think Stern still has a corner on on-location pins but JJ is catching up. I run a Twitter for our tiny-but-growing Central Indiana scene and I keep track of on-location additions in the midwest. I see plenty of new Sterns go up all the time but JJ is rising and the hype for Dialed In is pretty big right now.

We just got a Dialed In on location in Indianapolis a few weeks ago. It sits next to a Ghostbusters Premium, Aerosmith Pro and Game of Thrones Pro and it really outclasses all of them. Ghostbusters Premium comes close, and I do love that game, but Dialed In is just on another level.

I will work on the Pinball OT. Let me know what you guys want to see in the OP.

I'm going to try to keep it up to date with in-production & upcoming pins. I will also try to post anything concerning digital pinball news - i.e. Zen, Pro Pinball, etc

What else should be included? Do you guys want to make a list of the best places to play in major cities? I'll need some help with that. We can link to leagues, too.

I'm thinking of trading out my Metallica so definitely looking at Dialed In even though the theme is garbage tier (which is kind of a big deal for me). Star Wars feels like such a wasted opportunity. I played it a ton at Cal Extreme and holy shit the visuals and just graphic design on the lcd are so bad. Like sub random 2008 video slots level. I'd take a dmd over that any day.
Triz
(08-13-2017, 06:07 PM)
Dialed In is honestly the best pin Ive played in years. I agree the theme is a bit of a turn off, but the game is deep, fun, and just all around a great machine.
HotHamBoy
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(08-13-2017, 10:03 PM)
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Originally Posted by AstroLad

I'm thinking of trading out my Metallica so definitely looking at Dialed In even though the theme is garbage tier (which is kind of a big deal for me). Star Wars feels like such a wasted opportunity. I played it a ton at Cal Extreme and holy shit the visuals and just graphic design on the lcd are so bad. Like sub random 2008 video slots level. I'd take a dmd over that any day.

Originally Posted by Triz

Dialed In is honestly the best pin Ive played in years. I agree the theme is a bit of a turn off, but the game is deep, fun, and just all around a great machine.

I found the theme puzzling at first too, and def agree about the weirdly dated 3D graphics on the LCD. The more I played it, the more it grew on me, and the table itself just looks fantastic.

The theme is Pat Lawlor as hell. I mean, look at this shit:









His unlicensed pins are just weird like that. Dialed In fits perfectly in line with his sensibilities.

You gotta give him credit for being an original thinker, though.
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Shaneus
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(08-14-2017, 09:54 AM)
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Originally Posted by nicoga3000

Marketing director. He took Jodie's old position. I think it makes sense because he's involved with the community and was a marketing director before Stern. So hopefully it helps keep pinball growing?

Stern seems to have been under fire lately due to significant quality problems. That and the whole cost going way up thing. I don't know how he'll do in his new job, but it's exciting nonetheless!

Also new Spooky game announced. Looks...OK? Not $7000 good, though.

Jody's gone? Interesting.

Speaking of prices, the RRP of new Homepin game (Thunderbirds Are Go) in Australia is $6,499AUD. For reference, a Stern Pro is about $8,200AUD.
sefskillz
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(08-14-2017, 12:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by Shaneus

Jody's gone? Interesting.

Not gone. Jody moved to licensing/business development.

And Total Annihilation from spooky is an absolute blast to play. Not sure I can bite at 6k though (the 7k number is for some updated cabinet/trim options)
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Shaneus
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(08-14-2017, 02:35 PM)
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Yeah, TNA looks like a blast to play from what I've seen, excuse the pun.
HotHamBoy
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(Today, 04:47 AM)
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World Champion [Cup] Soccer has released on iOS. It's completely broken.

Clicking on the table icon from any place in the UI takes you to the Custom Ball DLC screen. Trying to click out of that menu crashes the app.

You can't buy it, you can't play it. Only Farsight, right?
GuyKazama
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(Today, 05:51 AM)
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Originally Posted by HotHamBoy

World Champion [Cup] Soccer has released on iOS. It's completely broken.

Clicking on the table icon from any place in the UI takes you to the Custom Ball DLC screen. Trying to click out of that menu crashes the app.

You can't buy it, you can't play it. Only Farsight, right?

lol, I just tried to play it ó love the real table.

Iíve never seen an appís interface disintegrate like that. It just fell apart. Completely fucked.

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