The pinball segment covers the code update for The Walking Dead, Heighway Pinball’s announcement regarding Alien production, a discussion on TWiP’s interview with deeproot Pinball, and some happenings regarding my Pinball News article on Harry Williams, which can be read here: https://www.pinballnews.com/site/2017/11/30/harry-williams-and-bally/
We’re getting ready to order another run of shirts (orange with green logo this time), and as usual we’re going to give some away (at least four). Naturally, we’re tying it in for some (relatively) painless promotion work.
Click the link below to enter. Just entering gets your name into the randomized drawing. However, you can get more entries:
*1 additional entry for following us on Facebook
*1 additional entry for following us on Twitter
*1 additional entry for following us on Instagram
*1 additional entry for leaving an iTunes review
Form includes links to all relevant locations, and what info is required for us to confirm. All actions are free of course. Limit 1 shirt per person. We’ll ship anywhere in the U.S. or bring the shirt to the Texas Pinball Festival for pick-up. Good luck!
EDIT: Post originally said 5 entries for iTunes, it’s the same as the others 1 entry (want to make sure we comply legally and all that, apologies for any confusion!)
Steve Bowden guest hosts. Our pinball topics include round 3 of the “shame” tournament, Stern’s “Luci” vault edition, TWIP’s interview with deeproot Pinball, the TWIPY award results, the IFPA’s implemented $1 fee, games with rulesets fatal to tournament play (and how to fix them), and ways to attract new players to your local pinball tournaments. Big thanks to Steve for joining us and putting up with our humor.
The pinball segment consists of an interview I did with deeproot Pinball, followed by analysis of that interview, our final round in the “shame” tournament, Spooky’s TNA success, and Oktoberfest as a pin theme.
Taylor (from This Flippin’ Podcast) joins in to talk pinball. We cover the results of our “shame” tournament, the Supreme pin, a Skit-B legal update, AFMr colorization issues, Ben Heck’s departure from Spooky, ways to start a pinball collection, and pinball “conventional wisdom” we disagree with.
No video games this time, too much pinball to cover.
Pinball section talks about CGC pulling back from a game reveal at TPF and the break-up of Expo/addition of Pinball Palooza. I also discuss a Laser War project I helped on and a Pinball News article I co-wrote regarding Ted Zale.
I have more echo than I should (new laptop’s mixing board setting got bumped, apologies), but hopefully the content makes up for it. We talk all about the 2018 Texas Pinball Festival.
Also, a new tournament Tony is running, The Worst of the Fall, is now active. You vote for the WORST game out of each match-up, covering the decline of pinball (1994-1999). Round 1 voting is here: https://goo.gl/forms/MMNJxI6tRsNZ99Vx2
In pinball we talk Iron Maiden (of course), Expo’s return, the Trash Talker Podcaster Bloodbath, and Round 2 of our Worst of the Fall tournament, which is now open for voting here: https://goo.gl/forms/pDN8ZurORASdItff1
Edit: Sorry that my sound is still subpar. Fixed the echo from last time but the multiple USB mics are not playing nice in the virtual mixing board and we did not have the time to fully test so I did not catch it until I was editing. We hope to have that fully resolved next episode.
Ryan from Head2Head Pinball joins us for a vast array of topics. In pinball news we talk about ACNC at MGC 2018, the feature changes to JJP’s Pirates game, and an article I wrote on Atari’s failed pinball division. We follow this with a collector segment (Ryan provides his thoughts on collecting from the perspective of someone who wants well-playing games).
We then have a couple data segments built around Pinside data. The first examines game ratings based around various ownership tags. The second explores the ratio of wishlist to owned games, to understand those pins most in demand and hardest to get.
We then play a couple games. Slam the Top 101-200 and a continuation of our ongoing Worst of the Fall tournament.