Episode 44 – Flippin’ With The Fails

Ah, the news. Mostly bad, a little bit good. Such is fate in these hobbies.

Pinball: We open with a few quick news items (Heighway Pinball and their maybe-shipping Alien pins, some Skit-B legal updating, and Spooky Pinball’s art on the upcoming Alice Cooper pin), and then go into the more meaty topics. The big one is John Popadiuk (JPop) being tied to deeproot Pinball, LLC. From there, we discuss the response seen in the pinball community following Homepin’s reveal in an interview with Head2Head Pinball Podcast that end users won’t be able to apply software updates to Thunderbirds directly (and a related discussion that Homepin’s board takes from the PinHeck design Spooky Pinball uses but without giving credit). Finally, we move into Round 2 of our 2017 System 11 Tournament!

Video Games: We talk fallout of PUBG vs. Fortnite (with PUBG accusing the latter of replicating their Battle Royale PvP model). After that, Dennis disses Dishonored 2 and Tony summarizes a mod for Cold Waters he’s been trying out. After that is the Dragon Ball FighterZ beta (Dennis played it, Tony watched footage from it). Finally, Dennis talks a bit about Zaccaria Pinball (as he finally bought the table pack off Steam and gave it a proper go).

Links:
deeproot Tech, LLC’s Engineering Team: http://deeproottech.com/#section_team

Head2Head Pinball Podcast’s Interview with Mike of Homepin: http://www.head2headpinball.com/podcasts/Mike%20homepin%20interview%20H2H.mp3

Round 2 voting for the 2017 System 11 Tournament: https://goo.gl/forms/EWQxQsJ9xmPqhHKg1

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Episode 43 – System 11, Licenses, and Cylons

No heavy topics this time, just enjoyable discussions!

Pinball: We launch our 2017 System 11 Tournament. Vote for your favorite System 11 pinball games (see link below). Then, we have a discussion about licenses in pinball during the 1990s, comparing the efforts of Premier/Gottlieb, Bally/Williams, and Data East/Sega.

Video Games: We mention Destiny 2 (really, we do hardly anything else regarding it). Then, Tony spends a lot of time on Battlestar Galactica Deadlock. Finally, we catch everyone up on Overwatch updates.

Links:
2017 System 11 Tournament-Round 1: https://goo.gl/forms/efhsZf77Od4T90z92

Battlestar Galactica Deadlock: http://store.steampowered.com/app/544610/