Episode 37 – E3 2017

After a brief pinball segment (minor news updates regarding Heighway Pinball and Dutch Pinball), Dennis and Tony are joined by a roundtable (Mike, Eric, and Jake) to talk all about E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo 2017).

The roundtable tackles the major presentations (EA, Microsoft, The PC Gaming Show, Bethesda, Ubisoft, Sony, and Nintendo), plus anything else that caught their eyes and ears. Prepare for this year’s deepest, darkest video game dive!

Links:
EA’s E3 highlights: http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/how-to/game/ea-play-2017-biggest-announcements-e3-3641723/

Microsoft’s E3 highlights: http://kotaku.com/xbox-one-x-and-everything-else-microsoft-showed-at-e3-2-1796000762

The PC Gaming Show’s E3 highlights: https://www.polygon.com/e3/2017/6/12/15782226/pc-gaming-e3-2017-announcements

Bethesda’s E3 highlights: https://www.cnet.com/news/bethesda-e3-2017-press-conference-watch-it-live-here/

Ubisoft’s E3 highlights: http://bgr.com/2017/06/12/ubisoft-e3-2017-games-announcements-trailers/

Sony’s E3 highlights: http://kotaku.com/everything-sony-showed-at-e3-2017-1796039206

Nintendo’s E3 highlights: https://www.gamespot.com/articles/nintendo-e3-2017-switch-games-news-and-everything-/1100-6450897/

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Episode 36 – Amateur Hour

Pinball: Dennis talks about the an interesting variant to Playmatic’s Space Gambler called Flash Baseball out of Portugal. From there, it is pinball news time! Tony and Dennis cover the investor group takeover of Heighway Pinball, the decision by Dutch Pinball to reject Nivoge’s offer, and Stern Pinball’s latest announced pin: Star Wars!

Video Games: Tony and Dennis talk XCOM: Enemy Unknown and Civilization Revolution in the context of mobile games. After that, Dennis goes into a bit about Nidhogg, a fighting game he recently acquired. Tony and Dennis then finally get back to talking Overwatch, specifically some character updates currently in test. Finally, Tony speaks on his experiences with the Battletech backer’s beta, which launched recently.

Links:
Big Daddy Enterprises: http://www.bigdaddy-enterprises.com/

Heighway Pinball Takeover Announcement: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/rebirth-of-heighway-pinball#post-3800176

Dutch Pinball’s Announcement of Rejecting the Nivoge deal (second-hand post): https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/the-big-lebowski-preorder-club/page/101#post-3799380