Whoa, there is a lot of news to cover in this episode!
Pinball: The 2017 Modern Widebody Tournament is explained and the first round’s match-ups announced. From there, the guys talk about the Aerosmith reveal and their initial thoughts. Dennis then transitions to Zidware and the legal happenings on the JPOP front. Tony and Dennis then give their impressions of the Batman 66 gameplay shown on the DeadFlip Twitch channel. They spend some time talking about Keith Elwin joining Stern Pinball as a pinball designer, and finally the pinball segment concludes with yet another discussion around American Pinball (this time focusing on their recent social media activity).
Video Games: Most of the discussion centers on the Nintendo Switch, the revealed specifics on what the console is, and thoughts about it as a next step by Nintendo. The guys also spend a bit of time on Scalebound’s cancellation (which sort of spirals into a discussion on exclusives and the state of developing such games).
Tabletop: There is some discussion about Diane Sauer’s Pinball Showdown, a recent Kickstarter of a tabletop game with pinball as a theme. Tony also talks about an app he has started using for tabletop analytics and some of his future plans relating to the hobby.
2017 Modern Widebody Tournament-Round 1 Voting: https://goo.gl/forms/Y87yxEbIuMD8riDA3
Zidware Research Folder: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0ByH8OkGICVbWd0FyTWJSS3JJSWM
Jpop Discussion Thread on Pinside (link to starting discussion around the complaint and answer): https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/jpop-update-thread%e2%80%a6%e2%80%a6%e2%80%a6%e2%80%a6%e2%80%a6mg-raza-and-aiw%e2%80%a6/page/410#post-3525672
Diane Sauer’s Pinball Showdown’s Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1919693711/pinball-showdown?ref=project_share